Nephrology Fellowship Fellows :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Accomplishments of Nephrology Fellows

Current Fellows

Kirsten Kusumi, MD 
Fellow since July 2012. Completed residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus OH
Arwa Nada, MD 
Fellow since July 2013. Completed residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Long Island NY
Neha Dhingra, MD 
Fellow since July 2015. Completed residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Rachel Millner, MD 
Fellow since July 2015. Completed residency at Vermont Children’s Hospital, Burlington, VT

Funding Obtained during Fellowship:

National
NIH CTSA TL1 Mentored Clinical Research Training Program award: Ingraham (2010)
NIH Loan Repayment Program: Hains (2010)
NIH K08 Career Development Award: Ingraham and Spencer (2011, 2012)
NIH Loan Repayment Program: Becknell (2012)

Local
Intramural Grant Award from Nationwide Children’s Hospital: Spencer (2010)
Intramural Grant Award from Nationwide Children’s Hospital: Janjua (2010)
Technology Development Program from Nationwide Children’s Hospital: Spencer (2011)
Ohio Perinatal Research Network: Spencer (2011)
Intramural Grant Award from Nationwide Children’s Hospital: Kusumi (2013)
Intramural Grant Award from Nationwide Children’s Hospital: Nada (2014)

National Leadership:
Membership in multiple American Society of Pediatric Nephrology committees (multiple fellows)
Membership in American Society of Transplantation committee (Janjua)
Chair of Pediatric Fellows in Nephrology Association (pFeNA) (Spencer)
Co-Chair of Pediatric Fellows in Nephrology Association (pFeNA) (Kusumi)
Acceptance into John E. Lewy Foundation Advocacy Scholars Program (Spencer, Becknell)

Recent Awards:
Kenney Award, Best Abstract Presentation by a Fellow, Midwest Society for Pediatric Research Meeting: Becknell (2012)
Outstanding Fellow Publication Award, Nationwide Children’s Hospital: Becknell (2013)
Travel Grant, Pediatric Academic Societies Travel Awards Program for Young Investigators, American Society for Pediatric Nephrology Meeting, May 3rd-7th, Washington, D.C.: Becknell (2013)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Day Poster Winner: Kusumi (2013)
ASPN Trainee Research Award (Clinical Science): Kusumi (2015)

Publications and Presentations at National Meetings:

Academic Year Number of Fellows Publications Oral Presentations Posters
2010-11 5*# 10 1 10
2011-12 4* 11 1 8
2012-13 3 5 1 5
2013-14 2 1 0 3
2014-15 2 2 2 2
*Had temporary funding for additional fellow
#One fellow received grant to do an extra year of fellowship to work towards MPH degree
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