Emory Kidney MAPS team participates in free clinic

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The Emory Kidney MAPS team recently participated  in a free clinic sponsored by the Ray of Hope Church of Decatur, GA in Edison, GA. The Emory Nephrology team staffed the internal medicine rooms with other doctors and mid-level providers. Three Kidney MAPS students (included in the photo) also participated in the clinic.

The next health screening will be held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, GA on October 8, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jason Cobb, MD.

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.

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

Related Links
Emory Department of Medicine, Division of Renal Medicine
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
American Kidney Fund
Emory University Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

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