Research Awards

Since 1964, The Kidney Foundation of Canada has played a fundamental role in supporting and advancing kidney-related research in Canada. In fact, The Kidney Foundation of Canada funds over one third of all kidney-related research in Canada and by the end of 2017, the Foundation’s total commitment to research will have exceeded $115 million.

Research brings hope to patients and their families for better treatment options and a better quality of life. It is thanks to the tireless efforts and the commitment of thousands of dedicated volunteers and contributors across the country that this important research is possible.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is proud of the role it has played over the past four decades and recognizes that the continual enhancement of research capacity is critical to the advancement of knowledge and the career development and retention of renal researchers.

For 2018, The Kidney Foundation of Canada is once again upholding its commitment to supporting research excellence through Research Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships awarded to investigators from all scientific disciplines.

Past Years

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2018 Research Award Recipients

Biomedical Research Grants | Allied Health Research Grants 
KRESCENT Post-Doctoral Fellowships | KRESCENT New Investigator Award | KRESCENT Infrastructure Award |
KRESCENT Allied Health Doctoral Award | Alport Syndrome Foundation Grant

Biomedical Research Grants

Dr. Clara Bohm 2018 biomedical research grant recipient

Dr. Clara Bohm

Co-applicant(s): Todd Duhamel; Navdeep Tangri; Jennifer M. MacRae; James M. Zacharias; Claudio Rigatto
University of Manitoba, Manitoba


Effect of an exercise rehabilitation program on symptom burden in hemodialysis: a randomized controlled study

2018-2020:  $100,000 | Category: Dialysis

dDr. Maxime Bouchard  biomedical research grant recipient 2018

Dr. Maxime Bouchard

Co-applicant(s): Oraly Sanchez-Ferras
McGill University, Quebec


Collective cell migration in urinary tract morphogenesis and disease

2018-2020:  $100,000 | Category: Kidney Development

Dr. Xing-Zhen Chen biomedical research grants 2018

Dr. Xing-Zhen Chen

University of Alberta, Alberta

Regulation of PKD2 function and associated disease via the S4-S5 linker to C-terminus interaction

2018-2020:  $100,000 | Category: Kidney Biology

Dr. Andrey Cybulsky biomedical research grants 2018

Dr. Andrey Cybulsky

McGill University Health Centre Research Institute, Quebec

Protein Kinase SLK in the Kidney

2018-2020:  $100,000 | Category: Glomerulonephritis

Dr. Nicoletta Eliopoulos biomedical research grants 2018

Dr. Nicoletta Eliopoulos

McGill University, Quebec

Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma Using Gene-Modified Mesenchymal Stem Cells

2018-2020:  $100,000 | Category: Cancer

Dr. Amit Garg biomedical research grants 2018

Dr. Amit Garg

Co-Applicant(s): David Mazer; Nadine Shehata; Shay McGuinness
McGill University, Quebec


Risk of acute kidney injury in patients randomized to a restrictive versus liberal approach to red-blood-cell transfusion in cardiac surgery: A sub-study protocol of the TRICS-III non-inferiority trial

2018-2020:  $49,500 | Category: Renal Failure

Dr. Paul Goodyer biomedical research grants 2018

Dr. Paul Goodyer

McGill University Health Centre Research Institute, Quebec

Priming the Renal Progenitor Cell

2018-2020:  $100,000 | Category: Kidney Development

Dr. Indra Gupta biomedical research grants 2018

Dr. Indra Gupta

Co-Applicant(s): Aimee K. Ryan; Sero Andonian
McGill University Health Centre Research Institute, Quebec


Claudin Function in Kidney Development and in Disease

2018-2020:  $100,000 | Category: Urology

biomedical research grants 2018

Dr. Ziv Harel

Co-Applicant(s): Joel G. Ray
St. Michael's Hospital, Ontario


Assessing Kidney Disease and Its Outcomes in Pregnancy

2018-2020:  $61,344 | Category: Screening & Prevention of Renal Disease

Dr. Christopher Kennedy biomedical research grants 2018

Dr. Christopher Kennedy

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ontario

Nox5-containing urinary microparticles in renal injury associated with diabetes and hypertension

2018-2020:  $100,000 | Category: Hypertension

Dr. Joan Krepinsky

Dr. Joan Krepinsky

Co-Applicant(s): Neel Mehta
McMaster University, Ontario


Role of miR-299a in regulating renal fibrosis

2018-2020:  $100,000 | Category: Hypertension

Dr. Serge Lemay biomedical research grant recipient 2018

Dr. Serge Lemay

McGill University Health Centre Research Institute, Quebec

Role of Dok-4-mediated interactions in growth factor signaling and acute kidney injury

2018-2020:  $100,000 |  Category: Kidney Biology, Renal Failure

Dr Amber Molnar

Dr Amber Molnar

Co-Applicant(s): Swapnil Hiremath; Ayub Akbari; Scott Kenneth Brimble; Pierre Antoine Brown
Lawson Health Research Institute, Ontario

Risk factors for sub-optimal dialysis initiation

2018-2020:  $100,000  |  Category: Renal Failure

Dr. Rulan Parekh biomedical research grants recipient 2018

Dr. Rulan Parekh

Co-Applicant(s): Guido Filler; Janusz Feber; Michael J. Paterson; Damien Noone; Armando Lorenzo
The Hospital for Sick Children, Research Institute, Ontario

Patient centered outcomes in childhood onset nephrotic syndrome

2018-2020:  $99,994 |  Category: Glomerulonephritis

Dr. Paul Ronksley biomedical research grants recipient 2018

Dr. Paul Ronksley

Co-Applicant(s): Marcello Antonio Tonelli; Eddy Lang; Chandra Thomas; Matthew T. James; Brenda Hemmelgarn
University of Calgary, Alberta

Predicting emergency department use among patients receiving hemodialysis care

2018-2020:  $100,000 |  Category: Dialysis

Dr. Alp Sener biomedical research grant recipient 2018

Dr. Alp Sener

Co-Applicant(s): Ayub Akbari
Lawson Health Research Institute, Ontario

Predicting emergency department use among patients receiving hemodialysis care

2018-2020:  $100,000 |  Category: Transplantation

Dr. Tomoko Takano biomedical research grant recipient 2018

Dr. Tomoko Takano

McGill University Health Centre Research Institute, Quebec

Role of the Rac 1 activator, beta-PIX, in the pathogenesis of proteinuria

2018-2020:  $100,000 |  Category: Glomerulonephritis

Dre Sandra Turcotte biomedical research grants recipient 2018

Dre Sandra Turcotte

Université de Moncton, NB

Studying the interaction between miR-2355 and the Sushi-domain-containing protein 4 to investigate a role for the complement system in VHL-inactivated renal cell carcinoma

2018-2020:  $100,000 |  Category: Cancer

Dr. George Yousef biomedical research grants 2018

Dr. George Yousef

Co-Applicant(s): Michelle Downes; Antonio Finelli; Kenneth R Evans
St. Michael's Hospital, Ontario

Understanding the attributes of papillary renal cell carcinama subtypes: molecular analysis, biomarker discovery and implications to therapy

2018-2020:  $100,000 |  Category: Cancer

Allied Health Research Grants

Dr. Tania Janaudis-Ferreira Allied Health Research Grant 2018 recipients

 
Dr. Tania Janaudis-Ferreira 

Co-Applicant(s): Kaberi Dasgupta; Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze; Nancy Mayo; Sara Ahmed; Nicolas Fernandez
McGill University Health Centre Research Institute, Quebec

Getting on with your life with a transplanted kidney: GENTONTRAK. Development of a self-management workbook to improve quality of life in kidney transplant recipients  

2018-2020:  $100,000 |  Category: Quality of life

 Ms. Lisa Lillebuen

Ms. Lisa Lillebuen 

University of Alberta, Alberta

 Allied Health Scholarship - Nursing

2018-2019:  $5,000 |  Category: Nursing

 Allied Health Research Grants 2018 recipient

 

Dr. Diana Mager

University of Alberta, Alberta

Vitamin D and frailty: longitudinal assessment of risk factors in adults with diabetes and chronic kidney disease

2018-2020:  $99,889 |  Category: Diabetes

 

KRESCENT Post-Doctoral Fellowships

KRESCENT is a partnership between The Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Society of Nephrology and the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes. 

Dr. David Collister  krescent post doctoral fellowships recipient 2018

Dr. David Collister

Co-Applicant(s): Michael W. Wals
McMaster University, Ontario

Dialysis symptom Control-Restless Legs Syndrome (DISCO-RLS) trial

2018-2020: $130,000 | Category: Dialysis

Dr. Paraish Misra kresent doctoral fellowship recipient 2017

Dr. Paraish Misra

Co-Applicant(s): Darren Yuen; Christina Nostra
University of Toronto, Ontatio

Characterizing the potential of stem cell-derived insulin-producing cells as a treatment for diabetic nephropathy

2018-2021: $195,000 | Category: Diabetes

KRESCENT New Investigator Award

KRESCENT is a partnership between The Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Society of Nephrology and the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes.

krescent new investigator award recipient 2018

Dr. Casimiro Gerarduzzi

Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Quebec

The role of matricellular proteins in kidney repair and development

2018-2021: $195,000 | Category: Kidney Biology

Dr. Samuel Silver krescent new investigator award recipient 2018

Dr. Samuel Silver

Queen's University, Ontario

Primary care physician involvement and quality of care for patients on dialysis

2018-2021: $210,000 | Category: Chronic Kidney Disease

KRESCENT Infrastructure Award

KRESCENT is a partnership between The Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Society of Nephrology and the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes.

krescent new investigator award recipient 2018

Dr. Casimiro Gerarduzzi

Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Quebec

The role of matricellular proteins in kidney repair and development

2018-2019: $25,000 | Category: Kidney Biology

Dr. Samuel Silver krescent new investigator award recipient 2018

Dr. Samuel Silver

Queen's University, Ontario

Primary care physician involvement and quality of care for patients on dialysis

2018-2019: $25,000 | Category: Chronic Kidney Disease

KRESCENT Allied Health Doctoral Award

KRESCENT is a partnership between The Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Society of Nephrology and the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes.

Ms. Vanessa Silva e Silva krescent allied health doctoral award recipient 2018

Ms. Vanessa Silva e Silva

Co-Applicant(s): Joan E. Tranmer
Queen's University, Ontario

Determining the influence of processes, structure and inter-professional relational networks within organ donation programs in Ontario

2018-2020: $46,250 | Category: Organ Donation

Alport Syndrome Foundation Grant

In partnership with the Alport Syndrome Foundation, the Pedersen Family and The Kidney Foundation of Canada

alport syndrome foundation grant recipient 2018

Dr. Melissa Little

Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia

Modelling Alport Syndrome using iPSC-derived glomeruli

2018-2020: $100,000 | Category: Alport Syndrome

alport syndrome foundation grant recipient 2018

Dr. Alessandra Renieri

University of Siena, Italy

AAV2-CRiSPR/Cas9 preclinical trial on a naturally occurring ATS dog model

2018-2020: $100,000 | Category: Alport Syndrome

 Dr. Peter Santi Alport Syndrome Foundation Grant Recipient 2018

Dr. Peter Santi

Regents of the University of Minnesota, United States

Investigation of cochlear pathology and hearing loss in an x-linked mouse model of Alport Syndrome

2018-2020: $100,000 | Category: Alport Syndrome

 

 

 

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