Careers

Seeking Excellence: Building the Nephrology Pipeline

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is proud to announce the upcoming launch of the ASN Loan Mitigation Pilot Program.

This exciting program will launch in early 2021, and the pilot will continue for three years. ASN has committed $2,700,000 to reaching those who are considering nephrology as a career.

Candidates, Applications Up in Pandemic-Shortened Nephrology Fellowship Application Cycle

Kidney News Online

Applications for nephrology fellowships in the first month of a pandemic-shortened application cycle were up according to Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) data showing nephrology application through August 17, 2020, rose 49% compared with July 2019.

Making the Terms Used to Describe Kidney Health Work for Patients

Terminology commonly used by physicians to describe kidney health may be distressing or too difficult to understand for patients with kidney diseases, according to a recent study published in CJASN. The study, “Patient and Caregiver Perspectives on Terms Used to Describe Kidney Health,” included 54 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 13 caregivers from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

In receiving Joint Accreditation status from ACCME, ASN will continue its exceptional commitment to education

On July 27, 2020, the governing bodies of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program (ANCC) granted the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) with Joint Accreditation for 6 years.

What does this mean for ASN and the community it serves? ASN is now simultaneously accredited to provide medical, nursing and pharmacy continuing education activities through a single process, without needing to obtain separate accreditations.

ASN Announces 2020 Lifetime Achievement and Midcareer Awards

People who succeed in nephrology exemplify the best in all of us. They relish the intellectual rigor required to advance such a complex area of study and practice; they approach treatment and research challenges with creativity and tenacity, and work daily to enhance quality of life for millions. Most important, kidney professionals imbue their work with compassion and respect for the people whose lives they improve through research, education, and clinical excellence.

KidneyX Summit Announces Winners of the Redesign Dialysis Phase 2 Prize

Today, July 22nd, a virtual summit was hosted by KidneyX to announce the six winners of the Redesign Dialysis Phase 2 prize. The goal of the Redesign Dialysis prize is to provide prize money for novel ideas and innovations that will lead to better outcomes for people with kidney diseases and eventually to a truly artificial kidney.

Alexander Flannery, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPS - 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Flannery_photo-min.jpgName: Alexander Flannery, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPS

Institution: University of Kentucky

Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Project Title: Alternative Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) Activation and RAAS Therapeutics in Septic-Shock Associated Acute Kidney Injury

 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Tessa Huffstater, M.Eng. - 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Huffstater_photo.jpgName: Tessa Huffstater, M.Eng.

Institution: Vanderbilt University

Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Project Title: Inhibition of Cadherin-11 in Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease

 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Yan Xie, MPH - 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Xie_photo.jpgName: Yan Xie, MPH

Institution: Veterans Research and Education Foundation at Saint Louis

Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Project Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Newer and Older Antihyperglycemic Medications in Chronic Kidney Disease

 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

Mariia Alibekova - 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Alibekova_Photo_2.pngName: Mariia Alibekova

Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Grant: 2020 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award

Project Title: Elucidating the Role of Cell Microenvironment and Cell Differentiation Decisions in Kidney Organoid Heterogeneity Towards Better Models of Kidney Development and Disease

 

How would you sum up your research in one sentence?

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