DPI Helps Fund Project for the Development of the Kidney Wellness Institute of Illinois

School of Social Work professor Rosalba Hernandez is the co-investigator on a newly funded project by the Discovery Partners Institute for the development of the Kidney Wellness Institute of Illinois.

KIWII will bring together local and international leaders in research, medicine, industry, and patient-advocacy to address chronic kidney disease, which affects approximately 15 percent of the U.S. population and costs more than $120 billion a year to treat.

College of Applied Health Science professor Ken Wilund has received the grant for $125,000 and is the principal investigator. Co-PIs include the president of the National Kidney Foundation as well as researchers from the Gies College of Business, School of Social Work, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.