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ASN is dedicated to advancing kidney research and supporting the next generation of investigators and fellows in their pursuit of groundbreaking kidney research discoveries. 

Through his photography and films, Ed Kashi, who will receive the ASN President's Medal at Kidney Week, has documented how climate change and chronic kidney disease have become a public health crisis and social injustice.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 American Society of Nephrology Lifetime and Mid-Career Awards. They have helped to improve the lives of patients with kidney diseases; advanced research, treatments, and patient care; and mentored trainees and junior faculty.

ASN is now accepting nominations for its Lifetime Achievement Awards.

ASN President’s Medal 2020

Gisela Deuter, BSN, MSA,   enabled ASN to develop, launch, and build the Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (nephSAP), helped launch ASN Renal Weekends (now called ASN Highlights), expand educational offerings at ASN Kidney Week, and ensure ASN’s accreditation as a provider of continuing medical education credits by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Finally, she helped start the Kidney Self-Assessment Program in 2014.

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People who succeed in nephrology exemplify the best in all of us. They relish the intellectual rigor required to advance such a complex area of study and practice; they approach treatment and research challenges with creativity and tenacity, and work daily to enhance quality of life for millions. Most important, kidney professionals imbue their work with compassion and respect for the people whose lives they improve through research, education, and clinical excellence.

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Flannery_photo-min.jpgName: Alexander Flannery, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPS

Institution: University of Kentucky

Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Project Title: Alternative Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) Activation and RAAS Therapeutics in Septic-Shock Associated Acute Kidney Injury

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Huffstater_photo.jpgName: Tessa Huffstater, M.Eng.

Institution: Vanderbilt University

Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Project Title: Inhibition of Cadherin-11 in Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease


How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

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Xie_photo.jpgName: Yan Xie, MPH

Institution: Veterans Research and Education Foundation at Saint Louis

Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Project Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Newer and Older Antihyperglycemic Medications in Chronic Kidney Disease


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Alibekova_Photo_2.pngName: Mariia Alibekova

Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Project Title: Elucidating the Role of Cell Microenvironment and Cell Differentiation Decisions in Kidney Organoid Heterogeneity Towards Better Models of Kidney Development and Disease