Emory Renal trainees awarded at SSCI meeting

Charles O’Neill, Marc Saad, Ryan Downey, and Jeff Sands

Ryan Downey, PhD (post-doctoral researcher, Emory Division of Renal Medicine) and Emory Renal Fellow Marc Saad, MD were recently recognized at this year’s Nephrology Young Investigator Forum at the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI) meeting in New Orleans.

Dr. Downey was awarded 2nd place in the clinical science category for his presentation, “Impaired functional sympatholysis in ESRD.” Dr. Saad won 3rd place in the same category for his presentation, “Renal enlargement in end-stage liver disease.” Both winners have been invited to present their projects at the 12th annual National Young Investigators’ Forum, held during the National Kidney Foundation’s spring 2017 meeting in Orlando.

Jeff Sands, MD, director of the Emory University Division of Renal Medicine, congratulates Drs. Downey and Saad and their nephrology faculty mentors, Dr. Jeanie Park (Downey) and Dr. Charles O’Neill (Saad), for their exceptional work and representing Emory so well on the national forum. “Dr. Saad and Dr. Downey bring a wealth of knowledge to the Emory team, and we are proud of their accomplishments,” he said.

The SSCI is a regional academic society dedicated to the advancement of medicine-related research. The organization’s major focus is to encourage students and post-graduate trainees (residents and fellows) to enter academic medicine and to support junior faculty success in clinical investigation. Learn more about the SSCI

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