Andreas Herrlich MD, PhD Joins Division

Andreas Herrlich MD, PhD Joins Division We are pleased to annouce that Andreas Herrlich, MD, PhD joined the Division of  Nephrology this month. Dr. Herrlich received his MD (1994) and PhD (1998) degrees from the Freie University Berlin, Berlin, Germany and performed graduate work on the ‘transactivation’ of receptor tyrosine kinases by stimuli that activate […]

Dan Brennan, MD Honored at AST in Boston

Brennan Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award Dan Brennan, MD was presented the American Society of Transplantation’s Senior Achievement Award in Clinical Transplantation at the AST Annual Meeting in Boston.  This prestigious award honors a senior investigator whose lifelong work has advanced the field of transplantation. Remarkably, Dr. Brennan is a previous recipient of the AST […]

Fellow Graduation Party

Fellowship Graduation Party We celebrated our graduating nephrology fellows with a party and gentle roast on June 3. Turning the tables, the fellows then roasted the attendings. Pictured here, Dr. Vijayan, Nephrologist of Steel and protector of Dialysis, according to the fellows. Our own Dr. Seth Goldberg arrived to the evening in style, driving his […]

Edrees Publishes RRT Article

The optimal modality of renal replacement in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury remains a source of controversy. First year renal fellow Fahad Edrees, MD, tackled this important issue in his recent article entitled, “Prolonged Intermittent Renal Replacement Therapy,” published in Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease. With faculty coauthors Tingting Li, MD and Anitha […]

Morrison, Windus Honored

Faculty members Aubrey Morrison, MD and Dave Windus, MD, were recently honored by the Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association. Dr. Morrison received the Faculty Achievement Award, and Dr. Windus received the Distinguished Service Award. Dean David Perlmutter MD, PhD presented the awards at a ceremony on May 15. Congratulations Drs. Morrison and Windus!

Claudin-1 and Proteinuria

Drs. Yongfeng Gong and Jianghui Hou from the Division of Nephrology have solved a mystery concerning a genetic link between the claudin-1 gene and diabetic kidney disease and proteinuria. Claudin-1 is the major structural and functional component of the eoithelial tight junction, and has been known to be upregulated in podocytes after injury and including […]

Miner, Vijayan visit Congressman Clay (MO) who will co-sponsor kidney bill

On ASN Kidney Health Advocacy Day, Division of Nephrology faculty members Jeff Miner, PhD and Anitha Vijayan, MD, visited capital hill to advocate for The Living Donor Protection Act of 2016. This piece of legislation would remove barriers to to living donation and help increase access to lifesaving transplants. The bill protects donors by prohibiting […]

Ewelina Betleja, Ph.D. a Winner at 12th Postdoc Symposium

Ewelina Betleja, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Division of Nephrology faculty member Moe Mahjoub, Ph.D., was one of four winners of the 12th Annual Postdoc Symposium held today. The focus of Ewelina’s work is to better understand how cells build a primary cilium, a critical cellular organelle that acts like an “antenna” […]

Ballad of the sad kidney

Want to know a good way to liven up a renal pathophysiology course? Form a faculty band and write a song called “The Ballad of the Sad Kidney.” That’s what happened when Associate Professor Steven Cheng, MD, challenged his students to correctly answer the majority of questions during a renal lecture. If they did, he […]

Alumni Focus: Jerome Tannenbaum MD, PhD

Dr. Jerome Tannenbaum hasn’t taken your typical career path. A passionate clinician who previously had vibrant private practices in Dallas and Nashville while also on the faculty of Southwestern Medical School and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Tannenbaum transitioned into business and entrepreneurial roles to improve the delivery of care to dialysis patients. “In 1985, […]