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NP Lisa Koester-Wiedemann and Drs. Marcos Rothstein, Frank O’Brien and George Jarad Participate in Annual Dialysis Conference 2022

NP Lisa Koester-Wiedemann and Drs. Marcos Rothstein, Frank O’Brien and George Jarad Participate in Annual Dialysis Conference 2022
WashU Nephrology members Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, MSN, CS, CNN-NP, Marcos Rothstein, MD, Frank O’Brien, MD, and George Jarad, MD, are part of the Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) program being held this weekend, March 4-6, 2022. Now in its 42nd year, the ADC hosts the world’s largest multidisciplinary conference on dialysis.  Sponsored by the University of Missouri […]

Let the Games Begin!  NephMadness 2022 Starts Today

Let the Games Begin!  NephMadness 2022 Starts Today
The 10th annual NephMadness officially starts today, March 1, 2022.  The month-long event, hosted by AJKD Blog, is an online interactive medical education activity modeled on March Madness, the annual US college basketball tournament, except with nephrology concepts. Social media, interactivity, and gamification take center stage in the tournament, encouraging a good-natured, robust discussion of […]

Monica Chang-Panesso Receives ASCI Council Young Physician-Scientist Award

Monica Chang-Panesso Receives ASCI Council Young Physician-Scientist Award
Monica Chang-Panesso, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, has been honored with an American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Council Young Physician-Scientist Award. Each year the ASCI Council honors up to 40 early career physician-scientists who have made notable achievements in their research.  Chang-Panesso’s research explores the molecular mechanisms underlying the repair response […]

2022 Translational Innovation Grant Awarded to Drs. Andreas Herrlich and Charbel Khoury, and PA Megan Moseley to Study Osteopontin in COVID-19 Associated-ARDS

2022 Translational Innovation Grant Awarded to Drs. Andreas Herrlich and Charbel Khoury, and PA Megan Moseley to Study Osteopontin in COVID-19 Associated-ARDS
The Division of Nephrology’s 2022 Translational Innovation grant of $50,000 has been awarded to Andreas Herrlich, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Charbel Khoury, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Megan Moseley, Physician Assistant in Critical Care, for their project “Circulating Osteopontin in AKI and its role in COVID-19 associated-ARDS.”   The WashU Nephrology’s […]

Clinical Nurse Coordinator Cheryl Cress and Transplant Nephrologist Tarek Alhamad Present at NKF Virtual Kidney Social Summit

Clinical Nurse Coordinator Cheryl Cress and Transplant Nephrologist Tarek Alhamad Present at NKF Virtual Kidney Social Summit
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Social Summit, held Sunday, February 6, 2022, featured two presenters from Washington University School of Medicine Division of Nephrology: Cheryl Cress, RN, CNN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Home Modalities, and Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, FACP, FASN, Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Transplant Nephrology. The annual event (held via […]

Celebrating National Women Physicians Day

Celebrating National Women Physicians Day
February 3rd is National Women Physicians Day, marking the 201st birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, who in 1849 was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States.  This day gives us the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of all women doctors and to say “Thank You” for all they do. Please […]

2022 Renal Staff Microgrant to Fund Home Blood Pressure Managing Program

2022 Renal Staff Microgrant to Fund Home Blood Pressure Managing Program
One of WashU Nephrology’s internal funding programs, the Renal Staff Microgrant Program, funds projects that improve the care and experience of our dialysis patients.  The 2022 Renal Staff Microgrant will extend an initiative that provides portable digital home blood pressure monitors for patients with hypertension in our dialysis clinics. Managing blood pressure is critically important […]

Anuja Java, MD, Elected to Executive Council of Women in Nephrology

Anuja Java, MD, Elected to Executive Council of Women in Nephrology
“I feel very strongly about the need for women in leadership positions,” says Washington University transplant nephrologist Anuja Java, MD, who was just elected to the Council of Women in Nephrology (WIN) for 2022-2024, along with Mira Keddis, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Mayo Clinic in […]