NKF Fellows Renal Roundtable to Discuss Current Challenges and Trends for Nephrology Fellows

There is still time to register for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) 3rd Annual Fellows Renal Roundtable, being held Thursday, December 7, 2023, 5:00 – 7:30 PM, at the SqWires Restaurant and Market – Annex Room.    The NKF professional education and networking event is a collaboration of Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis University […]

Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Elected ASN Treasurer

Congratulations to Jeffrey H. Miner, PhD, FASN, Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Professor of Medicine in Nephrology, who was recently elected as Treasurer for the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). He will begin his term on January 1, 2024, and serve through December 31, 2027. Dr. Miner is an international leader in basement membrane biology and […]

Ashley Edwards Joins WashU Nephrology as Senior Fellowship Coordinator

WashU Nephrology welcomes Ashley “Ash” Edwards who joins our division as the new Senior Fellowship Coordinator. Ashley has been with WashU since 2015 when she joined the Department of Pathology and Immunology, eventually becoming their Fellowship Program Coordinator.  Most recently, she was Manager of Administrative Services for HR/Payroll.  “I love being a part of Nephrology,” […]

Nephrologist Morgan Schoer Receives Prestigious 2023 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award

WashU Nephrology is proud to congratulate Morgan Schoer, MD, one of six recipients of the 2023 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award presented by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  The award recognizes Barnes-Jewish Hospital and WashU School of Medicine internal medicine residents and fellows who embody the “Knowlton Spirit” of compassionate care and leadership in the […]

Inaugural Aubrey Morrison, MBBS, Lecture by Dr. Jennifer Pluznick Debuts at Renal Grand Rounds

WashU Nephrology’s inaugural Aubrey Morrison, MBBS, Lecture will be held at our Division’s Renal Grand Rounds this Friday, November 17, 2023, in the Chromalloy Conference room from 12 – 1 pm.  Jennifer Pluznick, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology at Johns Hopkins, will speak about the “Unexpected Roles for Olfactory Receptors in the Kidney, and Beyond.” […]

Ying Maggie Chen Lab and Collaborators Uncover Biotherapeutic Properties of MANF Protein

In their newly-published article in Nature Communications, a multi-center group led by Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, WashU Division of Nephrology, describes previously unknown mechanisms of action of mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF) and its therapeutic function, with regards to kidney disease.  MANF is a secreted endoplasmic reticulum (ER) protein that possesses cytoprotective properties. Their […]

WashU Nephrology Alumni and Friends Gather at ASN Kidney Week 2023 Reception

The Division of Nephrology’s Alumni and Friends Reception, held annually during the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week conference, was a big success again this year.   Over 100 current and former members of the division along with friends and family attended the party at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 to share […]

ASN Kidney Week 2023 Calendar

ASN Kidney Week 2023 and preliminary programs will be held in Philadelphia, PA, November 1 – 5, 2023. See WashU Nephrology’s speakers, moderators, poster presenters and more!

Dr. Anuja Java to Lead Inaugural USTMA Nephrology Workshop at ASN Kidney Week 2023

Anuja Java, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at WashU Nephrology, is the organizer and co-moderator of the Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TMA) Workshop, to be held during Kidney Week 2023, the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) annual meeting, in Philadelphia, PA. The inaugural workshop is sponsored by the US Thrombotic Microangiopathy Consortium (USTMA), a nonprofit organization that […]

National Kidney Foundation Honors Lisa Koester-Wiedemann with Prestigious Carol Mattix Award

WashU Nephrology nurse practitioner Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, ANP, CS, CNN-NP, MSN, is the recipient of the 2024 Carol Mattix Award from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). The annual award, established in 2019 by NKF’s Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians, honors nurses who dedicate their careers to improving patients’ lives, not just their health.   The award […]