Awards

KidneyX COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge

We are proud to announce that Dr. Suzanne Watnick has been selected as a winner in Round 1 of the KidneyX COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge. 

COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge_Round 1 Winner Announcement

Dr. Watnick is one of eight winners in Round 1 of the $300,000 KidneyX COVID19 Kidney Care Challenge for her project “The 'Good Humoral' Immunity Truck And Freezer Project.” The Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) is a public-private partnership between the US Department of Health and Human Services and the American Society of Nephrology to accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases.

Through the national challenge, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Society of Nephrology have identified solutions that could reduce the transmission of coronavirus among people with kidney disease and/or reduce the risk of kidney damage among people who contract the virus.

Suzanne Watnick, MD
Dr. Suzanne Watnick
The COVID-19 Kidney Care Challenge sought to identify solutions from providers, staff, patients, and caregivers and share them across healthcare communities. KidneyX was particularly interested in demonstrated solutions that consider the patient experience and could be implemented without requiring significant effort, expertise, money, or other resources.

KidneyX published detailed summaries of the winning solutions, including considerations for implementation and adaptation.

To learn more about the challenge, visit kidneyx.org.