We are now accepting applications for our inaugural class of The Six-2 Crew – a 2-year internship for trainees with an interest in neonatal nephrology. The Six-2 Crew will provide longitudinal mentorship and exposure to the research, advocacy, and educational work of the NKC.
Who: Any level of trainee, including medical students, residents and fellows interested in neonatal nephrology. The application form will be open through May 31, 2021. Interns will be selected for the upcoming academic year (July-June) for a two-year commitment. We plan to take 4 interns in our first cohort.
What: Interns will rotate on each NKC committee for 6 months. During each rotation, interns will attend meetings (as able) and will complete activities related to each committee. Additionally, interns will be assigned longitudinal mentors to provide them with mentorship overall career guidance, and advice.
Why: Early exposure to the work of the NKC, involvement in the work of committees and networking opportunities. Additionally, interns can have a letter of recommendation (if desired) at the completion of the internship.
How: Apply by visiting filling out an application (https://www.babykidney.org/education/six-2-crew-application). If you have any questions about the internship, or want to talk more about the commitment to see if it would be a good fit, please contact Michelle Starr (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matthew Harer (email@example.com)
Our newest article of the month is summarized by Dr. Alison Kent – a recent publication in Journal of Pediatrics assessing the risk of AKI in neonates with late-onset sepsis. This matched retrospective cohort study evaluated AKI incidence and severity in neonates with sepsis (after 72 hours of life). Among 203 infants with culture proven sepsis, 20% developed AKI compared to 8% of controls. Notably, a number of neonates did not have their serum creatinine return to baseline which may place them at risk for future CKD. For more details, read the full summary here and the excellent article.
Dr. David Askenazi recently appeared on the Inside Pediatrics podcast to talk about neonatal kidney disease, dialysis therapy advancements and care for children with complex kidney issues. Please take a listen HERE.