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Humphreys Awarded Chan Zuckerberg Institute Grant

We are proud to announce that Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Joseph P. Friedman Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of...

On the Move – NephCure Walks Toward a Cure – Oct 22

Put on your walking shoes and join the annual St. Louis NephCure Walk, to be held October 22, 2017 at...

Happy Hour, Renal Style

Rajees Varghese decided it was time the Division of Nephrology had a Happy Hour. So, he made it happen. The...

A Warm Welcome for Devin Wall – A Tech Who Really Knows How to Chill

The Division of Nephrology gives a warm welcome to research technician Devin Wall, who will assist Drs. Tarek Alhamad and...

A Remarkable Gift

Lake Ozark Police Detective Shane Pierce cares about his community. He mentors youth in his community through a Police Kids...

Dr. Feng Chen and Colleague Awarded $2.2M NIH R01 Grant

Feng Chen, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Cell Biology and Physiology, along with his...

Mangia! Ravioli Dinner Fundraiser

RoseMarie Bianchi, a dialysis patient at Chromalloy Dialysis Center and co-founder of The Sick and Elderly Program of the Hill,...

Maggie Chen Awarded $1.52M NIH R01 Grant to Study Nephrotic Syndrome

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Medicine Ying (Maggie) Chen, MD, PhD, who has been awarded a five-year $1.52M total costs,...

Dr. Suleiman to Help Inaugurate WUCCI as a Nikon Center of Excellence

Instructor of Medicine Hani Suleiman, MD, PhD, will be speaking at the inaugural symposium celebrating the designation of Washington University...

Celebrating Nephrology Nurses

Although appreciated year-round, nephrology nurses are properly recognized this week, September 10-16, 2017, during the official Nephrology Nurses Week. The...

Humphreys Installed as Joseph Friedman Professor

Benjamin D. Humphreys, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and Chief, Division of Nephrology,...

SWIMS 2017 – Spotlight on Women in Medicine & Science

The Spotlight on Women in Medicine & Science, or SWIMS, is an annual symposium that highlights the research and careers...

Jeff Miner Helps Celebrate 50 Years of Pediatric Nephrology

Professor of Medicine Jeffrey Miner will give a plenary lecture, The Glomerular Basement Membrane – Friend or Foe, at the...

Organizations Team Up to Offer Free Health Care Screenings

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Laborers Local 660, Saints Joachim and Ann Care Service and other health-focused organizations are joining...

40K and Counting! Nephrology Web Series

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Medicine Timothy Yau and his Washington University in St. Louis Nephrology Web Video Series, which...

Victoria Fraser Honored by St. Louis Business Journal

Victoria Fraser, MD, Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Washington University School...

What a Show!

“Oohs!” and “Aaahhs!” and shouts of “Awesome!” filled the air as the Moon blotted out the Sun. And, yes, birds...

Welcome Shauntae Bailey, Nurse Manager

“Nursing is embedded in my blood,” says Shauntae Bailey, Nurse Manager for the new North County Kidney Center. “My mother,...

Call for Applications: 2017 Translational Innovation Grant

The Division of Nephrology is accepting applications for its 2017 Translational Innovation Grant. This program, now in its third year,...

U.S. News & World Report Ranks BJH/WU #9 in Adult Nephrology

The Division of Nephrology is proud to announce that, once again, we rank in the top 10 nephrology programs in...

Total Eclipse of the Sun

During a total solar eclipse, animals can behave strangely. Chickens head home to roost. Birds stop singing. Frogs start croaking....

NephCure Kidney International Features Hani Suleiman

Instructor of Medicine Hani Suleiman, MD, PhD, Division of Nephrology, and his research are highlighted in an interview recently published...

Welcome New Faculty Member Frank O’Brien

The Division of Nephrology welcomes Frank J. O’Brien, MD, who will be joining the division as an Assistant Professor of...

WU Nephrology and Guatemala Partnership Upgraded

  The relationship between the Division of Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine and the Guatemala Social Security Institute...

Welcome to Fadi Tohme, New Nephrology Faculty Member

Please welcome Fadi A. Tohme, MD, who joins Washington University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, with...

The Surprising Relationship Between BMI and Liver Transplantation Mortality

Many transplant programs decline liver transplantation (LT) to obese candidates because they have a higher risk of surgical complications and...

On the Road – ASMB Meeting in Nashville

Professor of Medicine Jeffrey Miner and members of his laboratory just spent some quality time together. The group took a...

Surviving Orientation Can Be Murder for First-Year Fellows

A week’s worth of meetings, talks and training conferences were not the only activities on the orientation schedule for the...

Celebrating Hard Work – A Special Thank You

A long-standing tradition in the Division of Nephrology has been to mark the end of consult rotation with the attending...

Father-Son Team: Cautious Optimism in the Hunt for Cancer Biomarkers

The search for biomarkers to detect early cases of cancer, track its progression, and monitor therapeutic success is a decades-old...

Please Welcome Our New Nephrology Fellows!

The Division of Nephrology is proud to welcome five new fellows for 2017. We look forward to getting to know...

Dr. Ying (Maggie) Chen Awarded CDI Stem Cell Core Pilot Grant

Ying (Maggie) Chen, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology has been awarded a Children’s Discovery Institute (CDI)...

Save the Date: Midwest Transplant Symposium September 8-10

“It is never too late to learn something new!” says Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, who is Course Chair for the...

Personalized Immunosuppression Benefits Low-Risk Kidney Transplants

Kidney transplant rejection rates and renal graft outcomes have dramatically improved over the past 15 years due to the use...

Joseph Miller – The Road from RN to MD

The Division of Nephrology bids a fond farewell to Joseph B. Miller, who will be entering the University of California...

Pooja Koolwal Receives Knowlton Award for Her Compassionate Care and Leadership

Second-year nephrology fellow Pooja Koolwal, MD, is one of seven Washington University fellows to receive the 2017 Knowlton Incentive for...

Sanjay Jain Named Chair of National NIH Study Section

Sanjay Jain, MD, PhD, Division of Nephrology, has accepted an invitation to serve as chairperson of the Kidney Molecular Biology...

A Family of Physicians

Second year nephrology fellow Usman Younus is passionate about medicine. “All we are trying to do is help people,” he...

The Center Effect: Transplants and Patient Survival

Pancreas transplantation is an effective, long-term treatment for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. For patients with diabetes mellitus and...

Dialysis Patient’s Kidney Walk Entourage: Five Years and Growing

Garland Patton, a dialysis patient in the Chromalloy Kidney Center at Washington University, and a group of more than 50 family...

Patricia Kao, MD, Awarded Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Kao, Associate Professor in the Division of Nephrology, who has been chosen to receive the prestigious...

Humphreys and Division Awarded BJH Grant to Reduce ESRD Patient Readmissions

The Division of Nephrology and Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD, Joseph P. Friedman Associate Professor and Chief, has been awarded a...

Maggie Chen Invited Speaker at Experimental Biology. Presents Podocyte ER Stress and Podocytopathies

Assistant Professor of Medicine Ying (Maggie) Chen, MD, PhD, was an invited speaker at the Experimental Biology (EB) 2017 meeting, which...

Paul Mennes City-Wide Renal Grand Rounds – May 2

The Paul Mennes, MD Memorial City-Wide Renal Grand Rounds Dinner will be held Tuesday May 2 at the Zodiac restaurant...

Miner Co-Chairs American Society for Matrix Biology Workshop on Basement Membranes

The American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB) Workshop 2017 on Basement Membranes will be held July 12 – 14, 2017,...

On Alert! Disaster Medical Response Teams Ready to Help

When a tornado, hurricane, or earthquake strikes, most of us watch the devastation play out on the evening news. Some...

Zebrafish Models Micro-Grants Awarded to Drs. Jain and Mahjoub

Associate Professor Sanjay Jain, MD, PhD and Assistant Professor Moe Mahjoub, PhD, in the Division of Nephrology will each receive...

CJASN Podcast Hosts Dr. Tingting Li and Co-authors to Discuss Monocyte Count and CKD Publication

Associate Professor of Medicine Tingting Li, Division of Nephrology at WU, and colleagues from the Clinical Epidemiology Center at the...

NephMadness 2017 Champion: Genes in ESKD Disparity

The winner of NephMadness 2017 has been decided. In a 5-4 determination of the AJKD Blog blue ribbon panel, Genes...

1in9 Kidney Awareness Documentary Visits Division of Nephrology

Analyn Scott swipes through the pictures on her phone, finds the one she is searching for and proudly holds it...