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Division of Nephrology
Department of Internal Medicine
MSC 04-2785
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone: (505) 272-0407
Fax: (505) 272-0598


Nephrology Clinic
(505) 272-3100

Kidney Institute of New Mexico

Announcement reception

(From left:) DoIM Chair Pope Moseley, M.D.; Douglas Johnson, M.D.,
Vice Chairman of Dialysis Clinic, Inc.; and DCI President Ed Attrill

The Department of Internal Medicine in the UNM School of Medicine has received a $6 million gift from Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) to create a kidney research center in Albuquerque.

The gift is one of the largest private donations ever made to the UNM Health Sciences Center, of which the School of Medicine is a part.

The center will be focused on comparative effectiveness research related to nephrology and kidney disease. By supporting the development of a research center, DCI and UNM hope to improve the care of individuals with kidney disease in the future.

Pope Moseley, M.D., former Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, called the center “a significant milestone that will benefit the people of New Mexico, UNM is fortunate to have had a long and productive relationship with DCI in the past. Such a generous gift on their behalf will issue in a new era of research in New Mexico."

Mark Unruh, M.D

Mark Unruh, MD

Mark Unruh, M.D., Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, former Chief for the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Internal Medicine, said, "I want to recognize the importance of the shared vision and dedication of Drs. Pope Moseley, Phil Zager and Doug Johnson in achieving this gift to create a kidney research center at the University of New Mexico. Compared to residents of other states, New Mexicans suffer disproportionately from a high burden of kidney disease. This generous gift will provide the opportunity to improve the care and outcomes of all New Mexicans with chronic kidney disease through comparative effectiveness research."

DCI is the largest non-profit dialysis provider in the U.S., with more than 200 clinics located in 27 states including 11 dialysis clinics in New Mexico. DCI President Ed Attrill said, "As a non-profit organization, DCI funds education and research initiatives designed to improve the lives of those with kidney disease, and to prevent the disease for individuals who are at risk. Having worked with the talented physicians and staff at University of New Mexico for many years, we are honored to support the establishment of the (center). We fully believe their research will have the power to yield insights that will help provide higher quality care to future generations with kidney disease.”