Seeking ASN Co-Chair for Kidney Health Initiative

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Since its establishment in September 2012, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FASN, has served as the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) co-chair of the Kidney Health Initiative (KHI). KHI is a public-private partnership among the ASN, FDA, and nephrology community that aims to bring together nephrologists, industry partners, patient advocacy groups, and regulatory agencies to foster development of drugs, devices, and biologics for people with kidney diseases. Dr. Roy-Chaudhury will complete his term at the end of 2018, and ASN is looking for his successor.

The ASN Co-Chair for KHI serves a three-year term, renewable for one additional term, and reports to the ASN Council. Successful candidates should possess a wide knowledge of and experience in nephrology as well as have a broad understanding of issues facing development of therapies for kidney diseases. Additionally, broad knowledge of the kidney community is ideal. Candidates should also possess strong leadership qualities, vision, organizational abilities, and experience relevant to managing a program similar in size and scope to KHI.

In this role, the Co-Chair assists the Kidney Health Initiative by identifying the needs of KHI members, specifically in the broad areas of therapeutic product innovation and patient safety. The Co-Chair provides guidance and direction to KHI staff, project workgroups, and the KHI Board of Directors regarding strategic input to achieve KHI’s vision, mission, and goals. KHI relies on the Co-Chair to attend regularly scheduled meetings on a weekly, monthly, and annual basis with various members, including the FDA. The Co-Chair assists with recruiting new members to join KHI through internal and external networks.

The three-year term will start on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, and ASN will provide a competitive stipend to cover the estimated percent effort for the position. The ASN Co-Chair for KHI is supported with full time administrative staff as well as support from ASN departments, such as meetings, marketing, finance, and operations.

To read more about the full roles and responsibilities of the KHI Co-Chair, as well as to review the timeline of the application and selection process, please visit the KHI website at

If you have any questions about the position, or about KHI, please contact Anupam Agarwal, ASN Council Liaison to KHI at or Melissa West, KHI Project Director at