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A Christmas Poem (about Bingo)

A Christmas Poem (about Bingo)
While spending time at Forest Park Kidney Center this week, Thomas F. Gowen, RN, the current Nurse Manager of our Village Square Dialysis Center, found inspiration for a poem: “This center knows how to get the patients involved and have a good time!” says Gowen.  “So. Many.  Smiles!!! The Christmas Bingo event is popular with […]

WashU Nephrology Celebrates the Holiday Season

WashU Nephrology Celebrates the Holiday Season
The Division of Nephrology gathered to celebrate the Holiday Season at La Verona at the Marketplace on the Hill last Thursday, December 14, 2023. All enjoyed the food, drinks, and cool tunes provided by Cedric Watts and the Sir Sax Gospel Skate Party band. Special thanks go to Jean Smith, Special Project Administrator of our […]

Division Says Goodbye to Dr. Andrew Malone

Division Says Goodbye to Dr. Andrew Malone
WashU Nephrology bids farewell to transplant nephrologist Andrew Malone, MB, BCh, BAO, MD, who is returning to his homeland of Ireland to take a position at St. Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin.  Dr. Malone came to WashU for a fellowship in transplantation nephrology before joining our division in 2015 as Assistant Professor of Medicine.  In […]

NKF Fellows Renal Roundtable to Discuss Current Challenges and Trends for Nephrology Fellows

NKF Fellows Renal Roundtable to Discuss Current Challenges and Trends for Nephrology Fellows
There is still time to register for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) 3rd Annual Fellows Renal Roundtable, being held Thursday, December 7, 2023, 5:00 – 7:30 PM, at the SqWires Restaurant and Market – Annex Room.    The NKF professional education and networking event is a collaboration of Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis University […]

Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Elected ASN Treasurer

Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Elected ASN Treasurer
Congratulations to Jeffrey H. Miner, PhD, FASN, Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Professor of Medicine in Nephrology, who was recently elected as Treasurer for the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). He will begin his term on January 1, 2024, and serve through December 31, 2027. Dr. Miner is an international leader in basement membrane biology and […]

Ashley Edwards Joins WashU Nephrology as Senior Fellowship Coordinator

Ashley Edwards Joins WashU Nephrology as Senior Fellowship Coordinator
WashU Nephrology welcomes Ashley “Ash” Edwards who joins our division as the new Senior Fellowship Coordinator. Ashley has been with WashU since 2015 when she joined the Department of Pathology and Immunology, eventually becoming their Fellowship Program Coordinator.  Most recently, she was Manager of Administrative Services for HR/Payroll.  “I love being a part of Nephrology,” […]

Nephrologist Morgan Schoer Receives Prestigious 2023 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award

Nephrologist Morgan Schoer Receives Prestigious 2023 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award
WashU Nephrology is proud to congratulate Morgan Schoer, MD, one of six recipients of the 2023 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award presented by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  The award recognizes Barnes-Jewish Hospital and WashU School of Medicine internal medicine residents and fellows who embody the “Knowlton Spirit” of compassionate care and leadership in the […]

Ying Maggie Chen Lab and Collaborators Uncover Biotherapeutic Properties of MANF Protein

Ying Maggie Chen Lab and Collaborators Uncover Biotherapeutic Properties of MANF Protein
In their newly-published article in Nature Communications, a multi-center group led by Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, WashU Division of Nephrology, describes previously unknown mechanisms of action of mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF) and its therapeutic function, with regards to kidney disease.  MANF is a secreted endoplasmic reticulum (ER) protein that possesses cytoprotective properties. Their […]