U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Kidney Disease Centers

The Kidney Disease Centers bring together basic science and clinical investigators to enrich research and generate investigative resources that can be made available to the broader research community.  They have integrated teams of investigators from a wide range of disciplines, share specialized equipment, and serve as regional or national resources.  The NIDDK funds O’Brien Kidney Centers, Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology, and Polycystic Kidney Disease Research and Translation Centers.  Centers often support a pilot and feasibility program that funds small grants to generate preliminary data to include in larger grant applications and, many times, offer short-term enrichment activities.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


 NIDDK Staff

Michael 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
Marva Moxey-Mims, M.D.Deputy Director, KUH Clinical Science; Pediatric Nephrology and Urology; Pediatric Centers; Kidney Small Business

Funding Mechanisms

NIDDK funds Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology via the P50 funding mechanism. The O'Brien Kidney Centers and Polycystic Kidney Disease Research and Translation Centers are funded under the P30 funding mechanism.

Center Sites


 O'Brien Kidney Centers

Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology





 Related Funding Opportunities

Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
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
7/23/2015GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP) - Atlas Projects (U01) (Summary) RFA-DK-15-014
7/23/2015GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP) - Database/Website Project (U24) (Summary) RFA-DK-15-015
7/23/2015GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP) - Human Tissue Core (U24) (Summary) RFA-DK-15-016
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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.