Thank you for your interest in supporting the Division of Nephrology at UCSF.

We are a team of outstanding physicians, teachers, and investigators dedicated to improving kidney health. Our vision is to be the world's preeminent kidney care and sciences program, and our mission is to improve kidney health worldwide through education, discovery, and patient care.

In addition to our research mission, the Division of Nephrology teaches medical students, nursing students, residents, and fellows. We have an outstanding nephrology fellowship program that has trained and educated kidney specialists for over 30 years.


How You Can Help

  • Education
    In order for Nephrology to attract the brightest young minds to our Fellowship Training program, we need to first interest them in the specialty of nephrology through teaching and mentorship, which is predominantly voluntary for UCSF faculty. By funding faculty time for education, we aim to recruit more students to become the next generation of outstanding Nephrologists.

  • Research
    For many researchers, a typical salary model is 3/4 paid for by grants (NIH, private foundations, and other non-profits and governmental organizations) and 1/4 by clinical services. In recent funding cycles, NIH funding for medical research has been reduced every year, and “out-of-the box” innovative projects are less likely to be funded. With philanthropic investments from individuals and family foundations, we are able to fund these projects which may ultimately lead to better kidney health for our patients and patients around the world.

For further information about giving to the Division of Nephrology, please contact:

Eileen Murphy
Executive Director of University Development
UCSF Foundation
Box 0248, San Francisco, CA

Office Tel: (415) 476-5618
Email: [email protected]