2022 Translational Innovation Grant Awarded to Drs. Andreas Herrlich and Charbel Khoury, and PA Megan Moseley to Study Osteopontin in COVID-19 Associated-ARDS

The Division of Nephrology’s 2022 Translational Innovation grant of $50,000 has been awarded to Andreas Herrlich, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Charbel Khoury, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Megan Moseley, Physician Assistant in Critical Care, for their project “Circulating Osteopontin in AKI and its role in COVID-19 associated-ARDS.”   The WashU Nephrology’s […]

2022 Renal Staff Microgrant to Fund Home Blood Pressure Managing Program

One of WashU Nephrology’s internal funding programs, the Renal Staff Microgrant Program, funds projects that improve the care and experience of our dialysis patients.  The 2022 Renal Staff Microgrant will extend an initiative that provides portable digital home blood pressure monitors for patients with hypertension in our dialysis clinics. Managing blood pressure is critically important […]

WashU Nephrology Researcher Feng Chen a Co-principal Investigator in $7.5 Million Senescence Study

WashU Nephrology researcher Feng Chen is part of the newly established Washington University Senescence Tissue Mapping Center (WU-SN-TMC) that will collaborate with NIH’s Cellular Senescence Network (SenNet) to study cell senescence and its role in the diseases of aging.  The WU-SN-TMC is being led by principal investigator Li Ding, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Genetics […]

Dr. Jeffrey Miner Receives $2.25M NIDDK R01 Grant to Study Alport Syndrome

Dr. Jeffrey Miner

Jeffrey Miner, PhD, FASN, Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Professor of Medicine and Director of Basic Research in the Division of Nephrology at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded a five-year, $2.25M R01 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to study Alport syndrome.  An R01 is the […]

Eryn Dixon, PhD, Awarded Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA F32 Grant

Eryn Dixon, PhD, is the recipient of a two-year Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32), which is awarded to support the research training of promising postdoctoral scholars to become productive, independent investigators.  The title of her proposal was “The Role of Nonmuscle Myosin IIA in Sex-dependent Failed Repair […]

Dr. Anuja Java Awarded Longer Life Foundation Grant to Study the Role of Complement Genetic Mutations in the Development of Preeclampsia

Anuja Java, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, and Director of Kidney Transplant at the John Cochran VA Medical Center, was awarded a $50,000 renewable grant from the Longer Life Foundation to study why some patients develop severe preeclampsia during pregnancy and if that may be related to a defective complement system. Dr. […]

Dr. Maggie Chen Receives UAB-UCSD O’Brien Center Pilot Award

Dr. Ying Maggie Chen

Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology, is the recipient of a $40K (direct costs), one year, renewable UAB-UCSD O’Brien Center Pilot Award to study therapies for acute kidney injury (AKI). Renal ischemia-reperfusion injury is the leading cause of AKI in both native and transplanted kidneys.  Evidence shows that tubular endoplasmic reticulum […]

Eirini Kefalogianni, PhD, Awarded KidneyCure Carl W. Gottschalk Grant

Eirini  Kefalogianni, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, is the recipient of an ASN KidneyCure Carl W. Gottschalk grant, which helps young biomedical investigators achieve independent research careers with funding of up to $100,000/year for two years (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023). The title of the funded project is: “Immunomodulatory roles of […]

Dr. Jeffrey Miner Awarded Alport Syndrome Foundation Grant

WashU Nephrology congratulates Jeffrey Miner, PhD, FASN, who was awarded $132,000 from the Alport Syndrome Foundation (ASF).  Miner, recently named Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Professor of Medicine in Nephrology, will use the grant to perform proof-of-concept gene therapy studies in a mouse model of Alport syndrome.  ASF is strategically investing in research that uses new […]

Andrew Malone, ASCI Young Physician-Scientist, Receives Early Career Development Award

The Division of Nephrology congratulates Assistant Professor of Medicine Andrew Malone, MBBCh, a recipient of a 2021 Early Career Development Award (ECDA) from the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR), one of the oldest academic medical societies in the Midwest. The $10,000 grant is awarded to outstanding new investigators to supplement any combination […]