Nephrology Research Connecticut Children’s nephrology physicians are actively involved in 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. In addition, our department participates in several clinical trials and government funded studies. One such study, the CureGN trial, is NIH funded with an expected enrollment 2,400 participants. The goal of the study is to learn about the causes of disease, response to therapy, and disease progression, with the ultimate objective to cure glomerulonephropathy. Cynthia Silva, MD Cynthia Silva, MD, primary research focus is on Tubulopathies and Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus (NDI). In 2018, she was an invited speaker at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual meeting to present on this condition. She has conducted several studies on NDI, and is in the process of establishing a multi-centered observational study of NDI. 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. Melinda Carpenter, MS Mindy Carpenter has been supporting Nephrology research since 2014. She administers and coordinates research efforts for over a dozen studies. Efforts include meeting with patients and parents to engage them with current research projects, completing study regulatory documents and analyzing and compiling study findings for publication.