U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Kidney, Urologic, & Hematologic Diseases (KUH)

Director, KUH, Dr. Robert Starr Deputy Director, KUH, Dr. Chris Ketchum Deputy Director, KUH, Dr. Marva Moxey-Mims
Dr. Robert Star
Deputy Director
Dr. Chris Ketchum
Deputy Director
Dr. Marva Moxey-Mims

About the Division

The Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases (KUH) provides research funding and support for basic, translational, and clinical research studies of the kidney, urinary tract, and disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs. Areas of research include:


Chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, diabetic nephropathy, polycystic kidney disease, hypertensive nephrosclerosis, acute kidney injury, kidney donation, congenital kidney disorders, IgA nephropathy, hemolytic uremic syndrome, fluid and electrolyte disorders, kidney repair and regeneration, and normal and abnormal kidney development and physiology.


Benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections, stones, erectile dysfunction, urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes (including interstitial cystitis and chronic prostatitis), congenital urologic disorders, repair and regeneration of lower urinary tract organs, and normal and abnormal lower urinary tract development and physiology.​​​


Blood and blood-forming organs, hematopoiesis, hemoglobin disorders, iron metabolism, sickle cell disease, bone marrow failure, iron deficiency, Cooley's anemia (thalassemia), and hemochromatosis. 

The KUH also provides funding for training and career development of persons committed to academic and clinical research in these areas.​​​​​​​​

Division Staff

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Additional Information



 Research Programs

The Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases (KUH)​ supports research in:
For a list of all NIDDK programs, including theses, visit Research Programs and Contacts.


 Funding Opportunities

Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
11/20/2015Advancing Erythroid Cell Biology (R01) (Summary) PA-16-039
11/6/2015Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Research Studies to Advance Areas of Scientific Interest within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01) (Summary) PAR-16-034
11/3/2015Innovative Research in HIV in Kidney, Urology, and Hematology (R01) (Summary) RFA-DK-16-015
11/2/2015SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program: Technical Assistance and Late Stage Development (SB1) (Summary) PAR-16-027
8/7/2015Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp) (Summary) PA-15-321
7/24/2015Lymphatics in Health and Disease in the Digestive System, Kidney, and Urinary Tract (R01) (Summary) PAR-15-306
6/29/2015Exploration of the Roles of Brown and Beige Adipose Tissue in Humans (R01) (Summary) RFA-DK-15-031
6/24/2015Pre-application: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (X02) (Summary) PAR-15-286
6/24/2015Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01) (Summary) PAR-15-287
6/4/2015PHS 2015-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) (Summary) PA-15-269
6/4/2015PHS 2015-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42]) (Summary) PA-15-270
5/14/2015Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp) (Summary) PA-15-258
3/27/2015Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Grants in Kidney Diseases (R21) (Summary) PAR-15-161
1/8/2015NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00) (Summary) PA-15-083
12/11/2014NIDDK Multi-Center Clinical Study Cooperative Agreement (U01) (Summary) PAR-15-067
12/11/2014NIDDK Multi-Center Clinical Study Implementation Planning Cooperative Agreements (U34) (Summary) PAR-15-068
7/30/2014NIDDK Central Repositories Non-renewable Sample Access (X01) (Summary) PAR-14-301
7/17/2014High Throughput Screening (HTS) to Discover Chemical Probes (R01) (Summary) PAR-14-284
7/2/2014Innovative Therapies and Tools for Screenable Disorders in Newborns (R01) (Summary) PAR-14-270
6/25/2014NIDDK Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) (Summary) PAR-14-266
6/4/2014Research on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions (R01) (Summary) PA-14-244
4/22/2014Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active Institutional Training Grants (T32) (Summary) RFA-HG-14-005
3/7/2014Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) (Summary) PA-14-147
3/7/2014Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity) (Summary) PA-14-148
3/7/2014Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) (Summary) PA-14-149
3/7/2014Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowship (Parent F30) (Summary) PA-14-150
2/5/2014Direct Phase II SBIR Grants to Support Biomedical Technology Development (Summary) PAR-14-088
1/29/2014Change of Grantee Organization (Type 7 Parent) (Summary) PA-14-078
1/16/2014Courses for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (R25) (Summary) RFA-HG-14-008
1/16/2014Open Educational Resources for Biomedical Big Data (R25) (Summary) RFA-HG-14-009
1/2/2014Lead Optimization and Pre-Clinical Development of Therapeutic Candidates for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (SBIR (R43/R44)) (Summary) PA-14-055
1/2/2014Genetic Susceptibility & Variability of Human Structural Birth Defects (R01) (Summary) PA-14-056
12/19/2013Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08) (Summary) PA-14-046
12/19/2013Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24) (Summary) PA-14-047
12/19/2013Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25) (Summary) PA-14-048
12/19/2013Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23) (Summary) PA-14-049
12/17/2013Centers for AIDS Research and Developmental Centers for AIDS Research (P30) (Summary) PAR-14-041
12/11/2013Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R01) (Summary) PA-14-029
12/6/2013Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) (Summary) PA-14-015
12/6/2013Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35) (Summary) PA-14-016
12/6/2013Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Pilot Project Award (SC2) (Summary) PAR-14-017
12/6/2013Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Advancement Award (SC1) (Summary) PAR-14-019
11/21/2013Seeding Collaborations for Translational Research to Discover and Develop New Therapies for Diseases and Conditions within NIDDK's Mission (Revisions) (R01) (Summary) PAR-14-006
9/11/2013Academic Research Enhancement Award (Parent R15) (Summary) PA-13-313
9/11/2013NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13/U13) (Summary) PA-13-347
8/12/2013Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01) (Summary) PA-13-328
8/2/2013Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01) (Summary) PA-13-292
8/2/2013Research Project Grant (Parent R01) (Summary) PA-13-302
7/26/2013Systemic Amyloidosis: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research (R01) (Summary) PA-13-286
7/8/2013NIDDK Program Projects (P01) (Summary) PAR-13-266
5/22/2013Phenotyping Embryonic Lethal Knockout Mice (R01) (Summary) PAR-13-231
5/15/2013Biomarkers for Diabetes, Digestive, Kidney and Urologic Diseases Using Biosamples from the NIDDK Repository (R01) (Summary) PAR-13-228
4/5/2013Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01) (Summary) PA-13-183
3/14/2013Acute Kidney Injury in Older Adults (R01) (Summary) PA-13-141
3/1/2013Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01) (Summary) PAR-13-130
2/15/2013Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, & Management in Pain Research (R01) (Summary) PA-13-118
2/11/2013Improvement of Animal Models for Stem Cell-Based Regenerative Medicine (R01) (Summary) PAR-13-114
1/9/2013Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01) (Summary) PAR-13-055
12/21/2012Advances in Polycystic Kidney Disease (R01) (Summary) PA-13-064
12/21/2012Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium (R01) (Summary) PAR-13-066
12/18/2012Technological Improvements to Data Collection in NIDDK Kidney and Urology Clinical Studies (SBIR) (R43/R44) (Summary) PA-13-052
12/18/2012Technological Improvements to Data Collection in NIDDK Kidney and Urology Clinical Studies (SBIR) (R41/R42) (Summary) PA-13-053
12/14/2012Calcium Oxalate Stone Diseases (R01) (Summary) PA-13-043
10/10/2012Early-Stage Pharmacological Validation of Novel Targets and Accompanying Pre-Therapeutic Leads for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (R01) (Summary) PAR-13-007
9/28/2012Ancillary Studies of Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, and End Stage Renal Disease Accessing Information from Clinical Trials, Epidemiological Studies, and Databases (R01) (Summary) PA-12-299
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 Strategic Plans and Reports By Disease

Report NameDescription
U.S. Renal Data System ReportContains the Atlas of Chronic Kidney Disease in the U.S. and the Atlas of End-Stage Renal Disease in the U.S. that focus on a visual display of information through graphs and maps
NIDDK Recent Advances & Emerging Opportunities 2015A compendium highlighting examples of the many research advances published by NIDDK-funded scientists and their colleagues in fiscal year 2014.
NIDDK Recent Advances & Emerging Opportunities 2014A compendium highlighting examples of the many research advances published by NIDDK-funded scientists and their colleagues in fiscal year 2013.
NIDDK Recent Advances & Emerging Opportunities 2013Highlights research advances by NIDDK-supported scientists and the technologies that made them possible
NIH Strategic Plan on Minority Health DisparitiesEstablishes proposed health disparities research priorities, objectives, and activities; includes an estimated budget by IC of the; and describes the means for achieving stated objectives, and the dates objectives are expected to be achieved
NIDDK: 60 Years of Advancing Research to Improve HealthCelebrates the Institute’s accomplishments over the past 60 years in supporting and conducting research on common, chronic, and costly diseases affecting people in this country and around the world
NIDDK Prostate Research Strategic PlanDiscusses advances and opportunities for basic science research, epidemiology and population-based studies, translational science, and clinical science for benign prostate disease
National Kidney Disease Education Program: Reducing Disparities. Improving Care. A Summary ReportSummarizes the burden of CKD, NKDEP’s efforts to address disparities and improve care, and the program’s future directions. Introduces the Chronic Care Model as an organizing principle for NKDEP’s initiatives
Strategic Plan for Pediatric Urology: NIDDK Research Progress ReportProvides an in-depth assessment of the current state of research in pediatric urology, providing researchers, clinicians, and administrators with a clear picture of the challenges and opportunities that face the medical community
A Progress Report on NIDDK Efforts To Promote Translational ResearchDescribes the efforts of the NIDDK to promote the translation of fundamental discoveries from the laboratory bench of basic scientists into investigations in the clinic, which promise to directly benefit patients
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 Meetings and Events By Disease

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