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First CMS Webinar on Kidney Care First (KCF) and Comprehensive Kidney Care Contracting (CKCC) models

CMS Webinar: Voluntary Kidney Models - Overview

Learn details of the four new voluntary kidney payment models this Thursday, August 15 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT

First US cell-therapy trial for kidney transplant patients launched at University of Wisconsin Health

“The UW Program for Advanced Cell Therapy (PACT) will use the personalized cell therapy treatment to study its effects on a viral infection faced by around 30-40% of kidney and/or pancreas transplant recipients.

Dr. Reshma Kewalramani named incoming president and CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, former member ASN KHI Board of Directors

Announced July 25, Dr. Reshma Kewalramani will be promoted to president and CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. She is currently the chief medical officer for the company and was previously a practicing nephrologist who earned her medical doctorate at Boston University and trained at Bigham & Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Kewalramani will be the first woman to run a large biotechnology firm. Vortex’s share price “rose 360% and its sales doubled to $3 billion annually” under the previous CEO, largely due the company’s pharmaceuticals used to treat cystic fibrosis.

NPR Morning Edition: ASN Member Dr. Amaka Eneanya on Advaning American Kidney Health

Dr. Amaka Eneanya spoke recently on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday about the Trump Administration’s strategy for “Advancing American Kidney Health.” Dr. Eneanya is an assistant professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a practicing nephrologist, and an ASN member (@AmakaEMD).

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KidneyX Patient Innovator Challenge: Kidney patients, care partners invited to submit ideas and innovations for national prize competition

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.

Infographic: New payment models proposed by Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative Executive Order

The President’s Executive Order, issued in conjunction with the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative, calls for new payment models for kidney physicians. Here’s a brief rundown of how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation propose they would work.

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Interview: Dr. Michael Allon, Editor-in-Chief of the new ASN journal, Kidney360

Kidney News Online (KNO) recently spoke with Michael Allon, MD, the inaugural Editor-in-Chief for the newest journal from the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney360. As the open access, online only journal will begin accepting manuscripts in September 2019, KNO wanted to learn more...

Rasheeda Hall MD, MBA, MHS - American Society of Nephrology-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Award (2019)

Name: Rasheeda Hall MD, MBA, MHS

Institution: Duke University

Grant: American Society of Nephrology-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Award (2019)

Project Title: Establishing Evidence to Manage Geriatric Syndromes in Hemodialysis Patients

Tomokazu Souma, MD, PhD - Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2019)

Name: Tomokazu Souma, MD, PhD

Institution: Duke University

Grant: Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2019)

Project Title: Harnessing Antioxidative Stress Pathways in Renal Epithelial Progenitors To Prevent AKI-to-CKD Transition
 

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Tengis S. Pavlov, PhD - Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2019)

Name: Tengis S. Pavlov, PhD

Institution: Henry Ford Health System

Grant: Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant (2019)

Project Title: Mechanism and Role of ATP Release in Polycystic Kidney Diseases
 

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