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UKRO – University Kidney Research Organization
Fund. Research. Cure.
Kidney Disease Statistics
What do our kidneys do?
Where are our kidneys?
How do our kidneys work?
What are the symptoms of kidney disease?
What causes kidney disease?
What are the different types of kidney diseases?
How is kidney disease detected?
What happens when kidneys fail?
What are treatments for kidney disease?
FAQ About Getting A Kidney Transplant
FAQ About Starting Dialysis
A Look at the Living Kidney – In Vivo Renal Imaging
The Renin-Angiotensin System and Blood Pressure Control
Celebrities and Athletes with Kidney Disease
Famous People Who Have Died From Kidney Disease
My Kidney Wish
UKRO Project Grants
UKRO 2019 Innovative Project Grants
UKRO-Funded Research Updates
Alicia McDonough: Intrarenal Ang II as Target to Eliminate Hypertension
Alexander Pushkin: 3D Model of Transporter Protein Mutated in Kidney Disease
Alicia McDonough: Optimizing In Vivo siRNA to Identify Hypertension Targets
John McKay Fellowship Award
Susanne Angelow, Ph.D.
Jeanie Park, M.D.
Sanjeev Kumar Fellowship Project
Li Yang Fellowship Project
Susanne Angelow Fellowship Project
Jeanie Park Fellowship Project
Past Benefit Dinners
2019 UKRO Benefit Dinner
2017 UKRO Benefit Dinner
2016 UKRO Benefit Dinner
2014 UKRO Benefit Dinner
2012 UKRO Benefit Dinner
2010 UKRO Benefit Dinner
2008 UKRO Benefit Dinner
2007 UKRO Benefit Dinner
2005 UKRO Benefit Dinner
2017 Los Angeles Marathon
Our Mission and Vision
USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center
Research at the KRC
Board of Directors
Vito M. Campese, M.D.
Richard Glassock, M.D., M.A.C.P.
Yuichi Iwaki, M.D., Ph.D.
Miguel J. Koenig
Dennis L. Kogod
Jeffrey D. Markley
Manfred Mosk, Ph.D.
Alfred S. Newman
Syed Arif Rizvi, M.D., FACP
Medical Scientific Advisory Board
Inderbir Gill, M.D.
Kenneth R. Hallows, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.S.N.
Elaine M. Kaptein, M.D.
Alicia McDonough, Ph.D.
Andrew P. McMahon, Ph.D.
Manfred Mosk, Ph.D.
Núria M. Pastor-Soler, M.D., Ph.D.
Laura Perin, Ph.D.
Janos Peti-Peterdi, M.D., Ph.D.
Yasir Qazi, M.D.
Isidro Salusky, M.D.
Robert Rick Selby, M.D.
Miroslaw Smogorzewski, M.D.
Nick Vaziri, M.D., M.A.C.P.
News and Press
UKRO Remembers Henry David
UKRO Remembers Suzanne Crowell
Remembering Joseph P. Van Der Meulen, M.D.
Gala for Kidney Research Center to Honor Stellar Group of USC Scientists
UKRO Remembers Elizabeth Garrett
In Memoriam: Dr. Paul Terasaki
Gala for Kidney Research to Honor Barry Hoeven, Elizabeth Garrett, and Lynda Oschin
UKRO Receives $100,000 Contribution from Krishna J. Mohan, M.D., to Fund USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center
USC Athletics Director Patrick C. Haden To Be Honored at UKRO Gala
UKRO Featured in Jewish Journal Spotlight on Kidney Research
USC and UKRO Establish Kidney Research Center at Keck School of Medicine
UKRO Announces Kidney Transplant Recipient as Float Rider in 2012 Rose Parade
UKRO Announces New National Spokesperson Valen Keefer
UKRO Raises Over $450,000 at Benefit Dinner Honoring Natalie Cole
UKRO to Honor Natalie Cole at Benefit Dinner for Kidney Research
Grammy Award Winner Natalie Cole Signs on as National Spokesperson
UKRO Prepares to Launch Major Grant to USC to Combat Kidney Disease
Kent Thiry, Tom Mone, and Shaul Massry Honored as Leaders in Vital Crusade
Valen Keefer Public Service Announcement for Kidney Research
Video: Mary Wu Interview
Video: Natalie Cole on Kidney Disease and Research
Camila Koenig Accepting UKRO Spirit of Life Award
Dr. Paul Terasaki Accepting UKRO Lifetime Achievement Award
Pat Haden Accepting UKRO Outstanding Achievement in Business and Industry Award
Andy McMahon on the Promise of Kidney Stem Cell Research
Dr. Selby and Dr. Qazi on the USC Kidney Transplant Program
Provost Quick on Kidney Research at USC
USC Kidney Transplant Program Tribute Video
Valen Keefer on Kidney Disease in Children
Natalie Cole Public Service Announcement for Kidney Research
Video: Valen Keefer on PKD and the Importance of Kidney Research
KRC Reception 2015