As a tax-exempt, public-benefit organization, an essential objective for DCI is pursuing activities which further our charter, mission and charitable purpose to benefit kidney patients. Each day, DCI holistically supports individuals through quality dialysis treatment, dialysis-related therapy and other services to address their needs. DCI’s work does not end after treating the individual. We equally strive to serve the renal community as a whole through clinical research, education, training and transplantation. DCI’s Reserve Fund Program facilitates research touching many aspects of kidney disease, including underlying causes and prevention of renal failure, strategies to improve the dialysis experience and effectiveness, and transplantation, as well as simple things that may positively impact the life of a kidney patient.
DCI’s charitable, educational and scientific values, as well as DCI’s compliance program, guide consideration of Reserve Fund Program requests. Reserve Fund Program endeavors might involve research studies, training, education, and clinical or patient-care activities.
In addition to the Reserve Fund Program, DCI facilitates the “Paul Teschan Research Fund,” which utilizes an annual peer-review process to fund scientific applications.
DCI is committed to improving the lives of kidney patients throughout all phases of treatment. If you are interested in a Reserve Fund Program application, please contact DCI’s Funding Manager.
Director of Clinical Research
1633 Church Street, Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203