ANNOUNCEMENTS2008 APS Renal Section Young Investigator AwardPublished Online:01 Mar 2008https://doi.org/10.1152/ajprenal.00009.2008This is the final version - click for previous versionMoreSectionsPDF (66 KB)Download PDF ToolsExport citationAdd to favoritesGet permissionsTrack citations ShareShare onFacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWeChat The Renal Section of the American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Christine Maric has been named the 2008 recipient of the Young Investigator Award, which recognizes an outstanding young investigator pursuing research in renal physiology, pathophysiology, or hypertension. As recipient of this award, Dr. Maric will deliver the Young Investigator Award Lecture, entitled “Sex Hormones in Diabetic Renal Disease” at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 during the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, CA. The lecture is the keynote address in a Featured Topics session on the Pathophysiology of Renal Injury, which Dr. Maric is organizing.Dr. Maric received her PhD degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 1997. She completed postdoctoral training at the University College London, United Kingdom, and at the University of Melbourne with Peter Harris and Daine Alcorn. In 2001, Dr. Maric joined the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center, where she also holds an appointment in Physiology and Biophysics. She was named Director of Diabetes Research at the Center for the Study of Sex Differences in Health, Aging and Disease at Georgetown in 2003. These academic appointments were complemented in 2007 by a part-time position as Program Director of Renal Pathophysiology in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases. Dr. Maric recently accepted a faculty position in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.Dr. Maric was one of the first investigators to demonstrate a physiological function of angiotensin II AT2 receptors. She also demonstrated that renal medullary AT1 receptors are osmotically regulated. Her research now focuses on the contribution of sex hormones to the pathophysiology of diabetic renal complications. She has shown that estrogens are renoprotective in diabetes and that the loss of the female gender as a protective factor in diabetes is due to low levels of circulating estrogen and an imbalance in the expression of renal estrogen receptors. She is currently investigating whether the renoprotective effect of estrogen reflects its anti-inflammatory properties.The APS Renal Section Young Investigator Award Committee was composed of L. Lee Hamm (Renal Section Treasurer), P. Darwin Bell (representative to the APS Joint Program Committee), and Susan E. Mulroney (representative to the APS Joint Program Committee). Dr. Christine MaricDownload figureDownload PowerPointThis article has no references to display. Download PDF Previous Back to Top FiguresReferencesRelatedInformation More from this issue > Volume 294Issue 3March 2008Pages F684-F684 Copyright & PermissionsCopyright © 2008 the American Physiological Societyhttps://doi.org/10.1152/ajprenal.00009.2008History Published online 1 March 2008 Published in print 1 March 2008 Metrics

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