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CDRG Re-Awarded United States Renal Data System (USRDS) Federal Contract

Kirsten L. Johansen, MD (center), USRDS Director, will lead an NIH-funded nationwide effort on kidney disease surveillance, assisted by USRDS Deputy Director James B. Wetmore, MD, MS (left) and David T. Gilbertson, PhD (right), Project Director for the USRDS.

Minneapolis – The Chronic Disease Research Group (CDRG) of the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) has been selected to continue administering the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) federal contract. The USRDS is a national registry that collects, analyzes, and distributes information about chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. This will be the second consecutive term that CDRG holds the contract.

“We’re thrilled to continue this work. Our goals are to provide data that is timely, of high quality, and accessible to all stakeholders,” says Kirsten Johansen, MD, Director of the USRDS, Director of the Division of Nephrology at Hennepin Healthcare HCMC, Co-Director of CDRG, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. “This will be an exciting time to monitor the effects of new treatments and new payment models in kidney disease. Data collected and disseminated through the USRDS about kidney disease in the U.S., its treatment, and its impact will be used by patients, their doctors, kidney researchers, and the federal government to learn how to improve the care we provide for this devastating condition.”

USRDS collaborates with members of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), and the ESRD networks, sharing datasets and actively working to improve the accuracy of information on patients with ESRD.

CDRG was the federal contractor for the USRDS from 1999-2014, and has been again from 2019-2024. The division is also currently the federal contractor for the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). In addition, CDRG has received international recognition for its analyses of chronic disease states, including CKD, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

CDRG’s parent organization, HHRI, is a non-profit academic research foundation headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. In addition to Dr. Johansen, many members of the team who will work on the USRDS are also affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical School.

More information about this contract will become available on CDRG’s website, as well as on its social media platforms Twitter and LinkedIn.

One hundred percent of the funding for this study is supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Award Number 75N94024C00001. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of or imply endorsement by the NIH.


Photo Above: Kirsten L. Johansen, MD (center), USRDS Director, will lead an NIH-funded nationwide effort on kidney disease surveillance, assisted by USRDS Deputy Director James B. Wetmore, MD, MS (left) and David T. Gilbertson, PhD (right), Project Director for the USRDS.


 

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