Kidney Health Research Collaborative
The KHRC serves as the center of extensive kidney research activities for the broader UCSF campus, and is based at the San Francisco VA. In addition to a wide range of research studies, the KHRC has a major emphasis on training and mentorship and has the goal of imbedding research education into all stages of investigation. What distinguishes the KHRC from other kidney research centers is the prioritization on prevention through early detection of kidney disease. The major topics of the KHRC include: diagnostic markers of early kidney disease; cardiovascular consequences of CKD; optimal treatment of hypertension; personalized medicine utilizing “big data” and, special populations at risk for CKD, including persons with HIV infection, elders, and racial-ethnic minorities (http://khrc.ucsf.edu/).