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Research in Progress | Chicago KUH FORWARD

When: Monday, February 26, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Where: Online

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

Contact: Terri Fraterrigo  

Group: Chicago KUH FORWARD

Category: Training


Research in Progress by Chicago KUH FORWARD Trainees:

1.  Maggie Fain is a Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) student at Northwestern University and working towards an MD degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a PhD degree from Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences. Maggie’s current research focuses on sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2is), a class of anti-hyperglycemic drugs that have been shown to have profound cardio- and reno-protective effects in patients regardless of diabetes status. 

2.  Dr. Vidhi Dalal is a pediatric nephrologist at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Dr. Dalal’s research interests include renal fibrosis and glomerular diseases. She is currently studying new pathways by which tubular epithelial cells contribute to renal fibrosis, hoping to identify novel molecular targets that could potentially be used to halt the progression of chronic kidney disease.

Attendance is open to all level of researchers within our city-wide KUH research community. Contact for the Zoom link.


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 fourth Monday of every other month at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM and open to the Chicago KUH FORWARD research community.

Please contact for Zoom meeting information.


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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