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The Division of Nephrology is actively engaged in research activities on both the Chicago and Evanston campuses and has close ties and shared training with the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Institute for Public Health and Medicine. Our newly renovated state-of-the-art research facility boasts research space that comprise activities ranging from bench to bedside. We focus on collaborative research within other divisions and centers at Feinberg.

TL1 Training Grant

The Chicago KUH Forward (Chicago Kidney Urology Hematology network FOR city-Wide research training and career Development) is a unique NIDDK-funded interdisciplinary training program for pre- and post- doctoral trainees interested in interdisciplinary research training in nephrology, benign urology and benign hematology, spread across 6 academic institutions in Chicago (Northwestern University, Lurie Children’s Hospital at Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago, Rush University, and Loyola University).


Our clinical research programs are active and growing rapidly. Learn more about the work conducted by labs within our division.

Research Institute and Centers

Discover the connections between our division and many of the innovative research centers throughout Northwestern Medicine:

Clinical Trials

View ongoing clinical trials related to nephrology and hypertension.


Read about the latest discoveries within our division.