The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is encouraged by the recent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announcement to solicit comment on USPSTF’s draft research plan on screening for kidney diseases. This development follows more than a decade of advocacy in support of more kidney health screening by ASN and other stakeholders dedicated to intervening earlier to slow or stop the progression of kidney diseases.
KidneyCure, the grants program supported by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Foundation, today announced that applications for its 2023 grants programs are now open. KidneyCure grants support clinical and basic research and kidney health investigators at key professional development milestones. The submission deadline is Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Grant applications and guidelines can be found at https://www.kidneycure.org/
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) will hold Kidney Week, the world’s premier kidney meeting, in Orlando, FL, November 3–6, 2022. The results of scientific studies and high-impact clinical trials that will advance kidney-related research and medical care will be presented in-person and online.
Today, advocates of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and 21 other kidney health professional and patient organizations are meeting with their congressional delegations, calling on them to protect living donors and improve access to transplantation
KidneyCure (the ASN Foundation) is honored to continue its support of investigators committed to advancing kidney health. Building on decades of success, KidneyCure makes it possible to improve knowledge and treatment by identifying and funding high-impact projects.
• The five-year innovative pilot program offers financial support for trainees entering the field of nephrology, focusing on individuals historically underrepresented in medicine.
• Six candidates selected in the first year of the program will each receive $50,000 over the course of three years toward the repayment of eligible student loans.
• More than 37 million Americans live with kidney diseases.
• 800,000 Americans have kidney failure, a condition for which there is no cure.
• Kidney diseases disproportionately affect communities of color.
• COVID-19, especially deadly for people with kidney diseases, has highlighted the urgent need for change
Washington, DC (February 25, 2021) —The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is spearheading efforts to secure direct federal allocation of COVID-19 vaccines to dialysis patients and frontline dialysis workers. This allocation would improve access for a vulnerable patient population, more than half of whom are Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islanders (NHPIs).
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) welcomes Susan E. Quaggin, MD, FRCP(C), FASN, as ASN President, effective January 1, 2021. Dr. Quaggin succeeds Anupam Agarwal, MD, FASN.
A $500,000 KidneyX prize has been awarded to The Kidney Project — a collaboration between Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and UC San Francisco (UCSF) — for the development of an implantable dialysis system that would enable patients to safely and effectively treat kidney failure at home.
• Kidney diseases affect more than 850 million people worldwide.
• KidneyCure continues to propel positive change in public health, once again funding more than $3 million to support research that changes lives.
• This year’s grant recipients, among the best and the brightest in the field, bring energy, innovation and expertise to areas undergoing rapid change: acute kidney injury and repair, home dialysis, and post-transplant care.
People with kidney diseases are often excluded from clinical trials because of the complexity and high morbidity of kidney disease.
COVID-19 puts people with kidney diseases at a two to sixteen-fold increased risk of severe symptoms.
All investigators should include people with kidney diseases when developing vaccines, preventative therapies or treatments related to COVID-19.
Today, seven new members were named to the Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) Board of Directors. KHI is a public-private partnership between the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today took bold steps in two proposed rules to increase the availability of organs for the 113,000 Americans waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant – 20 of whom die each day – and to strengthen support for Americans who choose to be living donors. Both proposed rules advance policy changes the American Society of Nephrology has long been advocating for and is strongly supportive of.
American Society of Nephrology President Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN, has issued the following statement regarding the new Kidney Care Choices Model:
“The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) welcomes the introduction of the voluntary Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Model, and its four kidney care payment options, addressing key aspects of the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health (AAKH). This voluntary model will be a true game changer and brings desperately needed, sweeping changes to care for people with kidney diseases. ASN has long advocated for key elements of this model, and I thank HHS Secretary Azar and his entire team for putting forward such a visionary approach for the future of kidney care.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) today introduced the members of the newly formed KidneyX Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) steering committee. This diverse group of experts will play a critical role in advancing the KidneyX mission to improve the lives of the 850,000,000 people worldwide currently affected by kidney diseases by accelerating innovation in kidney disease prevention, diagnostics, and treatment.
ASN foundation for kidney research announces 2019 grant recipients The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research provides more than $3 million in funding for clinical and basic research for members at all stages of their careers. Highlights The ASN Foundation for…