“A Beautiful Day with Our Kidney Community” – Noble Nephrons Raise Nearly $5000 for Patients with Kidney Disease

The 2024 St. Louis National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Walk held last Sunday at Westport Plaza was a big success, raising over $93,000 that will provide support and education to patients with kidney disease.  WashU Nephrology’s Noble Nephrons, the 3rd highest fundraising team, raised nearly $5000, which far exceeded their initial goal of $2500. “We enjoyed […]

Mahjoub Lab Celebrates Recent Publications on Critical Role of Centrosomes in Kidney Development and Function

Congratulations to the research team of the Mahjoub Laboratory, who are celebrating their multiple recent publications, one of which landed the cover of the journal JCI Insight. The WashU Nephrology laboratory, headed by Moe Mahjoub, PhD, focuses on defining the roles of centrosome-cilium complex during kidney development and homeostasis.  These signaling hubs regulate key aspects […]

Dr. Kathleen Liu to Speak at 2024 Eduardo Slatopolsky Lectureship

Nephrologist Kathleen Liu, MD, PhD, MAS, Professor of Medicine and Anesthesia at the University of California, San Francisco, will be the guest speaker at the 2024 Eduardo Slatopolsky Lectureship in Renal and Electrolyte Disorders. The event will be held at Medicine Grand Rounds, Thursday, March 21, at 8am in Clopton Auditorium.  Dr. Liu will discuss […]

Preeclampsia vs Dual Organ Transplant vs Animal House and More … NephMadness 2024 is Underway!

The 12th NephMadness is officially underway. The month-long event, hosted by AJKD Blog, is an online, interactive, educational activity modeled on March Madness, the annual US college basketball tournament, with the exception that nephrology topics fill in for basketball teams.  Social media tools are used to encourage a good-natured, robust discussion about the latest news […]

Dr. Atlee Baker, WashU Nephrology Fellow, Selected for ASN Internship

Atlee Baker, MD, MPH a first-year fellow at WashU Nephrology, has accepted an internship with the Transforming Dialysis Access Together (TDAT) initiative of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).  Falling under the umbrella of the Excellence in Patient Care Advisory Committee, TDAT aims to enhance the quality of life for patients with kidney failure by […]

Dr. Safaa Hammoud Awarded AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship for Chronic Kidney Injury Research

Congratulations to Safaa Hammoud, PhD, a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the laboratory of Leslie Gewin, MD, for receiving a 2024 American Heart Association (AHA) Postdoctoral Fellowship.  The award provides two years of funding for her project “Blocking Tubular Cell Cycle Induces Protective Metabolic Changes in Chronic Kidney Disease.”   After receiving her PhD in pharmacology […]

Lisa Koester-Wiedemann and Cheryl Cress to Participate in the Annual Dialysis Conference 2024

WashU Nephrology Nurse Practitioner Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, MSN, CS, CNN-NP, and Clinical Nurse Coordinator of Home Modalities Cheryl Cress, RN, CNN, will participate in the Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) program being held March 8-10, 2024. Now in its 44th year, the ADC hosts an international community of practitioners and researchers to explore both the fundamental principles […]

Enter the Dragon – Celebrating the Lunar New Year 2024

WashU Nephrology gathered for a potluck lunch on Monday, February 12, 2024, to celebrate the Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, as we enter the Year of the Wood Dragon. The celebration gave everyone the chance to eat, relax, and mingle.  Many thanks to Meei-Hua Lin, a senior scientist in the […]

Support Our “Noble Nephrons” Team at the 2024 NKF Kidney Walk

Please join our team, the Noble Nephrons, at the 2024 St. Louis National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Walk, which will take place 11:00 am, March 24, 2024, at 111 West Port Plaza Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146.  All WashU faculty, staff and patients are welcome to participate by walking, volunteering or donating.  Team captains, Carrie Koeller, MSW, […]

Andreas Herrlich to Head FEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Interorgan Crosstalk

Registration is open for the FEBS Advanced Lecture Course – Molecular Mechanisms of Interorgan Crosstalk in Health and Disease – to be held May 9-17, 2024, in Spetses, Greece.  Course organizers include Andreas Herrlich, MD, PhD, Director of Translational Medicine at Washington University Division of  Nephrology, Francois Leulier, PhD,Director,Institute for Functional Genomics, Lyon, France, and […]