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Funded Postdoctoral Position

Funded Postdoctoral Position

April 10, 2015

A funded postdoctoral position is available in Renal Division at Washington University in St. Louis. The Humphreys laboratory investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms of adult kidney injury and repair. We are exploring the role of developmental signaling pathways (Hh, Wnt) in paracrine signaling during kidney repair with potential future clinical applications (e.g., acute kidney injury and chronic renal fibrosis).

Dr. Benjamin Humphreys appointed Chief of Renal Division, Washington University

March 24, 2015

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Benjamin D. Humphreys, MD, PhD, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital has accepted the position of Chief of the Renal Diseases Division in the Department of Medicine here at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Humphreys will assume this position in July, 2015.

Ways to Reduce the Kidney Shortage

Ways to Reduce the Kidney Shortage

September 2, 2014

The New York Times published an editorial today suggesting several ideas to reduce the kidney shortage. The need is clear: the annual number of kidney transplants performed each year in the US is actually falling, despite an increasing need. Only 16,896 transplants were performed last year, a rate that is the same as in 2007 despite an increase in the numbers of patients with kidney failure.

FMA Makes Cover of JASN

FMA Makes Cover of JASN

August 29, 2014

Our manuscript describing fluorescence microangiography (FMA) to define capillary changes after acute kidney injury made cover art in the September, 2014 issue of JASN.

HSCI Kidney Program Alert

July 11, 2014

Common questions answered by Dr. Humphreys on kidney disease, stem cell treatment and support for kidney research in these videos from the HSCI Kidney Program Alert.