Nephrology Fellowship Match Announced for 2022

Washington University Division of Nephrology is thrilled to announce the six physicians who will join our Fellowship Program in July 2022. Please help us welcome: Congratulations and welcome to the WashU Nephrology family! Follow us on Twitter @WUNephrology

Physician-Scientist Ying Maggie Chen Receives Patent for Preventing and Treating ER Stress-Mediated Kidney Diseases

Dr. Ying Maggie Chen

Congratulations to Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, and co-inventors, Sun-Ji Park, PhD, Yeawon Kim, and Fumihiko Urano on their patent “Compositions and methods for treating and preventing endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-mediated kidney diseases” that was issued on September 28, 2021.   The ER plays important roles […]

Dr. Jeffrey Miner Receives $2.25M NIDDK R01 Grant to Study Alport Syndrome

Dr. Jeffrey Miner

Jeffrey Miner, PhD, FASN, Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Professor of Medicine and Director of Basic Research in the Division of Nephrology at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded a five-year, $2.25M R01 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to study Alport syndrome.  An R01 is the […]

Anitha Vijayan and Aubrey Morrison Honored at BJH Medical Staff Association Ceremony

Drs. Aubrey Morrison and Anitha Vijayan with respective awards

Division of Nephrology’s Anitha Vijayan, MD, FASN, Professor of Medicine, and Aubrey Morrison, MBBS, MACP, FASN, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, were among four Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University physicians honored by the BJH Medical Staff Association at their semi-annual general meeting held Thursday, November 15, 2021, at EPNEC.  The gathering was the first Medical Staff Association […]

Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Miner Shown at “Learn Live Lead 2021” Virtual Event

A video interview that included Jeffrey Miner, PhD, FASN, discussing CRISPR gene therapy and the importance of diversity, integrity, and serendipity in his research was shown at the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) “Learn Serve Lead 2021: The Virtual Experience” event held November 8-10, 2021.  Dr. Miner, Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Professor of Medicine, […]

ASN Kidney Week 2021 – WashU Nephrology Calendar

ASN Kidney Week 2021 will be held Thursday November 4 – Sunday 7, 2021.  The annual meeting, fully virtual again this year, will consist of a variety of simulive, live-streamed, and on-demand sessions/posters/exhibits.   Please note the following: – On-demand sessions will be available to view at your convenience starting at 10:00 a.m. PT (Pacific […]

Eryn Dixon, PhD, Awarded Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA F32 Grant

Eryn Dixon, PhD, is the recipient of a two-year Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32), which is awarded to support the research training of promising postdoctoral scholars to become productive, independent investigators.  The title of her proposal was “The Role of Nonmuscle Myosin IIA in Sex-dependent Failed Repair […]

Dr. Monica Chang-Panesso First Recipient of the Endowed Roger M. Perlmutter Career Development Professorship

Congratulations to Monica Chang-Panesso, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, who was selected as the first recipient of the Roger M. Perlmutter Career Development Professorship. The endowed professorship was established through a generous, $2 million donation from the Merck Foundation and named for Roger Perlmutter, MD, PhD, a world-renowned physician scientist who trained […]

Dr. Anuja Java Awarded Longer Life Foundation Grant to Study the Role of Complement Genetic Mutations in the Development of Preeclampsia

Anuja Java, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, and Director of Kidney Transplant at the John Cochran VA Medical Center, was awarded a $50,000 renewable grant from the Longer Life Foundation to study why some patients develop severe preeclampsia during pregnancy and if that may be related to a defective complement system. Dr. […]