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St. Louis-Hosted ASMB Meeting, Chaired by Dr. Jeffrey Miner, was a Success

St. Louis-Hosted ASMB Meeting, Chaired by Dr. Jeffrey Miner, was a Success
The biennial meeting of the American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB), which was postponed last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, was held both in person at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch and virtually September 12-15, 2021.  The event was well worth the wait!  “The meeting drew many more registrants that expected,” […]

New Dialysis Unit Opens at TRISL in the Central West End

New Dialysis Unit Opens at TRISL in the Central West End
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of a new dialysis unit at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL), and celebrated the collaborative effort of Washington University Nephrology, TRISL, and Fresenius Kidney Care that made it happen. TRISL is a 96-bed hospital located in St. Louis’ Central West End that provides comprehensive outpatient and acute […]

Renal Fellows Attend 2021 Nephrology Business Leadership University

Renal Fellows Attend 2021 Nephrology Business Leadership University
Second-year WashU Nephrology fellows Maryam Saleem, MBBS, Bharat Neelam Raju, MD, Hassaan Iftikhar, MBBS, and Gaurav Rajashekar, MBBS, took part in the 2021 Nephrology Business Leadership University (NBLU) program, which wrapped up its week-long event on August 8, 2021.  The interactive event schools participants on the economics and business of nephrology to help senior fellows […]

Professor Emeritus Aubrey Morrison Receives Prestigious Award from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Professor Emeritus Aubrey Morrison Receives Prestigious Award from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Congratulations to Aubrey Morrison, MBBS, MACP, FASN, Professor Emeritus, Division of Nephrology, who was bestowed the 2021 Distinguished Graduate Award by the Association of Medical and Dental Graduates Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).   The Association of Medical and Dental Graduates present the Distinguished Graduate Award to a medical or dental graduate who […]

Dr. Kelli King-Morris Joins WashU Nephrology Faculty

Dr. Kelli King-Morris Joins WashU Nephrology Faculty
The Division of Nephrology welcomes Kelli King-Morris, MD, who joined our faculty as Associate Professor of Medicine on July 26, 2021. Dr. King-Morris earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.  She then completed a clinical and research […]

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

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

Dr. Reena Gurung Joins WashU Nephrology Faculty

Dr. Reena Gurung Joins WashU Nephrology Faculty
The Division of Nephrology welcomes Reena Gurung, MBBS, as she joins our faculty as Assistant Professor on September 1, 2021.  Dr. Gurung is a graduate of our Nephrology Fellowship Program. Dr Gurung earned her medical degree from the School of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu University in Nepal.  She completed an internal medicine residency at St. Luke’s […]

Dr. Anuja Java Co-chairs Working Group in an International Committee for Revising aHUS Nomenclature

Dr. Anuja Java Co-chairs Working Group in an International Committee for Revising aHUS Nomenclature
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has convened a multidisciplinary group of experts to reevaluate the current classification of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and propose a roadmap to prepare the field for revising the nomenclature.  Drs. Carla Nester and Marina Vivarelli, leaders of the initiative, invited Anuja Java, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University […]

WashU Physician-Scientists Andrew Malone and Parker Wilson Chosen as JASN Editorial Fellows

WashU Physician-Scientists Andrew Malone and Parker Wilson Chosen as JASN Editorial Fellows
Two Washington University School of Medicine physician-scientists have been chosen to join the JASN Editorial Fellows mentorship program for 2021-2023. Andrew Malone, MBBCh, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, and Parker Wilson, MD, PhD, Instructor, Pathology & Immunology, will join nine other fellows in the program, which will introduce them to editorial processes involved in publishing […]