Dr. Andreas Herrlich Receives 1.45M R01 Grant to Study Amphiregulin and Kidney Fibrosis

Congratulations to Andreas Herrlich, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Translational Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, who has been awarded a five-year, $1.45M (direct cost), R01 grant from the NIH to study the involvement of amphiregulin (AREG) in kidney fibrosis. Severe or chronic kidney injury leads to sustained activation of the […]

Former Nephrology Fellow Dr. Anubha Mutneja Returns as Medical Director of WU Home Modalities Program

Of the more than 726,000 Americans suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), only 10% are currently on home dialysis (peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis).   Dr. Anubha Mutneja, Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology and Medical Director of the Home Modalities Program at Washington University, plans to change that. “We hope to expand home dialysis […]

Warm Welcome to Teresa Tamburello, the New Nurse Administrator at Chromalloy Kidney Center

The Division of Nephrology welcomes Teresa Tamburello, RN, BSN, the new Nurse Administrator at Chromalloy Kidney Center. Teresa graduated with an Associates Degree in Nursing from Southwestern Illinois College in 2003 and received her Bachelor of Science in 2016. In addition to six years of extensive work in ICU and medicine/surgery hospital care, Teresa has […]

Meet Tom Gowen, the New Nurse Manager at North County Dialysis Center

“Individual care with a big family vibe!” That is how Tom Gowen, the new Nurse Manager of the North County Dialysis Center, sums up the Washington University dialysis facility that opened in North St. Louis County in early 2018. Tom, who was a Staff Nurse at the center before recently being chosen Nurse Manager, has […]

Repurposing Drugs May Help Fast-track Clinical Trials Aimed at Slowing Alport Syndrome Progression

The Alport Syndrome Foundation awarded Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine and Chief, Division of Nephrology, a two-year, $125,000 grant for his proposal “Tubulointerstitial Profiling for Alport Syndrome Target Identification.” Alport Syndrome results from damage caused to podocytes, cells that help form the filtration barrier within the glomerulus.  Damage to […]

Wellness Connection Champion Hatice Goshtaiy is an Advocate for Employee Preventive Health Care

Washington University, in partnership with the Wellness Connection, is offering great opportunities for employees to improve their physical and emotional wellness, and Hatice Goshtaiy, Research Administrator in the Division of Nephrology, is part of the program.  Hatice is a Wellness Connection Champion, an advocate who encourages WU employees to take advantage of these valuable, free […]

Former WU Renal Fellows Join Transplant Training Program

The Division of Nephrology welcomes two former renal fellows who are joining our Transplant Training Program, one of the most comprehensive training programs of its kind in the country.  The one-year fellowship allows trainees to be part of one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant centers in the United States. Sambhavi “Sam” Krishnamoorthy, […]

Pediatric Nephrology Division Chief Finds Fun – and Awards – in the Sport of Table Tennis

Meet Dr. Vikas Dharnidharka:  Washington University Pediatric Nephrology Division Chief, solid organ transplant researcher, member of the Board of Directors of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies … and table tennis enthusiast! Dr. Dharnidharka recently won two 4th place ribbons in his age category in the National Senior Games Table Tennis tournament […]

Tingting Li Receives Nathan Hellman Memorial Teaching Award in Nephrology

Congratulations to Tingting Li, MD, MSCI, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, the 2019 recipient of the division’s Nathan Hellman Memorial Teaching Award in Nephrology. The teaching award was established through a donation from former WU nephrology fellow Richard Hellman, MD, and his wife, Patricia, in memory of their son, Nathan E. Hellman, who […]