Genetic Diseases of the Kidney

ASN President's Column October 2016

Physicians, scientists, and other health professionals are problem solvers. This reality is especially true in nephrology, in which complex diseases and co-existing conditions are often challenging and sometimes daunting. However, this very complexity provides so many of us lifelong career interest and opportunities, and profound satisfaction when we can provide and improve care for our patients with kidney diseases.

ASN President's Column September 2016

In his September column, Dr. Harris envisions how precision medicine will advance treatment and research in nephrology.

How Genomics is Transforming Nephrology

 Understanding the Major Histocompatibility Index, revolutionizing treatment of aHUS -- the power of genomic medicine in nephrology.

Nephrology Careers: A Closer Look

Match season is upon us. Take a look at the variety of careers in nephrology, and ASN's Match resources.

Building the Future: ASN Expands TREKS to Chicago

TREKS students learn why the best and brightest get hooked on renal physiology -- and then extend that summer experience with an assigned mentor back home.

Why Digital Health Won't Be Replacing My Doctor

"I believe all digital health tools that can improve the experience for patients must be deployed. They have a role, they add value, they improve the experience, and they make the healthcare seeking process more dignified. But I’d be kidding if I expect these tools today to give me the insights and clinical acumen that Dr. JK brought to bear during our consultation."

NSF Commits $35 Million to Improve Software Scientists Need to Innovate and Collaborate

The Molecular Sciences Software Institute and the Science Gateways Community Institute will bring together experts from a wide variety of organizations to improve tools for researchers, and improve access to shared applications.

Stemming the Brain Drain: EU Bank Bolsters Research in Greece

“For the first time we’ll have some regularity in research funding in Greece,” says Nektarios Tavernarakis, director of the FORTH Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB).

National Academies: Optimizing US Investment in Academic Research

This updated report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine addresses upcoming changes to the Common Rule governing many human research policies, and the need to streamline regulations and eliminate redundancies to enable research advances to move forward as quickly as possible.

 

ASN President's Column July 2016

In this month's column, ASN President Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN discusses initiatives that are changing the practice landscape in nephrology.

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