Molecular & Cellular Physiology

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.


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Physician stress and burnout: The causes and potential solutions for nephrologists

At Kidney Week in New Orleans, I presented a session on the impact of growing stress and burnout in Nephrologists and how it might affect physician attitudes and behaviors toward patient care. The main point of my talk was to recognize how serious an issue physician dissatisfaction, stress, and burnout is, the causes and the barriers, and what can be done to help our physicians (and staff) better adjust to the pressures of today’s health care environment.


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Benjamin Freedman, PhD speaks about CRISPR and the future of treating polycystic kidney disease in recent study: "Organoid cystogenesis reveals a critical role of microenvironment in human PKD"

A recent study was published online in Nature Materials entitled “Organoid cystogenesis reveals a critical role of microenvironment in human polycystic kidney disease” on October 2, 2017.

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

Open Payments Physician and Teaching Hospital Review and Dispute Period Ends Next Week

Physicians and teaching hospitals have until May 15, 2017 to review data reported by drug and medical device makers about them and, if necessary, dispute the payments before the data is made public on June 30, 2017.

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. 

Why You Should Attend "Targeting Zero Infections": a NTDS Webinar Event on May 23

Dr. Jerry Jackson explains why the upcoming NTDS webinar on May 23, titled "Targeting Zero Infections: Where Do We Begin?”, will be beneficial to you and your practice.

Outside ASN: Female Nephrologists to Float New Nephrology Charter in India

Female nephrologists are working to create a separate women’s charter within the Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN). They hope to serve the underrepresented number of female nephrologists throughout India.

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