CJASN Trainee of the Year
CJASN is committed to the next generation of nephrologists and strives to encourage junior colleagues as they begin their careers. In honor of this commitment, in 2019, CJASN launched CJASN Trainee of the Year, a prize contest among trainees for the best article submitted to the journal by a trainee as first author. This competition recognizes outstanding work done by junior colleagues in the early stages of their careers in nephrology.
- Submission eligibility for the 2023 competition is June 18, 2022-June 18, 2023 11:59 PM ET.
- The study must report original research conducted by the Trainee.
- The first author must be a Trainee (defined as student, resident, graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or fellow).
- The trainee must be a member of the American Society of Nephrology at the time of submission of the manuscript. (ASN membership is free for Trainees. Become an ASN member )
- The article must be submitted during or within six (6) months of completion of the training program. A 12-month extension will be considered for child-birth in the last year of training or within six (6) months of completion of the training program, allowing for submission within 18 months of completion of training.
- Prize recipients will not be eligible in subsequent years.
- The submitting author must select “CJASN Trainee of the Year” as the Manuscript Type during online submission to ensure the manuscript is considered for this competition. (Manuscripts will be reviewed to confirm correct Manuscript Type was selected.)
- Significance: This will be the primary consideration and will entail an assessment of the extent to which the findings advance the field of nephrology.
- Internal and external validity of the findings reported in the study.
- Quality of writing including how well the manuscript describes the research methods, the clarity with which the results are presented, and putting the findings of the study in context of our current knowledge in the discussion.
Prizes (up to two cash prizes will be awarded):
- Cash prize:
- $750 1st place cash prize
- $500 2nd place cash prize
- Article page fees reimbursed/waived
- Announcement at Kidney Week*
- Certificate presented to the trainee at the annual CJASN Editorial Board Luncheon at Kidney Week*
- Letter from CJASN EIC to Author’s Department Head and/or Division Chief upon acceptance
- Podcast with CJASN EIC discussing highlights of the study
CJASN encourages all applicants to separately submit an abstract on the same original research topic for consideration at Kidney Week following the “Call for Abstracts." (Note: poster acceptance cannot be guaranteed.)
2022 TRAINEE OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS
Bart J. Kramers, MD, PhD
Bart J. Kramers, Iris W. Koorevaar, Maatje D.A. van Gastel, Harry van Goor, Kenneth R. Hallows, Hiddo L. Heerspink, Hui Li, Wouter N. Leonhard, Dorien J.M. Peters, Jiedong Qiu, Daan J. Touw, Ron T. Gansevoort, and Esther Meijer
Bart J. Kramers, MD, PhD, graduated with a degree in medicine from the Rijksuniveristeit Groningen in 2016. In 2017, he enrolled in the PhD program to study autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) at the ADPKD expertise center of Professor Ron Gansevoort. There, he mainly studied the vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist tolvaptan and its aquaretic side effects in experimental and clinical studies. He is currently working as a resident of internal medicine and continues to be involved in ADPKD research.
Insa Marie Schmidt, MD, MPH
Insa M. Schmidt, Suraj Sarvode Mothi, Parker C. Wilson, Ragnar Palsson, Anand Srivastava, Ingrid F. Onul, Zoe A. Kibbelaar, Min Zhuo, Afolarin Amodu, Isaac E. Stillman, Helmut G. Rennke, Benjamin D. Humphreys, and Sushrut S. Waikar
Insa Marie Schmidt, MD, MPH, received her MD degree from Hanover Medical School in Germany and her MPH degree from Harvard University. She has a broad range of interests in quantitative and qualitative clinical research. Her projects focus on associations of chronic kidney and cardiovascular disease, the development of novel biomarkers for kidney pathology and prognosis, and the environmental and social determinants of kidney health and disease. She recently joined the Nephrology faculty at the Boston University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine.
CJASN Editor-in-Chief Rajnish Mehrotra interviewed Insa Marie Schmidt on the results of her study and her next steps in research. A transcript of the interview is also available.
2021 TRAINEE OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS
Sook Hyeon Park, MD, MSCI
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Combining Blood Gene Expression and Cellfree DNA to Diagnose Subclinical Rejection in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Sookhyeon Park, Kexin Guo, Raymond L. Heilman, Emilio D. Poggio, David J. Taber, Christopher L. Marsh, Sunil M. Kurian, Steve Kleiboeker, Juston Weems, John Holman, Lihui Zhao, Rohita Sinha, Susan Brietigam, Christabel Rebello, Michael M. Abecassis, and John J. Friedewald
Listen to a podcast interview with Dr. Rajnish Mehrotra and Dr. Sookhyeon Park.
2020 TRAINEE OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS
Karly Murphy, MD, MHS
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Association of Socioeconomic Status and Comorbidities with Racial Disparities during Kidney Transplant Evaluation
Karly A. Murphy, John W. Jackson, Tanjala S. Purnell, Ashton A. Shaffer, Christine E. Haugen, Nadia M. Chu, Deidra C. Crews, Silas P. Norman, Dorry L. Segev, and Mara A. McAdams-DeMarco
Listen to a podcast interview with Dr. Rajnish Mehrotra and Dr. Karly Murphy.
Jordan G. Nestor, MD
Pilot Study of Return of Genetic Results to Patients in Adult Nephrology
Jordan G. Nestor, Maddalena Marasa, Hila Milo-Rasouly, Emily E. Groopman, S. Ali Husain, Sumit Mohan, Hilda Fernandez, Vimla S. Aggarwal, Dina F. Ahram, Natalie Vena, Kelsie Bogyo, Andrew S. Bomback, Jai Radhakrishnan, Gerald B. Appel, Wooin Ahn, David J. Cohen, Pietro A. Canetta, Geoffrey K. Dube, Maya K. Rao, Heather K. Morris, Russell J. Crew, Simone Sanna-Cherchi, Krzysztof Kiryluk, and Ali G. Gharavi
Listen to a podcast interview with Dr. Rajnish Mehrotra and Dr. Jordan G. Nestor.
2019 TRAINEE OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS
Denver D. Brown, MD
Children's National Hospital
Low Serum Bicarbonate and CKD Progression in Children
Denver D. Brown, Jennifer Roem, Derek K. Ng, Kimberly J. Reidy, Juhi Kumar, Matthew K. Abramowitz, Robert H. Mak, Susan L. Furth, George J. Schwartz, Bradley A. Warady, Frederick J. Kaskel and Michal L. Melamed
Questions? Please contact Natalie Ngo, Managing Editor, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.