USRDS study groups

The United States Renal Data System (USRDS) is a de-identified federal data set containing demographic and Medicare billing information on all ESRD and transplant patients in the United States. 

Currently there are three USRDS study groups engaged in T2 translational research:

  • Nephrology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cardiology.

Department of Medicine USRDS study program

The USRDS study program in the Department of Medicine was first conceived in Spring 2011, the dataset purchased later that year and the first queries instituted in early 2012.  Since then the program has expanded to three study groups engaged in T2 translational research.

The USRDS study program by the numbers

Faculty resources

  • 10 Faculty mentors participating in the program
  • 5 Departments or sections represented

Mentored trainees

  • 6 Medical students
  • 2 Graduate students
  • 2 Residents
  • 7 Fellows

Abstracts and publications

  • 31 Abstracts submitted to regional, national or international meetings
  • 26 Published or in press abstract submissions
  • 9 Academic societies for abstract submissions
  • 9 Manuscripts planned or in preparation

Grants and funding

  • $158,041 in grants, scholarships and travel awards
  • 5 Grants or scholarships
  • 8 Travel awards for trainees
  • 10 Meetings attended by trainees
  • 1 Student featured in Augusta University media publication for her work