Novel biomarkers of kidney injury to detect kidney-function decline across race/ethnic groups: Carmen Alicia Peralta, M.D., M.A.S.

The Foundation's Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program was designed to provide four-year postdoctoral research awards offered to historically disadvantaged physicians who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine, to improving the health of underserved populations, and to furthering the understanding and elimination of health disparities.This grant supports a novel, translational approach to chronic kidney disease (CKD) research by incorporating a primary prevention model. Alicia Peralta, M.D., M.A.S., will evaluate whether baseline measures of established and novel biomarkers of kidney damage predict the rate of kidney function decline, development of CKD, and risk of end-stage kidney failure in racially diverse cohorts. The overall goal of this project is to build a foundation that will translate into prevention strategies for CKD by detecting persons in the community at elevated risk for kidney disease. Expected deliverables include publications in scientific journals.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $420,000.00

Awarded on: 11/22/2010

Time frame: 1/1/2011 - 12/31/2015

Grant Number: 68519


University of California, San Francisco

513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, 94143-2205


Carmen Alicia Peralta
Project Director