Kidney Clinical Research & Epidemiology
Advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research on renal disease.
The Kidney Clinical Research and Epidemiology program advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research on renal disease. The portfolio encompasses the development and analysis of large, national surveillance databases, cross-sectional surveys, prospective observational studies, case-control studies, randomized controlled clinical trials, and pragmatic trials, and randomized controlled clinical trials to evaluate and treat kidney disease. Key areas of interest include research programs to prevent disease, identifying and validating markers of early disease, and identification of risk factors for morbidity and mortality. Randomized clinical trials are also conducted to test new therapies to prevent the progression of renal disease and its associated illnesses, such as cardiovascular 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)
- Kevin Chan, M.D. Epidemiology; Renal Osteodystrophy; Clinical Trials; Dialysis and CKD Clinical Studies
- Raquel Greer, M.D., M.H.S. Health Equity; Health Services Research; Dissemination and Implementation Research
- Susan R. Mendley, M.D. Clinical and Translational PKD; Kidney Pediatrics; Kidney Centers; and Chronic Kidney Disease
- Jenna Norton, Ph.D., M.P.H. Health equity, social determinants of health & health data standards
- Ivonne H. Schulman, M.D. Kidney Centers; Translational and Clinical Studies of Acute Kidney Injury
Recent Funding OpportunitiesView More Recent Funding Opportunities
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Implementation Science to Advance Maternal Health and Maternal Health Equity for the IMPROVE initiative
Limited Competition: Small Grant Program for NIDDK K01/K08/K23/K25 Recipients (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Measurement Core (U24) Clinical Trial Not Allowed
Catalyst Award for Early-Stage Investigators (ESIs) Pursuing Research on HIV Comorbidities, Coinfections, and Complications (DP1- Clinical Trial Optional)
Limited Competition for the Continuation of the APOL1 Long-term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network Scientific and Data Research Center (APOLLO SDRC) (Collaborative U01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Laboratory and Health IT Working Groups
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.
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.
NIDDK carries forward the activities developed under NKDEP to meet ongoing need.
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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
Meetings & Workshops
Supports researchers with tools to enhance scientific rigor, reproducibility, and transparency, and provides a big data knowledge base for genomic and pathway hypothesis generation.
Providing education and training for the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientist
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