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PKD News

PKD Foundation support co-writes op-ed to promote kidney research

Bill Brazell, long time supporter of the PKD Foundation, co-wrote an op-ed piece with Newt Gingrich to promote kidney research.

Read the article here

Monday, December 21, 2015 2:23:00 PM

President Obama signs the Omnibus Bill

Under the Omnibus Bill, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will receive just over $32 billion. This is a $2 billion increase. The PKD Foundation strongly urged Congress to accept this amount. Within NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) will get just under $2 billion. This is about $89 million above the FY15 level and $30 million above the budget request.

NIH Director, Francis Collins, released the following statement Friday, Dec. 18, regarding the omnibus appropriations for FY16.

Today, President Barack Obama signed into law the FY2016 Omnibus Bill, giving the National Institutes of Health a much needed boost of $2 billion in our fiscal year 2016 budget. This is the most encouraging budget outcome in 12 years.  As Director of NIH, I welcome this development with a deep sense of gratitude.  I applaud the bipartisan support for NIH and biomedical research that made this possible, and want particularly to thank the leadership of the House and Senate.  This increase comes at just the right time to take advantage of remarkable opportunities to improve human health, powered by dramatic advances in scientific knowledge and technological innovation.

It has taken a lot of effort on the part of many voices – patients, advocates, scientists, our many colleagues in the public and private sectors – to make the case for biomedical research.  We are unified by the knowledge that there is no better investment to help accelerate the course of medical progress.

Friday, December 18, 2015 2:08:00 PM

Voices of PKD

Do You Know PKD?

New Orleans Saintsations Kriste Lewis, along with others impacted by PKD, helps create awareness in this promotional video. Please help spread the word to people who may not know about this disease by sharing this video.

Do You Know PKD?