Basic Science

Q&As with KidneyCure Grant Recipients 2020

ASN_Foundation_Logo-Color (1).jpgThe following articles are brief Q&A sessions with KidneyCure (ASN Foundation) grant recipients. The sessions explore what research the individual is undertaking with the grant funds, their hopes for the research, career goals, and advice for others interested in applying for these grant funds.

ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

ASN Releases a Statement on Gender Equality, Stands with Members of the LGBTQ+ Community

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) stands with members of the LGBTQ+ community to continue to work to improve diversity, inclusiveness, and equity for members, patients, and the kidney community at large.

On Monday, June 15, 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination, extending workplace protections to millions across the nation. While this is a wonderful victory for the LGBTQ community, steps backward in other areas continue to undermine LGBTQ equality.

New Nephrology and Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Training Programs Approved at Select US Universities

The Nephrology and Hospice & Palliative Medicine fellowship training programs of the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and the University of North Carolina have collaborated to create a combined 2-year training program through the ACGME’s Advancing Innovation in Residency Education (AIRE) program.

ASN Issues a Statement Against Racism

The following statement was released today:

Washington, DC (June 1, 2020)—The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is proud of its efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion among kidney health professionals. This commitment is hollow, however, if ASN fails to oppose racism. ASN strongly supports and will advance efforts to achieve equality to reduce the adverse impact of racism, especially on health and in health care.

ASN Encourages Fellowship Programs to Conduct Interviews Remotely

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) recognizes that the current coronavirus pandemic has placed unique demands on frontline caregivers, necessitated restrictions on travel, and imposed limitations on individuals with various health conditions.

Research Crucial to Combatting Effects of COVID-19 on Kidneys, Kidney Patients

Jan Carrousel 02.jpgAlthough widely thought of as a respiratory ailment, COVID-19 has demonstrated its ability to impact multiple organs. For those with existing kidney disease, the dangers of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are especially stark.

ASN Leads Kidney Community Letter to Congress on Emergency Supplemental Funding for NIDDK and KidneyX

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a uniquely significant impact on the kidney community: kidney patients are at elevated risk, kidney failure is one of the consequences many people who contract COVID-19 face, and the pandemic has accelerated several trends in kidney medicine, including the prioritization of telehealth and more home-based care.

Testimonials from Nephrology Nurses: Our Stories


May is National Nurses Month

Those who work in nephrology, or receives kidney care, understand that excellence of care depends directly upon the professionals who chose to become nephrology nurses.

Weekly ASN Recap, May 11 - May 18: COVID-19 Resources

ASN Main Color.pngThe world is adjusting to the new and uncertain realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. ASN has worked tirelessly to address many of the important topics related to the changes. Please see below for many vital COVID-19 resources.

Making the Case for Change: Including People with Kidney Diseases in COVID-19 Trials

KHI_Logo-Horizontal-Color.jpgClinical trials often exclude people with kidney diseases. This means that 37 million people in the United States are rarely represented in the kind of research that advances change in treatment and care. The challenges that result from such exclusion are highlighted by the current COVID-19 crisis.