Nephrology Fellow Accomplishments

Reeti Kumar
 

Reeti Kumar, MD

Fellow since July 2016. Completed residency at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA.

Dr. Kumar’s research interests include onco-nephrology. She is currently studying the development of acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and hypertension in children with lymphoblastic leukemia.

Jessica Nelson
 

Jessica Nelson, MD

Fellow since July 2016. Completed residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Dr. Nelson’s research interests include transitions of care for patients with kidney disease including chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, kidney transplantation and glomerular disease including lupus nephritis. She is also interested in studying Fabry disease.

Dr. Thomas
 

Jason Thomas, MD

Fellow since July 2017. Completed residency and chief residency at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI.

Dr. Thomas’ research interests include the role of the innate immune system, specifically the Ribonuclease A Superfamily, in recurrent urinary tract infections.

Dr. Stonebrook
 

Emily Stonebrook, MD

Fellow since July 2018. Completed residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, followed by an additional year as Chief Resident.

Dr. Stonebrook’s research interests include glomerular disease and chronic kidney disease.

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 Grand Award from Nationwide Children's Hospital: Kumar (2018)
  • Intramural Grant Award from Nationwide Children's Hospital: Dhingra (2017)
  • Intramural Grant Award from Nationwide Children's Hospital: Millner (2017)
  • 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)

Visibility of Fellows Over the Past Five Years

  • Number of fellows: 12
  • Number of publications: 34
  • Number of oral presentations: 8
  • Number of poster presentations: 33