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Charitable Giving

The Division of Nephrology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine changes lives. Through skilled clinical care, practice-changing discoveries, and education of the next generation of nephrologists and physician-scientists, the faculty and staff of the Division work to cure kidney disease. These efforts are in part made possible through the generous contributions of donors equally committed to this mission.

Our successes in biomedical discovery, education and patient care create an environment where small investments can yield high returns. With these goals in mind, we have highlighted several of our funds below. Gifts may also be made with other general or specific goals in mind or to individual faculty, in the form of cash, employer matching gifts, donor advised funds, or estate/tribute giving over a period of time.

We are extremely grateful to those who have contributed and we value your generosity.

  • Edward S. Kraus, M.D. has served the Johns Hopkins’ medical community with distinction for nearly four decades.   In 2016, Dr. Kraus was promoted to Professor, a milestone that recognizes his accomplishments as an outstanding nephrologist and a master clinician.  Throughout his career, Dr. Kraus has shown steadfast dedication to providing patient centered humanistic care.  He has touched the lives of countless patients, families and friends and promotes this approach to care among medical students, residents, fellows and faculty. 

    Several years ago Dr. Kraus’ many grateful and generous friends joined together to establish the Edward S. Kraus, M.D. Endowment for Young Investigators (“Edward S. Kraus Endowment”). The Edward S. Kraus Endowment’s purpose is to encourage young, clinically active physician-scientists and clinician-educators to pursue scholarly work that will advance the field and propel their careers forward. In a resource challenged era in medicine, the Edward S. Kraus Endowment provides opportunity for these worthy individuals that would otherwise be cost prohibitive. Funds may be used to underwrite the costs of research, including (and not limited to) salary support for protected time, infrastructure, data analysis, and staff time.  

    The recipients of funds from the Edward S. Kraus Endowment receive the title of Edward S. Kraus Scholar which is used on all publications and presentations for the duration of the funding period.  The Edward S. Kraus Scholar(s) are selected by the Director of the Division of Nephrology, in consultation with the Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant and Dr. Kraus. The criteria for selection is academic achievement, potential significance of the project goals, and a commitment to patient centered humanism in the practice of medicine.  

    This source of funding honors Dr. Kraus in perpetuity and ties him to the continued progress of some of the most promising junior physician-scientists and clinician-educators at Johns Hopkins and in renal medicine.
      
    To send a contribution or request additional information, please contact:

    Donna Bolin
    Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
    410-550-9893
    dbolin1@jhmi.edu

  • The Johns Hopkins Glomerular Disease clinic was established in 2019 with the following goals: 

    • To sustain and enhance a specialized Glomerular Disease center that provides and coordinates comprehensive medical care for patients with various forms of glomerular diseases; 
    • To be a major resource and coordinating center for both clinical, translational, and basic science research; 
    • To develop and administer educational programs for patients, professionals, and trainees. 

    Funds directed to Glomerular Disease research will be utilized: 

    • To support the collection of clinical data and biological specimens for the study of specific glomerular diseases, to facilitate sophisticated sample analyses (genomics, proteomics and metabolomics), and to provide biostatistical and database management support;
    • To support exploratory projects that focus on mechanisms of glomerular diseases to guide novel treatment;
    • To interact with investigators working toward Precision Medicine in the management of patients with glomerular diseases. 

    In this new era of decreasing support for clinical investigation, agencies such as the NIH have become increasingly reluctant to support completely novel hypotheses, which trade greater risk for the possibility of greater rewards. The Glomerular Disease Research Fund would provide funding needed to support new ideas and novel projects working toward customized therapies. 

    To send a contribution or request additional information, please contact:

    Donna Bolin
    Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
    410-550-9893
    dbolin1@jhmi.edu

    Dr. Duvuru Geetha
    Division of Nephrology
    410-550-2820
    gduvura@jhmi.edu 

  • The mission of the Kidney Transplant Fund is to provide funds for transplant nephrology faculty, fellows, staff and ancillary personnel for research, education and care to advance outcomes in kidney transplant candidates and recipients. The vision is that through this support transplant nephrology faculty, fellows, staff and ancillary personnel will be able to engage and contribute to the improvement of the health and well-being of people who could be candidates for kidney transplantation or who have received kidney transplants not only at Johns Hopkins but in the U.S. and the world. 

    To send a contribution or request additional information, please contact:

    Donna Bolin
    Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
    410-550-9893
    dbolin1@jhmi.edu

    Dr. Daniel Brennan
    Division of Nephrology

    410-550-5029
    dbrenna4@jhmi.edu

  • “Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.”  Abraham Lincoln

    Training the next generation of physician scientists, compassionate nephrologists, and policy makers with the ability to revolutionize our health requires education.  The international impact of nephrologists trained at Johns Hopkins has revolutionized the field of Nephrology.  To continue that impact requires a training program to have the resources necessary to remain a global leader.

    Funds directed to the Nephrology Fellowship Training program are used to support training-related expenses, innovative educational programs, and career development of physicians pursuing 2 – 3 years of subspecialty training in Nephrology.

    To send a contribution or request additional information, please contact:

    Donna Bolin
    Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
    410-550-9893
    dbolin1@jhmi.edu

    Dr. C. John Sperati
    Division of Nephrology

    410-955-5268
    jsperati@jhmi.edu

  • The Kidney Fund for Innovation was established to provide the Division with financial support to conduct research on high risk projects that are usually not funded by grants. This fund also supports projects in immediate need for innovation, including research on COVID-19.

    To send a contribution or request additional information, please contact:

    Donna Bolin
    Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
    410-550-9893
    dbolin1@jhmi.edu

    Dr. Chirag Parikh
    Division of Nephrology
    410-955-5268
    chrag.parikh@jhmi.edu

  • The JHU Division of Nephrology is one of the largest kidney disease programs in the country and is continuously ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation. The Division has made seminal contributions to medical science since its inception over 50 years ago. Contributions to the Division of Nephrology can be unrestricted and will be used where the need is the greatest.

    To send a contribution or request additional information, please contact:

    Donna Bolin
    Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
    410-550-9893
    dbolin1@jhmi.edu

    Dr. Chirag Parikh
    Division of Nephrology
    410-955-5268
    chrag.parikh@jhmi.edu

For additional information, or to speak with a member of the Division of Nephrology, please contact:

Donna Bolin
dbolin1@jhmi.edu

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