The Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP)
In the KPMP, scientists will study kidney biopsies to make a map of the kidney (called the Kidney Tissue Atlas). This map will show important cells, regions, and disease pathways that lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney injury (AKI).
The research will help answer important questions for people with kidney disease, such as: What type of kidney disease do I have? What will happen to me? What can I do about it? Ultimately, KPMP research will find new markers and treatment targets that make personalized, effective, and safe treatments possible for kidney diseases.
Patients are at the heart of what we do and why we do it. The KPMP consortium is extremely patient-centric, involving patients in every facet of the program. If you would like to get involved with the KPMP community, contact us. By becoming a patient advocate for KPMP, you will have an opportunity to help improve and transform the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease for future patients just like you.
The KPMP community is delighted to have multiple patients engaged with this project at every level. At the kickoff meeting, patients literally took center stage! There were patient panels on both days of the meeting, and patients were involved in every breakout session. One patient, John Saul, blogged about this experience.
Like the “fresh fish” prisoner in the movie “Shawshank Redemption,” I kept telling KPMP, “You don’t understand. I’m not supposed to be here!” Probably many patients feel that way, but probably because they never asked to have kidney disease, never asked to be on...read more