Kidney Health Initiative (KHI)

KHI Current Projects

KHI seeks to advance its mission through innovative, collaborative projects that seek input from and bring together members across all areas of the kidney community.

Click on a project title to learn more about KHI’s current projects, including the outline of the project concept and members of the workgroup. KHI project concepts are submitted by KHI members and evaluated by the KHI Board of Directors.

KHI Pilot Projects

Three pilot projects were identified for KHI to move forward and explore its initial project capability and foster relationships with different divisions in the FDA until the framework for accepting project proposals from KHI membership was developed. The pilot projects were chosen from overarching themes identified from over 40 suggestions drafted by the ASN Advisory Groups.

The pilot project on pharmacokinetics emphasizes the importance of identification of drug categories and study design, while the pilot project on lupus nephritis will investigate a clinical trial endpoint using existing clinical trial data. The pilot project on promoting kidney health and innovation focuses on exploring and identifying the barriers and potential solutions to innovative therapies in the kidney space. All three projects are meant to serve as models for future project proposals.

Current Projects

Below are the current KHI projects. Please click the title for more details.

Call for Workgroups

Starting in August 2013, KHI project concepts will be submitted by KHI members several times a year. At the close of each submission cycle, the KHI Board of Directors endorses projects after a simple review based on three criteria: meeting KHI mission, impact, and feasibility.

KHI workgroups will be selected via a small sub-group of the KHI Board of Directors. Click here to review the process for workgroup selection as well as the current selection sub-group.

Involvement in workgroups is on a voluntary basis with no compensation provided. All workgroup members are required to submit a disclosure with their application. Click here to review KHI's conflict of interest policy.

If you have a project or concept that you would like KHI to consider, please visit the Project Submission page for more information on how to submit your idea.

If you have any questions or would like more information about current KHI projects, please contact us at or 202-640-4661.