Molecular and Cellular Physiology

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. 

Abstract Submission Window for ASN Kidney Week Now Open

Abstract submissions for ASN’s Kidney Week 2017 can now be submitted for review. The window will be open from April 12, 2017 through June 8, 2017 (2pm EDT).

Please be sure to examine the 
full details of the Call for Abstracts.

American Society of Nephrology Statement on President's Executive Order on Immigration

"Kidney diseases do not differentiate among race, religion or geographic borders."

Off Switch Found for Common Version of the CRISPR CAS-9 System

UCSF scientists are investigating how to inhibit the CRISPR-Cas9 tool to improve its accuracy.

CRISPR Advances in China: Competition Between US and China Should Improve Gene Editing Technologies

Interesting perspective in Genetic Engineering News on recent gene editing advances by scientists in CHINA.

Also of interest:

KN Online resources on gene editing technologies

Advancing the Kidney Health Workforce

The recently launched ASN Workforce Department administers programs focused on supporting kidney professionals, and attracting students and trainees to kidney medicine and research.