Transplant Nephrologist Tarek Alhamad Named Associate Director for DOM Faculty Development and Well Being

Tarek Alhamad, MD, MPH, MBA, has been named the Associate Director for the Office of Faculty Development and Well Being (OFD) in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.  Dr. Alhamad is Associate Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, and Medical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs at WashU/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The Department of […]

Yoshiharu Muto, MD, PhD, Receives Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium Pilot and Feasibility Award

WashU Nephrology congratulates Yoshiharu Muto, MD, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, for being selected to receive a Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium (PKD RRC) Pilot and Feasibility Award for his project titled “Defining GPRC5A as a Therapeutic Target for ADPKD.”  He is one of six 2024 PKD RRC awardees.   Funded by the National Institute […]

Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Among Nine WashU Faculty Elected to AAAS

WashU Nephrology is proud to announce that Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Endowed Professor of Medicine in Nephrology, was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).   Founded in 1848, the AAAS is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary science society.  Its global mission is to advance […]

Social Worker Lexi Poepper Joins WashU Nephrology at Forest Park Kidney Center

Please welcome Alexis “Lexi” Poepper, MSW, LMSW, as our new Social Worker at Forest Park Kidney Center. Lexi earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Central Missouri, completed a master’s degree in social work at the University of Missouri – Columbia, and is a licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) in […]

WashU Nephrology Presents at 2024 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

Several members of WashU Nephrology will take part in the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM), being held May 14 – 18, 2024, in Long Beach, CA.   The annual meeting serves as NKF’s premier educational event designed for the entire inter-professional kidney healthcare team.  Participants have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge innovations, […]

Dr. Jeffrey Miner’s Research Group Lands KI Journal Cover

Congratulations to the research group headed by Jeffrey Miner, PhD, on their recent publication that landed the cover of Kidney International.  The colorful cover photograph, illustrating paraffin immunofluorescence of different collagen IV chains, is a figure from their article “Quantitative assessment of glomerular basement membrane (GBM) collagen IV α chains in paraffin sections from patients […]

Portales-Castillo to Present at ENDO 2024 Rising Stars Power Talks

WashU Nephrology physician-scientist Ignacio Portales-Castillo, MD, has been selected to present his research at the Rising Stars Power Talks competition (formerly known as the Knockout Rounds) during the upcoming June 2024 ENDO conference in Boston, Massachusetts. The Rising Stars Power Talks provides a dynamic and fast-paced setting platform for early career and in-training members to […]

Obituary: Dr. Eduardo Slatopolsky, World Renowned Nephrologist

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Eduardo Slatopolsky, MD, Professor Emeritus, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Division of Nephrology, who died April 24, 2024. Eduardo dedicated his career to the study of kidney disease and mineral metabolism.  His contributions to the understanding of the pathophysiology of secondary […]

Four Students Accepted into O’Brien Center CKD Research Summer Internship

WashU Nephrology’s Summer Opportunities for Achievement in Research (SOAR) program has accepted four students for its inaugural internship starting in the summer of 2024.   SOAR is an immersive research program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing nephrology research.  The program is part of the recently established Washington University Kidney O’Brien Center for Chronic Kidney […]

First Study from WashU Kidney O’Brien Center for CKD Research Published in Nature Communications

The recently established Washington University Kidney O’Brien Center for Chronic Kidney Disease Research has its first publication.  Haojia Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, WashU Nephrology, is first author of the article “High resolution spatial profiling of kidney injury and repair using RNA hybridization-based in situ sequencing,” published in Nature Communications (volume 15, article number: 1396, Feb […]