Career Development

ASN Workforce and Career Advancement Opportunities Now Open

ASN is now accepting applications for the 2019 Kidney TREKS (Tutored Research and Education for Kidney Scholars) program and for travel support to the 2019 Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Annual Workshop.

ASN Foundation Grant Applications: Deadline Extended to December 7

The submission deadline for all ASN Foundation Grant Applications has been extended to Friday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m. EST.

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research funds clinical and basic research and provides grant support to members at various points in their careers. Submit your innovative ideas and research plans to the following programs funded by the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research.

Women and members of underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

NTDS Webinar Series: Targeting Zero Infections — Environmental Decontamination

In this complimentary webinar, review the critical role that nephrologists and dialysis professionals have in preventing infections. Examine the CDC's recommendations for dialysis station disinfection and compare your medical facility's policies with environmental disinfection best practices. Discover the patient perspective on environmental cleanliness and learn how nephrologists can take a leadership role in facility sanitization. 

The Sixth Annual Kidney Health Initiative Stakeholders Meeting

khi may meeting.PNGThe Kidney Health Initiative (KHI), a public-private partnership between the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), advances its mission of facilitating innovation and patient safety in kidney disease through its collaborative partnerships with 90 organizations, working together in the largest collaborative body in the kidney community.

Targeting Zero Infections webinar - Infectious Disease Reporting: State Requirements & Resources

Registration is now open for the third webinar in the Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) webinar series!

KHI Project Submission Cycle X: Opening Monday, March 19

KHI will begin accepting new project proposals from the membership during its tenth submission cycle when the portal opens on Monday, March 19.

KHI members are encouraged to provide feedback as proposals are submitted via the online comment field. Please look for emails as new projects are submitted and check the portal regularly to provide feedback to the authors of the proposals.

CMS updates open payments data

Today, January 17, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the Open Payments dataset to reflect changes to the data that took place since the last publication on June 30, 2017. The updated dataset is now available for viewing at

ASN Data Bytes: ASN Kidney STARS Program from 2012 to 2017

The goal of the ASN Kidney STARS program is to stimulate interest in nephrology careers by targeting medical students, residents, and graduate students with an interest in nephrology but who have not yet committed to applying to a fellowship. In addition to tailored events and networking opportunities, this program provides travel support, complimentary registration to attend the ASN Annual Meeting at Kidney Week, and complimentary membership to the society.

HHS seeks volunteers for HIPAA administrative simplification optimization project pilot

“The Department of Health and Human Services is running a HIPAA Administrative Simplification Optimization Project Pilot and is currently seeking volunteers to have compliance reviews. The aim of the pilot is to streamline HIPAA compliance reviews for health plans and healthcare clearinghouses.

HHS: How to avoid grant scams

An article from HHS outlines how to avoid grant scams and what to do if you think you have been a victim of a scam.