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Clinical Research Core

Overview of Core

Alan Yu, M.B., B.Chir Core Director:
Alan Yu, M.B., B.Chir.
Tel. 913.588.9252

For Patients:

· Active PKD Trials
· Volunteer for the PKD Research Participant Registry

PKD is a "therapy-ripe" disease and the number of potential targets for drug therapy increases at a phenomenal rate. Academic investigators can play a major role in translational research by critically evaluating potential targets and drugs and bringing promising candidates to early phase clinical trials. Thus, the goal of this core is to develop a formal infrastructure to support continued growth in PKD clinical trial activity, to develop innovative tools to facilitate clinical research (including trial recruitment, biomarker monitoring, and outcomes research), to facilitate investigator-initiated trials and to provide a pathway for investigators to expedite the translation of novel or repurposed drug candidates to clinical trials. This will be achieved through the provision of consultative advice on drug development, a patient registry network for clinical trials recruitment, resources and services for conducting clinical trials, and a searchable integrated clinical data repository for observational research.

Please select one of the following links to learn more:

Doctor with patient

This Core is supported by an NIH/NIDDK PKD Research and Translation Core Center grant. Please cite grant number U54 DK126126 for services or resources provided by the Core.

Kidney Institute

University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas PKD Research and Translation Core Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard

Kansas City, KS 66160