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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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First-Ever NIH Advocacy Day

On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, ASN President-Elect Bruce A. Molitoris, MD, FASN and ASN Research Advocacy Committee (RAC) members participated in the society's first-ever "NIH Advocacy Day" to advance the profile of kidney disease research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) beyond NIDDK and encourage other institutes to dedicate resources to studying kidney disease where relevant to their mission. RAC members met with senior staff at NIDDK and four other ICs: the Center for Scientific Review (CSR), National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

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