Category Archives: Recent News


NKF Serving Maryland & Delaware Research Grant Application Process is now OPEN!

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware (NKFMDDE) is pleased to announce our Research Application Portal OPENS tonight at 9:00pm – May 2, 2022.  Over the years, the National Kidney Foundation has invested over $100 million to support the treatment of kidney disease. Locally, the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware (NKFMDDE) has been able to distribute over.....Continue


The First State celebrates a BIG WIN today!

April 28th Governor John Carney signed the Living Donor Protection Act into law! Delaware is now the 25th state to pass the Living Donor Protection Act. We are so proud of every advocate who helped to make this milestone happen. We are grateful to our partner, Beebe Healthcare, for hosting Governor John Carney for today’s signing of the Living Donor.....Continue


NKF Patient Network

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Diabetes is Focus for National Kidney Month

New Phase of the “Are You the 33%?” Campaign Empowers People to Take Action March 1, 2021, New York, NY — In honor of National Kidney Month which starts today, the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) national public awareness campaign, “Are You the 33%?” enters a new phase focusing on the connection between type 2 diabetes (T2D) and kidney disease, also known.....Continue


Hot Topics in Kidney Health

Visit Hot Topics in Kidney Health for more information! Join us as we highlight the latest in kidney research, dispel myths, bring you up-to-date news in kidney care, and answer questions from patients to help them live well with kidney disease or a transplant...Continue


March is National Kidney Month

33% of adults in the United States are at risk for kidney disease. That’s 1 in every 3 people. Let that number sink in for a minute. It’s huge. But while the magnitude of that number is very apparent, when you really stop and consider it, it’s lost on most people. To shed light on the potential prevalence of this.....Continue


Dr. Cozumel Pruette Joins NKFMDDE Board

Award-winning JHU nephrologist provides care for children with kidney problems LUTHERVILLE, Md. (Feb. 9, 2022) −The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware (NKFMDDE) has selected Cozumel Southern Pruette, M.D., M.H.S. – assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine –to its board of directors. “As a nephrologist dedicated to the health and well-being of pediatric.....Continue


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We’re here to listen and support you during the COVID-19 outbreak. Find answers to the most common questions and stay informed about the latest coronavirus developments. People with kidney disease and transplant recipients are at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself is to avoid being exposed to this virus. For more information.....Continue


NKF and ASN Release New Way to Diagnose Kidney Diseases

Both Organizations Recommend Race-Free Approach to Estimate GFR Sept. 23, 2021, New York, NY – Today, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Task Force on Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases has released its final report, which outlines a new race-free approach to diagnose kidney disease. In the report, the NKF-ASN Task Force recommends.....Continue


Renal Rounds- A Virtual Professional Event

Deidra C. Crews, MD, ScM, FASN, MACPProfessor of Medicine, Division of NephrologyDeputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health EquityDirector, Doctoral Diversity ProgramJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine Dr. Crews is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds appointments with the School of Nursing, the Welch Center for Prevention,.....Continue