NKF to Double Research Funding

New York, NY
May 14, 2007

The National Kidney Foundation’s investment strategy is all about futures – the healthy futures of kidney patients and their families that we are working to ensure through our soon-to-be-expanded research program. The NKF has committed to doubling its funding of research grants and fellowships to promising young scientists over the next five years. Beginning in 2008, the research budget will increase from $2,800,000 in five yearly increments until it reaches $5,600,000 annually. Top areas of research focus include chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and pediatric kidney disease. “I believe research is actually an important patient service,” said NKF Chairman, Chuck Fruit. “It helps patients today and those who may not have to be patients tomorrow.”

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