Dr. Monica Chang-Panesso Receives 2023 SSCI Research Scholar Award

Monica Chang-Panesso, recipient of the 2023 SSCI Research Scholar Award that will help fund her studies on the aging kidney.

WashU Nephrology congratulates Monica Chang-Panesso, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, on receiving the 2023 Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI) Research Scholar Award for her proposal titled “Tubular Senescence and Proliferative Capacity of the Aging Kidney.”

The SSCI Research Scholar Award is given to developing physician-scientist as they undertake innovative research projects related to internal medicine and its subspecialties.  The award will be officially presented at the Southern Regional Meeting (SRM) 2023 during the SSCI Plenary session on February 3, 2023 at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans, LA.  The one-year, $25,000 award begins March 1, 2023. 

Dr. Chang-Panesso’s research explores the molecular mechanisms underlying the repair response after acute kidney injury, with a special interest in how this differs in aging and potentially drives a higher incidence of failed repair.  Her many accomplishments in recent years include being the first recipient of the Roger M. Perlmutter Career Development Professorship in 2021, and being awarded a five-year K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award in 2020 to study tubular senescence and proliferative capacity of the aging kidney.  She is also first author of the 2019 landmark article in the Journal of Clinical Investigation titled “FoxM1 drives proximal tubule proliferation during repair from acute kidney injury.”  

“I’m so thrilled to receive this award! I really appreciate the support from SSCI to continue my research and the support that I have received from Dr. Humphreys and the faculty in the division.”

Monica Chang-Panesso

The SSCI is a regional academic society dedicated to the advancement of medically-related research and focuses on encouraging students and post-graduate trainees to enter academic medicine, as well as supporting junior faculty success in clinical investigation.  The SSCI sponsors the annual Southern Regional Meeting and publishes of The American Journal of the Medical Sciences (AJMS), which was founded in 1820.  The AJMS is the second oldest medical journal in the United States and is the official journal of the SSCI.

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