PKD Connection Blog

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 […]

In the world of kidney care, research and education, the biggest event of the year is the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week. The conference, held in November in San Diego, drew 13,000 attendees from 100 countries, and featured nearly […]

Now that you have recovered from eating and shopping, it’s time for another holiday tradition – #GivingTuesday! A global day dedicated to giving back, #GivingTuesday is your chance to support a cause you’re passionate about. Support PKD Foundation this #GivingTuesday to […]

​We get a lot of questions from patients about the genetics of polycystic kidney disease (PKD). ​How do family members get PKD? What is the difference between PKD1 and PKD2 and how do I know what type I have? ​ Should I […]

My name is Demetri Maxim and I am a PKD researcher in Jing Zhou’s lab at Harvard Medical School. I am also a high school senior at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, and I recently set up my own lab […]