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Swami Swaminathan Named NKFMDDE Advisory Board Chair

Swami Swaminathan Named NKFMDDE Board Chair– CIO brings 30+ years of healthcare and tech operations expertise to the nonprofit The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware (NKFMDDE) has elected Swami Swaminathan to a two-year term as chair of its board of directors. “Swami has been an asset to our Foundation since joining the board in 2020,” said Pattie Dash,.....Continue

NKF Launches Educational Animated Video Series on Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States and represent a substantial public health burden.[1] To help patients at varying levels of health literacy understand the connection between kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) launched an educational animated video series. Five patient friendly videos, each ranging from about one and a half to two.....Continue

Renal Roundtable Lecture Series: Kidney Transplant Allocation: Challenges of Geography & Equity

Thursday, June 23, 2022; VIRTUAL EVENT Thank YOU to those who attended this very informative professional education event. The session was recorded, check out Dr. Klassen’s session from June 23, 2022. David Klassen, MD presented the recent changes to the kidney transplant allocation process and discussed new approaches being developed to address equity in access. The multiple factors that impact equity in.....Continue

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

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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

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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