Jean Gutierrez, PhD, RD, Department of Exercise Science, was recently awarded a pilot grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Childrenâ€™s National Medical Center Â to study whether young African Americans at high genetic risk for Chronic Kidney Disease show early signs of impaired kidney function or inflammation. Dr. Gutierrez will also use this grant to see if recent physical activity patterns modify kidney-related biomarkers. This study is being conducted in collaboration with Eric Hoffman, PhD, Chair of the Center for Genetic Medicine Research at CNMC, and Dominic Raj, MD, Director of the Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension at GW. Congratulations to Dr. Gutierrez!
Also, congratulations to Assistant Professor Jay Graham, PhD, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Dr. Graham received a George Washington University/ Smithsonian Institution Opportunity Fund Research Grant to study the environmental and public health impacts of intensive poultry operations on watersheds. Dr. Graham and his Smithsonian colleagues will be monitoring antimicrobial-resistant pathogenic E. coli and nutrients discharged in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.