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Editorial introductions

Section Editor(s): Whaley-Connell, Adam; Navaneethan, Sankar D.; Subramanya, Arohan R.

Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension: September 2017 - Volume 26 - Issue 5 - p v–vi
doi: 10.1097/MNH.0000000000000354

Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension was launched in 1992. It is part of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of nephrology and hypertension is divided into 12 sections that are each reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editors for this issue.

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Adam Whaley-Connell

Dr Whaley-Connell received his medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, USA. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, USA where he also did a clinical and research fellowship in nephrology. Since then he has been on faculty as an Assistant and now Associate Professor of Medicine. Currently, he is the Associate Chief of Staff or Research and runs the Hypertension clinic at the Harry S Truman VA Medical Center, USA. His research program is funded through the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and the National Institute of Aging and focuses on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Dr Whaley-Connell has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in the areas of kidney disease and hypertension. He serves on more than 5 editorial boards and sits on two standing NIH study sections. Dr Whaley-Connell also serves as co-Chair of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Early Evaluation Program and Cardio Kidney Work group.

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Sankar D. Navaneethan

Dr Sankar D. Navaneethan received his medical degree from Madras Medical College in India, a MPH degree in Epidemiology from University of South Carolina, USA and a MS degree in clinical research from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Following his Residency, Chief Residency and Clinical Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Rochester, NY, USA, he joined the Cleveland Clinic's Department of Nephrology and Hypertension in 2008 as an Associate Staff. He also served as the Vice-Chair for Clinical and Translational Research at the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, USA. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA, and also an Associate Director of the Dan. L. Duncan Institute of Clinical and Translational Research, Baylor College of Medicine. His major research interests include: obesity and intentional weight loss in chronic kidney disease (CKD), cardiovascular disease in CKD, health services research and systematic reviews in nephrology. As an author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications, he is currently involved in multiple clinical studies. He serves as the Principal Investigator for NIH- funded CRIC- Visceral adiposity and physical fitness in CKD study. He is on the editorial boards of six nephrology journals.

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Arohan R. Subramanya

Dr Subramanya received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, USA. He then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, and clinical and research fellowships in nephrology at Oregon Health and Science University, USA. He then completed additional postdoctoral training in the Department of Physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA. In 2009, he moved to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA, where he is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology.

Dr Subramanya's research program is devoted to understanding how the kidney coordinates tubular sodium and potassium handling in health and disease. His laboratory is currently supported by the NIH and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He has reviewed manuscripts for numerous journals, including the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Cell Reports, Nature Communications, and the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. In addition to editing Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension, Dr Subramanya sits on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Physiology – Renal Physiology and Frontiers in Renal and Epithelial Physiology. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the American Physiological Society's Epithelial Transport Group, and on the Leadership and Membership Committees of the American Heart Association Kidney Council.

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