First BC Researcher to be Awarded Kidney Foundation of Canada's Medal for Research Excellence
BURNABY BC -- Dr. Adeera Levin is the first researcher in British Columbia to be awarded The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s 2014 Medal for Research Excellence for her outstanding accomplishments in kidney disease research. Dr. Levin is a respected nephrologist and researcher at St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care & the University of British Columbia, Head of the Division of Nephrology at UBC as well as the Executive Director of the BC Renal Agency. She was also recently named President (2015 to 2017) of the International Society of Nephrology, she is the second woman and first Canadian ever elected to this post. Read More.
Kidney Foundation Applauds Government Launch of Organ Donor Initiative
BURNABY – The Kidney Foundation of Canada (B.C. Branch) expressed its full support for today’s announcement by the B.C. Government that Service BC centres in Dawson Creek, Quesnel, Port Alberni and Salmon Arm will allow citizens to register as an organ donor.
Don Cherry and Terry Leon received National Awards at The Kidney Foundation of Canada 50th Anniversary Breakfast in recognition of their outstanding commitment to raising awareness of organ donation and the importance of early risk assessment for kidney disease. Their family experiences with kidney failure are poignantly shared in the Foundation’s 50 Kidney Stories anniversary magazine.