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Farewell and Best Wishes to Our Graduating Renal and Transplant Fellows

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Congratulations to our graduating renal and transplant fellows of 2020, you will be missed. We wish you the best in your future careers! An outdoor, evening celebration was held at the Ellen S. Clark Hope Plaza gathering space June 23, 2020. Celebration photos were taken by assistant professor of medicine and talented photographer, Dr. Charbel […]

Ying Maggie Chen Awarded NU GoKidney Grant

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Congratulations to Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, WashU Nephrology, who was awarded a Northwestern University George M. O’Brien Kidney Core Center (NU GoKidney) Pilot and Feasibility Grant.  NU GoKidney is a kidney research center that fosters research leading to the discovery of novel nephrotherapeutics that will transform the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases and […]

Alport UK Spotlights the Jeff Miner Laboratory

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Please join Jeffrey Miner, PhD, and members of his lab this Wednesday for the latest in the series of Alport online workshops.  Hosted by Alport UK, the Zoom event will be held June 24, 2020, at 11:30 Central Daylight Time (5:30 pm British Summer Time). Dr. Miner, Professor of Medicine, WashU Nephrology, is an internationally […]

2020 Translational Innovation Grant Awarded to Drs. Sanjay Jain and Tingting Li

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The Division of Nephrology’s 2020 Translational Innovation grant of $50,000 has been awarded to Sanjay Jain, MD, PhD, and Tingting Li, MD, MSCI.  Their project focuses on developing methods for single nucleus transcriptomic studies on archived diagnostic frozen kidney biopsy tissue from patients with pauci-immune glomerulonephritis (PIGN).  WashU Nephrology’s Translational Grant program has been offered […]

Paul Roberson takes Helm from Retiring Rick Hasamear as Manager of Technical Services for Dialysis Operations at Chromalloy

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WashU Nephrology congratulates Paul Roberson, Chromalloy Kidney Center’s new manager of technical services for dialysis operation, as we also wish a happy retirement to Patrick (Rick) Hasamear.  Roberson has worked at Chromalloy for 37 years and is taking the helm from Hasamear, who is a 35-year Chromalloy veteran. Paul Roberson has an associate in applied […]

WashU Nephrology Working Behind the Scenes – from Home

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Business as Usual While healthcare workers on the front line have gotten much-deserved attention as they care forpatients during the COVID-19 crisis, there are also many WashU Nephrology members who are working hard behind the scenes to keep the division up and running. Barbara Schmaltz, BSN, RN, nurse manager of the Renal Outpatient Office, and […]

Virtual Remote Conference Tools Keep Us Connected

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From telemedicine to video conferencing to interviews, remote conference tools have been so useful and favorably received since the COVID-19 shutdown that they may just end up being part of our “new normal” long after the crisis has passed. Virtual conference tools have helped members of WashU Nephrology keep connected to not only our patients, […]

The Year that Was COVID-19

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2020 will certainly be a year our fellows will remember. The WashU Nephrology fellowship training program provides a strong clinical training and research experience for our fellows during their time with us.  The fellows see patients in Barnes-Jewish Hospital (including the ICUs), attend to patients undergoing dialysis at Chromalloy Kidney Center, monitor the home modalities […]

Telehealth Visits Replace Face-to-Face Visits for Home Dialysis Patients

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While in-center dialysis units have made major changes in their daily protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, the care of patients undergoing home dialysis modalities has also undergone a significant adjustment. “The COVID-19 pandemic instantly taught us the utility of telehealth in patient care,” says Anubha Mutneja, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology and […]