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Clinical Research

The Division of Nephrology at IU School of Medicine maintains an active clinical research program with a wide variety of ongoing studies supported by government, foundation and industrial funds. Clinical studies are conducted at three hospitals on the school’s Indianapolis campus and at off-campus dialysis units as part of local and national multi-center trials.

Active Research

Active clinical research focuses on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Dialysis.


Metabolic Bone Disease and Calcium/Phosphorus Metabolism in Chronic Kidney Disease

Sharon M. Moe, MD

Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease and Hemodialysis

Rajiv Agarwal, MB,BS

Professor Emeritus of Medicine

Daily Dialysis and Novel Dialytic Therapies

Michael A. Kraus, MD

Professor Emeritus of Clinical Medicine

Effect of Obesity and Diet on Kidney Function

Cardiovascular disease in Chronic Kidney Disease

Kenneth Lim, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Studies Actively Recruiting

IU School of Medicine Division of Nephrology is recruiting qualified patients for a study on polycystic kidney disease as well as a study on frailty in chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients.