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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.

Past Recipient Profiles



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S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD

2002 Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant

Beating the Odds: A Researcher’s Creative Vision Realized

“ASN took a chance on me.”

From his earliest exposure to medicine, S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD was “fascinated by the way the kidney precisely filters out all the toxic material and maintains the electrolytes and acid-base status.”

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William Henry Fissell, MD

2009 Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant Recipient

Inspired by Kidney Patients, a Polymath Takes Kidney Care Into the Future

“ASN threw me a lifeline.”

While working as an EMT during a leave of absence from college, William Henry Fissell, MD often helped care for dialysis patients. “I fell in love with them because they were striving to live despite all the pain and fear of their everyday lives.” The grace with which these patients faced their challenges inspired Dr. Fissell to return to MIT, earn bachelor’s degrees in physics and electrical engineering, and then a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University.

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ASN has opened a search for the next Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (NephSAP®) Editorial Director. The current NephSAP Co-Directors’, Gerald A. Hladik, MD and Jerry Yee, MD, FASN, conclude their successful leadership of NephSAP on December 31, 2019.

Nephrology Self-Assessment Program is one of the premiere ASN educational activities, and among the most highly accessed. Its primary goals are self-assessment, education, and the provision of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points for individuals certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

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During Kidney Week 2018, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is releasing daily podcasts covering the interesting topics of each day in San Diego.

Featured are talks lead by ASN President Mark D. Okusa, MD, FASN and ASN Program Committee Chair Benjamin D. Humphreys, MD, PhD, FASN.

The first daily Kidney Week 2018 podcast features ASN President, Mark D. Okusa MD, FASN, who speaks with Catherine Godson, PhD; John K. Roberts, MD, MS; and Dinushika Mohottige, MD, MPH about the first day of the annual meeting.

Mukta Baweja MD

2018 ASN Kidney Week officially kicked off on October 25 with a Plenary Session focused on the changing dynamics in nephrology and the influence of policy and advocacy in achieving innovations in care. ASN President, Dr. Mark Okusa, MD, FASN, delivered his opening remarks with not just aspirational goals for the direction of nephrology, but also outlining the stark realities confronting nephrology.

ASN Kidney Week begins October 25 in San Diego, California. As the largest nephrology meeting in the world, ASN Kidney Week offers an overwhelming amount of content on a wide variety of subjects. For attendees interested in innovations in clinical trials and developing new therapies for people living with kidney diseases, there are a few must see sessions whose speakers are members of the Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) .

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Announced this year, there will be a brand-new session occurring at Kidney Week 2018 in San Diego on October 25. The session focuses on significant publications in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) and the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) from this past year.

Editor-in-Chief of JASN, Josephine P. Briggs, MD, and Editor-in-Chief of CJASN, Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MBBS, FASN, will moderate the session, highlighting innovative clinical, translational, and basic research in nephrology. Topics will also cover diverse, novel, and clinically applicable science across a variety of nephrology disciplines.

 

David M White

The Kidney Week 2018 Special Session “Measuring What is Important to Patients: A Patient-Centered Approach to Innovation,” featuring members of the Kidney Health Initiative Patient and Family Partnership Council (KHI PFPC), will examine some of the ways we and our colleagues are delivering value as partners in kidney disease research.