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Cardiovascular and Metabolic Conditions - Kidney Diseases

Our research in this area includes identifying the most accurate way to assess kidney function; racial and ethnic variations in early- and end-stage kidney disease; treatments for patients with chronic kidney disease and heart failure; and the role of acute kidney injury on risk of cardiovascular complications.

  • Our research informed the National Kidney Foundation-American Society of Nephrology Task Force guidelines on evaluating kidney function that removed race from equations used to estimate a person’s kidney function.
  • We co-lead the multicenter prospective Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study, sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), which is following patients with chronic kidney disease long term to examine a broad range of risk factors — from biomarkers to clinical, demographic, and behavioral variables — to delineate mechanisms underlying the excess risks for adverse renal, cardiovascular, and patient-centered outcomes.
  • We are investigating racial and ethnic differences in kidney disease as well as the best ways to treat older adults with kidney disease and heart failure.
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