Duke Nephrology maintains a multidisciplinary research effort with contributions from clinical and laboratory-based investigation.

This center was established in 2012 and is supported by a P30 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and by the Duke University School of Medicine and Department of Medicine.

Our goal is to unravel the mechanisms underlying the profound impact kidney disease imparts on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The goal of the DOCK center is to explore how kidney disease interacts with the cardiovascular system using a genetic and basic science approach. We will also foster clinical and translational research aimed at the inter-relationships between CKD, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Click here to visit the website.

Basic and Translational Research

Nephrology faculty members are engaged in active basic research programs focused on diabetic kidney disease, transplantation, calcium homeostasis and bone metabolism, inflammatory diseases of the kidney, and genetic mechanisms of hypertension.

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Clinical Trials

View a list of current Nephrology clinical trial opportunities.

Clinical Research

Researchers within the division also engage in active clinical research designed to more effectively diagnose and treat end-stage renal disease, kidney transplantation, hypertension, and bone and mineral metabolism.

More about current clinical research.