The Key to the Future

Research is the beginning of all scientific advances.  It opens the door to a better future for patients living with kidney disease, and for their families.

Research has led to the development and perfection of dialysis treatment. It has made transplantation the treatment of choice for an increasing number of patients, and has led to the development of the anti-rejection drugs 

that have made kidney transplants so successful. All of these advances as well as countless others would never have been made were it not for thousands of hours and millions of dollars first being spent on basic and clinical medical
research.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada was established in 1964 by a group of people committed to addressing the lack of research being conducted into kidney-related diseases. Some of the finest researchers in the world are in Canada and they depend on the Foundation to fund their important work. Today, the Foundation's National Research Program has grown to become one of the most important sources of funding for scientists conducting kidney-related research.

For the 2011-2012 competition year (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012), that commitment translates into 57 research projects being funded at 28 centres totaling over $2.75 million. Since its inception, The Kidney Foundation has contributed close to $100 million to various research programs nationwide, and this figure continues to grow each year.

WHAT'S NEW

International Alport Syndrome Meeting Report Published

2015 COMPETITION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2014

PUBLICATIONS

KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA FUNDED STUDY IDENTIFIES BARRIERS TO LIVING KIDNEY DONATION
A study published in Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation by a group of Albertan researchers led by Ms. Lianne Barnieh, supported by a Kidney Foundation Allied Health Doctoral Fellowship, explored for the first time in Canada the barriers to living kidney donation for eligible kidney transplant patients.

 

Download our yearly newsletter on kidney research in Canada:

Spotlight on Research Networks - 2013 (pdf)
Let's Talk Research 2011-2012 Vol.6 (pdf)
Let's Talk Research 2010 Vol. 5 (pdf)
Let's Talk Research 2009 Vol. 4 (pdf)
Let's Talk Research 2008 Vol. 3 (pdf)
Let's Talk Research 2007 Vol. 2 (pdf)
Let's Talk Research 2006 Vol. 1 (pdf)

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