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Research

Connecticut Children’s nephrology physicians are actively involved in basic, clinical and translational research and present several abstracts at international and national meetings annually. Our research findings regularly appear in publications such as the prestigious Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Cynthia Silva, MD

Cynthia Silva, MD, conducts basic science research in collaboration with Dr. Linda Shapiro in the Pediatric Genitourinary Solid Tumor and Renal Research Laboratory at the University of Connecticut Health Center investigating mechanisms of renal repair and fibrosis after renal injury, specifically delineating mechanisms of repair after unilateral ureteral repair (UUO) and ischemia reperfusion.

Her translational research is focused on genetic mutations that cause childhood renal diseases at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.

Dr. Silva’s clinical research looks at the role of Vitamin D in blood pressure control, incidence of kidney disease in specific disease states and vesicoureteral reflux practice patterns.

Sherene Mason, MD

Sherene Mason, MD, has expertise in the area multispecialty care for children with kidney, ureteral, bladder or ureteral stone disease, and transition tools to help maintain the health of high risk adolescents affected by kidney diseases.

Dr. Mason’s basic research on the topic of mechanisms of renal repair was featured as the cover story for the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology in February 2014.

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