Dr. Marcos Rothstein to Receive 2018 Neville Grant Award

The Division of Nephrology proudly announces that Professor of Medicine Marcos Rothstein, MD, has been chosen to receive the 2018 Dr. Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence. The award, granted annually to members of the medical staff who exemplify compassion and excellence in clinical care, is named for Neville Grant, MD, a revered physician who […]

2018 Renal Staff Microgrant Extends Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Program

The continued education and availability of digital home blood pressure monitors for low income patients in the Nephrology Clinic will be made possible for another year due to funding from the Renal Staff Microgrant Program. The Microgrant Program funds projects that will improve the overall care of our dialysis patients and make a positive difference […]

Guatemala Welcomes WU Nephrologists with Traditional Latin American Hospitality

“The Division of Nephrology physicians are continuing to make an impact improving healthcare in Guatemala,” says Dr. Marcos Rothstein, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology. Rothstein and a delegation of Washington University nephrologists recently attended the scientific symposium First Annual Update in Nephrology: Leading the Battle against Chronic Kidney Disease, October 12-13, 2017, […]

WU Nephrology and Guatemala Partnership Upgraded

  The relationship between the Division of Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine and the Guatemala Social Security Institute (IGSS) Renal Division has been officially upgraded. The two centers of nephrology, a Sister Renal Center Pair, are now at a B-level status, up from the introductory C-level. For the past several years, a group […]

1in9 Kidney Awareness Documentary Visits Division of Nephrology

Analyn Scott swipes through the pictures on her phone, finds the one she is searching for and proudly holds it up for all to see. The picture is of a man and woman in full Dancing with the Stars costumes, frozen mid-step in what appears to be a very energetic dance. “Tell me if that […]

APOL1 Gene Variants are Causal Factors of Kidney Disease in African Americans

Professor of Medicine Jeff Miner, PhD, FASN, Division of Nephrology, is co-author of a recent study in Nature Medicine that proves that certain variants of the APOL1 gene cause kidney disease. For years, it has been known that African Americans have a 3-5-fold increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease […]

Angiopoietin-1 Mitigates Renal Fibrosis

Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1), a vascular growth factor secreted by kidney proximal tubular cells, pericytes and podocytes, is essential for regulating blood vessel development and repair after injury.  Ang-1 is also a promising therapeutic agent to target renal fibrosis, according to a study by WU researchers recently published in PLoSOne, As a result of injury to the […]

Urea – A Novel link between CKD and Diabetes

While it is well known that type 2 diabetes is a common cause of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), researchers have just shown that the opposite may be true.  The study, published in JCI, demonstrates that urea is directly responsible for impairing insulin secretion in CKD.  In a press release, Laetitia Koppe, MD, PhD, from the […]