NTDS Commitment to Improve Dialysis Care – Update

Two years ago, Dr. Anitha Vijayan, Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, became part of a collaborative effort of the ASN and CDC to eliminate infections in dialysis facilities – an initiative meant to be attained within three years. Now, two-thirds of the way into the project, Dr. Vijayan reports that, “It is going well! […]

Make It Official – Tell Nephrology Postdocs They Are Appreciated!

September 17-21, 2018, the ninth annual celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW), gives us the opportunity to officially recognize the importance of our Division of Nephrology postdocs. The National Postdoctoral Association sponsors the NPAW to acknowledge the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. In 2010, the celebratory week was […]

Welcome Adriane Randolph – Helping Fight Kidney Disease Her Way

Please welcome our new Senior Departmental Accounting Assistant, Adriane Randolph, who will be handling the purchasing and accounting functions for the Division of Nephrology. Adriane has a BS in Business-Accounting from Lindenwood University, St. Louis, MO, and is a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. She comes to us from the Division […]

Gene Therapy Study Using AAV-based Vectors Lays Foundation for Kidney Fibrosis Treatment

Renal fibrosis, a hallmark of chronic kidney disease (CKD), is characterized by the accumulation of excess extracellular matrix proteins secreted by myofibroblasts. Unfortunately, there are no anti-fibrotic drugs approved for treatment of CKD. A new study headed by researchers in the Humphreys Laboratory in the Division of Nephrology at Washington University, however, is laying the […]

Celia Dehn Looking Forward to a Busy Retirement

Celia Dehn has been in a very good mood lately. She has been bright, chipper, and smiling way more than usual. Retirement looks good on her. As the Senior Department Accounting Assistant, Celia has handled the purchasing/accounting functions for the Division of Nephrology for the past two years. Her last day is September 4, 2018. […]

Short Ride, Big Convenience – Cortex MetroLink Station

The Cortex Innovation Community, known as the Midwest’s premier innovation hub of bioscience and technology research, development and commercialization, now has its own MetroLink Station. The opening of the Cortex MetroLink Station July 31, 2018, provides a much-needed, convenient transportation option for thousands of nearby employees and visitors to the Cortex district where parking is […]

Nephrologists Get Schooled on Business Savvy – and More – at NBLU Event

WU nephrologist fellow Miraie Wardi learned a lot more than just the business and economic aspects of nephrology when she attended the Nephrology Business Leadership University (NBLU) event this year. The program, specifically designed for 2nd year nephrology fellows graduating in 2019, helps fellows plan for their future in nephrology as they transition from training […]

Happy Hour Send-off for Rajees Varghese

The Division of Nephrology bids a fond farewell to research technician Rajees Varghese, who will be entering the Master’s Program in Medical Physiology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, this fall. “I’m excited to join the program and begin a new chapter in my life as I make my way towards medical school,” […]

Nurses Melissa Vath and Fabrienne Harper Join Nephrology Team

The Division of Nephrology welcomes Melissa Vath, BSN, RN, and Fabrienne (Fae) Harper, BSN, RN, to the Renal Outpatient Office, located in the Center for Advanced Medicine. Ms. Vath joins us as a Clinical Nurse Coordinator. Melissa’s nursing career began in 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in the Gynecologic Oncology unit. A year later, she […]

Long-planned Epic System Implemented – Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

If you were anywhere on the BJC campus in the month of June 2018, you couldn’t help but notice the multitude of people wearing shirts emblazoned with the word Epic1. They were everywhere! And we were lucky that they were here in force. These were members of the team ensuring the successful implementation of the […]