T32 Fellows

Amber M. Johnson, PhD

Hometown: Arvada, CO

Undergraduate School: University of Colorado Boulder

Graduate School: University of Colorado Anschutz

Research Interests: Immunology, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Bioinformatics

Hobbies: Reading, Running, Yoga, Walking my dog

Why did you choose the University of Colorado? I enjoy the collaborative nature and the wonderful opportunities for translational research.

Cortney Steele, PhD

Hometown:  Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Undergraduate School:  

-BA, Messiah College (2009)

Graduate School:

-MS, Bloomsburg University (2015)

-PhD, Virginia Tech (2020)

Research Interests:  Etiology, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, and kidney disease.

Hobbies:  I enjoy hiking with my dogs, traveling, camping, and spending time with my family.

Why did you choose the University of Colorado?  I chose the University of Colorado, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, to learn from the top experts in the field of nephrology, gain new understanding of methodological techniques, and expand my current training.

Kalie Tommerdahl, MD

Kalie Tommerdahl Professional Headshot Photo

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Medical school: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Residency: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Research/clinical interests: Diabetic kidney disease, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease

Hobbies: Running, hiking, spinning, exploring new restaurants and breweries in Denver with friends, going on adventures with my dog Gizmo (see attached pic!)

Why did you choose the University of Colorado: I chose to pursue completion of my Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes fellowship at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus because of the unparalleled opportunity to pursue a well-rounded education in general Endocrinology and Diabetes and receive research mentorship from internationally recognized experts in the fields of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.  Due to my interest in diabetic kidney disease, I am thrilled to join the Nephrology T32 to expand my mentorship team to experts in the field of Nephrology and have the opportunity to grow my understanding of methods to evaluate kidney function in pediatric and adult populations.


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