Michelle Denburg, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania and at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, received a $200,000 Career Development Grant for her research on vitamin D.
The grant is provided through a partnership between the NephCure Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology. It is intended to support junior faculty research on topics related to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSFG), minimal change disease, and other conditions that lead to nephrotic syndrome.
Dr. Denburg's research focuses on vitamin D metabolism, including vitamin D deficiency in patients with nephrotic syndrome. Her current project comprises a study to measure vitamin D levels and related proteins in blood and urine donated by participants in the Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) and a pilot study of vitamin D supplementation in children and young adults with FSGS.