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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...

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...