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Sigma Spotlight: Soror Dr. Sherene Mason—Making History

The Iota Chi Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. would like to highlight and congratulate our own, Soror Dr. Sherene Mason for being named Division Head and the inaugural Robert R. Rosenheim Endowed Chair for Nephrology at Connecticut Children’s. She is the first woman of African diaspora and Jamaican heritage to hold a chair at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Mason has worked hard and served to drive change in health disparities that impact delivery of and access to care. Her passion for patients, education, and research will continue to be a tremendous asset to Connecticut Children’s as Division Head and Rosenheim Chair.

About Dr. Sherene Mason, MD., MBA, FAAP

Division Head of Nephrology, Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Director of Dialysis and Apheresis Services 

Robert R. Rosenheim Endowed Chair of Nephrology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Dr. Mason completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut and earned a dual M.D. and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine (UConn SOM). She later studied at Yale in General Pediatrics where she was elected as Pediatric chief resident in 2009-2010. As a Pediatric resident she was awarded funding by the American Academy of Pediatrics to design and implement an empowerment program for the families of the Yale Primary Care Center for Pediatrics. Further training at Yale University School of Medicine resulted in her subspecialty practice as a board-certified pediatric nephrologist. During her fellowship Dr. Mason completed research examining pathways important in renal tubular repair following renal injury. She was awarded the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Fellow’s Research Award in Basic Science for her work. She is currently an attending physician at Connecticut Children’s and Assistant Professor of pediatrics at the UConn SOM where she has helped to shape the career of future physicians. She is committed to advancing the knowledge in childhood kidney diseases, co-authoring several peer-reviewed journal articles and, most recently a chapter on childhood lupus nephritis (LN) in an international textbook on pediatric kidney disease. She is a recipient of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) grant to further clinical research in childhood LN. Research interests also include health disparities in the delivery of and access to care. Her commitment to healthcare extends to board service to effect change: elected past Board member for Connecticut Children's Specialty Group, Medical Advisory Board for the Connecticut Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation and Medical Advisory Council of Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Within her larger community Dr. Mason serves as a board member of Read To Grow and is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., an international public service organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of women and families. Dr. Mason is also a member of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society of Nephrology, and CARRA.

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