We need a breakthrough
in kidney health.
We need YOU.

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Almost
1 in 7
people suffer from a
kidney condition
Each year, kidney disease
kills more people
than breast or prostate cancer

The importance of Kidney Health

Your kidneys are important to your health. They remove waste from your body and help to keep your blood pressure normal. But your kidneys are at risk for chronic disease and acute injury.

Chronic kidney disease is often called the “silent disease” because it has no symptoms in its early stages. It can go undetected until it is very advanced.

We need breakthroughs to prevent and treat kidney injury and disease.

The promise of Precision Medicine

The National Institutes of Health defines precision medicine as a new way of treating and preventing disease, which takes into account our genes, our environment, and our lifestyles.
Precision medicine will help doctors and researchers better predict which treatment and prevention steps will work on which groups of people.

It is different from a one-size-fits-all approach, which does not consider the differences between patients.

Who Can Join?

We need people from all walks of life, races, and age groups to give us the most accurate and complete kidney information.

By joining, you will help transform the future of kidney health.

You may be eligible to join if:

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You have chronic kidney disease
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You have an acute kidney injury
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You are donating a kidney or undergoing treatment for kidney stones
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You cannot join the study if you have had a kidney transplant or are on dialysis

What will be expected of me?

KPMP is a study that can last up to 10 years. In order to participate, we will ask you to do the following:

Undergo a kidney biopsy

Provide samples like blood and urine

Talk to the study team two to three times a year

How do I Join?

If you would like to learn more about participating in the study, please contact your nearest recruitment site below.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Boston, MA
Joslin Diabetes Center/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Email research coordinator
(617) 309-4130
Site investigator:
Sylvia Rosas, MD
Boston, MA
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Email research coordinator
(617) 638-7332
Site investigator:
Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Clinic
Email research coordinator
(216) 444-7954
Site investigator:
John Sedor, MD
Dallas, TX
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas
Email research coordinator
‍(214) 615-8291
Site investigator:
Miguel Vasquez, MD

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

New Haven, CT
Yale University
Email research coordinator
‍‍(203) 737-1787
Site investigator:
F. Perry Wilson, MD
Boston, MA
Boston University
Email research coordinator
Site investigator:
Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH
Baltimore, Maryland
Johns Hopkins
Email research coordinator
(410) 955-3852
Site investigator:
Chirag Parikh, MD, PhD
New York, NY
Columbia University
Email research coordinator
(212) 851-5216
Site investigator:
Krzyzstof Kiryluk, MD
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh
Email research coordinator
(412) 958-0957
Site investigator:
Paul Palevsky, MD

Healthy Reference / Living donor

San Francisco, CA
UCSF
Dane Munar
dane.munar@ucsf.edu
(415) 514-0192
Site investigator:
Minnie Sarwal, MD, PhD
Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University
Stephanie Wofford, MS
sdwillia@iu.edu
(317) 274-3560
Site investigator:
James C. Williams, PhD
Cincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati
Ashley Burg
ashley.burg@cchmc.org
‍(513) 517-1441
Site investigator:
E. Steve Woodle, MD, FACS

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