Welch Center trainee and Nephrology Fellow Tanya Johns, MD, has been honored by the Young Investigators Forum at the National Kidney Foundation 2013 Spring Clinical Meetings now being held in Orlando, FL. As a regional winner, Dr. Johns was invited to participate and competed for national accolades based on original research presented at the forum. Dr. Johns won the first place award in clinical research for her project “The Influence of Neighborhood Poverty on Racial Differences in Mortality among US Young Adult Dialysis Patients.”
Final awards were decided through an open competition among regional winners judged by independent clinical experts. “Young Investigators represent the future advances in medicine and therefore it is very important to highlight their achievements and honor them,” says Beth Piraino, MD, FNKF, National Kidney Foundation President. Dr. Johns is a trainee of Welch Center core faculty member Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH.
Congratulations, Dr. Johns, on this national first-place award!