Practicing nephrologists and physician scientists have borne witness to the lack of new therapies for the majority of patients suffering from kidney disease.

In February 2015, ASN announced the creation of the American Society of Nephrology–Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (ASN-AMFDP) Award.

“Be the best that you can be. Make your life count,”was the motto of Winifred “Winnie” Yuri Tapper, who passed away on February 4, 2015, at the age of 70. She was perhaps one of the longest surviving patients on continuous hemodialysis, having undergone the procedure for more than 40 years. A memorial service was held on March 7, 2015.

ASN recently announced the society is partnering with the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the career development of a kidney research scholar from a historically disadvantaged background.

As you have likely heard, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) recently took action to address many concerns from the community regarding the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has partnered with The Halpin Foundation since 2007, sponsoring an annual research grant for new investigators focusing on membranous nephropathy (MN). “When we began our collaboration, there was very little funding in membranous research,” says Joan Halpin, founder and president of The Halpin Foundation.