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Julie R. Ingelfinger is Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Senior consultant in Pediatric Nephrology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Deputy Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine. She has enjoyed an extensive career in Pediatrics, with a main focus on pediatric hypertension and pediatric nephrology. She was appointed Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in 1982, Associate Professor in 1988 and Professor of Pediatrics in 1999. Dr. Ingelfinger has been involved in studies of the intrarenal renin angiotensin system (RAS) for over a decade. Her current projects focus on the role of the intrarenal renin angiotensin system in disease states. Furthermore, she studies the role of maternal nutrition in renal development and the subsequent development of hypertension and mechanisms of proximal tubule injury. Over the past 30 years professor Ingelfinger has been continually involved as a consultative pediatric nephrologist and hypertension specialist. Clinical work involves all aspects of renal care for children ranging from management of voiding dysfunction to performing renal biopsies to dialyzing. She has been involved in training both pediatric nephrology fellows and pediatric residents since 1974. In addition, a major effort has been in communicating with a larger audience. Her commitment to teaching has recently been reflected by receiving the Dr. Donald N. Medearis Teaching Award in 1998 and 2001 at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received the Henry L. Barnett award from the AAP in 2009. Professor Ingelfinger is Chair of the International Pediatric Hypertension Association and a member of the Scientific Review Board of Cystinosis Research Foundation. She has been a member of the Public Policy Committee of the American Society of Hypertension and member of the Data Safety and Monitoring Board of the FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) Trial of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Pediatric Society, the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology [former President, 1994], the American Society of Nephrology, Women in Nephrology, the Society of Pediatric Research, the National Kidney Foundation -New England Division [former Division MAB Chair and President] and the International Pediatric Hypertension Association [current Chair]. Professor Ingelfinger is the author of almost 137 original reports, 97 reviews and editorials, 13 books and monographs, and 5 video/computer publications. In addition to her position as a deputy editor at the New England Journal of Medicine, she is an editorial board member of Kidney International and has been member of the Editorial Board of Pediatrics, American Journal of Physiology, Pediatric Nephrology, and Hypertension.