Chronic Kidney Disease
The mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying renal disease and its progression.
The Chronic Kidney Disease program supports basic, translational, and clinical research. The program includes studies to improve diagnosis and understand the biological and functional adaptation to nephron loss. The program also advances studies that identify and test possible therapeutic interventions to prevent development or halt progression of renal disease.
NIDDK Program Staff
- Afshin Parsa, MD, MPH Chronic Kidney Disease; Kidney Genetics and Genomics; Polycystic Kidney Disease
- Andrew Narva, M.D. Clinical Translation; Population Health; Director, National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP)
- Kevin Abbott, M.D., M.P.H. Kidney and Urology Epidemiology; Transplant; Dialysis
- Krystyna Rys-Sikora, Ph.D. AKI and CKD Pathobiology
- Paul L. Kimmel, M.D., M.A.C.P. Clinical AKI; Kidney Translational Genetics; Kidney Centers; Kidney HIV/AIDS
- Susan Mendley, M.D. Kidney Pediatrics
Recent Funding OpportunitiesView More Recent Funding Opportunities
Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortia (RDCRC) for Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (U54 Clinical Trials Optional)
Undergraduate Summer Research Education in Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Pilot and Feasibility Clinical Research Grants in Kidney Diseases (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Secondary Analyses in Obesity, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2/R00 Clinical Trial Optional)
View related clinical trials from ClinicalTrials.gov.
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.
NIDDK makes publicly supported resources, data sets, and studies available to researchers to accelerate the rate and lower the cost of new discoveries.
- Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Studies to extend our knowledge of the diseases being studied by the parent study investigators under a defined protocol or to study diseases and conditions not within the original scope of the parent study but within the mission of the NIDDK.
- NIDDK Central Repository for access to clinical resources including data and biospecimens from NIDDK-funded studies.
- NIDDK Information Network (dkNET) for simultaneous search of digital resources, including multiple datasets and biomedical resources relevant to the mission of the NIDDK.
Additional Research Programs
NIDDK supports the training and career development of medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physician scientists through institutional and individual grants.Learn about NIDDK Research Training Programs
The NIDDK offers and participates in a variety of opportunities for trainees and researchers from communities underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise. These opportunities include travel and scholarship awards, research supplements, small clinical grants, high school and undergraduate programs, and a network of minority health research investigators.Learn about NIDDK Diversity Programs
NIDDK participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs support innovative research conducted by small businesses that has the potential for commercialization.Learn about NIDDK Small Business Programs
Human Subjects Research
NIDDK provides funding for pivotal clinical research, from preliminary clinical feasibility to large multi-center studies.Learn about Human Subjects Research
NIDDK provides funding opportunities and resources to encourage translation of basic discoveries into novel therapeutics.Learn about NIDDK Translational Research Opportunities