The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America provides research grants and develops quality educational conferences for physicians and other medical professionals in the nephrology, urology and transplant communities. It also houses the Pediatric Registry, part of the Foundation’s Renal Data Institute. The Pediatric Registry was established by the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America to collect information on the diagnoses and demographics of children being screened for renal and urologic diseases. This information provides physicians with baseline data to better understand the prevalence and impact of kidney and urologic diseases among children. The results of the Pediatric Registry have been used on grant proposals to the National Institutes of Health by member physicians to demonstrate the success of a multi-center pediatric renal registry.
As part of our commitment to professional education, the Foundation’s National Professional Education program develops significant physician and multidisciplinary conferences to foster discussion on issues of concern in the renal, transplant, and urology communities.
All conference planning is driven by prominent physicians, allied medical professionals and thought leaders, all experts in their respective fields, who help create rich and focused curricula for medical caregivers, help facilitate discussion, and promote professional networking. The ultimate goal of our continuing education programs is to provide the information and tools that can lead to improved patient outcomes.
Saint Barnabas Social Work conference PDF: Psychosocial and Ethical Issues in the Transplantation of CKD Patients
Look for upcoming multi-hospital initiatives
Research Fellowships and Awards /Organizational Support
In the past decade, the Foundation has given over 4 million dollars to clinicians and researchers at premier medical institutions to support their efforts to advance understanding of issues in nephrology, urology and transplantation.
Sanjay Jain, MD, PhD
We proudly awarded The Renal Pathology Society with 2007 research awards to two (2) nephrolpathologists, Sanjay Jain, MD, PhD (Washington University School of Medicine) [read progress report here
] and Mark Haas, MD, PhD (The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine) [Journal American Society of Nephrology, published September 5, 2008 as doi:10.1681/ASN.2008030279
] and provided a 2007 program grant. We continue to support the New York Society of Nephrology by funding Fellows’ Night and ongoing educational programs. And we are a Bronze level sponsor of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology’s 2007 Annual Meeting.
2008-2009 KUFA/RPS awardees: Suman Setty, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, to evaluate the impact of metabolic status on evolution of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and Banu Sis, MD, Assistant Professor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Alberta, Canada, to develop a new definition of antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) by endothelial gene transcripts, enabling diagnosis of cases missed by current techniques, and potentially altering clinical therapy and outcomes.
We continue to support the New York Society of Nephrology by funding Fellows’ Night and ongoing educational programs. And we are a Bronze level sponsor of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology’s 2007 Annual Meeting.