Raymond C Harris MD CoChair of the Kidney Health Initiative and John R Sedor MD Chair of the KidneyX Steering Committee
“We are going to prioritize a truly transformative goal: the development of an artificial kidney." - President Donald J. Trump
Last week, the Department of Health Human Services (HHS) and the White House announced a set of sweeping new policies, initiated by the leadership of HHS Secretary Alex Azar II, intended to improve the lives of the 37,000,000 people in the United States with kidney diseases. This is a nearly unprecedented level of government investment and national attention for kidney diseases. As a result, people with kidney diseases have real reason to hope that treatment options will improve for them and future kidney patients.