The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Dialysis Advisory Group announces the release of its updated online curriculum, the Dialysis “Virtual Mentor” Curriculum.

Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, MACP, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, was named a 2015 finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, recognizing his dedication to progress in the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD).

The trend of declining interest in nephrology as a career is of great concern to the nephrology community.

Practicing nephrologists and physician scientists have borne witness to the lack of new therapies for the majority of patients suffering from kidney disease.

In February 2015, ASN announced the creation of the American Society of Nephrology–Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (ASN-AMFDP) Award.

“Be the best that you can be. Make your life count,”was the motto of Winifred “Winnie” Yuri Tapper, who passed away on February 4, 2015, at the age of 70. She was perhaps one of the longest surviving patients on continuous hemodialysis, having undergone the procedure for more than 40 years. A memorial service was held on March 7, 2015.