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Paul L. Kimmel, M.D., M.A.C.P.

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Clinical AKI; Kidney Translational Genetics; Kidney Centers; Kidney HIV/AIDS

Responsibilities & Activities

I direct three programs under the Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases. As director of the Acute Kidney Injury program, my responsibilities include managing clinical studies on the pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of acute kidney injury. I oversee a research portfolio that uses genetic and genomics approaches to study such topics as the susceptibility to development of kidney disease in different populations. I also direct the Kidney HIV/AIDS program, which supports basic and clinical studies on renal structure and function in individuals with HIV infection.

Research Programs

Acute Kidney Injury
The mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying AKI and its progression.

Chronic Kidney Disease
The mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying renal disease and its progression.

Diabetic Kidney Disease
The mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying diabetic nephropathy and its progression.

Kidney Clinical Research & Epidemiology
Advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research on renal disease.

Kidney Disease Centers
Enhancing the effectiveness of research related to nephrology by encouraging collaboration among investigators from relevant disciplines.

Kidney Genetics & Genomics
Genetics and genomics approaches to elucidate the normal and pathologic function of the kidney.

Research on HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN).