May 2022

Dear KPMP Participant,

Attending KPMP’s 5-year anniversary celebration?

Help us celebrate KPMP’s  5th anniversary this fall.  We’re planning to celebrate you, our KPMP heroes, and the study’s accomplishments since it started.

It’ll be a hybrid event. So, you may join others at your recruitment site or attend virtually using your computer or phone.  

Attendance is optional.  This celebration is not part of your scheduled KPMP research visits.  More details about the festivities will be coming soon.

KPMP By the Numbers

  • As of April 17, 157 people have contributed kidney biopsy specimens. KPMP has received samples from
    o 33 acute kidney injury (AKI) participants
    o 98 chronic kidney disease (CKD) participants
    o 26 healthy reference tissue participants
  • Many KPMP participants have asked for more study updates.  So, this year we will produce three Participant Letters. You may review previous updates using this link, Participant Letters.

KPMP investigators recently published "Molecular Signatures of Diabetic Kidney Disease Hiding in a Patient with Hypertension-Related Kidney Disease."  This paper illustrates what a large amount of valuable information can be learned by analyzing a single KPMP participant’s data.

Jack Biebak is a patient member of KPMP’s Community Engagement Committee and  a co-author on this paper. Jack said “[It] is very exciting for us as patients to be a part of, hopefully yielding scientific advancements, motivated in part by our support and feedback with the researchers to achieve medical breakthroughs.”  

Learn more about how KPMP is contributing to science.  Read the attached paper and review some of the other KPMP publications.

Sincerely,

Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Boston University
Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator
Ingrid Onul
Research Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic
John Sedor, MD
Principal Investigator
John O'Toole, MD
Principal Investigator
Emilio Poggio, MD
Principal Investigator
Jonathan Taliercio, MD
Principal Investigator
Diana Sendrey, RN
Research Coordinator
Columbia University
Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD
Principal Investigator
Andrew Bomback, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator
Jonathan Barasch, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
Cecilia Berrouet
Research Coordinator
German Varela
Research Coordinator
Johns Hopkins
Chirag Parikh, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
Steven Menez, MD, MHS
Principal Investigator
Pam Corona, MD, MS
Program Manager
Lauren Bernard
Research Coordinator
Alan Xu
Research Coordinator
Joslin Diabetes Center/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Sylvia Rosas, MD
Principal Investigator
Neil Roy, PhD
Sarah Chen
Research Coordinator
University of Pittsburgh
Paul Palevsky, MD
Principal Investigator
Matthew Rosengart, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator
Dan Hall
Principal Investigator
Tina Vita
Research Coordinator
Adam Burgess
Research Coordinator
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas
Miguel Vasquez, MD
Principal Investigator
Robert Toto, MD
Principal Investigator
Shihong Ma
Research Coordinator
Yale University
F. Perry Wilson, MD
Principal Investigator
Dennis Moledina, MBBS, PhD
Principal Investigator
Angela M. Victoria-Castro, MD
Research Coordinator
Ugochukwu Ugwouwu
Research Coordinator
Melissa Shaw
Research Coordinator

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