Molecular & Cellular Physiology

ASN Releases 2018 Nephrology Fellow Survey Report

A new analysis finds leading indicators point to an improving job market and rising salaries for nephrologists entering practice. ASN released the analysis of the society’s annual survey of nephrology fellows in training—Report on the Survey of 2018 Nephrology Fellows—authored by George Washington University researchers.

The Renal Fellow Network, A Fellow’s Perspective

As a trainee newly entering a subspecialty, the sources of information online can be both innumerable and overwhelming. Where can a fellow turn to find the latest updates and interesting cases all in a one-stop-shop source? The Renal Fellow Network (RFN)!

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.

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.

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.

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