U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Kidney Clinical Research and Epidemiology

The Kidney Clinical Research and Epidemiology program advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research on renal disease.  The portfolio encompasses the development and analysis of large, national surveillance databases, cross-sectional surveys, prospective observational studies, case-control studies, and randomized controlled clinical trials to evaluate and treat kidney disease.  Key areas of interest include research programs to prevent disease, identifying and validating markers of early disease, and identification of risk factors for morbidity and mortality.  Randomized clinical trials are also conducted to test new therapies to prevent the progression of renal disease and its associated illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


 NIDDK Staff

Kevin Abbott, M.D., M.P.H.Kidney and Urology Epidemiology; Transplant; DialysisMichael Flessner, M.D., Ph.D.Clinical CKD; Glomerular Disease; Clinical PKD; PKD CentersPaul L. Kimmel, M.D.Clinical AKI; Kidney Translational Genetics; Kidney Centers; Kidney HIV/AIDS
John W. Kusek, Ph.D.Kidney and Urology Clinical TrialsAndrew Narva, M.D.​Kidney Translation; Director, National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP)


 Related 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
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The resources listed below include reagents, data, protocols, etc. If you would like to utilize any of these resources, contact the person associated with the resource.


 Research Resources

Resource NameDescription
Action to Control Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Diabetes Follow-up Study
ACCORDION (sponsored by NHLBI) is a prospective, observational follow-up study of at least 8000 participants who were treated and followed in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial.  Treatment in ACCORD ended in 2009 and…
Diabetic Complications Consortium
The goal of the NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) is to foster communication and collaboration between investigator communities involved in complications research.  Toward this goal, DiaComp: (1) sponsors annual meetings in…
Rare Kidney Stone Consortium

The Consortium facilitates cooperative exchange of information and resources among investigators, clinicians, patients, and researchers in order to improve care and outcomes for patients with rare stone diseases.  The consortium promotes ready…

Randomized Intervention for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux

The purpose of this study is to learn whether all children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) should be treated with antibiotics. The study will tell us if prophylactic antibiotic treatment prevents urinary tract infections and renal scarring in…

United States Renal Data System

The United States Renal Data System (USRDS) is a national data system that collects, analyzes, and distributes information about end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. The USRDS is funded directly by the National Institute of Diabetes…

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 NIDDK Active Trials in Kidney Disease

View related clinical trials from ClinicalTrials.gov.


 Related Study Sections

Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area. View related study sections from the NIH's Center for Scientific Review.