Support the UKRO Los Angeles Marathon Charity Relay Team

From left: USC relay runners Valeria Mancino, Nils Lindstrom, Qing Liu, Jill McMahon, Kenneth Hallows, Andy McMahon, Daniel Rivera, Nuria Pastor-Soler, Veronica Haro-Acosta and Tracy Tran (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

One out of every two adults will develop chronic kidney disease during their lifetimes. To help these patients, USC scientists and clinicians are putting their feet to the task as part of the UKRO Los Angeles Marathon Charity Relay Team. They’ll be running the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 19, to fund young investigators researching kidney injury and repair, and to translate discoveries to new treatments.

USC relay runners are: Andy McMahon, Jill McMahon, Qing Liu, Nils Lindström, Tracy Tran and Veronica Haro-Acosta from the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC (; and Kenneth Hallows, Nuria Pastor-Soler, Daniel Rivera and Valeria Mancino from the USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center ( Family and friends running include Janet Gamble, Mina Poppius and Susan Josephson.

To support the cause, visit and select Team UKRO LA Marathon Charity Relay.

Mentioned in this article: Andrew P. McMahon, PhD, FRS