Kidney & Urology Foundation of America
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104 West 40th Street, Suite 500
New York, NY 10018

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63 West Main Street, Suite G Freehold, NJ 07728

 

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Our Programs

Research

The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America has provided generous support for research in nephrology and urology.  In the last decade, over $10 million in clinical and basic research grants have been provided to more than 20 major medical institutions throughout the country. This funding is critical to improving the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and care of childhood and adult kidney and urologic diseases.  The Foundation partners with educational organizations, hospitals, and advocacy and membership groups to achieve our goals and to reach the broadest range of individuals

The Pediatric Registry

The Pediatric Registry has swelled to over 8,000 entries. This unique, internet-supported cooperative database fosters research on health questions that affect the pediatric renal and urologic population.

The Pediatric Registry was established through the Foundation’s Council of Pediatric Nephrology and Urology (CPNU) to collect information on the diagnosis and demographics of children with renal diseases. The pooled clinical information from numerous academic institutions allows physicians and researchers to better understand the prevalence and impact of kidney and urologic diseases among children. The data from this nationally recognized database has fostered several research publications as well as investigator grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Public Information

National Resource Center
The Foundation provides health related information and support to patients and the general public via our toll free calls, emails and web access to our Health Library.

The Foundation Library has a wealth of information on issues of special concern to those with kidney or urologic disease or those who may be at risk.  Literature, brochures and other materials are available in English and in Spanish and our web site hosts invaluable information on current issues affecting the renal, transplant and urology patient.

Calls from patients, family members and the general public are handled on a case-by-case basis and inquirers are provided with extensive printed material, additional resources relevant to the individual’s concerns and, if necessary, physician referrals.
Every year, thousands of inquiries are received and answered.

Patient Services

Patient Emergency Grants
Grants provide support to patients in times of need. Applications may be obtained from the Kidney & Urology Foundation by Social Workers or other allied professionals on behalf of the patient.

Health Fairs
To educate the general public, at-risk populations and the ‘next generation’ on risks and prevention of kidney and urologic diseases, the Foundation supports health fairs and public education events at schools and universities with literature and information.

Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness
The Foundation continues its tradition of fostering organ and tissue donation awareness with ‘Walk the Walk for Organ and Tissue Donation’) events in New York and in New Jersey.

Why Should I Be An Organ Donor


These events raise essential dollars for patient programs like our annual scholarships and patient awards that support transplant candidates and recipients.

Professional Education

To provide the best possible care for kidney and urology patients, physicians and other medical caregivers need the most up-to-date medical information.  Through our National Professional Education Series, the Kidney & Urology Foundation sponsors professional conferences and symposia for physicians, administrators, nurses, dieticians, social workers, technicians and pharmacists to ensure the best possible outcomes in patient care.  

'Renal Dilemmas: Facing Expected and Unexpected Challenges’

Patient Awards

The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America Scholarship provides young adults with kidney or urologic disease and financial need an opportunity to attend college. Annual college scholarships are renewable for up to four years.

New Day Education & Rehabilitation Award helps patients aged 25 or older who are returning to school to complete a degree,  learn a new job skill, change careers or seek physical rehabilitation with renewable grants of up to four years.

Bright Star Recognition Award recognizes patients or their families who have shown courage, strength, determination, and generosity of spirit and kindness. The patient’s medical facility is also recognized.

Covelli Family Achievement Award is awarded to young patients who have exhibited educational and personal growth.

Inquiries and Referrals

Calls from patients, family members and the general public are handled on a case-by-case basis and inquirers are provided with extensive printed material, additional resources relevant to the individual’s concerns and, if necessary, physician referrals.  Every year, thousands of inquiries are received and answered.

Screenings

The Kidney & Urology Foundation supports screening initiatives for prostate and kidney diseases.

Prostate Cancer: Free PSA Test:
In collaboration with the New York Daily News, local hospitals from the New York and New Jersey area performed week-long free Prostate Specific Antigen tests for men over the age of 40.

Patient Emergency Grants
Grants provide support to patients in times of need.  Applications may be obtained from the Kidney & Urology Foundation by Social Workers or other allied professionals on behalf of the patient.

Patient Safety Initiative

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America and the Renal Physicians Association collaborated on a patient safety initiative for the dialysis population throughout the United States.  This ambitious program focuses on identifying safety issues, crating a non-punitive environment to report problems, and to improving patient safety and ultimately patient outcomes.
 
Clinical Trials Information 

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Pediatric Healthcare

Council of Pediatric Nephrology and Urology (CPNU)
The CPNU promotes professional education programs and regional studies on such diverse pediatric topics as FSGS, cognitive issues, cardiovascular implications, and growth and urinary tract problems in children. Participating medical institutions from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland meet to discuss important pediatric issues, prospective conferences, and report on ongoing multi-center clinical research studies.

The Pediatric Enrichment Program (PEP) gives children suffering with renal or urologic diseases the opportunity to share fun times through educational and cultural trips.  
These chaperoned outings provide new experiences for children with severely restricted lives and encourage them to actively participate and cooperate in their treatments.

 

 

 

 

 

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America
104 West 40th Street, Suite 500 | New York NY 10018 | 1.800.633.6628
63 West Main Street, Suite G | Freehold, NJ 07728 | 732.866.4444

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