Division of Nephrology; Center for Immunity, Inflammation & Regenerative Medicine

UVA Division of Nephrology and the Center for Immunity, Inflammation and Regenerative Medicine (CIIR), part of the Department of Medicine, is dedicated to the study and treatment of kidney disorders and diseases. The U.S. News & World Report ranked UVA Nephrology #42 the nation in its 2018-2019 edition. The Division and CIIR are composed of 23 full-time Clinical and 10 Research Faculty. We are working collaboratively to improve patient care and outcomes, achieve excellence in our scholarly and research endeavors, and nurture innovation in our labs and classrooms.

Many of our faculty are leaders in national and international professional societies, members of NIH Study Section, on editorial boards of reputable journals, among America’s Top Doctors, and have been recognized for outstanding achievements in their respective fields.

As a division, we are committed to building bridges with our local community of Charlottesville and throughout the state of Virginia.

 

 

Kalantari Receives Top UVA Faculty Honor

Dr. Kambiz Kalantari, from the School of Medicine’s Division of Nephrology, was among six recipients for UVA’s awards in “Teaching Excellence.”
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Research Training Pathway

The UVA Research Training Pathway is designed for individuals with advanced degrees (MD, PhD, MD/PhD) who are interested in pursuing only research training.
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The Center for Immunity, Inflammation & Regenerative Medicine (CIIR)

CIIR was inaugurated in 2007 to advance research initiatives, education, and clinical applications in new and important directions.
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Unexpected Link Found Between Immune Cells, Weight Control, Disease Resistance

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has shown how our DNA determines our ability to fight off viruses, revealing that many genes work together to control immune cells, tissue inflammation, even our body weight after infection. The research could one day allow doctors to tweak immune cells to enhance their ability to destroy viruses, and it may also assist in the development of new vaccines, among other benefits.

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Fellowship Applications

The mission of the UVA School of Medicine Nephrology Fellowship program is to produce physicians who are not only leaders in the nephrology field, but also firmly committed to lifelong learning. Our faculty are recognized nationally and internationally in research, education, and clinical care.

Twitter

Leading off on “Opening Day” for UVA Renal Grand Rounds - Julie Scialla, MD, MHS, Associate Professor, UVA Nephrology on “Outcomes Research” @UVANeph

.@RoyBlunt must support @Kidney_X during the Senate appropriations process to secure the bold new path for the treatment against #kidneydisease laid out by @realDonaldTrump and @SecAzar in #AdvancingKidneyHealth https://t.co/DSc5MPBBgf

Kidney doctors, systems engineers and data scientists are trying to improve anemia treatment for #dialysis patients while reducing costs https://t.co/SHcaMCKGyd @UVA @1debcote

Bitter sweet day with the graduating class of @UVANeph fellows! You will always remain a part of the UVa family. Congratulations and best wishes for the future! @KalantariMD @AngieNishioMd @kmwarburton1 @MarkOkusa

Proud to announce that Mitch Rosner is the recipient of the 2019 Robert G. Narins Award. This award honors individuals who have made meritorious contributions in education and teaching. Congrats Mitch! @ASNKidney @UVANeph @rosey424

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The Latest in Nephrology Research Interests

Rahul Sharma, MS, PhD, Associate Professor The long-term goal of Dr Sharma’s research is to identify and produce novel therapeutic agents that have the potential of translation from bench to…

New Research Laboratory Space Planned for the Division of Nephrology

The Division of Nephrology/CIIR will inaugurate a new research laboratory in early 2020. 9,000 square feet of modern laboratory research space in Pinn Hall is being renovated to accommodate the…

Message from the Chair – September 2019 Medicine Matters Newsletter

Welcome back from summer! As the new academic year gets going in full swing, this month’s Medicine Matters highlights the Division of Nephrology. Of course, I must admit a certain…

Division of Nephrology – New Faculty Spotlight

Julie Scialla, MD, MHS, Associate Professor Dr Scialla joined the Division of Nephrology/CIIR July 1, 2019. She received her BS from Duke University, MD from University of Pennsylvania, and MHS…

Message from Mark Okusa, MD – Division Chief, Nephrology/CIIR

The Division of Nephrology and Center for Immunity, Inflammation and Regenerative Medicine (CIIR) led by Mark D. Okusa, MD, John C. Buchanan Distinguished Professor, are nationally recognized for excellence in…
Conferences

Weekly Nephrology Conference Schedule Overview 09/16/2019 – 09/20/2019

Please join us for our weekly conferences to discover the newest updates within the UVA Nephrology community. See the associated dates for further information about the conferences regarding presenters, seminar…

Weekly Nephrology Conference Schedule Overview 09/09/2019 – 09/13/2019

Please join us for our weekly conferences to discover the newest updates within the UVA Nephrology community. See the associated dates for further information about the conferences regarding presenters, seminar…

Weekly Nephrology Conference Schedule Overview 09/02/2019 – 09/06/2019

Please join us for our weekly conferences to discover the newest updates within the UVA Nephrology community. See the associated dates for further information about the conferences regarding presenters, seminar…

Weekly Nephrology Conference Schedule Overview 06/03/2019 – 06/07/2019

Please join us for our weekly conferences to discover the newest updates within the UVA Nephrology community. See the associated dates for further information about the conferences regarding presenters, seminar…