Renal Staff Microgrants 2017 Open for Submissions

Got an idea that could make a difference in patient care? Do you have an idea that just might work? We urge you to apply for a Renal Staff Microgrant by January 3, 2017. Help the Division of Nephrology make a difference in the care and lives of the patients in our clinics and dialysis […]

Do Checkpoint Inhibitors Increase Rejection Risk?

Division of Nephrology faculty member Tarek Alhamed, MD has published an article questioning whether checkpoint inhibitors might be associated with an increased rejection. With senior author Dan Brennan, MD and coauthors Karthik Venkatachalam, MD, renal fellow and Gerald Linette, MD, of the Division of Oncology, the team described a renal transplant patient who developed metastatic […]

JCI Insight Fibrosis Paper Published

Division faculty members Andreas Herrlich, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Eirini Kefaloyianni, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, today published a comprehensive manuscript describing the role of protease substrate release and kidney fibrosis. The study, published in JCI Insight, describes the upregulation of a disintegrin and metalloprotease 17 (ADAM17) during kidney disease. Substrates of this […]

Call for 2016 Translational Innovation Grant Proposals

The Renal Division is now accepting applications for its 2016 Translational Innovation Grant. The purpose of this funding program is to provide resources for collaborative research projects between basic and clinical investigators within the Division of Nephrology. Last year’s winners are profiled here. Successful proposals will feature a well-crafted plan for a research project that represents […]

Going the Extra Mile

WashU wanted us to get moving … and we did! The Spring 2016 WashU Moves Challenge was a 100-day contest that challenged employees to join together, track their daily activities and compete for prizes and recognition. The Division of Nephrology fielded its own team, “Limp of Henle,” with team members Steven Cheng, MD, George Jarad, […]

Expanding Seniors Receiving Dialysis’ Choice Act of 2016

The Division of Nephrology is proud to report that Missouri Representative Jason Smith, R-Mo, joined by John Lewis, D-Ga., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Kurt Schrader, D-Ore, has introduced legislation that would give end-stage renal disease patients the choice to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans. H.R. 5659, the “Expanding Seniors Receiving Dialysis’ Choice Act of 2016,” or […]

The Geography-MBD Spectrum

See the new Wash U Nephrology Web Episode Series episode, which seamlessly combines US geography with Mineral and Bone Disorders. With thanks to @Maximal_Change

Welcome to the New Nephrology Fellows

Please welcome our five new fellows for 2016. The Division of Nephrology is proud to have them join our team. We wish them luck as they navigate orientation and training, and mastering the layout of this great medical complex! We look forward to an exciting year of learning from each other. Left to right: Pooja […]

Announcing the Second Midwest Transplant Symposium

Washington University School of Medicine announces the Second Midwest Transplant Symposium, October 14 and 15, 2016 at the Institute of Public Health, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Course Directors are Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS and Daniel C. Brennan, MD, FACP. This CME-accredited (8.5 hrs) in-depth review and update in kidney and pancreas […]

Limp of Henle Steps Up

Division of Nephrology Outsteps Competition A Division of Nephrology team entered the WashU Moves step challenge three months ago. “Limp of Henle” team members Steven Cheng, MD, George Jarad, MD, Hary Hoffman, RN, Ben Humphreys MD, PhD and Anitha Vijayan, MD have collectively walked more than 6,500,000 steps since the contest began 80 days ago. […]