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Kate Stevens

Kate Stevens What I would hope to achieve as an Ordinary Council Member
The ERA-EDTA must focus on engaging younger nephrologists; we are the future & we need
investment. As Chair of the YNP, I am in an excellent position to facilitate this. The YNP have a
number of superb initiatives which are designed to encourage & engage younger nephrologists to
participate more actively; however much more can be achieved. I hope that as a council member I could represent the younger members of our community & address our needs by promoting activities which would be of value, for example, improved access to learning resources for the European certificate examination, opportunities to write & review for NDT & ckj & an improved social media profile with easily available educational resources. Ultimately, I would like to make the activities of the ERA-EDTA more accessible to a far wider and more diverse audience. This is essential to allow the organization to progress.
Full Name Dr Kate Stevens
Nationality British
Education I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2001 with BSc (Med. Sci.), 1st Class Honours & in
2003 with MB.Ch.B (with commendation). I obtained MRCP (UK) in 2006 & the specialty certificate in Nephrology in 2015. My PhD, entitled ‘Phosphate as a cardiovascular risk factor: effects on
endothelial and vascular function’, was awarded in June 2014.
Career I pursued specialist training in Nephrology, Transplantation and General Internal Medicine. I have
spent a considerable amount of time working in the Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Lab.
including working in The Eurotransplant Reference Lab. in Leiden in 2013. I have been employed as a Consultant in Glasgow since 2016 with interests in transplant immunology, AKI, vasculitis and
diabetes mellitus.
Accomplishments These are varied & many including active roles in clinical work, research & education.
Publications (peer reviewed publications, first or senior author)
- 5 most important
Deleterious effects of phosphate on vascular and endothelial function via disruption to the nitric oxide pathway. Stevens KK, Denby L, Patel RK et al. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Oct
1;32(10):1617-1627. Phosphate as a cardiovascular risk factor: effects on vascular and endothelial function. Stevens KK, Patel RK, Mark PB et al. Lancet. 2015 Feb 26;385 Suppl 1:S10. Fibroblast growth factor 23 predicts left ventricular mass and induces cell adhesion molecule formation. Stevens KK, McQuarrie EP, Sands Wet al. Int J Nephrol. 2011;2011:297070. doi:
10.4061/2011/297070. Epub 2011 Aug 9 SHARP: a stab in the right direction in chronic kidney
disease. Stevens KK, Jardine AG. Lancet. 2011 Jun 25;377(9784):2153-4. Deceased donor
transplantation in the elderly--are we creating false hope? Stevens KK, Woo YM, Clancy M et al.
Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011 Jul;26(7):2382-6
Awards The Stanley Shaldon Award for Young Investigators in 2015 (runner up 2014) The Academy of
Medical Sciences Young Investigator Award, runner up 2015. I was awarded a BHF Junior Clinical
fellowship & several smaller grants as well as travel grants & prizes for abstracts at national &
international congresses.
Contributions to the ERA-EDTA
and/or to national/ international nephrology
I have been involved with YNP since 2015 initially as a board member & latterly as Chair (since
2017). The YNP has developed a number of initiatives to promote nephrology & support current
nephrologists in terms of education & experience. In my role as Chair, I have continued to expand & develop these initiatives as appropriate to the needs of our membership. The YNP has a very active social media profile, we run at least one CME course annually & we have new initiatives including plans to interview members at the 2018 congress, collaborations with NDT & ckj to allow reviewer experience & the opportunity for a National Society to have a YNP member speak at their congress. I am Theme Editor for NDT Digest. Locally I am a member of the Scottish Vasculitis Short Life Working Group. I co-authored UK National Transplant Guidelines & I am on the MRCP question writing board.
Other I can speak French & Spanish & I teach Body pump™ & attack™

 


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