Welcome to the Rare Kidney Stone Consortium


Our Mission

The Consortium facilitates cooperative exchange of information and resources among investigators, clinicians, and patients, and researchers in order to improve care and outcomes for patients with rare stone diseases.  The consortium promotes ready availability of diagnostic testing, pooling of clinical experiences, and availability of tissue banks in order to advance the science. Our goals are to:

  • Establish and expand registries and collaborate with patient organizations for the rapid dissemination of knowledge
  • Stimulate generation of testable hypotheses regarding mechanisms of renal injury in these diseases through registry findings, tissue resources, and pilot projects
  • Develop cohorts of well-characterized patients for future clinical studies
  • Attract and train investigators to rare diseases research in nephrology

News and Upcoming Events

The Rare Kidney Stone Contortium hosts and supports a number of events related to our core disease focus groups. Please check frequently for news and updated information.

  • Request for Applications - Pilot Study
    The Rare Kidney Stone Consortium is accepting applications for Pilot Projects in research in rare kidney stone disease. Projects that explore promising or novel treatments, develop new diagnostic tests or laboratory assays, or those that identify new markers of disease activity are encouraged. Applicants can come from Consortium participant institutions or elsewhere as long as the PI collaborates in a direct and meaningful fashion with a RARE KIDNEY STONE CONSORTIUM affiliated investigator.
  • Request for Applications - Training Programs
    The Rare Kidney Stone Consortium is accepting applications for Career Development Fellowship awards for individuals interested in training to do translational or clinical research in the field of kidney stone disease. Applicants can come from Consortium participant institutions or elsewhere as long as the trainee is supervised in a direct and meaningful fashion by a RARE KIDNEY STONE CONSORTIUM affiliated mentor.

Consortium Structure

The Rare Kidney Stone Consortium is an organization of diverse participants and independent efforts representing four major diseases of hereditary nephrolithiasis.

Consortium Administration

  • Director | Dawn S. Milliner, M.D. | bio
  • Associate Director | John C. Lieske, M.D. | bio
  • Primary Hyperoxaluria Program Director | Dawn S. Milliner, M.D. | bio
  • Cystinuria Program Director | David Goldfarb, M.D. | bio
  • Dent Disease Program Director | John Lieske, M.D. | bio
  • APRT Deficiency Program Director | Vidar Edvardsson, M.D. | bio

Advocacy Organizations

Additional Resources

Study Sites and Participating Organizations

Domestic:

International