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Dr. Ying Maggie Chen Awarded $300K Mallinckrodt Challenge Grant

Dr. Ying Maggie Chen Awarded $300K Mallinckrodt Challenge Grant
Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, is the recipient of a 2-year, $300,000 Mallinckrodt Challenge Grant for her study “Targeting Podocyte Dysfunctional Ryanodine Receptor to Treat Nephrotic Syndrome.” “The overall goals of this proposal are to determine the molecular mechanisms underlying increased podocyte endoplasmic reticulum (ER) calcium efflux under ER stress […]

Dr. Tingting Li Joins Fellowship Leadership Program as Associate Program Director for Clinical Research and Career Development

Dr. Tingting Li Joins Fellowship Leadership Program as Associate Program Director for Clinical Research and Career Development
The Division of Nephrology is pleased to announce that Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Tingting Li has joined our fellowship leadership program as Associate Program Director for Clinical Research and Career Development. In this new position, Dr. Li will join Dr. Steven Cheng, Training Program Director - Nephrology Fellowship, and Dr. Seth Goldberg, Associate Program […]

Dr. Jeffrey Miner is Principal Investigator of New CDI Pediatric Disease Mouse Models Core

Dr. Jeffrey Miner is Principal Investigator of New CDI Pediatric Disease Mouse Models Core
Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Professor of Medicine, WU Division of Nephrology, has been awarded a three-year, $449,500, Core Large Initiative grant by the Children’s Discovery Institute (CDI) that will fund the new the Pediatric Disease Mouse Models Core (PDMMC).  The core will generate mouse models of pediatric disease using state-of-the-art CRISPR/Cas9 and ROSA-TALEN technologies. The PDMMC […]

Dr. Andreas Herrlich Receives 1.45M R01 Grant to Study Amphiregulin and Kidney Fibrosis

Dr. Andreas Herrlich Receives 1.45M R01 Grant to Study Amphiregulin and Kidney Fibrosis
Congratulations to Andreas Herrlich, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Translational Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, who has been awarded a five-year, $1.45M (direct cost), R01 grant from the NIH to study the involvement of amphiregulin (AREG) in kidney fibrosis. Severe or chronic kidney injury leads to sustained activation of the […]

Former Nephrology Fellow Dr. Anubha Mutneja Returns as Medical Director of WU Home Modalities Program

Former Nephrology Fellow Dr. Anubha Mutneja Returns as Medical Director of WU Home Modalities Program
Of the more than 726,000 Americans suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), only 10% are currently on home dialysis (peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis).   Dr. Anubha Mutneja, Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology and Medical Director of the Home Modalities Program at Washington University, plans to change that. “We hope to expand home dialysis […]

Meet Tom Gowen, the New Nurse Manager at North County Dialysis Center

Meet Tom Gowen, the New Nurse Manager at North County Dialysis Center
“Individual care with a big family vibe!” That is how Tom Gowen, the new Nurse Manager of the North County Dialysis Center, sums up the Washington University dialysis facility that opened in North St. Louis County in early 2018. Tom, who was a Staff Nurse at the center before recently being chosen Nurse Manager, has […]

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 […]