The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced 10 winners of its first-ever RWJF Young Leader Awards. The award recognizes leaders who are ages 40 or under for their exceptional contributions to improving the health of the nation. The awards also signal the winners’ strong potential for future leadership. UCSF's Dr. Carmen Peralta was among the selected winners.
AIDS patient Douglas Sharpe takes one day at a time Friday February 17, 2012. Patients who take tenofovir, one of the most widely prescribed drugs given to HIV-positive people to prevent AIDS, have an increased risk of kidney damage and chronic kidney disease.
UCSF’s Carmen Peralta is honored for her work in the field of racial and ethnic differences in kidney disease detection, progression and complications.
Carmen A. Peralta, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the UCSF School of Medicine, was recognized recently with a 2010 Nickens Faculty Fellowship.
Peralta is also a researcher at the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Carmen Peralta was featured in a SaludToday Blog Post.
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