BU Study Finds Novel Pathway, Enzyme Responsible for Thrombosis in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Identification provides opportunity to reduce vascular complications associated with procedures in these patients Researchers have identified a potential new signaling pathway and enzyme that may help further the understanding of blood clot formation in chronic kidney disease patients and ultimately be targeted for therapeutic purposes. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at a higher […]

Dr. Jean Francis Awarded NFK Honor for Excellence in Transplant and Nephrology

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Francis, Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Kidney Transplantation at BUMC, who has been awarded an honor in Excellence in Transplant and Nephrology by the National Kidney Foundation New England on behalf of his numerous clinical, teaching, and research accomplishments! Dr. Francis obtained his medical degree from the Lebanese […]

Dr. Laurence Beck and Lab Awarded R01 Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Laurence Beck and his lab for being awarded a new R01 grant entitled, “Investigating the functional capacity of autoantibodies in primary membranous nephropathy.” Read more about the Beck/Salant lab here.

AHA Center Grant Awarded to Dr. Chitalia and Dr. Ravid for Thrombosis ARC

THROMBOSIS ARC: Boston University School of Medicine in collaboration with Boston Medical Center receives over $2.8M from the American Heart Association to Address Disparities that Intersect Heart Disease, Cancer. The American Heart Association recently awarded a center grant to BU/BMC to examine the influence of health disparity in cardiovascular complications among cancer survivors. BUSM’s Center, […]

PODO Trial Design Paper Published in ISN Kidney International Reports

Congratulations to Drs. Weining Lu, Laurence Beck, David Salant, and Joel Henderson on the publication of their PODO Trial Design paper, along with Drs. Stephen P. Berasi, J. Brian Copley, Donal Gorman, Daniel I. Levy, and Chay Ngee Lim. The paper, “PODO: Trial Design: Phase 2 Study of PF-06730512 in Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis,” was published […]

Nature Reviews Nephrology Publishes Article by Jonathan Ravid, Dr. Mohamed Hassan Kamel, and Dr. Vipul Chitalia

Congratulations to Jonathan Ravid, Dr. Mohamed Hassan Kamel, and Dr. Vipul Chitalia on their Nature Reviews Nephrology publication highlighting uremic solutes as potential therapeutic targets in CKD-associated cardiovascular disease. Dr. Hassan Kamel is a second year fellow in BMC’s Nephrology Fellowship Program, where Dr. Chitalia serves on faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Article […]