Department of Nephrology

VUMC to launch Program for Health Equity Research

VUMC’s new Program for Health Equity Research aims to become the nation’s leader in health equity research that’s inclusive, supportive and diverse by creating a rigorous environment for application-driven research with rapid response to policies and practices.

Edward Siew, MD, MSCI

Protein levels in urine after acute kidney injury predict future loss of kidney function

High levels of protein in a patient’s urine after acute kidney injury is associated with increased risk of kidney disease progression, Vanderbilt researchers report.

William Stone, MD, second from left, poses with longtime friends and colleagues Roy Zent, MD, left, Ray Harris, MD, and Alp Ikizler, MD, following a “retirement symposium” held in his honor recently. Stone, professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, is retiring this fall after 50 years on the Vanderbilt faculty.

Honoring Stone

William Stone, MD, was recently honored with a “retirement symposium.”

William Fissell, MD, has been working on the Kidney Project to create an implantable bioartificial kidney for the last decade.

VUMC, UCSF win KidneyX award for home dialysis design

A roadmap to create an implantable dialysis system that would allow patients to treat kidney failure at home has won researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), UC San Francisco (UCSF), and Silicon Kidney one of 15 cash prizes in the inaugural KidneyX’s Redesign Dialysis Phase I competition.

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Research that ruled in 2016: Readers’ favorite stories

Artificial kidneys, gay-straight alliances and junkyard batteries captured readers’ attention in 2016.