It was announced last month that Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) will make the transition to complete independence beginning October 1, 2012. The news came in a joint statement from KDIGO and its founding sponsor, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).

A new analysis of the US nephrology workforce confirms the specialty is in a transitional state, driven in part by changes in the health care delivery system. The latest George Washington University (GWU) Health Workforce Institute report examines other issues affecting the specialty, including the “All-In” nephrology Match and geographic distribution of practicing nephrologists.

The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) is a public-private partnership founded in September 2012 by the American Society of Nephrology and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since its inception, KHI has steadily increased its membership to more than 70 member organizations.

Ⓐ ASN Strategic Plan That Will Lead the Society to the Next Level by 2020. The ASN leadership held a series of “listening sessions” with the society’s members during Kidney Week 2014. This valuable feedback—as well as input from ASN’s committees, advisory groups, and other panels—helped the leadership finalize a new strategic plan during the past year.

Budget austerity measures are imperiling funding for NIH research. This concerns me a great deal as a physician-scientist focused on providing the 20 million Americans with kidney disease the best care possible. Kidney disease is a devastating disease, and it’s costing taxpayers a fortune.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has funded four grants that will serve as pioneers in using data from the VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP), a major step in the VA’s effort to advance precision medicine. The four funded grants will answer key questions about heart disease, kidney disease, and substance use.