NKF Serving the National Capital Area & Virginia
Who We Are & Our Mission
We are the National Kidney Foundation offices proudly serving Washington DC, Virginia & Southern Maryland.
We are revolutionizing the fight to save lives by eliminating preventable kidney disease, accelerating innovation for the dignity of the patient experience, and dismantling structural inequities in kidney care, dialysis, and transplantation.
Applications Now Being Accepted for the Joseph M. Krainin, MD, Memorial Young Investigator Award
We are most grateful to Diana Goldberg, who has funded this research grant for close to two decades in memory of her late father. This program supports clinical research studies addressing important issues for patients with kidney disease. Projects must be patient-oriented in nature. Elements of patient-oriented research activities may include, but are not limited to:
- Development of new technologies
- Mechanisms of human disease
- Educational or therapeutic interventions
- Epidemiological studies
- Health policy studies
- Clinical trials
Individuals who have completed fellowship training in an ACGME-accredited training program and who hold junior faculty positions (Instructor or Assistant Professor) at university-affiliated medical centers in the National Capital Area are eligible to apply.
Drive for Dialysis
Looking for a great employee volunteer opportunity for your company/organization? Want to help kidney disease patients and their loved ones while doing so? Look no further than NKF's Drive for Dialysis program, which allows companies the opportunity to have their employees volunteer by helping pack care packages for dialysis patients in their local communities. These bags include items like blankets, water bottles, and other small gifts to help make the recipient's time on dialysis just a little easier. Along the way, participants will learn more about kidney disease and how he/she can take steps to prevent kidney disease in their day-to-day lives. If you or your organization is interested in learning about how you can start a D4D at YOUR workplace, click the link below to learn more.
How You Can Support