Titi Ilori receives the NIH grant to study the role of diet and APOL1 in CKD

Dr. Ilori receives the Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases to study the “The Role of Dietary Nutrients in CKD Progression and ApolipoproteinL1 (APOL1) Nephropathy”.  She intends  to build a career focused on mechanistic and interventional studies on the effect of dietary factors and lifestyle on CKD incidence and progression in both low- and adequately-resourced settings, especially in the context of genetic and genomic risk variants. Dr. Ilori’s prior research has focused on health disparities in CKD and secondary data analysis of nutrition-related exposures and outcomes in kidney disease. Dr. Ilori intends to extend the scope of her research towards designing prospective studies to study the role of dietary sodium and potassium in CKD progression and APOL1 Nephropathy in Africans.