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 […]

Welcome Adriane Randolph – Helping Fight Kidney Disease Her Way

Please welcome our new Senior Departmental Accounting Assistant, Adriane Randolph, who will be handling the purchasing and accounting functions for the Division of Nephrology. Adriane has a BS in Business-Accounting from Lindenwood University, St. Louis, MO, and is a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. She comes to us from the Division […]

Gene Therapy Study Using AAV-based Vectors Lays Foundation for Kidney Fibrosis Treatment

Renal fibrosis, a hallmark of chronic kidney disease (CKD), is characterized by the accumulation of excess extracellular matrix proteins secreted by myofibroblasts. Unfortunately, there are no anti-fibrotic drugs approved for treatment of CKD. A new study headed by researchers in the Humphreys Laboratory in the Division of Nephrology at Washington University, however, is laying the […]

Study Details Origin of Myofibroblasts Responsible for Kidney Fibrosis

The results of an international collaboration of researchers including Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Division of Nephrology at Washington University, and Dr. Rafael Kramann, Division of Nephrology and Clinical Immunology at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, published in the May issue of JCI insight, settles the years-old controversy of the origin of scar-forming macrophages in the kidney. […]

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 […]

WU North County Dialysis Center Opening Soon

“Serving the population where they live” is the impetus behind the new Washington University dialysis facility about to open in North St. Louis County, according to Dr. Marcos Rothstein, Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, and one of the initial advocates of the project. “Missouri has over 9,000 patients undergoing dialysis, and that puts our state in […]

CJASN Podcast Hosts Dr. Tingting Li and Co-authors to Discuss Monocyte Count and CKD Publication

Associate Professor of Medicine Tingting Li, Division of Nephrology at WU, and colleagues from the Clinical Epidemiology Center at the VA Saint Louis Health Care System participated in the recently launched CJASN Podcast to discuss their publication Association between Monocyte Count and Risk of Incident CKD and Progression to ESRD. Dr. Li, first author and […]

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 […]

March Madness … Kidney Style! NephMadness 2017 Brackets Announced

Hit the bench, US college basketball! Nephrology has its own March Madness – NephMadness 2017 – courtesy of the crew at AJKD Blog, the official blog of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Since 2013, this month-long educational tournament plays out across all social media outlets, providing good-natured competition while highlighting the latest advances and […]

Nephrology Update for PCPs on March 25

Timothy Yau, MD and Assistant Professor of Medicine, will once again chair the Nephrology Update for Primary Care Providers Course to be held March 25, 2017, at the Eric P Newman Education Center (EPNEC). The Division of Nephrology at Washington University and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) are co-sponsoring the event, which provides an in-depth […]