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Intercampus Team of Investigators Receive NIH Grant to Develop Method for Diagnosing Urinary Tract Infection Using Cell-Free DNA

Dr. Darshana Dadhania
A team of intercampus investigators has received a $3.65 million grant from the NIH to develop an inexpensive method for accurately diagnosing UTIs in kidney transplant patients by carrying out molecular profiling of cell-free DNA in urine.

Dr. Lee and Colleagues Publish Key Finding on Gut Commensal Microbiota and Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. John R. Lee
In this paper, which reflected further analysis stemming from their previous paper published in Nature Communications (December 2019), 168 kidney transplant recipients, who provided 510 fecal specimens, were evaluated.

CHAP Features Dr. August and Team as “Site of the Month” in The Pulse

CHAP newsletter "Site of the Month"
The CHAP project is a large multicenter pragmatic randomized trial that is comparing two different strategies for managing hypertension during pregnancy in women who had elevated blood pressure prior to pregnancy.

Collaborative Observational Study Yields Key Findings on Kidney Transplant Patients with COVID-19

Until now, vital data had been lacking on graft and patient outcomes in kidney transplant recipients and the management of their immunosuppression in the setting of Covid-19.

The Young Investigators Award Recipients of 2020

This award is presented annually to members of the Weill Department of Medicine below the rank of professor who perform on outstanding levels in the areas of clinical and/or basic biomedical research.

2020 Fellow Award in Research Announced at Medicine Grand Rounds

Initiated in 2002, the award is given to fellows within the Weill Department of Medicine who have performed outstanding research. This year's finalists were presented at Medicine Grand Rounds on June 17.

Dr. Lee and Colleagues Publish Breakthrough Paper on UTI in Nature Communications

Dr. John R. Lee
In a collaborative study, Dr. John R. Lee and colleagues revealed a first-of-its-kind discovery showing that the abundance of uropathogens in the gut is associated with future development of UTI.

Dr. Suthanthiran Delivers Oration at the 16th Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation

Dr. Manikkam Suthanthiran
Dr. Suthanthiran's talk was entitled “Monitoring the Allograft in the 21st Century: From the Microscope to Molecular Scan.”

Breakthrough on Cell-free DNA Published in PNAS: Dr. Dadhania, Co-senior Author

Dr. Darshana Dadhania
The paper illuminates a technique that has enabled a low-cost urine test that can identify thousands of bacteria and viruses in humans. Importantly, infections causing tissue damage can be readily discerned.

American Society of Nephrology Kidney Newsletter Highlights the Research of Dr. Lee

Dr. John R. Lee
The newsletter’s feature was in recognition of Dr. Lee’s pivotal abstract that presented an evaluation of the gut microbiota in 169 kidney transplant recipients.

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Nephrology and Hypertension

Manikkam Suthanthiran, M.D., Chief

ThuTrang Du, Administrator
Room: A-569
Tel: (212) 746-4430
Fax: (212) 746-6894
tdu@med.cornell.edu

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