The John McKay Fellowship was established in honor of John McKay, the famed head coach of the USC Trojans from 1960-1975, and of the Tampa Buccaneers from 1976-1984, who died of kidney disease in 2001.

This fellowship has assisted specialists (fellows) in the areas of clinical nephrology and clinical and basic research through a training program in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. And for the first time, UKRO has awarded the 2012 fellowship to a scientist conducting renal research at the Broad California Institute of Regenerative Medicine at USC. Recipients of the John McKay Fellowship include 2012 winner Sanjeev Kumar, M.D., Ph.D. as well as  Anne Riquier-Brison, Ph.D., Li Yang, M.D., Ph.D., Susanne Angelow, Ph.D., and Jeanie Park, M.D.

During their training, fellows have the opportunity to pursue individual research projects in a variety of areas. Read more about the research projects here:

Sanjeev Kumar Fellowship Project – The Role of Sox9 in Kidney Repair After Acute Kidney Injury
Li Yang Fellowship Project – How Do Dietary Sodium and Potassium Regulate Blood Pressure?
Susanne Angelow Fellowship Project – Transport Properties of Kidney Epithelial Cells
Jeanie Park Fellowship Project – The Effects of Exercise During Dialysis on Sympathetic Nerve Activity and Blood Pressure