Matthew Harer selected as a 2021 ICTR KL2 Scholar

Matthew W. Harer, MD
Matthew Harer, MD

Matthew Harer, MD, assistant professor, Neonatology and Newborn Nursery, was selected for the highly competitive UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) KL2 Scholars Career Development Program. The KL2 program provides promising clinical and translational investigators with training, mentoring, and protected time to develop an independent research program. Harer joins 18 other scholars admitted in previous years, all of whom span the breadth of multidisciplinary research on the UW-Madison campus.
Harer’s research project, titled “Investigating renal tissue oxygenation monitoring in preterm neonates for the early detection of AKI,” was awarded $151,250 through the program. The goal of this project is to evaluate a non-invasive continuous tissue oxygenation monitoring device called Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) in preterm neonates at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI). Using NIRS monitoring will allow for earlier identification and diagnosis of AKI and at a time when injury is reversible.  Read more about this project and the KL2 program.