Acute kidney injury, primarily caused by acute tubular necrosis, leads to significant morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. AKI also increases the risk of progression of chronic kidney disease to end-stage kidney disease and affects other health resource outcomes such as length of stay and readmissions.
The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research (ASN Foundation) is introducing a campaign that asks supporters to celebrate their pasts while directly supporting students, fellows, educators, and early-career investigators who are changing the future of kidney care.
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.
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.”
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.
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).
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.
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).