Pediatric Nephrology Center of Excellence
Missions and Goals

Missions and Goals

Focus Areas, Projects, CoresThe overall goal is to support basic, translational, and clinical research on critical pediatric kidney diseases that have major unmet needs.

Our Missions

  • To attract outstanding scientific expertise into the multidisciplinary study of critical but underserved pediatric kidney diseases
  • To provide high-resource Gene Expression, Proteomics, Biomarker , Enhancement, Training, and Administrative Cores to support the study of pediatric kidney diseases locally, regionally, and nationally
  • To support novel exploratory pilot studies that will form the basis for future investigator-initiated applications to study pediatric kidney diseases in our focus areas

Our Focus Areas

The overarching theme of the Center of Excellence is to conduct innovative and high-impact bench-to-bedside studies on three critical but underserved pediatric kidney diseases identified as Research Objectives of RFA-DK-009. Our three areas of focus include:

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Nephrotic Syndrome and Kidney Fibrosis
  • Lupus Nephritis