PKD Connection Blog

In May, we announced four promising researchers as recipients of our 2017 PKD Foundation Fellowships. To give you a better understanding of how these researchers were chosen, our Director of Research and Education, Alexis Denny, sheds some light on the […]

You may have recently read our article featuring 2015 PKD Foundation Fellowship recipient, Whitney Besse, M.D., and her involvement in a new PKD and PLD study at Yale. We followed up with her to hear more about her work and how […]

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving back. Our goal for the day is to raise $10,000, the amount needed to fund about six weeks of PKD research. Help us celebrate #GivingTuesday by making the PKD Foundation your charity […]

We are building significant momentum to bring treatments to patients. In five years, we have gone from one drug in clinical trials in the U.S. to five today. Four of these potential treatments are considered repurposed, which shaves off millions […]

Stephen Parnell, Ph.D., from the University of Kansas Medical Center, is one of 15 scientists recently awarded with a grant from the PKD Foundation. These awardees will receive a total of $2.4 million over the next two years. Dr. Parnell’s […]

We are excited to fund 15 PKD research grants in 2016. Over the next two years, we will invest a total of $2.4 million in critical research to increase understanding of the genetic and pathological processes involved in PKD and […]

You may have read a recent article about a study published in January 2016 on the correlation between autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and atrial fibrillation. The study found that patients with ADPKD are at an elevated risk of […]