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Kidney News Podcast on the Past and Future of the Kidney Health Initiative

ima_thumb.pngIn early December 2018, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FASN, the outgoing American Society of Nephrology Co-Chair for KHI, and Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN, who began his term as Co-Chair for KHI in 2019, recorded a discussion with ASN Executive Vice-President Tod Ibrahim. This wide-ranging Kidney News podcast included Dr. Roy-Chaudhury’s evaluation of his six-year tenure and an outline of Dr. Harris’ vision for the future.

Meet the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Grant Recipients

The following articles are brief Q&A sessions with American Society of Nephrology (ASN) 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.

Past Recipient Profiles

S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD - 2002 Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant

S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD

2002 Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant

Beating the Odds: A Researcher’s Creative Vision Realized

“ASN took a chance on me.”

From his earliest exposure to medicine, S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD was “fascinated by the way the kidney precisely filters out all the toxic material and maintains the electrolytes and acid-base status.”

Lesley A. Inker, MD - 2006 ASN Foundation for Kidney Research-AAIM Junior Development Grant in Geriatric Nephrology Recipient

Lesley A. Inker, MD

2006 ASN Foundation for Kidney Research-AAIM Junior Development Grant in Geriatric Nephrology Recipient

Building Bridges that Advance Kidney Care

A psychology professor asking “big questions” put Lesley A. Inker, MD on her path to nephrology. Dr. Inker was attracted to nephrology because it offered her the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with patients and to seek answers to big questions in public health. Her ASN Career Development Grant was a key to making the kind of contributions that mattered.

"Diagnostic Utility of Exome Sequencing for Kidney Disease" from The New England Journal of Medicine

“Exome sequencing in a cohort of over 3,000 patients demonstrated genetic causes of chronic kidney disease in about 10% of cases and genetic testing may aid in the treatment of these patients”.

JAMA study finds better health outcomes and lower mortality rate for undocumented immigrants with scheduled dialysis

JAMA Internal Medicine published findings this month that found when “compared with emergency-only dialysis, scheduled dialysis significantly reduced 1-year mortality, hospitalizations, and costs among undocumented immigrants with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, in “40 of 50 US states, scheduled dialysis is withheld from undocumented immigrants with ESRD; instead, they receive intermittent emergency-only dialysis to treat life-threatening manifestations of ESRD’”.

Recent JASN study: Hemodialysis linked with decline in cognitive function

In a recent study published by the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), set out to examine the “immediate and longer-term effects of hemodialysis on cerebral circulation, cerebral structure, and cognitive function as they are currently poorly understood.

97 hemodialysis patients, with a median age of 59 years, were included in the study and the tests occurred over a 12-month period. During which transcranial Doppler ultrasounds were used to “measure cerebral arterial mean flow velocity (MFV) throughout dialysis, as well as cognitive scores, and MRI imaging.

Marcello Tonelli, MD, SM, MSc speaks about the complexities of treating nephrology patients in recent study

tonelli.jpgA recent study was published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) entitled “Comparison of the Complexity of Patients Seen by Different Medical Subspecialists in a Universal Health Care System” on November 30, 2018.

Please access the abstract and full report on the JAMA website.

Community-Minded: A Review of the ASN Communities for 2018

Three years ago, the ASN developed and released ASN Communities with the objective of creating an international venue to network, collaborate and discuss important issues in a members-only environment. Since the launch:

ASN Workforce and Career Advancement Opportunities Now Open

ASN is now accepting applications for the 2019 Kidney TREKS (Tutored Research and Education for Kidney Scholars) program and for travel support to the 2019 Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Annual Workshop. The deadlines to apply for these exciting programs are Friday, January 18, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. EST and Monday, March 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

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