Federal Funding for PKD Research

Department of Defense

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)

This program originated in 1992 via a Congressional appropriation to foster new approaches to biomedical research in response to the needs of its stakeholders – the American public, the military, and Congress.

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Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)

The PRMRP is part of the CDMRP, established in 1999. Its vision is to improve the health and well-being of all Military Service members, Veterans and beneficiaries.

Through FY17, Congress has appropriated $1.67 billion to the PRMRP; this has resulted in support for over 1150 awards in 134 topic areas.

PKD has received over $25 million from the PRMRP, which has included funding for two major clinical trials – metformin and statins – as well as numerous basic science projects.

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the major federal source of funds for health research programs.  Within NIH, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is the primary source of PKD-related research programs and grants.

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