Promising Therapies for the Treatment of Podocyte Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress-induced NS/FSGS

A new study led by Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, Division of Nephrology, found a new class of drugs that shows great promise in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome (NS) resulting from podocyte endoplasmic reticulum (ER) dysfunction. NS is a leading cause of chronic kidney disease affecting over 500 million people worldwide.  Damage to podocytes, […]

Meei-Hua Lin’s Eye-Catching Image is JASN’s New Cover

An image from a manuscript by Meei-Hua Lin, PhD, Division of Nephrology, was chosen to grace the first issue of JASN’s new cover format. Dr. Lin is a Senior Scientist in the laboratory of Jeffrey Miner, PhD, Professor of Medicine. The new cover format, debuting on the May 2018 issue, displays a detailed table of […]

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. […]

WU Represents! ASN Kidney Week 2017

ASN Kidney Week 2017 will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, Tuesday October 31 through Sunday November 5. Below is a list of those in the Division of Nephrology and Pediatric Nephrology who have abstracts, oral Presentations or will moderate sessions. Wednesday, November 1 Anitha Vijayan, MD, Professor […]

Maggie Chen Awarded $1.52M NIH R01 Grant to Study Nephrotic Syndrome

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Medicine Ying (Maggie) Chen, MD, PhD, who has been awarded a five-year $1.52M total costs, R01 grant from the NIH to fund a research project titled Podocyte Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Nephrotic Syndrome. Nephrotic syndrome (NS), characterized by heavy proteinuria and increased risk of loss of kidney function, causes serious […]