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Samira Farouk Selected as #KIDNEYcon Director of Mentoring and Trainee Engagement

We are pleased to announce that Samira Farouk, MD, MS will serve as Director of Mentoring and Trainee Engagement at KIDNEYcon. Samira is a graduate of Princeton University and received her medical degree at Rutgers Robert Woods Johnson Medical School. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency, Nephrology Fellowship, and Transplant Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City where she also earned a masters degree. She currently serves as the associate program director for the nephrology fellowship program and is a transplant nephrologist at Mount Sinai. She is the co-founder of Neph Sim- winner of the ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest. She is on the Nephrology Social Media Collective (NSMC) executive board and is the co-editor of Renal Fellow Network. She is a member of the ASN media and communications committee.

Samira is a great addition to the KIDNEYcon team and will help to ensure trainees and all conference attendees come away with more than just a typical conference. The goal is to maximize this experience to allow for lifelong mentorship and peer support. Samira was critical to the success of the KIDNEYcon 2019 where she introduced the concept of mentoring pods, revamped JEOPARDY! by integrating free open access medical education (FOAMed), and organized many of the activities over the weekend. In KIDNEYcon 2020 she will play a larger role in the conference and will help plan and coordinate all workshops, clinical symposia as well as the mentorship aspects of the conference.

Please welcome Samira to the team.

-The KIDNEYcon Team

Matt Sparks