Let's Work Together

People around the world are working together to help patients with kidney disease. The University of Michigan works collaborativewly with several groups on kidney research, including those listed at right.

Kidney & Epidemiology Cost Center
UM-KECC carries out epidemiological, clinical, medical outcomes, public policy, and economic research relating to: End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and Organ transplantation. UM-KECC research typically involves statistical analysis of large data sets drawn from clinical and administrative data systems. Some projects also involve primary data collection. UM-KECC maintains a comprehensive historical patient and provider level data on about 1.8 million ESRD patients drawn primarily from Medicare data.


Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium
The Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium (MWPNC) was established in 2004 to Improve and promote high quality care of pediatric nephrology patients through: facilitating collaborative clinical and translational research; defining best clinical practices; and promoting the career development of our members.
Arbor Research
Collaborative for Health
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health’s staff of clinicians, biostatisticians, and data managers conducts multidisciplinary studies in epidemiology and public health with the goal of improving patient outcomes. We conduct the research behind important and difficult questions of health care policy, including allocation of scarce organs for transplantation and clinical practice opportunities to improve care for dialysis patients. Arbor Research is committed to improving patient lives through research.