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Nephrology Moves into Its New Digs

Nephrology Moves into Its New Digs
It didn’t take long for the new laboratory space to fill up once the Division of Nephrology relocated to its new location on the 8th floor of the McDonnell Medical Science Building. The 7th floor of the Wohl Clinic building had been the home for the Division of Nephrology for well over 50 years.  As […]

Andrew Malone to Speak at Annual GTAC@MGI Symposium

Andrew Malone to Speak at Annual GTAC@MGI Symposium
Andrew Malone, MB, BCh, will speak at the 2nd Annual GTAC@MGI Symposium - A New Era in Washington University Genomics - being held at the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 10am-3pm.  The symposium is hosted by Washington University’s McDonnell Genome Institute (MGI) and Genome Technology Access Center (GTAC). Malone and […]

Raising the Awareness of Depression in Dialysis Patients

Raising the Awareness of Depression in Dialysis Patients
Patients were recently greeted at Chromalloy American Kidney Center (CAKC) to what Brenda Bingel, RN, MSN, calls “Lobby Days,” an event organized to bring more attention to the occurrence of depression in dialysis patients. Brenda, Nurse Administrator at CAKC, Kelly Lazarus, LMSW, and Jackie Holschen, LCSW, decorated the waiting room lobby with posters detailing common […]

Division Welcomes Jean Smith, Special Project Administrator

Division Welcomes Jean Smith, Special Project Administrator
The Division of Nephrology gives a warm welcome to Betty Jean Smith (she prefers Jean), who joins us as Special Project Administrator. Jean has worked at Washington University for 20 years.  She was is Alumni Relations for seven years before transferring to the Department of Orthopedic Research, where she was the Administrative Coordinator for the […]

Annual National Kidney Foundation Walk a Success

Annual National Kidney Foundation Walk a Success
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) annual Kidney Walk, involving over 5,500 teams, 85,000 individuals, at nearly 100 locations across the country this past Sunday, March 24, 2019, was a rousing success.  Nationwide, the event raised over $136,000 (88%) of the goal of $155,000. That, of course, was with the help of the Washington University nephrology […]

Time to Fill Out Your NephMadness Bracket for 2019!

Time to Fill Out Your NephMadness Bracket for 2019!
The 7th annual NephMadness is under way!  NephMadness, hosted by AJKD Blog, is an online interactive medical education activity modeled on March Madness, the NCAA college basketball tournament, except with nephrology concepts. Using social media, interactivity, and gamification, the nearly month-long tournament encourages a good-natured, robust discussion of the latest advances and the most important […]

WU Nephrology Celebrates World Kidney Day

WU Nephrology Celebrates World Kidney Day
The annual celebration of World Kidney Day is underway.  The global campaign, a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations, raises awareness of the prevalence of kidney disease and the need for strategies for kidney disease prevention and management. The event takes place the second Thursday of […]

DaVita Honors Marcos Rothstein for Exemplifying Core Values

DaVita Honors Marcos Rothstein for Exemplifying Core Values
DaVita Kidney Care, an independent medical group and leading provider of kidney care in the United States, recognized Marcos Rothstein, MD, Professor of Medicine, with the “2019 Core Value Award for Service Excellence” during its national Physician Leadership Meeting in San Diego, March 7-9, 2019.   The Service Excellence Award is given annually to a nephrologist […]

Dr. Timothy Yau Recipient of Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award

Dr. Timothy Yau Recipient of Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award
Congratulations to Timothy Yau, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, who is one of three recipients of the Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Awards in Medical Student Education for 2019.  Presented yearly by the Office of Education (OE), the Goldstein awards recognize outstanding teaching and commitment to medical education. The current awardees, Dr. Yau, […]

WU Nephrology Represented in 2019 Nephrology Social Media Collective Internship

WU Nephrology Represented in 2019 Nephrology Social Media Collective Internship
The Nephrology Social Media Collective (NSMC) has announced the members of its 2019 internship, three of whom are affiliated with WU’s Division of Nephrology:  Dr. Madhuri Ramakrishnan, a first-year nephrology fellow; Dr. Yasar Caliskan, a visiting researcher in the Sanjay Jain Laboratory, and Dr. Sam Krishnamoorthy, a former nephrology fellow. Acknowledging the ever-increasing importance of […]