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 speaks at University of Washington’s Mini-Medical School

Dr. Himmelfarb spoke about innovations in kidney research, including the Wearable Artificial Kidney and the Kidney on a Chip, at the University of Washington’s Mini-Medical School March 12, 2013. Click here to watch his presentation.

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News & Announcements

Spring 2014 newsletter

Read our Spring 2014 newsletter.

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Watch: kidney-on-a-chip discussed at NIH presentation

Our kidney-on-a-chip project got a big mention at the National Institutes of Health’s recent budget presentation to the U.S. Senate’s Appropriations Committee. Click here and scroll ahead to 1 hr, 49 min. to hear about this revolutionary research technique.

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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.