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Kidney Research National Dialogue (KRND)

Idney Research National Dialogue LogoThe Kidney Research National Dialogue (KRND) seeks to identify critically important questions or objectives in kidney research and facilitate community-wide discussions and strategic planning.  The results of these efforts will be presented as a series of commentaries in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology:

  • Overview
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Normal biology/development/physiology
  • End stage renal disease/dialysis
  • Disease education/translation
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Training
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Pediatric 
  • Concluding remarks and cross-cutting themes

Together, we hope that this series of commentaries constitutes a cohesive, integrated vision of future research opportunities to be pursued by the kidney research community and supported by the NIDDK.

*The KRND was developed and implemented by staff from the Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases​ and directed by Dr. Krystyna Rys-Sikora.​​​​​​​​


Dr. Krystyna Rys-Sikora, Project Leader for the National Kidney Research Dialogue


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Word Cloud of KRND Discussions