Dr Ags Odudu

Study looks at kidney disease risk for diabetes patients

Work to predict which patients with type 2 diabetes are at the greatest risk of developing progressive kidney disease has been awarded a prestigious grant.

Salford Royal renal researcher Dr Ags Odudu has been awarded a Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers in the latest funding round by The Academy of Medical Sciences. These grants provide up to £30,000 over one or two years to support clinical lecturers who are looking to develop and strengthen their research careers.

Dr Odudu, who is also an academic at The University of Manchester, will focus on using advanced imaging of the kidneys to predict those patients with type 2 diabetes at the greatest risk of developing progressive kidney disease.

Bernard Keavney, Academic Lead for the MAHSC Cardiovascular Domain, said: “Dr Odudu’s research project is very important for the health of people in Greater Manchester and beyond, because cardiovascular disease occurs very frequently in patients with kidney disease, of which diabetes is a major cause.”