Andrew Malone Receives K08 Grant to Improve Understanding Antibody Mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplantation

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Medicine Andrew Malone, MB, BCh, who has been awarded an NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development grant (K08) to study the use of genomic technologies to improve understanding antibody mediated rejection in kidney transplantation. K08 grants are awarded to individuals with a clinical doctoral degree to facilitate their transition in […]

Panel to Discuss Misconceptions about Kidney Transplant Criteria

Dr. Tarek Alhamad, Medical Director of Transplant Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine, hopes to clear up some common misconceptions about what makes a patient eligible – or ineligible – for a kidney transplant. Nephrologists, primary care physicians, dialysis nurses, social workers, coordinators, etc. are invited to join in on a panel discussion about […]

Forest Park Dialysis Center Says Goodbye to a Friend

Staff and patients at the Forest Park Dialysis Center recently said goodbye to Darryl Eddington, the longest-surviving dialysis patient in the WU renal network.  Sadly, Darryl passed away on October 11, 2018. Darryl was a patient here for over 40 years.  For 38 of those years, he was a patient of Dr. Marcos Rothstein, Professor […]

Transplant Nephrology Welcomes Nurse Practitioner Kelsie Mooney

The Division of Nephrology welcomes Kelsie Mooney to the transplant nephrology team. Kelsie is a board certified Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC), who comes to us with extensive ICU experience. For the past three years, Kelsie has worked in the adult surgical/burn/trauma intensive care unit (SICU) here at Washington University. Five years prior […]

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.

Focus on Jodean Baldauf: Ushering the Past into the Future

Behind every successful, smoothly run business is an effective, efficient business manager, which precisely describes Jodean Baldauf, Director of Business Operations for the Division of Nephrology. From staffing and planning to motivating and leading, Jodean manages an ever-changing number of tasks overseeing both clinical and administrative operations for the division. Using her background in nursing […]

Young Man’s Music is Good for the Body and the Soul

Chase Cofer remembers the day he experienced the first symptom. It was a day like any other, with Chase and his sister spending time with their cousins. Chase hadn’t noticed anything was wrong – but his sister did. She pointed out that his arm had been in a fixed, bent position for the entire day. […]

NephMadness 2018 – Have Fun Learning AND Earn CME Credit

NephMadness 2018 is officially in full swing. Now in its 6th year, the educational tournament tipped-off on March 15 when the brackets listing 32 nephrology topics were announced. Developed by the team at AJKD Blog (the official blog of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases), the tournament fosters a good-natured competition, while highlighting the latest […]

Suleiman and Alhamad Awarded WU Nephrology 2017 Translational Innovation Grant

The Division of Nephrology’s 2017 Translational Innovation Grant has been awarded to Assistant Professor of Medicine Tarek Alhamad, MD, and Instructor of Medicine Hani Suleiman, MD, PhD, in the sum of $50,000.  The project is titled Novel Diagnostic Imaging Techniques for Transplant Glomerulopathy. The Translational Innovation Grant program, now in its third year, brings together a clinician and basic scientist from […]

Kidney Transplant Patient and Advocate Kevin Fowler to Speak

Patient advocate and transplant recipient Kevin Fowler will be the special guest speaker at Dr. Mary Politi’s Principles of Shared Decision Making course (Spring M19-530) on March 19, 2018. The course is part of the Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) program at Washington University School of Medicine. The topic of Fowler’s lecture will be […]