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logo_big_1.pngAnnounced late on Monday, December, 16, KidneyX received $5 million in the compromise government spending package proposed. The first-time funding for KidneyX for Fiscal Year 2020 is included in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) bill.

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KidneyX_main.jpgThe US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Chief Technology Officer and ASN announced a diverse group of experts for the new KidneyX Innovation Accelerator steering committee, which will play a critical role in recommending a five-year strategic plan for the initiative, as well as providing guidance for all KidneyX activities and outreach. This work includes recommendations for prioritizing the areas of greatest unmet scientific need and fundraising to support future KidneyX prize competitions.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a contract to a KidneyX award winner to provide hemodialysis systems in communities hit by natural disasters. The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has stated it will be prepared to use the systems by the end of this year. The contract was awarded on October 3, 2019, to  Outset Medical, one of the winners of the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis Competition .

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the American Society of Nephrology have selected 15 winning teams for Phase 1 of the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis prize competition.

During the inaugural KidneyX Summit which began today, April 29th, and continues to through April 30th, the winners were announced. The winners presented their solutions to an audience of industry leaders with government, mechanical and bioengineering, investment, and medical product development.

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Today, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) launched the second phase of KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis, a prize competition that seeks to transform kidney care. Redesign Dialysis is part of a series of KidneyX prize competitions to catalyze the development of innovative solutions that can prevent, diagnose, and treat kidney diseases.

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On July 11, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, American Society of Nephrology, and the National Kidney Foundation announced the new Patient Innovator Challenge.

The new prize competition seeks to identify ideas and solutions patients and care partners have developed to improve their daily life with kidney disease. The KidneyX Patient Innovator Challenge, funded by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) invited individuals, communities, businesses, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations, among others, to submit ideas on how to improve therapeutic options and quality for life for people living with kidney disease.

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Kidney News Online reached out to all 15 winners of the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis Phase 1 competition to get more information on their projects.

All winners answered the following questions:

The winners were presented in three different categories based on their project’s basis. These include:

Diagnostics

Improving Dialysis

Engineering

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The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) recognizes that the current coronavirus pandemic has placed unique demands on frontline caregivers, necessitated restrictions on travel, and imposed limitations on individuals with various health conditions.

To help ensure the health, safety, and security of our applicants during the 2020-2021 recruitment cycle, ASN strongly encourages nephrology fellowship programs to conduct all interviews with applicants remotely, utilizing both telephone and videoconferencing capabilities. Programs should not disadvantage applicants who are unable to travel due to personal or programmatic decisions, and programs should plan for an all-virtual recruitment season.

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The appointment year 2020 nephrology Match results report was release by ASN on December 4th. Composed by Kurtis Pivert, MS (Candidate) ASN Data Science Officer, the report that the results of the AY 2020 nephrology Match were exactly flat compared with AY 2019 according to preliminary data from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). A total of 291 candidates matched into one of 169 participating tracks, filling 62% of 469 offered positions. Only 41.4% of tracks and 62% of positions filled.neph match 2020.png

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Graduating nephrologists perceived improvements in job markets close to their training institutes, and an increasing majority of nephrology fellows would recommend the specialty. These are two of the key insights from an analysis of the 2019 ASN Nephrology Fellow Survey responses released on October 28, 2019. The report, 2019 Nephrology Fellow Survey—Results and Insights, authored by principal investigator Stephen M. Sozio, MD, MHS, MEHP, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and members of the ASN Data Subcommittee is available online at http://www.asn-online.org/workforce .