Clinical Science

How KidneyX and the RRT Roadmap Can Realize the HHS’s Goals for an Artificial Kidney

While there were many exciting pieces to last week’s announcements that will improve the care of the patients we treat, the attention paid to the artificial kidney is particularly exciting. We believe that Advancing American Kidney Health will increase investment, interest, and innovation in improving kidney care and ultimately curing kidney diseases. Our patients deserve to see the hope generated by Advancing American Kidney Health realized. KHI and KidneyX are determined to do our part to achieve these goals. Our patients deserve no less.

KidneyX Patient Innovator Challenge: Kidney patients, care partners invited to submit ideas and innovations for national prize competition

The new prize competition seeks to identify ideas and solutions patients and care partners have developed to improve their daily life with kidney disease. The KidneyX Patient Innovator Challenge, funded by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) invited individuals, communities, businesses, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations, among others, to submit ideas on how to improve therapeutic options and quality for life for people living with kidney disease.

Statement from ASN President Rosenberg on new Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative announced today

"The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) applauds the bold vision unveiled today by President Donald J. Trump and by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, II, in the Advancing American Kidney Health initiative.  Before an audience of more than 500 individuals with kidney diseases, nephrologists, and other kidney community advocates, President Trump signed an Executive Order launching the initiative."

Breaking: HHS announcing rollout of new kidney strategy July 10th

Wednesday, July 10, the Trump administration will announce a new Department of Health and Human Services-wide (HHS) Comprehensive Kidney Care strategy. ASN and other kidney care groups have been working and meeting with Administration officials, including Secretary Alex M. Azar, II, all year providing input and recommendations for inclusion of in the new strategy.

Interview: Dr. Michael Allon, Editor-in-Chief of the new ASN journal, Kidney360

Kidney News Online (KNO) recently spoke with Michael Allon, MD, the inaugural Editor-in-Chief for the newest journal from the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney360. As the open access, online only journal will begin accepting manuscripts in September 2019, KNO wanted to learn more...

Tomokazu Souma, MD, PhD - Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2019)

Name: Tomokazu Souma, MD, PhD

Institution: Duke University

Grant: Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2019)

Project Title: Harnessing Antioxidative Stress Pathways in Renal Epithelial Progenitors To Prevent AKI-to-CKD Transition
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Tengis S. Pavlov, PhD - Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2019)

Name: Tengis S. Pavlov, PhD

Institution: Henry Ford Health System

Grant: Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2019)

Project Title: Mechanism and Role of ATP Release in Polycystic Kidney Diseases
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Sarah Panzer, MD - John Merrill Grant in Transplantation (2019)

Name: Sarah Panzer, MD

Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison

Grant: John Merrill Grant in Transplantation (2019)

Project Title: Impact of B Cell Survival Cytokines on Transplant Glomerulopathy


How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

  • Many kidney transplant recipients will face failure of their kidney transplant, my research program investigates ways to make kidney transplants last longer.


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Sagar U. Nigwekar, MD, MMSc - Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2019)

Name: Sagar U. Nigwekar, MD, MMSc

Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital

Grant: Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2019)

Project Title: Novel Determinants of Calcific Uremic Arteriolopathy
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Naoka Murakami, MD PhD - Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2019)

Name: Naoka Murakami, MD PhD

Institution: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Grant: Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2019)

Project Title: Roles of Immune Checkpoint Signaling in Autoimmune Kidney Diseases
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

  • My research focuses on how immune system can tell between self and non-self using novel transgenic animal models.
     

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