Kidney Disease Screening & Awareness Program

Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP)Undergraduate student lead chapter (CIO) that provides students with opportunities for student career development through physician connections and community outreach via free kidney health screenings to promote chronic kidney disease prevention.

Program directors: Tushar A. Chopra, MD & Mark D. Okusa, MD


Overview and Target Audience: The Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP) at UVA offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to gain invaluable hands-on clinical experience aimed at the prevention of chronic kidney disease among individuals in medically underserved communities.  Originating at Harvard University in 2008, KDSAP has since expanded its reach nationwide. By fostering awareness and providing proactive measures, KDSAP has and continues to play a pivotal role in promoting the overall well-being of individuals, emphasizing the importance of kidney health awareness. In addition, this organization offers an array of professional encounters to facilitate student cultivation of professional skills.

Application: There is currently no application to join this organization.

Upcoming Events

  • 18th November 2023, KDSAP screening at Southwood community in Charlottesville, with Dr.Nishio giving a talk about kidney transplants in Spanish before the screening event

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