Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 10%–15% of the U.S. population, up to 44 million people. For some people with CKD, the disease worsens until it reaches end stage renal disease (ESRD). By that point, the disease and health problems it causes often lead to disability, poor quality of life, and even early death. UM-KECC is at the forefront of CKD research, demonstrated through the projects listed below:

Developing a Comprehensive National Kidney Disease Registry for the Department of Veterans Affairs (Veterans Affairs Comprehensive Kidney Disease Registry)


The University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center will create a National Kidney

Collaborative for Clinical/Translational Research between the Renal Research Institute (RRI) and the University of Michigan-Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC)

The RRI-CKD study is a multicenter prospective cohort study of patients with moderate to advanced CKD (stages 3–5), funded by RRI (2000-2007) and AMGEN (2000-2003).