The Division of Nephrology is involved in basic and clinical research programs funded through the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, and endowments. Our research activities cover a broad range of topics including fundamental investigation of cellular and molecular mechanisms of kidney injury and fibrosis; outcomes of dialysis and therapeutic apheresis; scholarly studies of unusual or rare kidney diseases; systematic evaluation of chronic periodontal disease in patients with chronic kidney disease; and development of a diet application software for tracking and reporting of diet habits in patients with chronic kidney disease and heart failure.