Welcome to UAB KURE 2021

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Summer 2021 Pipeline Programs Awards

Division of Nephrology, Cardio-Renal Section

James Schafer Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Collegiality

All KURE students are eligible for nomination
Awardee is selected based on the following criteria:

  • Dedication and commitment to the project even if only negative results were obtained
  • Positive attitude
  • Collegiality amongst lab members
  • Active Participation in KURE professional development opportunities

This award is not about performing outstanding research; it is to recognize a student that worked hard to make their KURE experience a success.

  • Nomination Letter from KURE mentor and/or supervisor
  • Presentation at the KURE Symposium

Nomination deadline: July 26, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - Email Nomination to Dr. Paramita Pati

- Monetary award

Pipeline Program Awards

Ijeoma Obi Exceptional Near Peer Award

All Pipeline program near peers (graduate students, fellows, supervisors) are eligible for nomination
The awardee will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Outstanding service to the Kidney Pipeline Programs
  • Impact on growth of Pipeline Scholar
  • Willingness to provide outstanding opportunities to Pipeline participants
  • This award is to provide recognition to the dedication and willingness of the Pipeline program Near Peers; it is to recognize a near peer that worked hard to make the Pipeline program experience a success.
  • Nominations from Pipeline program scholars (KURE, PROmoTE, and PRIME) for their mentors, near peers, and supervisors

- Monetary Award

Pipeline Outstanding Peer Award

All KURE and PROmoTE students are eligible for nomination
The awardee will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Affability, Team Player, Service to pipeline peers and near peers, Comradery
  • This award is to provide recognition to the Pipeline (KURE and PROmoTE) students FROM THEIR PEERS in the program; willingness of the student to help their peers make the Pipeline program experience a success.
  • Nominations from Pipeline program (KURE and PROmoTE) students for another Pipeline program student Please Complete Nomination Form by July 26, 2021 at 5:00 PM CT

- Monetary award

Professional Organization External Awards


Based on personal application and KURE symposium presentation

  • Provide a 1-2-page statement on the impact of the KURE Program on your future interest in a kidney career
  • Letter from mentor

- Allows for virtual ASN Kidney Week participation and mentorship

Check out more about ASN Kidney Week

Email Personal Statement and Nomination letter to Dr. Paramita Pati by July 26, 2021 at 5:00 PM CT

APS Physiology Award for Pipeline Students

Awarded to the Pipeline scholar (KURE and PROmoTE) that best presents a visual representation of “What is Physiology?” 1 image and 5 words
- Provides APS membership and SWAG

Email submission to Dr. Paramita Pati by July 26, 2021 at 5:00 PM CT

Abstract and Presentation Information


  • View the KUH Conference Abstract Template, this can be used for both the EXPO and KUH Conference if desired(250 word limit, additional details and helpful tips attached)
  • Abstracts are submitted 3 times:
    • Pipeline programs deadline - July 21st by 5:00 PM – Pipeline Programs: rbecker@uab.edu
    • UAB EXPO deadline - July 21 – 25 – via Canvas Course (details will be emailed to you by the UAB Undergraduate Research Office)
    • NIH KUH Conference deadline – July 26: Rachel Pisarski, RPisarski@scgcorp.com, please cc rbecker@uab.edu(feel free to send earlier if ready)

Also, follow the link for the Abstract and Poster Presentation slides from the last two weeks, for your reference.

Templates, Image, and Grant citation:

Poster Template
Presentation Template (can be used for virtual poster presentation as well)
KURE WordMark
Cite the Grant: R25 DK 115353 in partnership with: NIH U54 DK126087 UAB Childhood Cystic Kidney Disease Core Center (UAB-CCKDCC) 

Poster Printing Information:
Size - 48" x 36" (powerpoint slide set up)
Saved as PDF (not print to PDF - does not retain size)
Email to Rena Becker 


July 26 – 30 – UAB Summer Research Expo (virtual)
  • All scholars are registered by the Pipeline Office
  • Posters Recordings and abstracts are to be uploaded between July 21 – 25.
*Details on the process of loading abstract and poster recording will be sent via email next week from the UAB Undergraduate Research Office.
*Please note, KURE deadline for abstracts is different than the website – see above.
  • Mentors and supervisors, you will need to REGISTER for the EXPO as well in order to take part in the EXPO
August 2nd– UAB KURE Symposium

Spain-Wallace Auditorium - 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

  • 5 minute oral presentation with 1-2 minute Q&A
  • 3 sections of presenters (7 presenters in each section)

Lunch Reception and Award Announcements to follow - Kaul Lobby (2nd Floor)

August 4 – 5 – NIH KUH Summer Research Conference (virtual)

The meeting is expected to run from 9:30am-3:30pm (CT) on August 4th and 5th*

  • Poster sessions will be conducted in small groups, utilizing breakout rooms.
  • Each student will have 10 minutes to walk folks through their poster, with another 5 minutes for Q&A.&
  • Given the virtual setting, students may choose to use a powerpoint/slide format instead of displaying a PDF poster format, student preference
  • Please submit abstract for NIH KUH conference to: Rachel Pisarski (details above) by July 26th