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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...

Tarek Alhamad to Serve on KPCOP Executive Committee

Division of Nephrology Assistant Professor of Medicine Tarek Alhamad has been elected to serve a two-year term as a Committee...

APOL1 Gene Variants are Causal Factors of Kidney Disease in African Americans

Professor of Medicine Jeff Miner, PhD, FASN, Division of Nephrology, is co-author of a recent study in Nature Medicine that...

They Call Her “Ms. Tee”

Congratulations to Teana Allen, Secretary II in the Chromalloy Kidney Center, who recently graduated from Ashford University with a Master...

Rolling in – Dr. Brennan’s Back

It has been a long road to recovery for Dr. Dan Brennan after his accident on Camelback Mountain in October...

Andrew Malone Interviews for World Kidney Day on Fox 2 Now

Dr. Andrew Malone, Washington University nephrologist, was interviewed by news anchor Lisa Hart of Fox 2 NOW AM to discuss prevention...

March Madness … Kidney Style! NephMadness 2017 Brackets Announced

Hit the bench, US college basketball! Nephrology has its own March Madness – NephMadness 2017 – courtesy of the crew...

Fellows ÓhAinmhire, Kadyrov and Koolwal Win Research Day Awards

We are proud to announce that the top three awards of the 2017 Midwest Nephrology Fellows’ Research Day conference went...

“Celebrate Life and Each Other” – Join the 2017 St. Louis NKF Kidney Walk

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF)-sponsored Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest walking event to raise funds and promote awareness of...

Free Kidney & Health Screenings at the Laborers’ Local 42 – International Institute Community Health Fair

The National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) KEEP Healthy program will provide free kidney check-ups March 3, at the 2017 Laborers’ Local...

Cheryl Cress, Nominated for St. Louis Magazine Nursing Award – Helps Patients “Master the Machines”

Cheryl Cress, RN, a Washington University home dialysis modalities nurse, is a finalist in the St. Louis Magazine Excellence in...

Nephrology Update for PCPs on March 25

Timothy Yau, MD and Assistant Professor of Medicine, will once again chair the Nephrology Update for Primary Care Providers Course...

Targeting VEGF and IL-6 in Castleman’s Disease with Renal Involvement

A case report by a team of Washington University nephrologists and pathologists from Arkana Laboratories may prove valuable in directing...

Suleiman Receives NEPTUNE Career Development Fellowship

Hani Suleiman, MD, PhD, has been awarded a Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) Career Development Fellowship for his grant “Sarcomere-Like...

James A. Delmez Retires

When it was pointed out to retiring James (Jay) Delmez, MD, Professor of Medicine, that he had been here for...

Brennan Publication on AJT Top Ten List

Congratulations are in order for Dan Brennan, MD, and co-authors of the manuscript “Long-Term Follow-Up of the Edmonton Protocol of...

Rothstein to Discuss Non‐Pharmacological Treatment of Hypertension at Evening Grand Rounds

Marcos Rothstein, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, will be the guest speaker of Evening Grand Rounds on Tuesday,...

Saying Goodbye to Ewelina Betleja

PhD postdoctoral fellow Ewelina Betleja is leaving the Division of Nephrology after nearly four years in the laboratory of Dr....

Connie Mayo, Star Performer!

Connie Mayo is Someone who Took an Active Role. A real STAR. Connie, a Clinical Nurse Coordinator in the Division...

Non-Invasive Screening Tool for Alport Syndrome

A novel method to diagnose X-linked Alport Syndrome has been developed and validated in a recent study by Andrew Malone,...

Pancreas-Kidney from Mildly Obese Donor Safe for Transplantation

Obesity, described as a body mass index (BMI) greater or equal to 30 kg/m2, is global epidemic. More than a...

Brennan Appointed to Federal Committee, Providing Advice to Secretary of Health and Human Services

Dan Brennan, MD, Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Renal Diseases, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee...

2017 Renal Staff Microgrant Winner 1 – Improving QIP Score through Better Adherence with Medication, Diet and Fluid

Every month, an average of seven patients from the Chromalloy Kidney Center are admitted to the hospital for non-adherence type...

2017 Renal Staff Microgrant Winner 2 – Home Blood Pressure and Medication Management Program for Low Income Renal Clinic Patients

Congratulations to the team of Connie Mayo RN, Michelle Bloom RN, Lois Seibel RN, Cheryl Land RN, Vicky Stringer LCSW,...

2017 Renal Staff Microgrant Winner 3 – Research NEWS: Nephrology Education Web-Site

The development of new treatments, strategies or devices that improve patient care relies heavily on clinical research. A Renal Staff...

Fond Farewell to Thin Thin Maw

The division is saying farewell to transplant nephrologist Thin Thin Maw, MBBS, MS. Thin Thin is joining the Division of...

Goldberg and Mahjoub Awarded Nephrology Translational Innovation Grant

Assistant Professors of Medicine Moe Mahjoub, PhD and Seth Goldberg, MD, are recipients of the 2016 Translational Innovation Grant, awarded...

Tarek Alhamad Receives Mallinckrodt Grant to Look at FSGS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, FACP, FASN, Transplant Nephrology, has been awarded a grant from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals....

Best Wishes on New Job

The division would like to wish all the best to Staff Scientist Piyush Tripathi as he leaves Washington University to...

Timothy Yau, AJKD Blog Social Media Editor

Meet Timothy Yau: Husband, Father, Nephrologist, Medicine Coursemaster, Teaching Award Winner, Musician, Videographer, and Social Media Mogul. Ok, that last...

Patient Celebrates 30 Years on Dialysis

Shout-outs of “Congratulations, Betty!” and “30 years!” greet Betty Douglas as she walks into the Chromalloy American Kidney Center at...

Always a Good Time for Bingo!

It didn’t take more than two minutes for the first shout of Bingo! to ring through the Chromalloy American Kidney...

Joseph Gaut, Renal Pathologist

Joseph Gaut, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology, is a busy man. Being the only pathologist with specialized expertise...

From the heart: Drs. Yong-feng Gong and Hani Suleiman Receive AHA Grants

Congratulations are in order for two young investigators in the Division of Nephrology who have been awarded AWRP Summer 2016...