Basic Science

Kevin Fowler speaks about patient engagement in scholarly publishing

Kidney News Online reached out to Kevin Fowler to speak about his upcoming talk on how CJASN has incorporated Patient Voice into a monthly feature in the journal at the 2019 Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting on the topic of “Patient Engagement in Scholarly Publishing” on May 6th in Columbus, OH. Mr.

In Case You Missed It: Top 20 Ways ASN is Increasing Interest in Nephrology Careers

March is National Kidney Month and to celebrate, Kidney News Online and In The Loop are highlighting the top 20 ways the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research are increasing interest in nephrology careers.

Together, ASN and the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research:

CEBM: What if the sensitivity or specificity is also not reported in for data extraction in meta-analysis

An article from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) was recently published entitled: “Tip for data extraction in meta-analysis – What if the sensitivity or specificity is also not reported”.

Author Kathy Taylor explains “how to deal with the less common case when a sensitivity or specificity is not reported” during data extraction for diagnostic accuracy studies.

ASN and NIDDK initiatives to foster kidney research and investigators

Several initiatives have been implemented by NIDDK and ASN in order to foster kidney research and encourage research investigators as the NIH Division of Kidney, Urologic, & Hematologic Diseases (KUH) saw a 2% decrease in funding from the 2019 NIH budget.

This article includes a list of initiatives taken from an upcoming article in Kidney News March issue.

Due March 11: Nephrology Fellowship Opportunities for International Research Scholars Form

We need your assistance.

If you have an international research scholar opportunity and would like to have it posted on the ASN website, please complete the Nephrology Fellowship Opportunities for Research Scholars Form no later than Monday, March 11.

CNBC Report: New FDA-cleared, kidney disease early detection smartphone app

Outlined in a recent report from CNBC by Lori Ioannous (@Loriloannou1), chronic kidney disease is a “modern-day plague in the United States, driven in large part by the nation’s obesity epidemic”. 30 million Americans, or 1 in 9 adults, have chronic kidney disease, with diabetes and hypertension being major causes. “More than 510,000 kidney patients are now on dialysis, and over 100,000 are on the kidney transplant list”.

Failure is a stepping stone to success in scientific publishing

Jente Ottenburghs, a postdoc at Uppsala University in Sweden, recently wrote up a piece outlining the rejections from multiple journals it took until he was able to be published. Though he focuses on ornithology, his experience is similar to that shared by many authors submitting manuscripts to publications.

KNO Interview on Kidney360 with Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly

Kidney News Online recently spoke with Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, FASN (@zalaly), the chair of the ASN Publications Committee, a staff nephrologist and the Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Education at the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System. The ASN Publications committee began the initial talks for Kidney360 and will play a large part in its implementation going forward.

ASN President's Column: Strategic Goals for 2019

I am honored to be ASN President in 2019 and excited by the possibilities for this year. ASN developed and launched a 5-year strategic plan in 2016. Significant progress has been made on all strategic goals, and these remain as the main issues ASN will need to address over the course of the next year. In 2019, I’d like to see ASN focus on accomplishing three broad goals that will continue the society’s momentum and help accomplish the strategic plan by the end of 2020.

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