Uma Alappan at the ASN

Congratulations to Uma Alappan, Brookstone junior, who was invited to present her science fair project at the annual conference for the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) in Chicago last month. What an incredible accomplishment!!

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Over 14,000 nephrologists, doctors who specialize in kidneys, were in attendance, but Uma was the only high school student invited to present her findings. No surprise, her project on the acidity and phosphorus levels in commonly consumed sodas, garnered much attention from top universities around the country and even internationally. She received invitations from Emory, Duke, Yale and even the FDA to attend their summer programs.

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We are so proud of Uma and how well she represented herself and our school. We can’t wait to see what she does next! Keep up the good work!

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Uma with her father, Dr. Raj Alappan.

UPDATE:

Click here to read a follow-up interview with Uma on her experience, recently published in the ASN (American Society of Nephrology) Kidney News.

 

 

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