After a 5-year absence, the contract for the United States Renal Data System and its annual report will return to the Chronic Disease Research Group of the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute. The NIH awarded the 5-year contract on June 13. The United States Renal Data System (USRDS) is a national registry that collects, analyzes and distributes information about CKD and ESRD in the United States. The first annual report was published in 1989. “We’re so excited to have our team contribute to the fight against kidney disease,” Kirsten L. Johansen, MD, director of the USRDS and of the division of nephrology at Hennepin Healthcare HCMC.

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