In a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), the risk of end-stage renal disease was found to be 2.66 times higher for First Nations than non–First Nations adults with diabetes.
Dr. Marcello Tonelli Awarded 2013 Medal for Research Excellence for Changing Nephrology Practice in Canada and Beyond
The first clinician-researcher to show that statin treatment is effective in managing the cardiovascular risk associated with the early stages of chronic kidney disease, Dr. Tonelli’s innovative research has changed Canadian drug policy, improved the health of vulnerable populations, and informed both national and international clinical practice.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is a member of the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness (CCGF), a group of 15 organizations dedicated to establishing protections against genetic discrimination for all Canadians. Great strides were seen this week when, in its Speech from the Throne, the Federal Government committed safeguarding families and communities by taking action to “prevent employers and insurance companies from discriminating against Canadians on the basis of genetic testing."