Please follow this link to the Comprehensive Transplant Institute 2016 Annual Report
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Please join me in congratulating our faculty teachers who participated in the Renal Module for first year medical students.  The Renal Module was recognized with an Argus award on Friday, October 7, 2017 as the Best MS1 Organ Module.  A special thank you to the co-directors of this module – Drs. Mark Bevensee, Vineeta Kumar and Eric Judd and all the faculty.  The Argus award was presented to Drs. Bevensee, Kumar and Judd but MS2 student Allison Montgomery.
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Congratulations to the Nephrology Faculty and Trainees who attended the AHA Hypertension and Kidney Council Meeting.  Dr. Jennifer Pollock was awarded the Harriet Dustan Award.  Dr. Joshua Speed won the junior faculty poster presentation award.  Dr. Bryan Becker was awarded the post-doctoral fellow poster presentation award.  Dr. Eman Gohar won a new investigator travel award and Drs. Carmen De Miguel and Eman Gohar were awarded oral presentations for their submitted abstracts.  Congratulations to the UAB contigent on these acheivements.

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Congratulations to Dr. Ashita Tolwani on receiving the President's Award for Excellence in teaching at the UAB faculty convocation on September 12.  
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Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Pollock on being awarded the Dean's Excellence Award
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Congratulations to Dr. Ashita Tolwani on being appointed the inagural holder of the DCI Edwin A. Rutsky MD Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Nephrology.  Congratulations to both Drs. Tolwani and Rutsky for this honor.

Congratulations to Justin Van Beusecum, Randee Sedaka and Brandon Fox for all being awarded first place in their sessions at the Annual UAB Graduate Student Research Day

Congratulations to Brandon Fox, MSTP student in Nephrology for being the semi-finalist in the Samuel B. Barker Award for Excellence in Research and to postdoctoral scholars Dr. Eman Gohar (semi-finalist) and Dr. Carmen De Miguel (Honorable Mention) for their nominations for the Joseph Reeves Award for Excellence in Research at the 32nd Annual DOM Trainee Research Sympoisum.  Congratulations to these outstanding trainees in our division.

Congratulations to Dr. Eman Gohar, Postdoctoral Fellow in Nephrology for being awarded both a Career Enhancement Award from the Office of Postdoctoral Education but also a travel award.  Congrats Eman.

Dr Vineeta Kumar, recently attended the annual Schwartz Center dinner. The Schwartz Center's mission is to promote compassionate care so that patients and their caregivers.  Dr. Kumar is one of the Schwartz Center Rounds Physician Leaders, the rounds helps support the healthcare provider by giving them a structured platform to discuss and communicate issues in relation to their patients.  Attached is video of the 20 years of the Schwartz Center History

Dr. David Askenazi of the Pediatric and Infant Center for Acute Nephrology (PICAN) at Children’s of Alabama speaks with ASN Executive Director Tod Ibrahim about the center and its mission on the ASN Podcast 

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Recent Publications for the Division for October, November and December 2014.

Core Concepts in Kidney Research Course Starts May 4, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Pollock on being named the 2015 Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Awardee.  Please read the story from the American Physiological Society here

Recent Publications for the Division for July, August and September 2014.

Congratulations to Drs. Subhashini Bolisetty and Ravindra Boddu as well as Travis Hull for their excellent presentations at the 8th International Conference on Heme Oxygenase, BioIron and Oxidative Stress meeting on October 8th through 11th.  Dr. Bolisetty won the Award for Best Abstract for and Early Career Post-Doctoral Scientist for her talk "Macrophage and epithelial cell H-ferritin expression regulates renal inflammation".  Dr. Boddu won the Award for Best Oral Presentation for and Early Career Postdoctoral Scientist for his talk "LRRK2 deficiency leads to impaired hemoglobin recycling with altered kidney and macrophage homeostasis".  Travis Hull won the Award for Best Abstract for a Student with his talk titled" Heme Oxygenase-1 Expression Regulates Trafficking of Myeloid Cells in Acute Kidney Injury". Congratulations to these departmental scholars.

UAB will be hosting a Mini-Symposium on Fabry Disease and Polycystic Kidney Disease: Prospects for Improved Care. This symposium will be held at the Finley Compass Bank Conference Center (behind Kaul Genetics Building) on Wednesday November 18th starting at 10am.  Please see the list of speakers and topics covered here.

Nightline will be airing the story of the world's largest Kidney Chain here at UAB.  This will be at 11:35 CT on ABC tonight (Thursday July 3).  Find links to the information about the Kidney Chain here.
Read the story by ABC here.
Follow the UAB Twitter feed for information about the Kidney Chain or check out the Kidney Chain facebook page

Join us in Congratulating the following members of the Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine (CRPM) group, who received awards/recognitions at the 2014 Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, CA on April 26th-30th.  

The Comprehensive Transplant Institute at UAB is inviting proposals to address issues in solid organ transplantation via analysis of outcomes data.  See full announcement here.

The Division of Nephrology announces a Career Enhancement Award for Nephrology Fellows interested in academic Nephrology.

Congratulations to Dr. Timmy Lee for receiving the American Society of Nephrology's Carl Gottschalk Award 

The Division of Nephrology would like to announce that a Fellowship Positions to study Fabry Disease will be supported by funding from Genzyme. 

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Curtis for being among the graduate faculty honored for their commitment to mentoring.

Core Concepts in Kidney Research Course Starts May 5, 2014

The Second Annual Joint Symposium in Transplantation was held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta GA on Friday March 21, 2014.

Congratulations to Dr. David Pollock on being elected as the 87th President of the American Physiological Society (APS) 

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Allon on being award the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology Gerald Beathard Award.  This award is presented in recognition of teaching excellence, scholarly activity and clinical excellence.

Congratulations to Division of Nephrology Postdoctoral Scholars on their outstanding presentations at the 2014 Postdoctoral Research Day.  Dr. Subhashini Bolisetty was awarded first place and Dr. Ravindra Boddu was awarded third place in their session.  Dr. Colin Reily, a trainee on the Division of Nephrology Training Grant was awarded first place in his session.  Congratulations to all the Postdoctoral scholars who presented. See announcement of winners here.

An unexpected snow that shut down most aspects of Birmingham was unable to stop the Southeast's largest kidney transplant chain here at UAB read story here

UAB launches paired exchange and incompatible kidney transplant program. See how the program works here.

Congratulations to Drs. Bergman, Curtis, Gaston, Julian, Kew, Mannon, Rutsky, Thornley-Brown, Tolwani and Warnock for being recently named to the Best Doctors in America List.

The 3rd Annual Dale J. Benos Memorial Seminar will be held in the Finley Auditorium in the Kaul Building on Wednesday December 4th at Noon.

Dr. James Schafer, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology was recently interviewed by the American Physiology Society as part of the Living History in Physiology series. 

The 10th Annual Thomas E. Andreoli Lecture was presented Wednesday November 13th by Dr. Barry M. Brenner in the Spain Auditorium at Noon.

On Monday November 11, 2013 there was an IgA Nephropathy: Festschrift in honor of Dr. Bruce Julian, MD at the DoubleTree Hotel in Birmingham Alabama.
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Dr. Ashita Tolwani, a Faculty member in the Division was recently interviewed by the Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program as one of their outstanding Alumni.  Read her interview here.

American Society of Nephrology Annual Kidney Week was held from November 5-10, 2013. Faculty from UAB will be attending the meeting being held this year in Atlanta, GA. Pictures from the meeting are below.