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KidneyNews - Fall 2019

Updated: Apr 24, 2022

Innovations Grant - now accepting applications

This grant supports and funds new, innovative applications, research, technologies, and other novel processes that lead to more effective, equitable and sustainable solutions to improve the lives of those at risk for kidney disease and transplantation-related diseases,

and/or improve the prevention, management and treatment or cure of these diseases.

This grant is open to innovators addressing all sorts of kidney and transplant community needs. Projects can be at various stages of the innovation process including identifying the need, increasing collective understanding of the issue, generating ideas or testing and implementing solutions. Proposals can focus on one area or span multiple stages. 

Learn more or apply here

Foundation Dietitian - Dr. Melissa Prest

We're THRILLED to announce that Melissa Prest, DCN, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN, has joined our team as the Foundation Dietitian! Melissa will consult with patients on our KidneyMobile and in our office, update our kidney-friendly cookbook, host Kidneys in the Kitchen and more!

Contact her at or 312-321-1500 ext 246 to set up an in-person or phone consultation for patients with kidney disease, on dialysis and post transplant!   

Team Kidney: Guaranteed Entries into the 2020 Chicago Marathon - Hurry! 

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is proud to be an official charity partner of