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Ying Maggie Chen Receives Grant from WashU Center of Regenerative Medicine

Ying Maggie Chen Receives Grant from WashU Center of Regenerative Medicine
The Center of Regenerative Medicine (CRM) at Washington University has awarded Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, a one-year grant for her proposal entitled “Personalized kidney organoid modeling to develop novel treatment for uromodulin-associated chronic kidney disease.” The CRM is a research collaborative of over 80 faculty members who are dedicated to advancing the science of […]

Transplant Nephrologist Tarek Alhamad Named Associate Director for DOM Faculty Development and Well Being

Transplant Nephrologist Tarek Alhamad Named Associate Director for DOM Faculty Development and Well Being
Tarek Alhamad, MD, MPH, MBA, has been named the Associate Director for the Office of Faculty Development and Well Being (OFD) in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.  Dr. Alhamad is Associate Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, and Medical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs at WashU/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The Department of […]

Yoshiharu Muto, MD, PhD, Receives Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium Pilot and Feasibility Award

Yoshiharu Muto, MD, PhD, Receives Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium Pilot and Feasibility Award
WashU Nephrology congratulates Yoshiharu Muto, MD, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, for being selected to receive a Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium (PKD RRC) Pilot and Feasibility Award for his project titled “Defining GPRC5A as a Therapeutic Target for ADPKD.”  He is one of six 2024 PKD RRC awardees.   Funded by the National Institute […]

Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Among Nine WashU Faculty Elected to AAAS

Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Among Nine WashU Faculty Elected to AAAS
WashU Nephrology is proud to announce that Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Endowed Professor of Medicine in Nephrology, was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).   Founded in 1848, the AAAS is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary science society.  Its global mission is to advance […]

WashU Nephrology Presents at 2024 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

WashU Nephrology Presents at 2024 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings
Several members of WashU Nephrology will take part in the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM), being held May 14 – 18, 2024, in Long Beach, CA.   The annual meeting serves as NKF’s premier educational event designed for the entire inter-professional kidney healthcare team.  Participants have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge innovations, […]

Dr. Jeffrey Miner’s Research Group Lands KI Journal Cover

Dr. Jeffrey Miner’s Research Group Lands KI Journal Cover
Congratulations to the research group headed by Jeffrey Miner, PhD, on their recent publication that landed the cover of Kidney International.  The colorful cover photograph, illustrating paraffin immunofluorescence of different collagen IV chains, is a figure from their article “Quantitative assessment of glomerular basement membrane (GBM) collagen IV α chains in paraffin sections from patients […]

Portales-Castillo to Present at ENDO 2024 Rising Stars Power Talks

Portales-Castillo to Present at ENDO 2024 Rising Stars Power Talks
WashU Nephrology physician-scientist Ignacio Portales-Castillo, MD, has been selected to present his research at the Rising Stars Power Talks competition (formerly known as the Knockout Rounds) during the upcoming June 2024 ENDO conference in Boston, Massachusetts. The Rising Stars Power Talks provides a dynamic and fast-paced setting platform for early career and in-training members to […]

Obituary: Dr. Eduardo Slatopolsky, World Renowned Nephrologist

Obituary: Dr. Eduardo Slatopolsky, World Renowned Nephrologist
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Eduardo Slatopolsky, MD, Professor Emeritus, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Division of Nephrology, who died April 24, 2024. Eduardo dedicated his career to the study of kidney disease and mineral metabolism.  His contributions to the understanding of the pathophysiology of secondary […]

Four Students Accepted into O’Brien Center CKD Research Summer Internship

Four Students Accepted into O’Brien Center CKD Research Summer Internship
WashU Nephrology’s Summer Opportunities for Achievement in Research (SOAR) program has accepted four students for its inaugural internship starting in the summer of 2024.   SOAR is an immersive research program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing nephrology research.  The program is part of the recently established Washington University Kidney O’Brien Center for Chronic Kidney […]