Former WU Renal Fellows Join Transplant Training Program

The Division of Nephrology welcomes two former renal fellows who are joining our Transplant Training Program, one of the most comprehensive training programs of its kind in the country.  The one-year fellowship allows trainees to be part of one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant centers in the United States. Sambhavi “Sam” Krishnamoorthy, […]

Pediatric Nephrology Division Chief Finds Fun – and Awards – in the Sport of Table Tennis

Meet Dr. Vikas Dharnidharka:  Washington University Pediatric Nephrology Division Chief, solid organ transplant researcher, member of the Board of Directors of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies … and table tennis enthusiast! Dr. Dharnidharka recently won two 4th place ribbons in his age category in the National Senior Games Table Tennis tournament […]

Promising Therapies for the Treatment of Podocyte Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress-induced NS/FSGS

A new study led by Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, Division of Nephrology, found a new class of drugs that shows great promise in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome (NS) resulting from podocyte endoplasmic reticulum (ER) dysfunction. NS is a leading cause of chronic kidney disease affecting over 500 million people worldwide.  Damage to podocytes, […]

NKF Renal Roundtable Dinner and Lecture, Thursday, June 27

There is still time to sign up for the Renal Roundtable Dinner and Lecture, a professional education and networking event sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation, this Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Zodiac at Neiman Marcus, Upper Level, 100 Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis, MO, 6:30-8pm. The roundtable topic of new methods to develop liver […]

Ying Maggie Chen Receives Center for Drug Discovery Investigator Matching Grant

Congratulations to Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, who just received an Investigator Matching Micro Grant funded by the Center for Drug Discovery (CDD) at Washington University for her proposal titled Development of a Novel Biotherapeutic Protein to Treat Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress-Mediated Kidney Disease. Although accumulating evidence has highlighted the important role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) […]

Division Welcomes Ellen Criswell and Melissa Rocco

The Division of Nephrology welcomes Ellen Criswell, RN, who joins us as an Inpatient Clinical Nurse Coordinator, and Melissa “Missy” Rocco, MSW, LCSW, who is the new Inpatient Social Worker. Ellen Criswell graduated from Lewis and Clark Community College with an Associates’ Degree in Nursing in 2005.  A hospital RN for the first five years […]

Jeff Miner and Roy Zent Co-chair ASMB/Vanderbilt 2019 Workshop on Basement Membranes

There is still time to register for the ASMB/Vanderbilt 2019 Workshop on Basement Membranes to be held July 10-12, 2019, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Jeffrey Miner, Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology at Washington University, and Roy Zent, Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Medicine and member of the Division of Nephrology at […]

Steven Cheng and Timothy Yau Appointed to Team That Will Design New Medical School Curriculum

  Congratulations to Associate Professor of Medicine Steven Cheng, MD, and Assistant Professor of Medicine Timothy Yau, MD, who are joining Washington University School of Medicine’s Phase 1 Integrated Curriculum Design team that is tasked with the development of a new curriculum for the entering class of medical students in 2020. As part of the […]

Sanjay Jain and Joseph Gaut, Co-authors of Newly Released Diagnostic Pathology: Kidney Diseases Book

Sanjay Jain, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Division of Nephrology and renal pathologist Joseph Gaut, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Pathology & Immunology, are co-authors of the newly released, 3rd edition of Diagnostic Pathology: Kidney Diseases (Colvin and Chang, Elsevier; ISBN #9780323661089).  The book is part of the highly regarded Elsevier’s Diagnostic Pathology […]