Today we hear from Dr. Clarissa Diamantidis, an Assistant Professor in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Nephrology at Duke University and a nephrologist at the Durham VA Medical Center. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Diamantidis works as a researcher and clinical educator. We ask about her career path and what advice she has for medical students and residents considering combining nephrology and clinical research.

Music by Scott Holmes “Follow Your Dreams” licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0
 

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Dr. Devika Nair and Dr. Kelly Beers are back. Laura Brereton (National Kidney Foundation) asks them about general perceptions of nephrology, and what some medical students and internal medicine residents might not know about the field. What else would you like to know about working as a nephrologist? Get in touch at NKFpodcast@kidney.org.

Music by Scott Holmes “Follow Your Dreams” licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

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Welcome to the Life as a Nephrologist podcast series! In this first episode Dr. Devika Nair (Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN) and Dr. Kelly Beers (Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY) talk about their experiences so far as nephrology fellows and why they chose it as a career. Would you like to suggest topics or interviewees for the podcast? Write to us at NKFpodcast@kidney.org.  For more information about the National Kidney Foundation, visit us online.

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D.C.-based news reporter Jummy Olabanji takes a look inside the NKF 2012 Spring Clinical Meetings. In this section she interviews Dr. Mala Sachdeva about her studying showing the impacts of obesity on organ available for donation. For more information visit http://www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/welcome.cfm

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D.C.-based news reporter Jummy Olabanji takes a look inside the NKF 2012 Spring Clinical Meetings. In this section she interviews NKF's CMO Dr. Joseph Vassalotti about the CDC's upcoming National Online Surveillance System for Chronic Kidney Disease. 

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D.C.-based news reporter Jummy Olabanji takes a look inside the NKF 2012 Spring Clinical Meetings. In this section she interviews Dr. Judy Beto about her work using Talking Control with kidney patients. 

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National Kidney Foundation President Lynda A. Szczech has a message for PCPs and an invitation to attend this year's Spring Clinical Meetings. The meeting takes place May 9 through May 13 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center - 201 Waterfront Street - National Harbor, MD 20745 For more information visit: www.nkfclinicalmeetings.org

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