Perspectives

ASN President's Column: Strategic Goals for 2019

I am honored to be ASN President in 2019 and excited by the possibilities for this year. ASN developed and launched a 5-year strategic plan in 2016. Significant progress has been made on all strategic goals, and these remain as the main issues ASN will need to address over the course of the next year. In 2019, I’d like to see ASN focus on accomplishing three broad goals that will continue the society’s momentum and help accomplish the strategic plan by the end of 2020.

Nominations for ASN Midcareer Awards are Open

Nominations for ASN’s midcareer awards are open. These awards identify those who exemplify the very best in our field. Recognize your peers for their work in the fight against kidney disease.

To nominate a candidate, submit one letter of nomination and the nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV). Please note that ASN can only accept one nomination letter per candidate; however, the letter may have multiple signatories.

The deadline for all ASN midcareer awards nominations is through Friday, March 22, 2019.

New CJASN Trainee of the Year program

The Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) is strongly committed to the next generation of nephrologists and strives to encourage junior colleagues as they begin their careers. In honor of this commitment, in 2019, CJASN will launch CJASN Trainee of the Year; an inaugural prize contest among trainees for the best article submitted to the journal by a trainee as first author. This competition will recognize outstanding work done by junior colleagues in early stages of their careers in nephrology.


Eligibility Criteria:

S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD - 2002 Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant

S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD

2002 Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant

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.”

Lesley A. Inker, MD - 2006 ASN Foundation for Kidney Research-AAIM Junior Development Grant in Geriatric Nephrology Recipient

Lesley A. Inker, MD

2006 ASN Foundation for Kidney Research-AAIM Junior Development Grant in Geriatric Nephrology Recipient

Building Bridges that Advance Kidney Care

A psychology professor asking “big questions” put Lesley A. Inker, MD on her path to nephrology. Dr. Inker was attracted to nephrology because it offered her the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with patients and to seek answers to big questions in public health. Her ASN Career Development Grant was a key to making the kind of contributions that mattered.

William Henry Fissell, MD - 2009 Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant Recipient

William Henry Fissell, MD

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.”

Marcello Tonelli, MD, SM, MSc speaks about the complexities of treating nephrology patients in recent study

tonelli.jpgA recent study was published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) entitled “Comparison of the Complexity of Patients Seen by Different Medical Subspecialists in a Universal Health Care System” on November 30, 2018.

Please access the abstract and full report on the JAMA website.

ASN Communities Releases Mobile App for iOS and Android Users

The new easy-to-navigate Communities App gives you the capability to post questions, reply to threads, and connect with colleagues in just a few taps.

JASN and CJASN Honor 2018 Top 5 Reviewers

This past week, during Kidney Week in San Diego, CA, the ASN journals honored their top five reviewers from 2018. Reviewers are an integral part of the process for peer-reviewed journals, and the Journal of American Society of Nephrology (JASN) and the Clinical Journal American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) wanted to show their appreciation.

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