See how NKF researchers are making strides in the fight against kidney disease.
Kevin Erickson, MD, MS is researching whether nephrology care before ESRD develops can help patients keep their jobs
Connie M. Rhee, MD, MSc examines whether thyroid hormone replacement improves new dialysis patients’ quality of life.
John Richard Lee, MD lead the development of new tests to decrease peritonitis in home peritoneal dialysis.
Meghan Pearl, MD, is studying AT1R-Ab antibodies in pediatric kidney transplantation.
Dr. Rosenberg is studying APOL1-Related Nephropathies including testing and novel therapies.
Dr. Ku is studying the weight trajectory in adults versus children on dialysis, including examining the association between weight change before dialysis and risk of death after dialysis in adults.
Dr. Menn-Josephy is conducting basic and translational research in the area of lupus and autoimmune kidney disease, focusing on the effect of Interferon Regulatory Factor 5 (IRF5) in the signaling pathway of toll-like receptors in mice models and in patients with lupus disease
Dr. Moodalbail is studying the genetic risk for kidney disease in comparison to the number of laboratory markers of the disease in children and young adults with Sickle Cell Disease.
Oleg Palygin is studying how oxidative stress contributes to the progression of hypertension and kidney damage.
Dr. Lynch is studying the effects of smell and taste loss in order to identify ways to combat malnutrition in patients with kidney disease.
Ilse is researching what happens to cells within the kidneys when they are injured, and how to prevent the injured cells from causing further damage.
Dr. McMullan is studying how sleep impacts the kidneys and whether more sleep and melatonin supplementation can improve kidney function.
Dr. Maria Hadjifrangiskou is Researching New Solutions to Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections
Dr. Jenny Shen is Exploring the Patterns of Adherence to Medications Used to Treat Cardiovascular Conditions in ESRD Patients.
Dr. Sagar Nigwekar is on the front lines of calciphylaxis
Dr. Benjamin Freedman is working to take PKD out of the patient
Jeff Zhang Finding a New Way to Detect Kidney Damage
Dr. Alex Chang Studies the Effects of Phosphorous on Early-Stage CKD
Dr. Christov’s NKF-funded research initiative to discover alternative ways to remove phosphorus from the body.
Dr. Sahir Kalim Studies Therapies to Better Replicate Natural Kidney Function
Dr. Martina McGrath, researches therapies that may help prevent organ transplant rejection.
Dr. Tengis Pavlov Researches Polycystic Kidney Disease
Dr. Weiben Zhou Studies the Human Genome for Clues about Kidney Disease
The National Kidney Foundation gratefully acknowledges that the NKF Young Investigator Grant Program is made possible by support from (or in honor of) the following organizations and individuals:
American Society of Nephrology
Bristol Myers Squibb
Victor Chaltiel Foundation
Fresenius Medical Care
Shaul G. Massry, MD
Solomon Papper, MD
Patricia Welder Robinson
Donald Seldin, MD
George Schreiner, MD
Robert Schrier, MD
Hilda Gershon Sugarman