Announcements

Dr. Ian de Boer appointed as the inaugural Director of Research for the University of Washington’s Division of Nephrology.

Dr. Benjamin Freedman, associate professor (Nephrology) and KRI Researcher is featured on the NIH Director’s Blog, “Chipping Away at the Causes of Polycystic Kidney Disease.”

Glenda Roberts Recognized for Work in Kidney Health

New direction for the Kidney Research Institute

Dr. Ian de Boer takes the helm as the Director of the Kidney Research Institute…

Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb celebrates 14-year run as the inaugural Director of the Kidney Research Institute

In April 2022, Jonathan Himmelfarb stepped down after 14 years as the inaugural director of the Kidney Research Institute (KRI), where he built and will continue to support a visionary center focused clinical and translational kidney research.” The Kidney Research Institute was established in 2008 as a collaboration between UW Medicine and the Northwest Kidney Centers with the mission to conduct research that can improve the lives of people with kidney disease.…

In Memoriam: Nancy Hewitt Spaeth, 1947 – 2022

Nancy Hewitt Spaeth, the longest survivor of kidney failure in the world, passed away on January 14, 2022…

NFK – ASN Task Force Recommends New Approach for GFR Estimation

Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb is the 2021 Belding Scribner Award Recipient

The Belding Scribner Award

The award honors the University of Washington physician who made modern day dialysis possible. …

RESEARCH LED BY MATT RIVARA CREATES A NEW TOOL TO IMPROVE PATIENTS’ HOME DIALYSIS CARE

Myriad studies have shown that home dialysis affords patients independence and a better quality of life. The newly developed tool assesses patients’ opinions and home dialysis experience to ensure that incremental quality improvement efforts focus on areas and priorities that are important to patients, and not just doctors. Congratulations to Matt, his KRI colleagues Drs.…