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Research in Progress | Chicago KUH FORWARD

When: Friday, June 9, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Chicago KUH FORWARD  

Group: Chicago KUH FORWARD

Category: Training


The June 9th Research in Progress will be given by two Chicago KUH FORWARD Trainees:

1. Baylie Hochstedler-Kramer is a urology Predoctoral Trainee in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Wolfe at Loyola University Chicago. Baylie’s research project focuses on elucidating Enterococcal mechanisms and host-microbe interactions that promote recurrent urinary tract infections.  

2. Alyssa Varsanik, MD is a Postdoctoral Trainee at the University of Chicago and is co-mentored by Luka Pocivavsek, MD, PhD and Ka Yee Lee, PhD. Dr. Varsanik’s research focuses on understanding the failure modes of arterial-venous fistulas (AVF) in dialysis access patients.  Specifically, she is investigating the geometric stress points of AVF anastomoses as well as observing how the collagen within these vessels are ultimately impacted by non-hemostatic flow rates. 

Research in Progress is open to the Chicago KUH FORWARD research community. Contact for Zoom meeting information.


Research in Progress is an informal forum for trainees affiliated with the Chicago KUH FORWARD TL1 grant to share what they are currently working on with the greater Chicago KUH FORWARD scientific community. Trainees share their research in progress and receive feedback from a cross-disciplinary audience. Additionally, Research in Progress helps trainees practice their scientific communication and acquire the necessary skills to present ongoing work and improve their speaking skills. 

Research in Progress is held virtually on the second Friday of every other month at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM and open to the Chicago KUH FORWARD research community.


About Chicago KUH FORWARD

Chicago Kidney Urology Hematology Network FOR City-Wide ReseArch TRaining and Career Development (Chicago KUH FORWARD) is an interdisciplinary training program for pre- and post-doctoral trainees across Chicago pursuing a career in basic, translational, or clinical research in the fields of kidney, benign urologic, or benign hematologic diseases. Chicago KUH FORWARD integrates interdisiplinary KUH training across six leading medical research instutions including Northwestern Univeristy, University of Chicago, Rush University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University at Chicago, and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. Chicago KUH FORWARD is supported by NIDDK U2CDK129917 and TL1DK132769. For more information contact or visit

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