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Kidney Clinical Research & Epidemiology

Advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research on renal disease.

NIDDK Program Staff

  • Ivonne H. Schulman, M.D. Translational and Clinical Studies of Acute Kidney Injury
  • 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
  • Kevin Chan, M.D. Epidemiology; Renal Osteodystrophy; Clinical Trials; Dialysis and CKD Clinical Studies
  • Paul L. Kimmel, M.D., M.A.C.P. Clinical AKI; Kidney Translational Genetics; Kidney Centers; Kidney HIV/AIDS
  • Susan R Mendley, M.D. Kidney Pediatrics; Kidney Centers; Chronic Kidney Disease; and Polycystic Kidney Disease

Recent Funding Opportunities

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  1. RFA-DK-20-017

    Chronic Kidney Diseases of UnceRtain Etiology (CKDu) in Agricultural Communities (CURE) Research Consortium - Field Epidemiology Sites (U01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  2. RFA-DK-20-018

    Chronic Kidney Diseases of UnceRtain Etiology (CKDu) in Agricultural Communities (CURE) Research Consortium Renal Science Core (U01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  3. RFA-DK-20-019

    Chronic Kidney Diseases of UnceRtain Etiology (CKDu) in Agricultural Communities (CURE) Research Consortium - Scientific Data Coordinating Center (SDCC) (U24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  4. PA-20-260

    PHS 2020-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

  5. PA-20-262

    PHS 2020-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Required)

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Laboratory and Health IT Working Groups

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The Laboratory Working Group includes a cross section of leading experts in the clinical laboratory community. The group works to improve laboratory measurement for kidney disease.

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The Health Information Technology Working Group works to enable and support the widespread interoperability of data related to kidney health among healthcare software applications to optimize CKD detection and management.

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Research Resources

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

Research Training

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NIDDK supports the training and career development of medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physician scientists through institutional and individual grants.

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Diversity 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.

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Small Business

Small Business 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.

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Human Subjects Research

Human Subjects Research

NIDDK provides funding for pivotal clinical research, from preliminary clinical feasibility to large multi-center studies.

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Translational Research

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NIDDK provides funding opportunities and resources to encourage translation of basic discoveries into novel therapeutics.

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Meetings & Workshops

  • NIH Common Fund

    Learn about current projects and view funding opportunities sponsored by the NIH Common Fund.

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