The Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP) is a student-run organization that provides free kidney health screenings and health education to local communities. As part of a national movement, the Princeton KDSAP chapter seeks to provide students with the opportunity of directly helping diverse populations in the local area.
Princeton KDSAP has two main objectives: (1) to improve the renal health of local communities and (2) to facilitate student career development through mentorship with physicians. The free kidney health screenings will be supervised by a nephrologist at Princeton Hypertension-Nephrology Associates, who serves as the faculty advisor for Princeton KDSAP.
During our community screenings, students gain valuable service experience by directly engaging with community members through the following activities: registering patients, form filling, measuring body weight and height, conducting urinalysis tests, taking blood pressure, and measuring blood glucose levels using glucometer strips. The information collected by student volunteers is used in the end by the nephrologist to make assessments about patients’ kidney health. Furthermore, Princeton KDSAP works with HPA during the year to host events related to student career development in the health professions, especially nephrology.
When: Shifts are based on volunteer availability.
Where: Off campus; transportation provided through the Pace Center Enterprise CarShare program.