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The University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC) is an interdisciplinary research group drawing from the Departments of Biostatistics, Health Management and Policy, Surgery and Nephrology. Our mission is to promote health, improve clinical practice and patient outcomes, optimize resource utilization, and inform public policy regarding organ fialure and organ transplantation; we pursue this mission through high quality research, advances in biostatistics, and post-graduate education and training. Twelve Internal Medicine faculty are among the 50 faculty, staff and students who work on UM-KECC projects. UM-KECC grew out of work on End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) starting in the 1980s by Friedrich K. Port, Robert A. wolfe at the University of Michigan and the Michigan Kidney Registry and by Philip J. Held at The Urban Institute. UM-KECC was formed in 1993 when the USRDS contract from NIH moved to Michigan. Since then UM-KECC has grown into a major research Center with projects in many areas. funding is entirely from research grants and contracts from CMS, NIH, HRSA, CDC, and other public and private sources. UM-KECC is physically located at 1415 Washington Heights, Suite 3645A SPH I and can be found on the web at

Arbor Research
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health conducts major studies in epidemiology and public health. In particular, Arbor Research offers expertise in biostatistical analysis, clinical practice, management and integration of large datasets, economics, and public policy. Since 1996, Arbor Research has engaged in health outcomes research on chronic disease and end-stage organ failure, including the international Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (, numerous studies for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (2000-2010), and ongoing work in the field of transplantation. A full description of the project portfolio is available at Arbor Research is a not-for-profit research organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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