Renal Staff Microgrants 2017 Open for Submissions

Got an idea that could make a difference in patient care? Do you have an idea that just might work? We urge you to apply for a Renal Staff Microgrant by January 3, 2017. Help the Division of Nephrology make a difference in the care and lives of the patients in our clinics and dialysis […]

WU Nephrology Web Series Tops 10K YouTube Views

Our division is proud to give a hearty round of applause to faculty member Timothy Yau MD, the creator and moderator of the Washington University in St. Louis Nephrology Web Video Series. The series has accumulated 10,000 views in just under 9 months since its debut on YouTube! A “personal interest” in online video gaming […]

Expanded Genomic Profiling for Renal Diseases at WashU

In the complex world of renal pathology, a kidney biopsy is often not enough to make a definitive diagnosis in certain patients. This is when diagnostic genetic testing can help. Genetic testing using next-generation sequencing (NGS; also known as high-throughput sequencing) is fast becoming a valuable tool for clinicians to help manage complicated cases and […]

Do Checkpoint Inhibitors Increase Rejection Risk?

Division of Nephrology faculty member Tarek Alhamed, MD has published an article questioning whether checkpoint inhibitors might be associated with an increased rejection. With senior author Dan Brennan, MD and coauthors Karthik Venkatachalam, MD, renal fellow and Gerald Linette, MD, of the Division of Oncology, the team described a renal transplant patient who developed metastatic […]

JCI Insight Fibrosis Paper Published

Division faculty members Andreas Herrlich, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Eirini Kefaloyianni, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, today published a comprehensive manuscript describing the role of protease substrate release and kidney fibrosis. The study, published in JCI Insight, describes the upregulation of a disintegrin and metalloprotease 17 (ADAM17) during kidney disease. Substrates of this […]

Call for 2016 Translational Innovation Grant Proposals

The Renal Division is now accepting applications for its 2016 Translational Innovation Grant. The purpose of this funding program is to provide resources for collaborative research projects between basic and clinical investigators within the Division of Nephrology. Last year’s winners are profiled here. Successful proposals will feature a well-crafted plan for a research project that represents […]

Going the Extra Mile

WashU wanted us to get moving … and we did! The Spring 2016 WashU Moves Challenge was a 100-day contest that challenged employees to join together, track their daily activities and compete for prizes and recognition. The Division of Nephrology fielded its own team, “Limp of Henle,” with team members Steven Cheng, MD, George Jarad, […]

Expanding Seniors Receiving Dialysis’ Choice Act of 2016

The Division of Nephrology is proud to report that Missouri Representative Jason Smith, R-Mo, joined by John Lewis, D-Ga., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Kurt Schrader, D-Ore, has introduced legislation that would give end-stage renal disease patients the choice to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans. H.R. 5659, the “Expanding Seniors Receiving Dialysis’ Choice Act of 2016,” or […]

The Geography-MBD Spectrum

See the new Wash U Nephrology Web Episode Series episode, which seamlessly combines US geography with Mineral and Bone Disorders. With thanks to @Maximal_Change

Good Vibes

What do you call an elevator full of Nephrologists? A lot of fun! The high level of energy, enthusiasm and cameraderie of the teams that staff the general nephrology consults was captured in a selfie this week. According to Dr. Steven Cheng (the very enthusiastic physician in the back of the photo) all 3 consult […]