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Sylvia E. Rosas, MD, MSCE is a nephrologist and epidemiologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center. She is the Director of the Latino Kidney Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She graduated from the Universidad del Rosario School of Medicine in Bogotá, Colombia. Dr. Rosas then completed her Internal Medicine training at Michael Reese Hospital/University of Illinois at Chicago. She moved to Philadelphia to complete Nephrology and Epidemiology training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rosas's primary research focus is on the epidemiology of metabolic and cardiovascular disease complications in patients with chronic kidney disease. Dr. Rosas conducts patient-oriented research including observational and clinical trials in individuals with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. She is the clinical center PI in the APOL1 Long-term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network (APOLLO) which evaluates the role of the APOL1 gene in kidney transplant outcomes. She is also the co-PI for the Kidney Precision Medicine Program (KPMP) Chronic Kidney Disease recruitment site at Joslin Diabetes Center. KPMP aims to ethically obtain and evaluate human kidney biopsies in order to create a kidney tissue atlas, define disease subgroups, and identify critical cells, pathways, and targets for novel therapies. She currently is the site PI for the NIDDK "Prevention of Early Renal Loss" (PERL) clinical trial which aims to evaluate if allopurinol slows kidney function decline. She also participates in multiple industry sponsored trials for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. In addition to her clinical and research activities at Joslin, Dr. Rosas is a member of the renal working group for the NHLBI Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. She is the Chair of the Minority Affairs Committee at for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which oversees organ allocation and transplant regulation in the United States.
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