Announcements

The ultimate advocate: Glenda V. Roberts featured in Microsoft article

We are thrilled to have Glenda V. Roberts as our new director of external relations and patient engagement! Read more about the Microsoft alum and her career achievements, journey with kidney disease and dedication to advocating on behalf of kidney patients.…

‘Organs-on-chips: Tiny technology helping bring safe new drugs to patients faster,’ authored by key investigators

Next year, our kidney-on-a-chip — a business card-sized device with human cells that mimic a live kidney — will head to the International Space Station. Read more about our kidney chips, their journey to space next year and how connecting them to other organs-on-chips could tell us more about the impact of drugs on the whole body.…

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Read our Spring 2018 newsletter for an update from our director and to learn more about investigator Dr. Ann O’Hare’s recent article on strategies for patient-centered care in renal medicine, associate director Dr. Ian de Boer’s entry into the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Dr. Bessie Young’s meeting to gain insight about APOL1 genetic testing.…

Kidney Research Institute Appoints Glenda Roberts as Director of External Relations and Patient Engagement

We are thrilled to announce that Glenda Roberts has joined the Kidney Research Institute, a collaboration between Northwest Kidney Centers and UW Medicine, as Director of External Relations and Patient Engagement. In this position, Glenda will combine her passion for incorporating the patient voice in research with her skills gained from years working as a senior business executive at Microsoft and General Electric.…

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Read our Winter 2017 newsletter for an update from our director and to learn more about the Kidney Research Institute’s role in the new Kidney Precision Medicine Project, our second annual Patient Advisory Committee meeting and investigator Dr. Nisha Bansal’s research on cardiovascular problems in kidney patients. You’ll also read about our kidney-on-a-chip heading where no kidney chips have gone before — space!…

The Allen Institute highlights investigator Dr. Beno Freedman’s lab in video and 2017 Year in Review

Beno Freedman and colleagues are using the Allen Institute‘s human induced pluripotent stem cells to study kidney disease and regeneration. Watch Beno talk about the impact this has had on research his lab is currently conducting in the video below, also featured in the Allen Institute for Cell Science’s 2017 Year in Review.…

Kidney Research Institute named part of central hub for new Kidney Precision Medicine Project

The KRI is partnering with collaborators at the University of Michigan and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to serve as the central hub of the new Kidney Precision Medicine Project. The KPMP is a national consortium that seeks to redefine acute and chronic kidney diseases in molecular terms and identify novel targeted therapies.…

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Read our Spring 2017 newsletter for an update from our director and to learn more about the new Center for Dialysis Innovation, Dr. Bessie Young’s APOL1 study and top awards our research fellows have received at national meetings. You’ll also hear from Lisa Anderson, clinical research coordinator, about a dialysis study related to the gut microbiome, and see how Dr.…

Winter 2016 Newsletter

Read our Winter 2016 newsletter for an update from our director and to learn more about our renovated research space in north Seattle, the Kidney Health Fair and top grants awarded by Kidney Research Institute investigators. You’ll also read about our new registry–Community Connection–for people interested in joining research studies, and the work Mary Bray, clinical research coordinator, is doing for a study on acute kidney injury.…

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Read our Spring 2016 newsletter to learn more about our first Patient Advisory Committee meeting, the kidney-on-a-chip study, University of Washington students focused on kidney innovation, and Dr. Bessie Young’s work on kidney disease and the APOL1 gene.…