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
- Kevin Abbott, M.D., M.P.H. Kidney and Urology Epidemiology; Transplant, including transplant related clinical trials; Dialysis Clinical Studies, non interventional, no clinical trials; KUH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Liaison; Contract Officer Representative (COR) for United States Renal Data System (USRDS) and Urologic Diseases in America (UDA)
- Afshin Parsa, M.D., M.P.H. Chronic Kidney Disease; Kidney Genetics and Genomics
- Anna B. Sadusky, Ph.D. Kidney Injury and Repair Basic Science; Translational Research
- Jenna Norton, Ph.D., M.P.H. Social determinants of health & health data standards
- Susan R. Mendley, M.D. Clinical and Translational PKD; Kidney Pediatrics; Kidney Centers; and Chronic Kidney Disease
Recent Funding OpportunitiesView More Recent Funding Opportunities
Diabetes Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
HEAL Initiative: Advancing Health Equity in Pain Management (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required)
Pediatric Obesity Discovery Science Research to Improve Understanding of Risk and Causal Mechanisms for Obesity in Early Life (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Advancing Gender Inclusive Excellence (AGIE) Coordinating Center (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
HEAL Initiative: Interdisciplinary Teams to Elucidate the Mechanisms of Device-Based Pain Relief (RM1 Clinical Trial Optional)
NIDDK carries forward the activities developed under NKDEP to meet ongoing need.
View related clinical trials from ClinicalTrials.gov.
Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area. Visit the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review website to search for study sections.
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
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