Clinical Research

Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute’s Research Division aims to set the standard in clinical research. With an overriding concern for patient safety, BKHI Research Division provides premier research professionals to conduct all clinical trial related activities with the utmost accuracy and timeliness, while ensuring personable and professional patient care and conduct.

Boise Kidney has been conducting research in the Treasure Valley since opening in 2005. Our team has written and conducted investigator initiated trials to further the areas of chronic kidney disease, anemia management, and dialysis treatment standards of care. Boise Kidney has also participated in many pharmaceutical sponsored clinical research trials for a variety of indications including: Anemia, Catheter Occlusion, Home Hemodialysis, Artery Calcification, Diabetes, and Hypertension.

Under the direction of Arnold Silva, MD, PhD, Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute partners with Frenova Renal Research to conduct clinical trials. Frenova Renal Research, a Fresenius Medical Care North America company, is the only Phase I-IV drug and device clinical development services provider dedicated exclusively to renal research. Frenova provides access to the largest renal research site network in the world.

Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute is a member of the Frenova F1RST Up alliance, a highly select group of sites chosen for their expertise in renal research and track record of rapid patient recruitment and retention.


F1RST Up


Boise Kidney Research Director:
Arnold Silva, MD, PhD
Currently Enrolling Studies:

For more information about each trial, click on the links below.

Click: Trial Information  |  Identifier: NCT02052310

Sponsor: Fibrogen
Study Information: Treating Anemia in End Stage Renal Disease for patients on Dialysis.

Click: Trial Information  |  Identifier: NCT02876835

Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Multi-center event driven study in Non-dialysis participants with Anemia associated with Chronic Kidney Disease.

Click: Trial Information  |  Identifier: NCT02879305

Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Multi-center event driven study in Dialysis participants with Anemia associated with Chronic Kidney Disease.

Click: Trial Information  |  Identifier: NCT02892149

Sponsor: Akebia
Treatment of Anemia in subjects with Dialysis-dependent Chronic Kidney Disease, on Dialysis for at least 12 weeks.

Click: Trial Information  |  Identifier: NCT02865850

Sponsor: Akebia
Treatment of Anemia in subjects with Dialysis-dependent Chronic Kidney Disease.

Click: Trial Information  |  Identifier: NCT02942407

Sponsor: Christopher Granger/Bristol Meyer Squibb
This is a prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded end-point evaluation trial. The patient population consists of patients on Hemodialysis who have Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

Click: Trial Information  |  Identifier: NCT03019185

Sponsor: Reata - CARDINAL
This international, multi-center, Phase 2/3 trial will study the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of bardoxolone methyl in qualified patients with Alport Syndrome. The Phase 2 portion of the trial will be open-label and enroll up to 30 patients. The Phase 3 portion of the trial will be double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled and will enroll up to 180 patients.

Click: Trial Information  |  Identifier: NCT02994827

Sponsor: ChemoCentryx
Study Information: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of CCX168 (Avacopan) in Patients With AMCA-Associated Vasculitis Treated Concomitantly With Rituximab or Cyclophosphamide/Azathioprine.