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Repurposing Drugs May Help Fast-track Clinical Trials Aimed at Slowing Alport Syndrome Progression

Repurposing Drugs May Help Fast-track Clinical Trials Aimed at Slowing Alport Syndrome Progression
The Alport Syndrome Foundation awarded Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine and Chief, Division of Nephrology, a two-year, $125,000 grant for his proposal “Tubulointerstitial Profiling for Alport Syndrome Target Identification.” Alport Syndrome results from damage caused to podocytes, cells that help form the filtration barrier within the glomerulus.  Damage to […]

Wellness Connection Champion Hatice Goshtaiy is an Advocate for Employee Preventive Health Care

Wellness Connection Champion Hatice Goshtaiy is an Advocate for Employee Preventive Health Care
Washington University, in partnership with the Wellness Connection, is offering great opportunities for employees to improve their physical and emotional wellness, and Hatice Goshtaiy, Research Administrator in the Division of Nephrology, is part of the program.  Hatice is a Wellness Connection Champion, an advocate who encourages WU employees to take advantage of these valuable, free […]

Former WU Renal Fellows Join Transplant Training Program

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

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 […]

Tingting Li Receives Nathan Hellman Memorial Teaching Award in Nephrology

Tingting Li Receives Nathan Hellman Memorial Teaching Award in Nephrology
Congratulations to Tingting Li, MD, MSCI, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, the 2019 recipient of the division’s Nathan Hellman Memorial Teaching Award in Nephrology. The teaching award was established through a donation from former WU nephrology fellow Richard Hellman, MD, and his wife, Patricia, in memory of their son, Nathan E. Hellman, who […]

Sanjay Jain, with New Publication in Nature Communications, Awarded NIH HuBMAP Grant for 3D Molecular Atlas of Urinary System

Sanjay Jain, with New Publication in Nature Communications, Awarded NIH HuBMAP Grant for 3D Molecular Atlas of Urinary System
Sanjay Jain, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, is co-PI of a newly awarded Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) grant for generation of a single cell and 3D molecular atlas of the urinary system. The HuBMAP program, funded through the NIH Common Fund, aims to develop an open, global framework that supports […]

4th Midwest Transplant & Nephrology Symposium Registration Open

4th Midwest Transplant & Nephrology Symposium Registration Open
The agenda is set and registration is open for the 4th Washington University Division of Nephrology Midwest Transplant & Nephrology Symposium to be held on October 11 – 13, 2019 at the Institute of Public Health, St. Louis, MO. The popular symposium will present an in-depth review of the most clinically-encountered topics in transplantation and […]

NKF Renal Roundtable Dinner and Lecture, Thursday, June 27

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

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) […]