National Kidney Foundation Unveils New KDOQI Research Grant Initiative

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (November 5, 2008) - The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is now accepting grant applications as part of a new research initiative focused on the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Guidelines. As of July 1, 2009, NKF plans to fund two new KDOQI research grants each year at the level of $150,000 annually for three years. The deadline for application submission is December 1, 2008.

"Continued KDOQI research will enable more authoritative guidance regarding appropriate tests and therapies," says Allan J. Collins, MD, FACP, President of the National Kidney Foundation. "This will lead to enhanced patient outcomes, advanced patient advocacy and validate, critique and improve the existing guidelines."

In addition to projects that study factors affecting the implementation of the guidelines, the following topics have been identified as research needs for the new KDOQI initiative:

  • Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertension and Antihypertensive Agents in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Bone Metabolism and Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Evaluation, Classification and Stratification of Chronic Kidney Disease

For additional information, please review the Instructions to Applicants, available online at http://www.kidney.org/professionals/research or email research@kidney.org

The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of kidney and urinary tract disease, improving the health and well-being of patients and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.