Kidney MAPS team helps patients in underserved communities

The Emory University School of Medicine chapter of Kidney MAPS, sponsored by the Division of Renal Medicine, held its third health fair of the year on Friday, August 28 in Edison, Georgia. Students assisted health care providers in a free clinic to screen patients for diabetes and hypertension.

Kidney MAPS (Mentoring and Assessment Program for Students) was established by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) to promote interest in nephrology careers through student-organized community screening programs that identify people at risk for kidney disease in medically underserved communities. Each chapter is supported by practicing nephrologists who volunteer their time and mentor medical students.

The goal of Kidney MAPS is to recruit and mentor the next generation of nephrologists early in their careers by showing students the risk factors for chronic kidney disease, the effects of kidney disease on public health, and the increasing need for medical professionals to help combat it.

On Saturday, September 19, Emory’s Kidney MAPS will participate in the American Kidney Fund‘s Kidney Action Day, screening at-risk patients at Stonecrest Mall in Lithonia, Georgia.

For more information on Kidney MAPS, please contact Assistant Professor Jason Cobb, MD (Division of Renal Medicine).

Related Links
Kidney Action Day 2015 flyer
Kidney Action Day 2015 volunteer waiver
Emory Department of Medicine, Division of Renal Medicine
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
ASN Kidney Week 2015
American Kidney Fund
Emory University Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine