Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Kidney News Online Readership Doubles Since Last Year

In September 2018, Kidney News Online (KNO) reached its largest readership numbers since its beginning in March 2016.

Redesign of Online ASN Journals Ready to Improve User Experience

The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) and the Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) online platforms have been relaunched with increased functionality and a new interface providing readers with an on-the-go experience designed for all devices.

The relaunched sites with their modern design, contain numerous new features and functions making the reader experience easier and more efficient – thereby helping ensure that readers and authors can find what they’re looking for when they need it.

Q&As with ASN Foundation Grant Recipients 2018

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.


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Nicholas Zwang, MD - John Merrill Grant in Transplantation (2018)

Name: Nicholas Zwang, MD

Institution: The University of Illinois at Chicago

Grant: John Merrill Grant in Transplantation (2018)

Project Title: Quantifying signaling and activation mechanisms in human transitional B cells
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Alexander Grabner, MD - Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2018)

Name: Alexander Grabner, MD

Institution: Duke University

Grant: Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2018)

Project Title: The Role of FGF23 and FGFR4 in Cardio-Renal Syndrome
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Kaice LaFavers, PhD - ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Fellowship Award (2018)

Name: Kaice LaFavers, PhD

Institution: Indiana University

Grant: ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Fellowship Award (2018)

Project Title: The Role of Uromodulin in Oxidant Stress during Sepsis-Induced Kidney Injury
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Rebecca Hjorten, MD - Sharon Anderson Research Fellowship Award (2018)

Name: Rebecca Hjorten, MD

Institution: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Grant: Sharon Anderson Research Fellowship Award (2018)

Project Title: Modeling APOL1 Disease in Drosophila Melanogaster
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Katherine Shipman - ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award (2018)

Name: Katherine Shipman

Grant: ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award (2018)

Project Title: Megalin trafficking in Dent disease
 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

  • I study the reabsorption of protein by the proximal tubule to better understand causes of tubular proteinuria and provide insight into developing therapeutics.


Provide a brief overview of the research you will conduct with help from the grant.

Congress Passes Omnibus Bill, Heads to White House - Approves $2 billion to NIH

On Wednesday, May 3rd, the House passed a bipartisan $1 trillion omnibus spending bill by a vote of 309-118, and the Senate passed the bill 79-18 on Thursday, May 4th.  The spending package avoided a government shutdown and funds the government at updated levels through the end of September.  

CMS to Mail Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Letters Now through May

Keep a lookout in your mail this week and through early May. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is mailing out Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) “participation status” letters to several hundred thousand clinicians who participate in Medicare., according to CMS officials who spoke this week on a National Stakeholders conference call, in which ASN participated. The mailing is to notify clinicians and practices of their MIPS status. This status tells you, or other clinicians in your practice, if any of you will be required to participate in MIPS in 2017. 

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