Children's Hospital Colorado

Pediatric Nephrology Research

In the Department of Nephrology at Children's Hospital Colorado, we strive to get patients back where they belong: home. And while the outcomes for our patients consistently meet or exceed national benchmarks, our work is far from done.

Our commitment to continually raising the standard of kidney care makes research and innovation a vital part of what we do. We collaborate with other disciplines and institutions to share data, identify best practices and improve approaches to care.

Pediatric nephrology advancements

Our physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and other nephrology team members conduct every form of research. This includes performing laboratory-based research investigating the causes of many different pediatric kidney diseases, applying these new insights from the laboratory to pediatric patients through clinical and translational research, and conducting clinical trials investigating new treatments for these diseases. They also work on collaborative research studying the best management and outcomes of our pediatric kidney disease, pediatric kidney transplant and pediatric dialysis populations.

It all starts with a Q:

For the latest cutting-edge research and innovative collaborations in pediatric nephrology, read more in Q: Advances and Answers in Pediatric Health.

Discover more in Q:

"Every new research question; every new experiment, study, or clinical trial; every new result, discovery, or insight – they all come from our deep-seated drive to help make the children better that we see in the hospital and in our clinics every single day.”
Bradley Dixon, MD

What our kidney research means for kids

Scientists in our Kidney Center have many research interests spanning a broad range of basic science and clinical areas. These projects include:

Our current research

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