Newsmaker – May 2013
Dr. Ming-Chang Hu, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, was awarded the 2012 Young Investigator Award by the Chinese American Society of Nephrology at its annual meeting in November. Dr. Hu, one of only two researchers of Chinese heritage in North America to receive this honor, was recognized as a promising early-career researcher. His research focuses on the relationship of the anti-aging hormone Klotho to acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, and its complications. Dr. Hu’s medical career began as a pediatric nephrologist in China, leading him in 2005 to his current position in the Charles and Jane Pak Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research.