November 20, 2013
The PKD Foundation recently funded and attended the American Society of Nephrology's (ASN) Kidney Week Conference in Atlanta. Nearly 10,000 nephrologists, clinicians and researchers from around the world gathered to attend the world's premier nephrology meeting. Kidney Week provides participants opportunities to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to leading experts in the field.
Read more about the conference
November 5, 2013
The PKD Foundation is pleased to introduce its new CEO, Jackie Hancock, Jr., CFRE. The Board of Trustees executive search committee put great effort into conducting a national search to identify the right person to lead the Foundation. Jackie will officially start Dec. 2.
Learn more about our new CEO
November 4, 2013
The 2013 Homer W. Smith Awardee is Stefan Somlo from Yale University. He has a distinguished career as a nephrologist and as well as a PKD researcher. He is also the Vice-Chair of the PKD Foundation's Scientific Advisory Committee. The Homer Smith Award is presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions which fundamentally affect the science of nephrology.
Learn more about the award
November 1, 2013
Former PKD Foundation Board of Trustees member Bill Brazell shares his PKD story and thoughts on the FDA's tolvaptan decision in an op-ed piece featured in The Atlantic. Read his article here.
October 29, 2013
PKD patient Jill Riester and our CMO Angela Connelly were featured on the FOX 4 Morning Show to talk about polycycstic kidney disease and the work of the PKD Foundation. Watch their interview here.
Voices of PKD
The average teen is more concerned with school, friends and a ride home from volleyball practice than the health of their renal system. For Kerilyn Benoit, health is at the forefront of her worries. At just 13 years old, Kerilyn was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) after an ultrasound for an abdominal cyst turned out to be more serious. Doctors detected cysts on Kerilyn's kidneys, and with knowledge of her family history with the disease, it was quickly determined that she too had PKD.