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KUFA hosted a dinner program for 90 adult and pediatric academic and community nephrologists and nephrology fellows from Boston and the New England area that focused on the emerging knowledge and interest in atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) and complement mediated kidney diseases. ďComplement-Mediated Kidney Diseases: A Case Based PresentationĒ was held at the Lenox Hotel. READ MORE


New York Walk The Walk
Sunday, October 27, 2013
 

On Sunday morning, October 27, we took a stroll around Central Park in New York City and helped save lives in the process. Our annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation was a fun and healthful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. The money we raised will go directly to research, patient services, and public and professional education. SEE PHOTOS


Kidney & Urology Foundation of America was proud to honor: DAVID B. SAMADI, MD; SALVATORE J. ZIZZA; and VALERIE JOHNSON, MD, PhD. SEE PHOTOS | DOWNLOAD JOURNAL


Event Date: Monday, September 16, 2013
Place: Huntington Crescent Club
15 Washington Drive
Huntington, New York SEE PHOTOS


Kidney & Urology Foundation of America was proud to honor: KAM ATTWAL & SUNNY KAILA, Humanitarian Award; JUAN C. KUPFERMAN, MD, National Medical Award in Pediatric Nephrology; RIDWAN SHABSIGH, MD, John Kingsley Lattimer Award.


New Jersey Walk The Walk
Sunday, May 5, 2013
 

On Sunday morning, May 5, we took a stroll around Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach and helped save lives in the process. Our annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation was a fun and healthful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. The money we raised will go directly to research, patient services, and public and professional education. SEE PHOTOS


This conference provided a forum for specialists from nephrology and critical care medicine to interact and disseminate evidence based best practices to the clinicians.


New York Walk The Walk
Sunday, October 28, 2012
 

On Sunday morning, October 28, we took a stroll around Central Park in New York City and helped save lives in the process. Our annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation was a fun and healthful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. The money we raised will go directly to research, patient services, and public and professional education. SEE PHOTOS


New Jersey Annual Awards Gala
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
 

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America was proud to honor: Alexandre S. Ackad, MD, FACP, Chief, Division of Nephrology, Hackensack University Medical Center - National Medical Award in Nephrology; H. Stephen Fletcher, MD, FACS, Transplant Surgeon, Barnabas Health - National Medical Award in Transplantation; Jaime David de Leůn - Circle of Life Award.   SEE PHOTOS


Hat & Authorís Luncheon
Thursday, June 7, 2012
 

On June 7, 2012, Kidney & Urology Foundation of America presented the Hat & Authorís Luncheon at Fresh Meadow Country Club. Guests wore fabulous hats at an afternoon of exciting presentations, book signings, gourmet luncheon, raffles and auction.


Kidney & Urology Foundation of America was proud to honor: JED C. KAMINETSKY, MD, FACS, Clinical Associate Professor at NYU Medical Center, Associate Medical Director of Gramercy Surgery Center, John Kingsley Lattimer Award; and OTTIS ANDERSON, NY Giants 1991 Super Bowl MVP, Co-Founder of the NFL Alumni Medical Alliance & BART OATES, Three Time Super Bowl Winner with the NY Giants & San Francisco 49ers, Co-Founder Player of the NFL Alumni Medical Alliance, 2012 Men of the Year.   SEE PHOTOS


Event Date: Monday, May 21, 2012
Place: Cold Spring Country Club
East Gate Drive
Huntington, New York
SEE PHOTOS


Long Island Annual Awards Gala
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
 

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America was proud to honor: Debra & Felix Grucci, Woman of the Year Award / Man of the Year Award; and Frank S. Darras, MD, National Medical Award in Transplantation; at The Carltun in East Meadow, New York.   SEE PHOTOS


New Jersey Walk The Walk
Sunday, May 6, 2012
 

On Sunday morning, May 6, we took a stroll around Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach and helped save lives in the process. Our annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation was a fun and healthful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. The money we raised will go directly to research, patient services, and public and professional education. SEE PHOTOS


Champions for a Cure
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
 

This first-ever annual awards program honored the top 25 individuals across Long Island who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to cures, treatment and patient support for those with kidney and urologic diseases. The 25 members of this "Class of 2012" were publicly recognized at a two-hour reception at The Woodlands Country Club, Woodbury NY at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course. Event proceeds benefited the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America. SEE PHOTOS


Long Island Walk The Walk
Sunday, October 18, 2011
 

On Sunday morning, October 17, we took a stroll around Belmont Lake State Park in Babylon, NY, and helped save lives in the process. Our annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation was a fun and healthful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. The money we raised will go directly to research, patient services, and public and professional education. SEE PHOTOS


Event Date: Monday, September 26, 2011
Place: Cold Spring Country Club
East Gate Drive
Huntington, New York
SEE PHOTOS


The Winning Spirit: A Celebration of Excellence
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
 

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America was proud to honor: Milan M. Kinkhabwala, MD, Chief of Transplantation, Montefiore Medical Center and Professor of Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director, Nephrology Clinic at Columbia University Medical Center; and Lisa M. Satlin, MD.   SEE PHOTOS


Hat & Authorís Luncheon
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
 

On June 8, 2011, Kidney & Urology Foundation of America presented the Hat & Authorís Luncheon at Fresh Meadow Country Club. Guests wore fabulous hats at an afternoon of exciting presentations, book signings, gourmet luncheon, raffles and auction.


New Jersey Walk The Walk
Sunday, May 1, 2011
 

On Sunday morning, May 1, we took a stroll around Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach and helped save lives in the process. Our annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation was a fun and healthful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. The money we raised will go directly to research, patient services, and public and professional education. SEE PHOTOS


New York Walk The Walk
Sunday, October 31, 2010
 

On Sunday morning, October 31, we took a stroll around Central Park in New York City and helped save lives in the process. Our annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation was a fun and healthful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. The money we raised will go directly to research, patient services, and public and professional education. SEE PHOTOS


The Winning Spirit: A Celebration of Excellence
Co-Chaired by GOVERNOR MARIO M. CUOMO & MRS. MATILDA CUOMO
September 29, 2010
 

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America was proud to honor: Peter N. Schlegel, MD, James J. Colt Professor and Chairman of Urology at The Weill Cornell Medical College and Urologist-in-Chief and Attending Urologist at The New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Schlegel received the John Kingsley Lattimer Award for his excellence in patient care and for a lifetime of dedication and achievement in Urology.

Joseph A. Spinelli, Co-Founder and COO of Daylight Forensic & Advisory, is a leading authority on white-collar crime with more than 30 years of forensic experience. He was recently appointed by Governor Paterson of New York to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity. Mr. Spinelli received the Man of the Year Award for his untiring efforts on behalf of all those with urologic and kidney diseases.   SEE PHOTOS


New Jersey Awards Dinner
June 17, 2010
 

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On Thursday, June 10, 2010, nearly 200 allied renal professionals attended Empowering the Renal Professional to Meet Change and Challenges in Patient Care Today at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY. This conference, intended for renal administrators, nurses, social workers, transplant coordinators, dietitians, technicians, and allied health professionals who care for the adult or pediatric renal and transplant patient, was put together by KUFA and a multidisciplinary planning committee of 30 renal healthcare professionals. Erin Lauinger, Pediatric Social Worker from Childrenís Hospital at Montefiore, and Aaron Battle, Patient Services Coordinator at IPRO ESRD Network of New York, served as Co-Chairs and program moderators.   READ MORE


"Someone To Watch Over Me"
June 3, 2010
 

A banquet in celebration of excellence in Pediatric Care, honoring Donald Ashkenase, MBA, Special Assistant to the President, Montefiore Medical Center; Stuart M. Greenstein, MD, Professor of Surgery and an Attending Surgeon at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Stanley J. Kogan, MD, Clinical Professor of Urology and Director of Pediatric Urology at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore; and The Ward Family, advocates of organ transplantation recognized for their dedication and commitment to enhancing organ donor awareness.   READ MORE | SEE PHOTOS


Transplantation in the USA
April 19, 2010
 

The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America (KUFA) hosted a conference at the Paley Center for Media, to reveal issues surrounding the shortage of organs available for transplantation in the U.S., and to explore solutions. Three leading experts in the field spoke to a diverse audience comprised of patients, patient advocates, physicians, transplant coordinators, nurses, medical ethicists, health policy experts and members of the general public, about topics including organ donation, transplantation, and ways to affect much-needed change in this countryís current health care policy.   READ MORE | SEE PHOTOS


On November 18, 2009 over 250 people gathered at The St. Regis in New York City to honor: John Catsimatidis, Owner, President, Chairman and CEO of the Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods, who was presented with the 2009 Legends Award for his outstanding philanthropic achievements on behalf of all those with urologic and kidney disease; Jonathan A. Winston, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine/Nephrology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, who received the 2009 National Medical Award in Nephrology for his lifetime of dedication to his patients, his achievements in the field of renal diseases, and for his commitment to educating future generations; and Michael Zacharias, President, STA Parking Corp, who was presented with the 2009 Humanitarian Award in recognition of his selfless efforts on behalf of those who suffer from kidney and urologic diseases and his dedication to helping those less fortunate.

Guests were entertained by music of the legendary Jay Black, of Jay and the Americans.

Over $350,000 was raised in support of the Foundationís patient services and professional education programs. It is the generosity and tireless efforts of people like Mr. Catsimatidis, Dr. Winston and Mr. Zacharias that make the life-saving work of the Kidney & Urology Foundation possible.   SEE PHOTOS


New York Walk The Walk
Sunday, October 25, 2009
 

On Sunday morning, October 25, we took a stroll around Central Park in New York City and helped save lives in the process. Our annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation was a fun and healthful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. The money we raised will go directly to research, patient services, and public and professional education. SEE PHOTOS


Event Date: Monday, July 13, 2009
Place: Cold Spring Country Club
East Gate Drive
Huntington, New York
SEE PHOTOS


New Jersey Annual Awards Banquet
Monday, June 23, 2009
 

On June 23, 2009, Kidney & Urology Foundation of America presented The New Jersey Awards Banquet, honoring Anthony J. Catanese, MD, 2009 National Medical Award In Urology; Seymour Ribot, MD, 2009 Legends Award In Nephrology; and John T. Von Stade, 2009 Man Of The Year; at The Palace At Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ. SEE PHOTOS


Renal Disorders in the Neonate
Friday, June 19, 2009
 

On June 19, 2009, Kidney & Urology Foundation of America presented a CME/CE conference for Neonatologists, Pediatric Nephrologists, Pediatric Urologists, Critical Care Specialists, Physician Assistants, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Residents, Students, Fellows in Training, and other health professionals in the fields of neonatal/perinatal medicine with an interest in renal disorders.


Dream Car Campaign Drawing
Friday, June 19, 2009
 

Our 2009 "Green Campaign" DREAM CAR was a 2009 Toyota Prius! This automobile was awarded to the buyer of the GRAND PRIZE winning ticket, and the seller of the winning ticket received $10,000.


Hat & Authorís Luncheon
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
 

On June 3, 2009, Kidney & Urology Foundation of America presented the Hat & Authorís Luncheon at Fresh Meadow Country Club. Guests wore fabulous hats at an afternoon of exciting presentations, book signings, gourmet luncheon, raffles and auction. SEE PHOTOS


Annual Awards Banquet
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
 

On June 2, 2009, Kidney & Urology Foundation of America presented The Winning Spirit: A Celebration of Excellence, honoring David H. Koch, Executive Vice President, Koch Industries, Inc. with the 2009 Humanitarian Award; and Peter T. Scardino, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with the 2009 Legends Award for Lifetime Achievement in Urology, at the St. Regis Hotel. SEE PHOTOS


Long Island Walk The Walk
Sunday, May 17, 2009
 

On Sunday morning, May 17, we took a stroll around Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY, and helped save lives in the process. Our annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation was a fun and healthful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. The money we raised will go directly to research, patient services, and public and professional education. SEE PHOTOS


New Jersey Walk The Walk
Sunday, May 3, 2009
 

On Sunday morning, May 3, we took a stroll around Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach and helped save lives in the process. Our annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation was a fun and healthful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. The money we raised will go directly to research, patient services, and public and professional education. SEE PHOTOS


Renal Pathology with Clinical Correlations:
An Evening for Nephrologists and Nephrology Fellows
April 2, 2009
 

This session aimed to identify clinical variabilities of disease processes and diagnostic pathologic findings of glomerular, tubulo-interstitial and vascular diseases in native and transplant kidney biopsies. Development of differential diagnoses of renal and multi-systemic diseases affecting the kidney, as well as new therapies and protocol, based on clinical and pathologic data were discussed.


New York Walk The Walk
Sunday, October 26, 2008
 

On Sunday morning, October 26, we took a stroll around Central Park and helped save lives in the process. Our annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation was a fun and healthful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. The money we raised will go directly to research, patient services, and public and professional education. SEE PHOTOS


A conference for clinical and academic nephrologists, residents, students, fellows in training, internists with an interest in nephrology and renal dietitians


Golf at "The Creek"
Monday, September 15, 2008
 

Event Date: Monday, September 15, 2008 SEE PHOTOS
Place: The Creek
Locust Valley, NY


TLC Workshop: TOGETHER WE LEARN AND CONNECT
Sunday, September 14, 2008
 

A workshop for families of children and young adults with kidney disease which was presented by Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, with a planning committee of 25 renal professionals and our Council of Pediatric Nephrology & Urology.


New Jersey Walk The Walk
Sunday, May 4, 2008
 

On Sunday morning, May 4th, we took a two-mile stroll around Jenkinson's Boardwalk and helped to save lives in the process. Our annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation is a fun and healthful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. The money raised will go directly to research, patient services, and public and professional education. SEE PHOTOS



On Tuesday, June 19, 2007, over 165 allied medical professionals attended KUFA’s ’Renal Dilemmas: Facing Expected and Unexpected Challenges,’ an all day-symposium hosted at the NY Hall of Science in Queens, NY. The multidisciplinary program brought together a significant faculty of healthcare professionals – leaders in their respective fields - to confront the critical issues of recognizing, assessing and responding to natural and other disasters affecting the dialysis and transplant populations.  

The program addressed challenges confronting the renal / transplant patient as well as the renal medical ‘team’: preparing the patient and family to confront a renal diagnosis, minimizing the progression of chronic kidney disease, developing palatable renal diets, minimizing the impact of obesity on adolescents with CKD, dealing with the difficult or violent patient, expanding criteria for transplantation, and preventing and resolving medication-related problems in dialysis patients.

James Winchester, MD, Chief, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension at Beth Israel Medical Center and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a world renowned nephrologist offered welcoming remarks.  The plenary panel discussion on disaster preparedness was moderated by Michael G. Perillo, DC, MPH, New York State Department of Health, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Representative.

The Kidney & Urology Foundation offers professional medical education programs to help clinical professionals achieve excellence in their care of patients with kidney and urologic diseases.  Our ‘team’ included an outstanding multidisciplinary planning committee and nationally recognized speakers:

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» Transplantation - Dealing with the Landmine by Shamkant Mulgaonkar, MD, FASN
» Emergency Management - Dealing with the Internal and External by John Mahalko
» Impact of Obesity on Adolescents with CKD - From Diagnosis Through Transplant by Lauren Graf
» Keeping Pre-ESRD Patients Pre-ESRD - Using the Health Belief Model by Nancy Roth, PhD
» Preventing and Resolving Medication-Related Problems in Individuals on Dialysis by Dr. Wendy L.
» From the Inside Looking Out by Barbara Richter, RN, BSN, MA
» The ESRD Network and a Patient's Perspective on a Disaster by Dawn P. Edwards
» Integration with Local Response During Disasters by Mary Mahoney


Golf at "The Creek"
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
 

The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America is the major voluntary health agency seeking the total answer to kidney and urologic diseases... prevention, treatment, and cure. The foundation’s many - faceted programs bring health and hope to millions of Americans who suffer from kidney and urologic disease through research, patient services, nationwide organ donor program, professional education and public information. Such activities are made possible by voluntary contributions of a concerned and generous public.

Event Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Place: The Creek
Locust Valley, NY


Walk The Walk at Central Park, New York
Sunday, October 28, 2007
 

From kidney stones and urinary infections, to prostate cancer and chronic renal failure, diseases of the kidney and urinary tract effect over 70 million Americans each year. The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America conducts numerous public education campaigns each year to raise awareness of the critical need for organ and tissue donors. The Foundation remains dedicated to ensuring that every American in need of a lifesaving organ or tissue transplant receives one.

Our ultimate goal is to take kidney and urinary disease from treatment to cure, and to see that no one ever has to wait for a life saving transplant.


Walk The Walk at Central Park, New York
Sunday October 28, 2007
Check in at 9:30am • Start Time is 11:00am
Start at the 72nd Street Bandshell


 

 

 

 

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