The Nephrology and Urology Research Affinity Group (NURAG)

Mission

The primary mission of the Nephrology and Urology Research Affinity Group (NURAG) is to enhance the health of children with diseases of the kidney and urinary tract by engaging in high quality, cutting-edge translational research. NURAG is composed of medical faculty, residents and fellows comprising the Nephrology and Urology programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. NURAG includes investigators and trainees in The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s whose research projects focus on the fields of nephrology, urology and associated disciplines.

Active studies within the research affinity group include NIH-funded projects and focus on the following subjects:

  • Obstructive uropathy
  • Mechanisms of thrombosis and podocyte injury in nephrotic syndrome
  • Novel agents to treat glomerular disease
  • Acute and chronic renal failure
  • Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Innate immunity of the urogenital tract
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome