ASN's Mission

ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

learn more

Contact ASN

1401 H St, NW, Ste 900, Washington, DC 20005

email@asn-online.org

202-640-4660

The Latest on Twitter

Committees

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Chair

  • Cynthia Delgado, MD, FASN (2021)

Members

  • Rasheed A. Balogun, MD, FASN (2020)
  • Lilia Cervantes, MD (2020)
  • Jason Cobb, MD (2021)
  • Carla L. Ellis, MD, MS (2021)
  • Nwamaka D. Eneanya, MD, MPH, FASN (2021)
  • Desiree Garcia Anton, MD, FASN (2021)
  • Nimrit Goraya, MD, FASN (2021)
  • Mitchell R. Lunn, MD, MS, FASN (2021)
  • Javier A. Neyra, MD, MS, FASN (2020)
  • Mohamed A. Sekkarie, MD, MPH (2020)
  • Alexis J. Sloan, PhD (2021)

Staff Liaison

Intern

  • Flor Alvarado, MD, MPH (2020)

Charge

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is charged with promoting diversity, inclusiveness, and equity within ASN to enhance the nephrology profession and the lives of people with kidney diseases through improved health care, research, and education.

Mission

The American Society of Nephrology will promote diversity, inclusiveness, and equity to enhance the nephrology profession and the lives of people with kidney diseases through improved health care, research, and education.

Vision

A diverse and inclusive ASN will foster innovation, creativity, and sensitivity to advance health for all people living with kidney diseases and serve as a model for organizations dedicated to health equity.

Values

The values below serve as guiding principles to effect positive change in ASN, the profession of nephrology and the lives of people with kidney diseases.

  • Inclusiveness: Encourage contributions and collaboration among colleagues.
  • Mentorship: Improving career opportunities for professionals dedicated to curing kidney diseases.
  • Health Equity: Working strategically to eliminate disparities in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney diseases.
  • Patient Advocacy: Promoting universal access to quality care for all people living with kidney diseases.
  • Engagement: Supporting civic engagement and community service as part of the professional experience
Statement on Gender Equity
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is committed to promoting diversity, inclusiveness, and equity to enhance the nephrology profession and the lives of people with kidney diseases. ASN recognizes that gender equity is a key factor in the growth and success of the of Nephrology and Medicine at large. As part of its diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts, ASN will work to promote gender equity for genders underrepresented in medicine including women, transgender, and non-binary individuals. ASN will continue to work to address inequities among its speakers, committee members, grant and award recipients, and leadership. The society will regularly examine the demographic data of its programs to track progress, as well as examine its policies to work to remove existing barriers to equity. Through these efforts, ASN will work toward a more diverse and equitable field that will foster innovation, creativity, and sensitivity, advancing health for all people living with kidney diseases.
 
Resources
Kidney Week Special Sessions