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New Faculty James Davis Looks Forward to Expanding the Clinical Footprint of the Division into New Territories – and Finding Some Live Music

Please welcome James A. Davis, MD, to the Division of Nephrology. An experienced interventional nephrologist, Davis joins the division as...

Zebrafish Models Micro-Grant Awarded to Hani Suleiman

Instructor of Medicine Hani Suleiman, MD, PhD, will receive a grant from the Zebrafish Models for Pediatric Research Services Cooperative...

Too Many Centrosomes Spoil the Kidney

Assistant Professor of Medicine Moe Mahjoub, PhD, discovered that, yes, there can be “too much of a good thing.” Dr....

The Stone Clinic – WU Nephrologists and Urologists Collaborate to Manage, Treat and Prevent Kidney Stones

The thought of passing a kidney stone is unnerving. The sharp, stabbing, “writhing-on-the-floor” pain generally starts in the flank, radiates...

Study Details Origin of Myofibroblasts Responsible for Kidney Fibrosis

The results of an international collaboration of researchers including Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Division of Nephrology at Washington University, and Dr....

Jianghui Hou Authors Book on Paracellular Channels

The Division of Nephrology congratulates Associate professor of Medicine Jianghui Hou, PhD, on the recent publication of his book The...

2018 Renal Staff Microgrant Extends Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Program

The continued education and availability of digital home blood pressure monitors for low income patients in the Nephrology Clinic will...

Study Defines a Novel Molecular Defect Underlying Renal Cystogenesis

Joubert syndrome and Jeune Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy (JATD) are human disorders characterized by multi-organ pathologies including neurocognitive defects, musculoskeletal malformations,...

Tarek Alhamad Awarded Grant to Study Impact of Non-Standard DHCV+ Organ Transplantation

Congratulations to Tarek Alhamad, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs, Division of Nephrology,...

Dr. Andrew Malone Goes to Washington in Support of KidneyX

Physicians from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) recently joined patients and caregivers from the American Association of Kidney Patients...

Stan Misler Recognized at Midwest Islet Club Meeting

Nephrologist Stanley Misler, MD, PhD, was recently recognized at the meeting of the 11th Annual Midwest Islet Club (MIC), hosted...

Focus on Mary Hoffmann: On the Frontline of Patient Care

Mary Hoffmann recognized early in life the special calling of those who care for patients. “At the age of 14,...

Rare Book Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill Thrills

Not only was Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Chief, Division of Nephrology, honored to be the invited speaker for the 20th annual...

Meis1 in Kidney Aging and Injury – Unexpected Findings

A new study headed by Dr. Monica Chang-Panesso, MD, Nephrology, revealed unexpected findings in an investigation of Meis1, a transcription...

Dr. Patricia Kao Receives AAIM Educational Innovation Grant

Congratulations to Associate Professor Patricia Kao, MD, MS, Nephrology, who is a recipient of an AAIM (Alliance for Academic Internal...

KMOV-TV Interviews Chromalloy Patient Chase Cofer

We recently introduced you to Chase Cofer, a young man and dialysis patient who does not let his genetic syndrome...

Dr. Victoria Fraser to Hold Brainstorming Session at Academic Women’s Network Spring Dinner

Established in 1990 by women faculty at Washington University School of Medicine, the Academic Women’s Network (AWN) assists and mentors...

Meei-Hua Lin’s Eye-Catching Image is JASN’s New Cover

An image from a manuscript by Meei-Hua Lin, PhD, Division of Nephrology, was chosen to grace the first issue of...

Humphreys Elected Secretary-Treasurer to ASCI Council

The Division of Nephrology congratulates Chief Benjamin D. Humphreys, MD, PhD, for being elected Secretary-Treasurer of the American Society for...

The Kiss of Life and Death in the Making of the Kidney and Urinary Tract

The spectrum of congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract, known as CAKUT, represents more than 20% of all...

Observing Research in Action – SEA-PHAGES Students Visit Miner Lab

Students from St. Louis Community College – Meramec recently visited the laboratory of Jeff Miner, Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, to...

NephMadness 2018 Champion is a Real PRO

The final matchup of NephMadness 2018 between Patient-Reported Outcomes and The Untransplantables has been decided. The AJKD Blog blue ribbon...

Focus on Jodean Baldauf: Ushering the Past into the Future

Behind every successful, smoothly run business is an effective, efficient business manager, which precisely describes Jodean Baldauf, Director of Business...

Gloriosa Go Retires – Our Fond Farewell

At 75 years young, Senior Research Technician Gloriosa Go decided it was time to retire. Gloriosa has worked in the...

Taking Our Care to the Community – Expanding Services to St. Louis Counties

“We are taking our outstanding care to the communities where our patients live,” says Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Chief, Division of...

Paul Mennes Memorial Renal Grand Rounds Dinner – April 19

The Paul Mennes, MD Memorial St. Louis City-Wide Renal Grand Rounds Dinner will be held Thursday April 19, 2018, at...

Young Man’s Music is Good for the Body and the Soul

Chase Cofer remembers the day he experienced the first symptom. It was a day like any other, with Chase and...

NephMadness 2018 – Have Fun Learning AND Earn CME Credit

NephMadness 2018 is officially in full swing. Now in its 6th year, the educational tournament tipped-off on March 15 when...

The First! Eduardo Slatopolsky Lectureship – March 22

Martin Pollak, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Nephrology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will launch...

Fox 2 News Interviews Dr. Tarek Alhamad for World Kidney Day

Washington University nephrologist Tarek Alhamad was interviewed by Lisa Hart, correspondent for the morning news show Fox 2 NOW in...

Suleiman and Alhamad Awarded WU Nephrology 2017 Translational Innovation Grant

The Division of Nephrology’s 2017 Translational Innovation Grant has been awarded to Assistant Professor of Medicine Tarek Alhamad, MD, and Instructor of Medicine Hani...

Nephrology Update CME Course – March 24

The Nephrology Update Continuing Medical Education course is back for its thirrd year. The course is designed for healthcare professionals...

World Kidney Day Focusing on Women’s Kidney Health. How Will You Celebrate?

World Kidney Day (WKD) and the International Women’s Day 2018 fall on the same day this year, March 8, giving...

WU Nephrology Integral Part in CZI Push to Accelerate Scientific Discovery

The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), founded by Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, has an...

What’s New in Dialysis? Find Out at the 38th Annual Dialysis Conference

WU Division of Nephrology nurses Cheryl Cress and Lisa Koester and nephrologist Dr. Brent Miller will participate in the world’s...

Mary Hoffman St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing Nominee

Congratulations to Mary Hoffman, RN and Washington University Inpatient Renal Coordinator, who is a finalist in the 9th annual St....

Wash Ur Kidneys! Walk, Volunteer or Donate to 2018 NKF St. Louis Kidney Walk

Jane Stromberg, MSW, and Tingting Li, MD, are co-captains of Wash Ur Kidneys, the Washington University Nephrology team participating in...

New Study Provides Insight for Variability in the Severity of Alport Syndrome

Alport syndrome is an inherited disease characterized by progressive loss of kidney function, hearing loss, and eye abnormalities. The syndrome...

KIDNEYcon 2018 – Bigger and Better!

Save the date for the 3rd annual KIDNEYcon held in Little Rock, Arkansas, April 6-7, 2018. Using a hands-on format,...

Humphreys, Jain and Program Committee meet to Plan Kidney Week 2018

Planning is well underway for Kidney Week 2018, the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) to be...

Functional Genomic Study Sheds Light on New Treatment Opportunities for EGFR-driven CKD

A group of scientists led by Associate Professor of Medicine Andreas Herrlich, Division of Nephrology, has used a functional genomics...

Yau’s New Podcast Format Merges Nephrology, History and Storytelling

Assistant Professor of Medicine Timothy Yau wants to tell you a good story. Yau is branching out from the usual...

Rauchman Returns to Division of Nephrology

It took 15 years, but Michael Rauchman, MDCM, has finally come home. On January 1, 2018, Dr. Rauchman returned to...

Kidney Transplant Patient and Advocate Kevin Fowler to Speak

Patient advocate and transplant recipient Kevin Fowler will be the special guest speaker at Dr. Mary Politi’s Principles of Shared...

Match Day Success – Welcome 2018 Nephrology Fellows

The results of the 2018-2019 National Resident Matching Program are in and we are proud to announce our five new...

New Year, New Kidney for Detective Shane Pierce

“It’s crazy how much better you feel, even that fast,” says Lake Ozark Police Detective Shane Pierce about his recent...

Jamie Miles Receives STAR Performer Award

“From the bottom of my heart, I LOVE MY JOB,” says Jamie Miles, Administrative Coordinator at the Washington University Dialysis...

Idea? Make It Reality – 2018 Renal Staff Microgrant Call for Proposals

Do you know exactly how you would improve patient care if you had the opportunity and money to do so?...

Washington University and BJH Mark 5,000 Adult Kidney Transplants

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital kidney transplant program, one of the largest and oldest in the United States, celebrated...

Jeffrey Miner Helps Mentor Joshua Sanes Celebrate Gruber Award

Professor of Medicine Jeffrey Miner, Division of Nephrology, was proud to witness his Washington University postdoc mentor, Dr. Joshua R....