Frank O’Brien Receives LeJIT Teaching Award 

Frank O’Brien, MD, FASN, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, is the recipient of the LeJIT Teaching Award for his outstanding performance during the 2022 Block 6 Medicine Clerkship (November – December 2022).  The LeJIT award is given for completing “just-in-time” assessments (“JITs”) and providing meaningful, timely feedback to students, which helps them develop […]

Celebrating National Women Physicians Day 2023

February 3rd is National Women Physicians Day. This year, it marks the 202st birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States (in 1849).  This day gives us the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of all women doctors and to say “Thank You” for all […]

Fae Harper, RN, BSN, is the New Nurse Manager for Nephrology Outpatient Office

WashU Nephrology is pleased to announce that Fabrienne (Fae) Harper, RN, BSN, has accepted the position of Nurse Manager for our Nephrology Outpatient Office.  She will start on February 1, 2023. Harper has been working with hemodialysis patients for over 22 years.  She joined the Chromalloy American Kidney Center in 2006, where she remained until joining […]

Chrissy Bracht-Ladiero, RN, BSN, and Laura Eggleton, LMSW, Join WashU Nephrology

WashU Nephrology welcomes two new employees to our team: Chrissy Bracht-Ladiero, RN, BSN, joins us as our Outpatient Clinical Nurse Coordinator at Chromalloy Kidney Center.  After earning her nursing degree in 2012, Chrissy worked at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in Chesterfield, MO, until 2014 and earned her BSN from Southeast Missouri State University shortly thereafter.  She […]

Dr. Monica Chang-Panesso Receives 2023 SSCI Research Scholar Award

WashU Nephrology congratulates Monica Chang-Panesso, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, on receiving the 2023 Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI) Research Scholar Award for her proposal titled “Tubular Senescence and Proliferative Capacity of the Aging Kidney.” The SSCI Research Scholar Award is given to developing physician-scientist as they undertake innovative research projects related to internal […]

NKF St. Louis Kidney Walk is ON!

After a brief disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the in-person St. Louis Kidney Walk is back!  The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) sponsors the nation’s largest walking event that raises money and promote awareness of kidney disease and the need for organ donation.  Lauren Begnel, RD, LD, a dietitian and nutritionist at Chromalloy American Kidney […]

Nephrology Fellowship Match 2023

Washington University Division of Nephrology is thrilled to announce the six physicians who will join our Fellowship Program in July 2023.   Please help us welcome: Atlee Baker, MDOchsner Louisiana State University Health Science CenterHometown: Hagerstown, MDFun Fact:  Atlee enjoys cooking favorites from where he grew up in Maryland but is always willing to try […]

Taking Time for a Little Holiday Competition – Gingerbread Style

WashU research faculty and staff recently took a break to enjoy a little friendly holiday competition.  “I wanted to organize something festive for the holidays and thought a gingerbread house decorating contest would be fun,” says Nicole “Nikki” Malvin, Lab Manager of the Humphreys Lab, who organized the event.  “I thought it would just be […]

Special Medical Grand Rounds Welcomes Lecturer Robert Hoover and Celebrates Will Ross’ Career with Portrait

The Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis hosted an extra special Medical Grand Rounds on December 15, 2022, with the presentation of the Eduardo Slatopolsky Lecture in Renal and Electrolyte Disorders annual lecture followed by a celebration of one of Washington University’s icons. Attendees of the hybrid event were […]