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Can Nutrition Interventions Modulate Inflammation Associated With Kidney Disease?

Can Nutrition Interventions Modulate Inflammation Associated With Kidney Disease?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day, 2022!

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney injury (AKI) are inextricably interconnected and trigger inflammatory processes within the body. This webinar will discuss the role of inflammation in kidney disease, as well as explore nutrition interventions which may modulate these inflammatory processes. Join Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Diana Bruen and Dr Laura Frank in discussing how food really is medicine and may improve kidney outcomes by playing key roles to combat the inflammation associated with kidney disease.

*Diana Bruen is a paid consultant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC). Dr Frank is an employee of OPDC.


Diana Bruen

Diana Bruen, MS, RDN

Founder, Kidney Kindness Nutrition

Creator, PKD Nutrition Academy*

Diana Bruen is a Registered Dietitian and the founder of Kidney Kindness Nutrition. She provides nutrition therapy and education to patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and Polycystic Kidney Disease. Diana received her master’s degree in Nutrition & Health Promotion from Simmons College and has been a Dietitian for over 14 years. She is a renal nutrition specialist with a focus on proactive nutrition for PKD and kidney health. Her research interests include plant-focused ketogenic therapy, pain modification through dietary intervention, and a plant-based diet with CKD. Diana also runs the PKD Nutrition Academy, a learning hub for all things PKD & Nutrition. Her vision is to bring science-based nutrition education to the PKD community on a wider scale with easier access for all. You can find her on Instagram @the.pkd.dietitian.

Laura Frank

Laura Frank, PhD, MPH, RDN, CD

Nephrology Clinical & Scientific Liaison

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Dr Laura Frank is a Nephrology Clinical & Scientific Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization (OPDC), Inc. With a doctorate in exercise physiology, a master’s degree in public health in epidemiology, a master’s degree in nutrition & dietetics, and a bachelor of science degree in molecular biology, she has spent her career studying the importance of lifestyle management in its role in the prevention and/or attenuation of chronic diseases. Her post-doctoral research at the University of Washington focused on the improvement of metabolic dysregulation through nutrition and/or exercise interventions. As a Registered Dietitian (RD), she has worked in the inpatient and outpatient settings treating patients with renal disease, including Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD), and related conditions. As a patient advocate, Dr Frank understands the benefits of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) to drive collaborative care and to improve quality metrics. Dr Frank has been involved in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and possesses a certificate in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR). She also has a strong academic background, with over 12 years’ experience in teaching graduate and/or undergraduate studies, 11 years’ experience as a clinical preceptor, and 8 years’ experience as director of clinical sites for the coordinated program in dietetics for the Washington State University.

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