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Abstract: INFO09-TH

The Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium (PKD-RRC)

Session Information

  • Informational Posters - I
    November 02, 2023 | Location: Exhibit Hall, Pennsylvania Convention Center
    Abstract Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Category: Genetic Diseases of the Kidneys

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  • Yoder, Bradley K., The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Wallace, Darren P., University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, United States
  • Watnick, Terry J., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Group or Team Name

  • The PKD Research Resource Consortium

The Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium (PKD-RRC) was established to create a collaborative framework to leverage the expertise of research scientists and clinicians to generate and distribute resources that are needed to advance PKD research and accelerate the discovery of novel therapies. The goals of the PKD-RRC are: 1) To support a national PKD research effort by providing research resources, 2) To establish a framework for PKD-RRC collaborative research resource development, 3) To expand the PKD research workforce by supporting innovative pilot grants, 4) To develop a communication strategy that raises the visibility of the PKD-RRC and creates opportunities for collaboration, and 5) To implement educational programs that encourage constructive discourse and creative approaches to PKD science. The PKD-RRC is composed of three Research and Translation Core Centers (RTCCs), a Central Coordinating Site (CCS), and has NIDDK representation. The RTCCs are located at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB), University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), and University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The CCS, led by a team from UMB and Yale University School of Medicine, offers pilot and feasibility grants, develops educational activities, and organizes an annual meeting and a scientific symposium. The PKD-RRC offers a broad range of PKD related research resources including antibodies, cell and organ culture models, mouse and other animal models, in vitro and in vivo protocols, and a biorepository of human tissues and clinical data that can be requested through the PKD-RRC website at This online portal also serves as a hub for dissemination of information relevant to PKD researchers including funding opportunities and educational events. The PKD Consortium develops new research resources that are of value to the PKD research community and will advance our understanding of PKD pathogenesis. We welcome suggestions for the development of new research resources and reagents and the opportunity to engage in discussion with the greater PKD community through Twitter @PkdResearch. In all its activities, the PKD-RRC recognizes and supports a culture of diversity and inclusion as being critical to ensuring a strong and innovative PKD research community.