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Drs. Mahjoub, Dutcher and Brody Awarded $3.14M NHLBI Grant for Cilia Research

Drs. Mahjoub, Dutcher and Brody Awarded $3.14M NHLBI Grant for Cilia Research
Collaborators Moe Mahjoub, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (Division of Nephrology), Cell Biology and Physiology, Susan Dutcher, PhD, professor of genetics, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Steven Brody, MD, the Dorothy R. and Hubert C. Moog Professor of Pulmonary Medicine have received a four-year, $3.14 million RO1 renewal grant from the National Heart, Lung, and […]

Crisis Fosters Generosity, Teamwork and Creativity

Crisis Fosters Generosity, Teamwork and Creativity
Generosity A huge shout-out and thank you goes to local business owner Paul Hamilton, who generously donated supplies to WashU Nephrology dialysis centers this past weekend.   Hamilton, the owner and operator of Hamilton Hospitality, a multi-concept restaurant group, donated nitrile gloves as well as hydrogen peroxide and bottles of 91% alcohol.  According to Hamilton, “You […]

Working Together to Tackle Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Working Together to Tackle Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
With the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our patients, faculty, staff and families are our primary concern.  By working together, the Division of Nephrology is tackling this crisis. “I am heartened that in the face of uncertainty we as a division are showing great resolve and resiliency,” says division […]

NephMadness 2020 is On!

NephMadness 2020 is On!
The 8th annual NephMadness begins today, March 13, 2020. The initiative is the brain-child of  the team at AJKD Blog, the official blog of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, and was initially launched to celebrate World Kidney Day, an international campaign to increase awareness of kidney disease. The month-long educational tournament plays out across […]

Dr. Haris Murad Raises Awareness of Kidney Disease on FOX 2 Morning Program as Part of World Kidney Day

Dr. Haris Murad Raises Awareness of Kidney Disease on FOX 2 Morning Program as Part of World Kidney Day
Washington University transplant nephrologist Haris Murad, MD, joined FOX 2 NOW AM television program to discuss prevention and early detection of kidney disease in honor of World Kidney Day, March 12, 2020. The global kidney day campaign, a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations, is celebrated the second Thursday […]

Dr. Anitha Vijayan Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Dr. Anitha Vijayan Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Anitha Vijayan, MD, FASN, professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at Washington University in St. Louis and medical director of Acute Dialysis Services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, has been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society. The only national medical honor society in the world, the AΩA was organized in 1902 […]

Support WashU Nephrology/Transplant “Cool Beans” Team at 2020 NKF Kidney Walk

Support WashU Nephrology/Transplant “Cool Beans” Team at 2020 NKF Kidney Walk
Ready, set, GO!  The annual St. Louis National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Walk will take place 12:30 - 4:00 pm, March 29, 2020, at Westport Plaza.  All WashU faculty, staff and patients are welcome to participate by walking, volunteering or donating. This year, the individual WashU Nephrology and BJC-WashU Transplant teams are joining forces to […]

Dr. Reena Gurung Joins WashU Nephrology Fellowship Program

Dr. Reena Gurung Joins WashU Nephrology Fellowship Program
The Division of Nephrology welcomes Reena Gurung, MD, who joins us as a first-year nephrology fellow.  Reena earned her medical degree from the School of Medical Sciences at Kathmandu University in Nepal and completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO.  In 2015, Reena came to Washington University School of […]

Dr. Steven Funk Joins WashU Nephrology Faculty as Instructor of Medicine

Dr. Steven Funk Joins WashU Nephrology Faculty as Instructor of Medicine
Steven Funk, PhD, has joined the Division of Nephrology faculty as an instructor of medicine. A native of New Orleans, Dr. Funk earned his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, and his doctoral degree in cell biology and anatomy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport.  He came to Washington […]