Professor Wolf and Team Awarded NIH Grant on Kidney Precision Medicine
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded a team including Professor Susan Wolf a 5-year grant on “Minnesota Precision Medicine CKD & Resilient Diabetes Recruiting Site: Engagement, Enrollment & Ethics” (Minn-KPMP). The Principal Investigators are Profs. Patrick Nachman, MD, and Luiza Caramori, MD, PhD. Profs. Wolf and Jerica Berge, PhD, are leading work on community engagement and ethics. This award makes the team part of the Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP) Consortium -- a collaboration among leading research institutions to advance understanding of acute and chronic kidney disease and develop precision medicine treatments. A hallmark of KPMP is community and patient engagement and careful attention to ethics. As stated in the proposal, “Minn-KPMP will engage a diverse patient population using community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods to evaluate and address barriers to enrollment in KPMP and to elicit the perspectives of our local communities on ethical issues posed by the KPMP, with respect to research-directed kidney biopsies, return of results (RoR), genetic testing and biobank governance…. For this study, we have assembled an outstanding team of investigators and consultants including patient representatives, community engagement specialists, ethicists, nephrologists, diabetologists, interventional radiologists, pathologists, and statisticians.”
Prof. Wolf is Regents Professor; McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law; and Professor of Medicine. She chairs the University’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences.