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Kidney Institute

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.


News & Highlights

  • Congratulations to Dr. Madhulika Sharma, Dr. Reena Rao, and Dr. Pooja Budhiraja on their Kidney Institute Pilot Grant awards. 
  • Congratulations to Dr. Xia 'Julie' Zhou on being awarded a NIH K01 grant titled, "Crosstalk of DNMT1 and Sirt1 in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease."
  • Congratulations to Dr. Xiaogang Li on being awarded a NIH R01 titled, "ADPKD: Understanding mechanisms and Discovering Treatments."
  • Congratulations to Dr. Xia 'Julie' Zhou on being awarded a AHA grant tittled, "Functional Roles of DNMT1 in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease."
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jason Stubbs on being awarded a NIH R21 grant titled, "Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study of Rifaximin Therapy in Chronic Kidney Disease." 
  • Kidney Institute research focuses on paracellular transport of salt
    Read the article in JCI
  • Living History with Jared James Grantham, MD:  A video interview by Jill Chadwick, News Director for KU Hospital for the American Physiological Society.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Xiaogang Li and the contributing authors of the new book Polycystic Kidney Disease.
  • Kansas PKD Research and Translation Core Center awarded a $5.4 million NIH P30 grant to advance the search for a cure and treatments for polycystic kidney disease.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Parnell on being awarded a Department of Defense PRMRP Discovery Award for his project titled, "Effect of Re-expression of Endogenous Polycystin-1 in Polycystic Kidney Disease."  
  • Congratulations to Dr. Madhulika Sharma on her NIH award titled "Implications of Notch Signaling in HIV associated nephropathy"
  • Congratulations to Dr. Alan Yu on being awarded a NIH R21 grant for a PKD clinical trial titled, "Randomized, controlled pilot study of nicotinamide (vitamin B3) in polycystic kidney disease." For more info. on this study, contact Cathy Creed, Nurse Coordinator, at Tel. 913-588-0053 or e-mail: ccreed@kumc.edu
  • Congratulations to Dr. Darren Wallace on his NIH R01 grant extension for his project: The Role of Periostin in Polcystic Kidney Disease
  • Congratulations to Dr. Darren Wallace on his recent Subaward with NovaTag on a project titled: Novel and Kidney Selective AMPK Activators to Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congratulations to Dr. Jason Stubbs and Dr. Peter Rowe on their SBIR Phase II Subaward with Spectradyne (PI: Dr. Franklin Monzon) for a project titled: Direct detection of nanoparticles in blood: a novel diagnostic for Chronic Kidney Disease - Mineral and Bone Disorder
  • TMAO Implicated as a Cardiovascular Risk Factor in CKD: study in the news led by Dr. Jason Stubbs
  • Dr. Alan Yu and Dr. Jason Stubbs in the news: A byproduct of intestinal bacteria may promote heart disease in kidney disease patients
Last modified: Sep 23, 2016
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