Four Students Accepted into O’Brien Center CKD Research Summer Internship

WashU Nephrology’s Summer Opportunities for Achievement in Research (SOAR) program has accepted four students for its inaugural internship starting in the summer of 2024.   SOAR is an immersive research program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing nephrology research.  The program is part of the recently established Washington University Kidney O’Brien Center for Chronic Kidney […]

Enter the Dragon – Celebrating the Lunar New Year 2024

WashU Nephrology gathered for a potluck lunch on Monday, February 12, 2024, to celebrate the Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, as we enter the Year of the Wood Dragon. The celebration gave everyone the chance to eat, relax, and mingle.  Many thanks to Meei-Hua Lin, a senior scientist in the […]

Support Our “Noble Nephrons” Team at the 2024 NKF Kidney Walk

Please join our team, the Noble Nephrons, at the 2024 St. Louis National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Walk, which will take place 11:00 am, March 24, 2024, at 111 West Port Plaza Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146.  All WashU faculty, staff and patients are welcome to participate by walking, volunteering or donating.  Team captains, Carrie Koeller, MSW, […]

New Clinic Will Help Patients with Autosomal Dominant Tubulointerstitial Kidney Disease (ADTKD)

A new clinic at WashU Nephrology will focus on helping patients with a genetic form of renal fibrosis – autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD) – which ultimately leads to chronic kidney disease (CKD). After exclusion of polycystic kidney disease and Alport syndrome, ADTKD represents as many as 25% of patients with inherited kidney disease. […]

Inaugural WashU Nephrology Summer Intern Research “SOAR” Program Accepting Applications

The newly-established Washington University Kidney O’Brien Center for Chronic Kidney Disease Research is proud to announce it is accepting applications for its immersive summer research program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing nephrology research. The Summer Opportunities for Achievement in Research (SOAR) program will provide interns with the opportunity to get hands-on experience in basic […]

WashU Kidney O’Brien Center Takes CKD Research to the Next Level through Team Science

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a highly under-recognized disease that affects almost 15% of the US population and carries significant morbidity and mortality.  Although important scientific advances promise to accelerate CKD research, many are not accessible to the kidney research community due to limited expertise and/or the need for expensive equipment. A new Center at […]

WashU Nephrology Celebrates the Holiday Season

The Division of Nephrology gathered to celebrate the Holiday Season at La Verona at the Marketplace on the Hill last Thursday, December 14, 2023. All enjoyed the food, drinks, and cool tunes provided by Cedric Watts and the Sir Sax Gospel Skate Party band. Special thanks go to Jean Smith, Special Project Administrator of our […]

Help Those in Need This Holiday Season – Donate to WashU Nephrology Virtual Food Drive

WashU Nephrology is sponsoring a Virtual Food Drive this holiday season to help those in the extended St. Louis area. “We are again supporting the STL Area Foodbank this year as they continue with their work to feed the less fortunate in our area,” says Julie McNamara, Administrative Coordinator in our Renal Outpatient Office and […]

WashU Nephrology RN Andrew Wasson Takes Part in ANNA Health Policy Workshop 2023 on Capitol Hill

Andrew Wasson, BSN, RN, CDN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, WashU Nephrology Home Modalities, was among 38 nephrology American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) leaders who visited Capitol Hill last month as part of their Health Policy Workshop in Washington, DC. The group met with congressional leaders to educate members of Congress about the impact of kidney disease […]

Garden Greets Patients and Staff at Village Square Dialysis Center – This Year Sunflowers, Next Year Butterflies?

“We will see what springtime brings,” says Thomas Gowen, Jr, RN, as he contemplates what to plant next year in the raised-bed area in front of WashU Nephrology’s newest dialysis facility. Gowen, the Nurse Manager of the Village Square Dialysis Center in Hazelwood, MO, planted sunflowers this past spring and the results were spectacular.  “This […]