Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (PCEN)

May 2020 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Susan R. Mendley, M.D.

Executive Summary

This initiative proposes to renew the current Pediatric Nephrology Research Centers program, recognizing the under-populated pediatric nephrology research landscape. It continues to address the need to sustain research projects critical to understanding kidney disease in infants, children and adolescents, to expand the small nucleus of active basic and translational researchers, and to provide research opportunities for students, residents and fellows. It continues to provide support for research cores in areas which are not supported by institutions or departments of Pediatrics and allows these resources to be widely shared. It provides national Pilot and Feasibility funds to develop the pediatric nephrology research community.