As you have likely heard, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) recently took action to address many concerns from the community regarding the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

ASN recently announced the society is partnering with the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the career development of a kidney research scholar from a historically disadvantaged background.

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has partnered with The Halpin Foundation since 2007, sponsoring an annual research grant for new investigators focusing on membranous nephropathy (MN). “When we began our collaboration, there was very little funding in membranous research,” says Joan Halpin, founder and president of The Halpin Foundation.

“They said it wouldn’t work” has been a galvanizing challenge to Robert Langer, Sc.D., throughout his long and astonishingly productive career. Langer has been a pioneer in the creation of biomaterials for drug delivery, and more recently in laying the foundations for the development of engineered tissues, including those in development for treatment of renal disease.

Are quality improvement interventions effective at reducing disparities in health care? It’s not clear, according to a recent literature review by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Educating health professionals

Since its inception, ASN has committed resources and expertise to providing the best professional education in nephrology. In the last year, ASN: