For Immediate Release Tuesday, July 06, 2021
Contact: Nichole Jefferson, President Home Dialyzors United
Home Dialyzors United President, Nichole Jefferson, Welcomes Wendy St. Peter to Professional Advisory Board
Dallas, TX. Dr. St. Peter is a Professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she also completed a fellowship in adult medicine. She served as a clinical practitioner at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for several years where she provided medication therapy management of dialysis and chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients.
She was Associate Dean and Director, Division of Professional Education in the College of Pharmacy from 1997-2000. In 2000, she became an investigator with the Chronic Disease Research Group and also with the United States Renal Data System (USRDS, 2000-2014). Dr. St. Peter’s career has been focused on improving medication management and drug safety in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). She conducts pharmacoepidemiology and health economic and outcomes research using Medicare, commercial datasets and electronic health record data. She has served on several national technical expert panels for medication-related safety and quality measurement.
Dr. St. Peter is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation and she served on the Board of Directors of the Kidney Health Initiative, a private public partnership with the Food and Drug Administration, American Society of Nephrology, pharmaceutical manufacturers and many other organizations. Dr. St. Peter holds fellowships in the American Society of Nephrology, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the National Kidney Foundation. She is leading a national initiative to Advance Kidney Health through Optimal Medication Management.
John Bayton, HDU Director of Strategic Operations and Director of the Professional Advisory Board said “HDU is thrilled to have Dr. St. Peter join our Professional Advisory Board. Her experience in pharmacology will be invaluable to HDU’s overall mission to provide education to the home dialysis community, especially in the area of medication management.”
“Nowhere is medication management more important than to the home dialyzor”, adds Executive Director and home dialyzor, Nieltje Gedney.
The Professional Advisory Board has a strategic role in overseeing the mission and vision of HDU. The professional expertise of our Advisory Board Members guides us in creating goals and objectives that impact the home dialysis community. HDU embraces the challenging opportunities of exchanging knowledge and listening to the patient voice. Together, HDU and the Advisory Board will change the status quo for the home dialysis community.
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