Cheng to expand understanding of renal tubular disorders

Chih-Jen Cheng, MD, associate professor in Nephrology and Hypertension, has received a five-year, $1.55M R01 from the US Department of Health and Human Services. With these funds, Cheng will produce greater insight into the pathogenesis of Bartter syndrome (BS), a rare genetic disorder resulting in kidney dysfunction. Children diagnosed with BS have difficulty reabsorbing salt […]

“See you soon” to Rebecca Hegeman, MD

How does a team say good-bye to someone who has served as its center and one of its strongest advocates for decades? The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension had to give it a try last week before Rebecca Hegeman, MD, retired from a career spent at the University of Iowa, building and maintaining one of […]

UI nephrologists collaborate on new textbook

Urinalysis is one of the most common clinical tests ordered in adult and pediatric patients. However, understanding of the appropriate collection methods, analysis and interpretation of results is essential for all clinicians. Lisa Antes, MD, clinical professor, and Lee Sanders, PhD, MD, clinical assistant professor, both in the Division of Nephrology, co-edited the recently published […]

Nephrology Fellows Graduation, 2020

Medical Alumni Auditorium may not be as picturesque as the rolling hills and woods surrounding Rapid Creek Cidery and Wilson’s Orchard north of Iowa City where the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension celebrated its graduates last year. Program Director Lisa Antes, MD, and Program Coordinator Sara Murph still transformed the well with flowers and other […]

April 2020 – Prerna Kumar

Until our social-distancing era began, after a long day of being in the clinic or on rounds, transplant nephrology fellow Prerna Kumar, MBBS, always attended a 5:30 kickboxing class, whether she was feeling drained or motivated. Even if she worked late, she hustled to make the 6:30 class instead. Though Kumar only began kickboxing this past […]

Review invitation becomes training opportunity

A recent publication in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) details the ways in which iron deficiency can impact chronic kidney disease (CKD), reviews its mechanisms and pathophysiology, and compares various ways to diagnose and treat it while also managing the individual’s renal condition. The authors provide a comprehensive picture of everything […]

Nephrology Fellows Graduation, 2019

Members of every division in Internal Medicine will rightly say that they view their colleagues like family. In the face of the kinds of challenges they face daily the development of these bonds are inevitable. But in the Division of Nephrology, it is not just co-workers who get treated like family. Their co-workers’ families get […]

Updates from the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

The below is a post from Chou-Long Huang, MD, PhD, director of the division of Nephrology and Hypertension. With approximately 140 transplants a year, our transplant team continues to deliver first-rate kidney and combined kidney-pancreas transplants both at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) and at the Iowa City VA Medical Center.  The […]

Nephrology Fellows Graduation, 6/8/18

Family was front and center at a recent gathering of the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension on the Iowa Memorial Union Terrace. Both in the literal sense as many faculty, fellows, and staff brought welcomed partners and children to the event. But also family in the figurative, but no less meaningful, sense as colleagues greeted […]