Collaboration is a key component of innovation. To facilitate novel approaches for tackling chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center continues to promote health, improve clinical practice and patient outcomes, optimize resource utilization, and inform public policy regarding organ failure and organ transplantation.
The unique multidisciplinary center represents a collaboration between the University of Michigan health system and School of Public Health. More than 25 faculty-investigators —representing the departments of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Management and Policy, Surgery and Internal Medicine, work on UM-KECC projects.
UM-KECC, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and University of California, San Francisco, has successfully established a Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance System for the entire United States, which assesses the prevalence and impact of CKD on the health care system as well as resources utilized by those with CKD.