The Master of Translational Medicine team of Michael Nasr, Tyler Schmeckpeper, and Josh Yang has been selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in April 2016.
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Taking place at UC Berkeley this year, CGI U is a conference where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities meet to innovate novel solutions to current global challenges. Students bring their unique “commitments to action,” or methods of translating practical goals into feasible, measurable solutions.
The MTM team is working on the design of a cost-effective, non-invasive kidney transplant monitoring device to accurately assess renal injury either in the clinical or at-home, that can help physicians increase the efficacy of kidney transplantation.
The team is led by principal investigator Professor Tara Sigdel from the Department of Surgery at UCSF, with collaborator Professor Shuvo Roy, UCSF.