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WashU Nephrologist Charbel Khoury Participates in Diabetic Kidney Disease Strategy Conference

WashU Nephrologist Charbel Khoury Participates in Diabetic Kidney Disease Strategy Conference
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) launched the Diabetic Kidney Disease Collaborative (DKD-C) in response to the recent development of new therapies for people with diabetic kidney disease (DKD).  Charbel Khoury, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, was invited to participate in the DKD-C Strategy Conference, held January 14, 2020, in Washington DC. […]

WashU Nephrology Fellowship Training Program Recruits Dr. Frank O’Brien as Associate Program Director for Curriculum Development

WashU Nephrology Fellowship Training Program Recruits Dr. Frank O’Brien as Associate Program Director for Curriculum Development
The Division of Nephrology is pleased to announce that Frank O’Brien, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, has joined our fellowship leadership program as associate program director for curriculum development. Dr. O’Brien will join Drs. Steven Cheng, Seth Goldberg, and Tingting Li, in providing mentorship and guidance to our renal fellows as part […]

Amie Burke Welcomed as New Research Administrator

Amie Burke Welcomed as New Research Administrator
Washington University Division of Nephrology welcomes Amie Burke, who joins us as our new research administrator.   Amie will be responsible for the division’s grant-related activities, nephrology staff payroll, financial services and visa applications. Amie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Webster University in 2009, and has been with WashU for nearly 13 […]

Lisa Koester-Wiedemann to Receive the Barbara Prowant Lifetime Achievement Award in Nephrology Nursing

Lisa Koester-Wiedemann to Receive the Barbara Prowant Lifetime Achievement Award in Nephrology Nursing
Congratulations to renal nurse practitioner Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, ANP, CNN-NP, Division of Nephrology, Washington University, who will be presented the Barbara Prowant Lifetime Achievement Award in Nephrology Nursing during the 40th Annual Dialysis Conference in Kansas City, MO, February 8 – 11, 2020. The award is given in honor of Barbara Prowant (1953-2009), who was one […]

Heal Thyself – Proximal Tubules Self-repair after Acute Kidney Injury

Heal Thyself – Proximal Tubules Self-repair after Acute Kidney Injury
Research physician Monica Chang-Panesso, MD, and a team of Washington University nephrology investigators have made significant progress in defining the cellular lineage and molecular mechanism of repair of the proximal tubule after acute kidney injury (AKI).  Their study, FOXM1 Drives Proximal Tubule Proliferation During Repair from Acute Ischemic Kidney Injury, five years in the making, […]

Dr. Rowena Delos Santos to Chair AST Conflicts of Interest Committee

Dr. Rowena Delos Santos to Chair AST Conflicts of Interest Committee
Rowena Delos Santos, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, and current co-chair of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) Conflicts of Interest (COI) Committee, will take over as chair of the committee in June 2020. “It is a great honor and responsibility to serve on this AST Committee,” says Dr. Delos Santos of […]

Dr. Frank O’Brien Receives BJH Grant to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rate of Dialysis Patients

Dr. Frank O’Brien Receives BJH Grant to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rate of Dialysis Patients
Congratulations to Frank O’Brien, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, who is the recipient of a Project Award from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Dr. O’Brien, received the two-year, $120,000/year award to integrate the care of WashU dialysis patients while admitted to BJH and devise a personalized transitional care protocol to prevent hospital […]

Santa’s Got Competition! WashU Nephrology Spreads the Joy to Young Dialysis Patients with Adopt-a-Family Christmas Event

Santa’s Got Competition!  WashU Nephrology Spreads the Joy to Young Dialysis Patients with Adopt-a-Family Christmas Event
Thanks to resident elves in the Division of Nephrology, the holiday season is made even more special for families of three local children on dialysis.  Coordinating with a team at the Children’s Hospital dialysis unit, our division “adopted” three families in need of a little help this Christmas. Principal organizer, Julie McNamara, a medical secretary […]

Dr. Anuja Java Heads New Kidney Transplant Clinic at St. Louis VA

Dr. Anuja Java Heads New Kidney Transplant Clinic at St. Louis VA
The opening of the new Kidney Transplant Clinic at the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System is a valuable resource – and a huge convenience – for local veterans. Headed by Anuja Java, MD, Division of Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine, the clinic is for patients who have received a kidney […]