Yoshiharu Muto, MD, PhD, Awarded KidneyCure Carl W. Gottschalk Grant

Yoshiharu, Muto, MD, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, has been awarded a 2023 Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant by the KidneyCure Transition to Independence Grants Program, a foundation of the American Society of Nephrology. The scholarship program helps young biomedical investigators achieve independent research careers with funding of up to $100,000 per year for […]

Let the Games Begin!  NephMadness 2022 Starts Today

The 10th annual NephMadness officially starts today, March 1, 2022.  The month-long event, hosted by AJKD Blog, is an online interactive medical education activity modeled on March Madness, the annual US college basketball tournament, except with nephrology concepts. Social media, interactivity, and gamification take center stage in the tournament, encouraging a good-natured, robust discussion of […]

There is Still Time to Submit Your Brackets for the 9th Annual NephMadness!

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and blogs are abuzz with discussion of eight topics that make up the brackets for this year’s NephMadness educational competition.    This is the 9th year of the program created by the team at AJKD Blog, the official blog of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  It is modeled on March Madness, […]

Jeff Miner is First Recipient of Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Endowed Professorship

The Division of Nephrology is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Miner has been named the inaugural Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Endowed Professor of Medicine in Nephrology.  Miner also serves as Director of Basic Research for the Division. Miner is an international leader in basement membrane biology and how basement membranes are involved in kidney function […]

ASN Attendees Weren’t the Only Ones Having Fun

Not everyone was fortunate enough to attend the world’s top nephrology meeting – ASN Kidney Week – November 5-10, 2019.  Not everyone got to visit thousands of posters depicting the latest scientific and medical advances in nephrology, or listen to leading experts in the field, or meet up with old friends and colleagues, or enjoy […]

ASN Kidney Week 2019 Calendar

ASN Kidney Week 2019 will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC on November 5-10, 2019.  Below is a list of our speakers, poster presentations and more! Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Anitha Vijayan, MD, FASN Professor of Medicine Presenter:  Using Prolonged Intermittent RRT in the Intensive Care Unit: How Do I […]

Canine “Tucker” Provides Emotional Support to Patients and Staff

The monthly visits from Tucker, an emotional support dog, have been a big hit at North County Dialysis Center, according to Tom Gowen, the nurse manager at the facility. “Our team had been brainstorming for ways to keep our patients engaged when the idea of a therapy support dog came up,” says Tom.  It was […]

Nephrology Well-Represented at Academy of Educators Induction

The Division of Nephrology is proud to announce that four of our faculty members – Patricia Kao, MD, MS, Timothy Yau, MD, Steven Cheng, MD, and Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD – were among 42 Washington University School of Medicine educators inducted into the newly created Academy of Educators. The Academy of Educators is led by […]

4th Midwest Transplant & Nephrology Symposium a Success

The 4th Midwest Transplant & Nephrology Symposium, headed by Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, medical director of transplant nephrology at Washington University, was a huge success. “This was the most successful transplant symposiums to date,” says Dr. Alhamad.  “We offered 10 travel grants to nephrology fellow from all around the US, and sponsored one fellow from […]