Innovative work

Innovative work

Hear director Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb speak about the Kidney on a Chip, an exciting project that could help predict drug safety.
Research and Collaboration

Research and Collaboration

Learn more about our studies and clinical trials.
The Best People in the Business

The Best People in the Business

Meet our investigators, staff, director and scientific committee.
Leading Papers and Publications

Leading Papers and Publications

Read our investigators' publications.
Vision

Vision

Our vision is for every eligible patient with kidney disease to be informed about, participate in and benefit from our research. Read what you can do to help.
Goal

Goal

Our goal is to establish a leading clinical research endeavor focusing on early detection, prevention and treatment of kidney disease and its complications. Read more about our current research projects.
Mission

Mission

Our mission is to conduct research that can improve the lives of those with kidney disease.
Transforming Lives through Innovation and Discovery

Transforming Lives through Innovation and Discovery

Read more about the need for research.
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Welcome to the KRI

The Kidney Research Institute is a collaboration between Northwest Kidney Centers and UW Medicine focused on developing early detection, prevention and treatment of kidney disease and its complications.

We bring together scientists in clinical medicine, pharmacology, genetics, pathology, psychology, education and physiology working closely with basic scientists in bioengineering, biochemistry, immunology, genomics and other disciplines.

Featured Story

Director Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb, others discuss the wearable artificial kidney

“A safe, effective, wearable artificial kidney would give end-stage kidney disease patients much more freedom in their lives,” says KRI director Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb who, along with the University of Washington’s Larry Kessler, is leading a trial at the KRI to test the safety of the device. Click here to read more about the wearable artificial kidney.

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News & Announcements

Winter 2014 Newsletter

Read our Winter 2014 newsletter to learn about recent events at the Kidney Research Institute, new studies on depression and palliative care, and why Joyce Jackson, Northwest Kidney Centers‘ president and CEO, decided to join our Seattle Kidney Study.

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Spring 2014 newsletter

Read our Spring 2014 newsletter.

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Donate & Get Involved

Every gift to the Kidney Research Institute is vital and helps us fulfill our mission to improve the lives of people with kidney disease.

  • With your generous support, we will attack the big problems and focus on discovery and innovation.
  • Our promise is to be good stewards of your gift, and leverage every gift dollar into multiple dollars supporting kidney disease research.
  • We will obtain the best possible scientific advice to gauge our progress and stay in close touch with the kidney community in the Seattle area.