Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Reduced kidney function may cause cardiovascular disease: study

An international team of investigators has found that mild to moderate reduction in kidney function may cause cardiovascular disease, even in people without symptoms of heart disease or diabetes.

Nephrology society lauds Bock’s research on kidney development

Vanderbilt’s Fabian Bock, MD, PhD, won two awards at the Basic Research Forum for Emerging Kidney Scientists, presented virtually by the American Society of Nephrology and American Physiological Society.

VUMC adopts updated kidney function equation to better guide patient care decisions

In December Vanderbilt University Medical Center will again update the equation used for estimating kidney function with the goals of improving health equity and better guiding patient care decisions.

Study supports removing race from estimate of kidney function

An in-depth analysis by Vanderbilt investigators of published research studies supports removing race from the calculation of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) — an assessment of kidney function.

Terker selected as VUMC Discovery Scholar in Health and Medicine

Shown here are members of the team working to evaluate new drug candidates for the treatment of kidney diseases.

Kidney diseases research collaboration renewed

Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Bayer have agreed to continue a strategic research alliance to evaluate new drug candidates for the treatment of kidney diseases.

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