Drs. Jeffrey Miner and Jonathan Barnes Receive Children’s Discovery Institute Grant

Congratulations to Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, and Jonathan Barnes, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Danforth Campus, co-recipients of a Children’s Discovery Institute (CDI) Interdisciplinary Research Initiative grant for their proposal to develop new approaches for the treatment of pediatric kidney disease. The Interdisciplinary […]

2019 Renal Microgrant Extends Home Blood Pressure Managing Program

Funding from the 2019 Renal Staff Microgrant Program will extend a program that provides education and digital home blood pressure monitors for low income patients in the Nephrology Clinic. The blood pressure monitoring program, originally funded in 2015, provides portable monitors to allow patients to take their blood pressure at home, and then call in […]

2019 Renal Staff Microgrant Call for Proposals

The Division of Nephrology is now accepting applications for the 2019 Renal Staff Microgrant program, which provides resources for staff in our outpatient clinics, the Forest Park dialysis unit and the Chromalloy dialysis unit to undertake new projects that improve the care and experience of our patients. In the current funding cycle, the division will […]

scRNA-seq is a Game Changer in Kidney Biopsy Cell Characterization

Researchers in the Division of Nephrology are using a state-of-the-art technique called single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) to take kidney biopsy interpretation to a whole new level. Their study, recently published in JASN, presents the first scRNA-seq analysis of a human kidney allograft biopsy. Instructor of Medicine Haojia Wu, PhD, and Assistant Professor of Medicine Andrew Malone, […]

Nephrologists Get Schooled on Business Savvy – and More – at NBLU Event

WU nephrologist fellow Miraie Wardi learned a lot more than just the business and economic aspects of nephrology when she attended the Nephrology Business Leadership University (NBLU) event this year. The program, specifically designed for 2nd year nephrology fellows graduating in 2019, helps fellows plan for their future in nephrology as they transition from training […]

Happy Hour Send-off for Rajees Varghese

The Division of Nephrology bids a fond farewell to research technician Rajees Varghese, who will be entering the Master’s Program in Medical Physiology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, this fall. “I’m excited to join the program and begin a new chapter in my life as I make my way towards medical school,” […]

Division of Nephrology Receives Two McDonnell Genome Institute Pilot Project Awards

Congratulations to Division of Nephrology members Hani Suleiman, MD. PhD, and co-PIs Andrew Malone, MB, BCh, and Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD, division Chief, who were selected to receive McDonnell Genome Institute (MGI) Pilot Project awards. These awards are made possible by funds from the Dean of the School of Medicine-WUSM, the Institute of Clinical and […]

Too Many Centrosomes Spoil the Kidney

Assistant Professor of Medicine Moe Mahjoub, PhD, discovered that, yes, there can be “too much of a good thing.” Dr. Mahjoub’s new study, published in the July issue of the Journal of Cell Biology, found that formation of excess centrosomes is detrimental to renal development and is sufficient to trigger cyst formation independently of cystic […]

Tarek Alhamad Awarded Grant to Study Impact of Non-Standard DHCV+ Organ Transplantation

Congratulations to Tarek Alhamad, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs, Division of Nephrology, who was awarded a $350,000 Clinical Innovation grant from Mid-America Transplant to evaluate the Clinical and Economical Benefits of Organs from Hepatitis C-Positive Donors.

Meis1 in Kidney Aging and Injury – Unexpected Findings

A new study headed by Dr. Monica Chang-Panesso, MD, Nephrology, revealed unexpected findings in an investigation of Meis1, a transcription factor that is required for mammalian development. Meis1 is a known marker of interstitial stroma in the developing kidney. Defects in kidney development are seen in Meis1 mutant embryos. The homeobox protein plays an important […]