Home Institution: Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Fellowship Site: Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano
Research Topic: Urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio and brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation
Dr. Nalado will spend her fellowship year at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano under the mentorship of Muktar Aliyu, MBBS, PhD, DrPH and Mahmoud Sani, MBBS, PhD. Her research will focus on the prevalence of microalbuminuria among HIV-positive and HIV-negative participants, and will determine whether HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART) are associated with altered cardiovascular risk and changes in vascular endothelial structure and function (endothelial dysfunction), and to determine whether endothelial dysfunction in HIV-infected patients receiving ART can be predicted and its association with different therapeutic regimens. Dr. Nalado's ultimate career aspiration is to become a researcher and a leading clinician scientist in the field of genetics of kidney disease in Africa. She enrolled in clinical medicine residency with a focus on nephrology and genetics, with the aim of improving patient care, by working from clinics to laboratories. Practicing as a clinical nephrologist has exposed Dr. Nalado to challenges of managing patients with kidney disease in resource-limited settings.