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Basic Research

The University of Rochester Medical Center is one of the top 25 funded academic medical centers in the USA. While basic research cannot be applied to patient care immediately, it is a starting point critical for moving our understanding of disease forward.  Breakthroughs here could lead to the treatments of tomorrow.

The Nephrology Division has an active research enterprise, we currently have several principal investigators who have been awarded of NIH grants.

Clinical Research & Trials

The University of Rochester Medical Center has a wide range of both Clinical Research and Trials that is helping to improve patient’s lives. One of the greatest benefits of clinical research is that it provides patients with access to the most current medical treatments, often years before they become available at other hospitals.  

Clinical trials are a research study that involves human volunteers and is designed to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the safest and fastest way to find effective treatments, and new ways to improve health.

Trulo Kidney Transplant study

Study  PI:   Mohammed Karim, MD
Clinical Coordinator:   Allison Stewart

Sulforaphane & CKD: Phase I / II

Study PI:    Thu Le, MD
Clinical Coordinator:   Allison Stewart

Mitochondrial Stress in Hemodialysis

Study PI:    Tramanh Phan, MD
Clinical Coordinator:   Allison Stewart

Pilot Testing of a Communication Intervention to Promote Shared Dialysis Decision Making in Older Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (DIAL-SDM Trial)

Study PI:  Fahad Saeed, MBBS, FACP
Clinical Coordinator:  Brooke Daigneault