Research Support Fund
The future of kidney care is dependent upon a robust research program. Invest in the future by helping to provide critical resources for nephrology research.
We are fully committed to substantively changing the lives of our kidney patients through transformative and innovative research, by translating our bench-to-bedside research into state of the art care, and guiding policy development.
Our extensive collaborations and partnerships with complementary fields such as bioengineering, pharmaceutics, immunology, pathology, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health care services and other disciplines serve as the foundation for our comprehensive approach to treating kidney disease and its accompanying complications.
Clinical/translational kidney research is conducted predominantly through our Kidney Research Institute, a unique collaboration between Northwest Kidney Centers and UW Medicine. Our focus is on developing early detection, prevention and treatment of kidney disease and its complications. The Kidney Research Institute closely collaborates with our investigators at the Veteran’s Affairs Health Services Research & Development. Our basic science kidney research is concentrated at our South Lake Union campus.
The Center for Dialysis Innovation was launched as a means to revolutionize kidney dialysis, inspired by the birthplace of kidney dialysis Northwest Kidney Centers (NKC). Additonally, the CDI team include researchers from the NSF funded University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB) program and the UW Kidney Research Institute (KRI).
Advancing the field through funded research grants
Nephrology faculty are funded by individual grants as well as major program project grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), numerous other government and nongovernmental entities, and foundations. Seven junior faculty members currently have career development grants (NIH K-awards), and we have a strong record of transitioning to independent NIH R01 awards. In the last academic year, 80% of all submitted proposals were funded. We are proud to have an active NIH T-32 training grant in the Division for over 20 years.