October 2022

Dear KPMP Participant,

Please join us as we celebrate the completion of the first five years of the Kidney Precision Medicine Project. Because of your heroism, KPMP has achieved a milestone that is already starting to show promise for people living with or at risk for kidney disease.

 

Safety and efficacy have been hallmarks of the KPMP research. To achieve this, the first two years were devoted to developing detailed protocols (plans with detailed guidelines), patient-oriented informed consent forms, and collateral to explain KPMP and its goals to the general public. While it took awhile, these efforts were thorough, thoughtful, and we are pleased to say that it was worth it.

 

Before we discuss where we go from here, let’s recap some of the important contributions that have resulted from your participation in this research. 

  • Study participants recruitment:
    You are the real heroes of KPMP. Thanks to you, we have completed 180+ biopsies. WhileCOVID-19 impacted everyone’s ability to go into the hospitals for the study, it did create an opportunity for us to open the KPMP COVID-19 sub-study that enrolled 90 participants. Without your unselfish contribution we would not be making progress in understanding kidney diseases, their origins and progression.  
  • Publications:
    A key part of successful research is telling patients, physicians, and other researchers about what we are learning in KPMP. Thus far we have published over 33 articles. To help make them understandable to people who aren’t kidney experts, we include a short plain-language summary on our website.

    One exciting new publication is “A Reference Tissue Atlas for the Human Kidney”. This paper is the first of many more papers will include data from biopsies you have generously donated. 

We are pleased to inform you that the NIH’s NIDDK (the institute focused on studying kidney diseases) has expanded KPMP during the next 5-year grant period. Going forward, KPMP will add new recruitment sites (RS) in Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, and North Carolina.


Feel free to share the locations of the new and existing recruitment sites with your family, friends and colleagues, in case they want to participate in KPMP. We are available to help. If you know of someone that is interested in joining the KPMP study in one of these locations, invite them to:

  • Go to KPMP.ORG to learn more
    - AND-
  • Contact their nearest recruitment site

Without your generous contribution, KPMP, the kidney atlas and the roadmap to new treatments and therapies would not be possible. You are truly a KPMP Hero!

Sincerely,

Amy Mottl, MD, MPH, FASN
Amy Mottl, MD, MPH, FASN
Amy Mottl, MD, MPH, FASN
Principal Investigator
Ashveena Dighe, MS, MPH
Ashveena Dighe, MS, MPH
Ashveena Dighe, MS, MPH
E. Steve Woodle, MD, FACS
E. Steve Woodle, MD, FACS
E. Steve Woodle, MD, FACS
Principal Investigator
Ian de Boer, MD, MS
Ian de Boer, MD, MS
Ian de Boer, MD, MS
James C. Williams, PhD
James C. Williams, PhD
James C. Williams, PhD
Principal Investigator
Jeffrey Spraggins, PhD
Jeffrey Spraggins, PhD
Jeffrey Spraggins, PhD
Principal Investigator
Katy Borner, PhD
Katy Borner, PhD
Katy Borner, PhD
Lloyd Cantley, MD
Lloyd Cantley, MD
Lloyd Cantley, MD
Principal Investigator
M. Todd Valerius
M. Todd Valerius
M. Todd Valerius
Minnie Sarwal, MD, PhD
Minnie Sarwal, MD, PhD
Minnie Sarwal, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
Nils Gehlenborg, PhD
Nils Gehlenborg, PhD
Nils Gehlenborg, PhD
Patrick Nachman, MC
Patrick Nachman, MC
Patrick Nachman, MC
Principal Investigator
Robyn McClelland, PhD
Robyn McClelland, PhD
Robyn McClelland, PhD
Sean Mooney
Sean Mooney
Sean Mooney
Robert Toto, MD
Robert Toto, MD
Robert Toto, MD
Principal Investigator
Jeff Hodgin, MD
Jeff Hodgin, MD
Jeff Hodgin, MD
Principal Investigator
Chris Anderton
Chris Anderton
Chris Anderton
Principal Investigator
Ravi Iyengar, PhD
Ravi Iyengar, PhD
Ravi Iyengar, PhD
Principal Investigator
Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD
Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD
Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD
Principal Investigator
Brad Rovin, MD
Brad Rovin, MD
Brad Rovin, MD
Principal Investigator
Nir Hacohen, PhD
 Nir Hacohen, PhD
Nir Hacohen, PhD
Principal Investigator
Kumar Sharma, MD, FAHA
Kumar Sharma, MD, FAHA
Kumar Sharma, MD, FAHA
Principal Investigator
Jonathan Barasch, MD, PhD
 Jonathan Barasch, MD, PhD
Jonathan Barasch, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
Ana Ricardo, MD, MPH, MS
Ana Ricardo, MD, MPH, MS
Ana Ricardo, MD, MPH, MS
Principal Investigator
Andrew Bomback, MD, MPH
Andrew Bomback, MD, MPH
Andrew Bomback, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator
Chirag Parikh, MD, PhD
Chirag Parikh, MD, PhD
Chirag Parikh, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
Dan Hall
Dan Hall
Dan Hall
Principal Investigator
Dennis Moledina, MBBS, PhD
Dennis Moledina, MBBS, PhD
Dennis Moledina, MBBS, PhD
Principal Investigator
Elena Hsieh, MD
Elena Hsieh, MD
Elena Hsieh, MD
Principal Investigator
Emilio Poggio, MD
Emilio Poggio, MD
Emilio Poggio, MD
Principal Investigator
F. Perry Wilson, MD
F. Perry Wilson, MD
F. Perry Wilson, MD
Principal Investigator
Frank (Chip) Brosius, MD
Frank (Chip) Brosius, MD
Frank (Chip) Brosius, MD
Principal Investigator
Girish Nadkarni, MD
Girish Nadkarni, MD
Girish Nadkarni, MD
Principal Investigator
James Lash, MD
James Lash, MD
James Lash, MD
Principal Investigator
John O'Toole, MD
John O'Toole, MD
John O'Toole, MD
Principal Investigator
John Sedor, MD
John Sedor, MD
John Sedor, MD
Principal Investigator
Jonathan Taliercio, DO
Jonathan Taliercio, DO
Jonathan Taliercio, DO
Principal Investigator
Joshua Thurman, MD
Joshua Thurman, MD
Joshua Thurman, MD
Principal Investigator
Kirk Campbell, MD
Kirk Campbell, MD
Kirk Campbell, MD
Principal Investigator
Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD
Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD
Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD
Principal Investigator
Luiza Caramori, MD
Luiza Caramori, MD
Luiza Caramori, MD
Principal Investigator
Matthew Rosengart, MD, MPH
Matthew Rosengart, MD, MPH
Matthew Rosengart, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator
Miguel Vasquez, MD
Miguel Vasquez, MD
Miguel Vasquez, MD
Principal Investigator
Paul Palevsky, MD
Paul Palevsky, MD
Paul Palevsky, MD
Principal Investigator
Steven Coca, DO
Steven Coca, DO
Steven Coca, DO
Principal Investigator
Steven Menez, MD, MHS
Steven Menez, MD, MHS
Steven Menez, MD, MHS
Principal Investigator
Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH
Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH
Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator
Sylvia Rosas, MD
Sylvia Rosas, MD
Sylvia Rosas, MD
Principal Investigator
Vijay Kakade, PhD
Vijay Kakade, PhD
Vijay Kakade, PhD
Principal Investigator
Noralinda Viloria
Noralinda Viloria
Noralinda Viloria
Lab Coordinator
Pam Corona, MD, MS
Pam Corona, MD, MS
Pam Corona, MD, MS
Program Manager
Kun Zhang, PhD
Kun Zhang, PhD
Kun Zhang, PhD
Principal Investigator
Zoltan Laszik, MD, PhD
Zoltan Laszik, MD, PhD
Zoltan Laszik, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
Matthias Kretzler, MD
Matthias Kretzler, MD
Matthias Kretzler, MD
Principal Investigator
Raghavan Murugan, MD, MS, FRCP, FCCM
Raghavan Murugan, MD, MS, FRCP, FCCM
Raghavan Murugan, MD, MS, FRCP, FCCM
Principal Investigator
Pierre Dagher, MD
Pierre Dagher, MD
Pierre Dagher, MD
Principal Investigator
Tarek Ashkar (El-Achkar), MD
Tarek Ashkar (El-Achkar), MD
Tarek Ashkar (El-Achkar), MD
Principal Investigator
Sanjay Jain, MD, PhD
Sanjay Jain, MD, PhD
Sanjay Jain, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
Olga Troyanskaya, PhD
Olga Troyanskaya, PhD
Olga Troyanskaya, PhD
Principal Investigator
Adam Burgess
Adam Burgess
Adam Burgess
Research Coordinator
Alan Xu
Alan Xu
Alan Xu
Research Coordinator
Amada Renteria
Amada Renteria
Amada Renteria
Research Coordinator
Angela M. Victoria-Castro, MD
Angela M. Victoria-Castro, MD
Angela M. Victoria-Castro, MD
Research Coordinator
Asari Henshaw
Asari Henshaw
Asari Henshaw
Research Coordinator
Ashley Burg
Ashley Burg
Ashley Burg
Research Coordinator
Baltazar Campos
Baltazar Campos
Baltazar Campos
Research Coordinator
Cecilia Berrouet
Cecilia Berrouet
Cecilia Berrouet
Research Coordinator
Dane Munar
Dane Munar
Dane Munar
Research Coordinator
Diana Sendrey, RN
Diana Sendrey, RN
Diana Sendrey, RN
Research Coordinator
Eunice Carmona Powell
Eunice Carmona Powell
Eunice Carmona Powell
Research Coordinator
Frida Calerone
Frida Calerone
Frida Calerone
Research Coordinator
German Varela, MD
German Varela, MD
German Varela, MD
Research Coordinator
Imane Samari
Imane Samari
Imane Samari
Research Coordinator
Ingrid Onul
Ingrid Onul
Ingrid Onul
Research Coordinator
Isabel Donohoe
Isabel Donohoe
Isabel Donohoe
Research Coordinator
Karla Mehl, MD
Karla Mehl, MD
Karla Mehl, MD
Research Coordinator
Katherine Mendoza
Katherine Mendoza
Katherine Mendoza
Research Coordinator
Lauren Bernard
Lauren Bernard
Lauren Bernard
Research Coordinator
Leslie Cooperman, RN
Leslie Cooperman, RN
Leslie Cooperman, RN
Research Coordinator
Melissa Shaw
Melissa Shaw
Melissa Shaw
Research Coordinator
Nancy Wang
Nancy Wang
Nancy Wang
Research Coordinator
Natalie Meza
Natalie Meza
Natalie Meza
Research Coordinator
Natasha Wen
Natasha Wen
Natasha Wen
Research Coordinator
Neil Roy, PhD
Neil Roy, PhD
Neil Roy, PhD
Research Coordinator
Nicole Marquez
Nicole Marquez
Nicole Marquez
Research Coordinator
Sarah Chen
Sarah Chen
Sarah Chen
Research Coordinator
Shihong Ma
Shihong Ma
Shihong Ma
Research Coordinator
Stephanie Wofford, MS
Stephanie Wofford, MS
Stephanie Wofford, MS
Research Coordinator
Tina Vita
Tina Vita
Tina Vita
Research Coordinator
Ugochukwu Ugwouwu
Ugochukwu Ugwouwu
Ugochukwu Ugwouwu
Research Coordinator
Theodore Alexandov
Theodore Alexandov
Theodore Alexandov
Principal Investigator
Anne Froment
Anne Froment
Anne Froment
Research Coordinator
Ashley Wang
Ashley Wang
Ashley Wang
Research Coordinator
Cathy Bagne
Cathy Bagne
Cathy Bagne
Research Coordinator
Fernanda Ochoa Toro
Fernanda Ochoa Toro
Fernanda Ochoa Toro
Research Coordinator
Jen Hernandez
Jen Hernandez
Jen Hernandez
Research Coordinator
Marissa Patel
Marissa Patel
Marissa Patel
Research Coordinator
Sara Kelley
Sara Kelley
Sara Kelley
Research Coordinator
Seanee Lefferts
Seanee Lefferts
Seanee Lefferts
Research Coordinator
Via Rao
Via Rao
Via Rao
Research Coordinator

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