The Kidney Institute is a world-class, internationally recognized research center. Our mission is to support basic, clinical and translational research leading to major advances in the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases. The Kidney Institute is committed to the pursuit of excellence by creating an environment that empowers creativity and innovation, and encourages collaboration and teamwork between laboratory scientists and physicians.
As one of the top kidney research centers in the country, the Kidney Institute gives hope to those with kidney disease. Our research teams identify risk factors that affect the progression of kidney disease and we develop improved treatments.
With more than 35 KU faculty physician scientists and some 100 research associates, our nephrology program ranks No. 35 in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2013-14. This is the fifth straight year that we have been recognized amongst the nation's top 50 nephrology programs.