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 […]

Steven Cheng to Chair ASN Match Oversight Committee

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the official sponsor of the Nephrology Match, has appointed Steven Cheng, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in our division, as Chair of the Nephrology Match Oversight Committee. In 2015, the ASN Council voluntarily, and unanimously, approved an “All-In Policy” for the Nephrology Match. Under this policy, all nephrology programs […]

New Faculty James Davis Looks Forward to Expanding the Clinical Footprint of the Division into New Territories – and Finding Some Live Music

Please welcome James A. Davis, MD, to the Division of Nephrology. An experienced interventional nephrologist, Davis joins the division as Assistant Professor of Medicine, bringing with him an interest in home-based therapies and vascular access. He was previously in private practice at The Kidney and Hypertension Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Davis will oversee the division’s […]

Zebrafish Models Micro-Grant Awarded to Hani Suleiman

Instructor of Medicine Hani Suleiman, MD, PhD, will receive a grant from the Zebrafish Models for Pediatric Research Services Cooperative (ZRSC) to study the involvement of certain cytoskeletal proteins in podocyte injury. The zebrafish, a relative of the minnow, has become increasingly popular in scientific research. The similarity of the zebrafish’s cell physiology to that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Dr. Andrew Malone Goes to Washington in Support of KidneyX

Physicians from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) recently joined patients and caregivers from the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) for the 6th Annual Kidney Health Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill to discuss the need for more innovation in the realm of kidney disease.