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Science in Medicine Lecture with Dr. Bessie Young - "Social and Biological Determinants of Kidney Disease in African Americans.”
WhenThursday, Mar 14, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Campus locationMagnuson Health Sciences Center B (HSB)
Campus roomD-209 (Turner Auditorium)
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsThe Office of Research and Graduate Education 

Dr. Bessie Young is a nephrologist who is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, Section Chief of Nephrology at the VA Puget Sound Health Care Center, and Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion for the UW Department of Medicine. She received her BS in Chemistry at Pacific Lutheran University, and MD and MPH at the University of Washington. She completed her internship, residency, and nephrology fellowship at the University of Washington. Her research concentrates on evaluating the intersection of risk factors for progression of kidney disease, genetic testing for APOL1-associated kidney disease in African Americans, and education for kidney disease and kidney replacement therapies. She is a member of the University of Washington’s Kidney Research Institute (KRI) and the Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care (COIN).

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