KUH Mission Statement : NIDDK

KUH Mission Statement

DKUH provides funding and support for basic science and clinical research studies of the kidney and urinary tract and for disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs. Areas of research include:

  • Kidney: end-stage renal disease, kidney disease of diabetes, IgA nephropathy, hemolytic uremic syndrome, polycystic kidney disease, hypertensive nephrosclerosis, acute renal failure, congenital kidney disorders, and fluid and electrolyte disorders

  • Bladder (lower urinary tract): benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary tract infections, stones, congenital disorders, impotence, urinary incontinence, and interstitial cystitis

  • Blood and blood-forming organs: sickle cell disease, Cooley's anemia (thalassemia), and hemochromatosis

KUH also provides funding for the training and career development of persons committed to academic and clinical research careers in these areas.

Page last updated: November 25, 2008

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