The IGNITE KUH Administrative Core will provide a unified and integrated structure, oversight, and governance for the program. Through coordinated communication and continued assessment will monitor outcomes and disseminate the work and successes of KUH trainees.
Professional Development Core
The primary goal of the Professional Development Core is to provide career development resources to trainees to facilitate advancement and success in a research career in KUH fields.
The primary goal of the Network Core is to develop a statewide program by providing a platform for peer-to-peer mentorship and outreach activities to attract trainees from the three constituent institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It will foster interactions with high school, college, and medical students from under-represented and minority Virginia institutions interested in KUH research.
The Training Core will train pre and post-doctoral trainees with career interests in basic, translational, clinical, or data science research into the IGNITE KUH Training Program.
IGNITE KUH faculty members are from the University of Virginia (UVA), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and Virginia Polytechnic and State University (VT), with expertise in four central areas:
- Kidney biology/disease
- Fundamental (basic) sciences (related to hematology, urology, and nephrology)
The UVA research programs focus mainly on kidney disease, hematological disorders, or urological dysfunction using cutting-edge technologies to probe and investigate systems/computational biology, high-throughput spectral flow cytometry, data sciences, and nanoparticle development/delivery systems.
The VCU research programs are focused on hypertension, hematopoiesis, nanomedicine, vascular biology, sickle cell disease, sphingolipid biology, and urological dysfunction.
The VT research programs focus on fundamental aspects of cardiac function, vascular development and function, sepsis, and drug discovery.
University of Virginia
University of Virginia
Joel Linden, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Erich Damm, PhD
Gordon D. Ginder, MD
Adam P. Klausner, MD
Christopher A. Lemmon, PhD
Joyce A. Lloyd, PhD
Serge P. Nana-Sinkam, MD
Joseph K. Ritter, PhD
Wally R. Smith, PhD
Sarah Spiegel, PhD
John Ryan, PhD