Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the website of the KRESCENT Program.  It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program, better known as KRESCENT Read more



Impacts and Outcomes of Kidney Research

The 2017 report, Impacts and Outcomes of Kidney Research, focuses on transplantation and partnerships. The Kidney Foundation of Canada is proud to partner with two major research networks. Both of these networks have patient partners working side-by-side with the researchers to ensure that patient outcomes and patient care are improved. You can also see the many researchers that KFOC is supporting and the types of projects that they are working on. In addition, we are highlighting how far research has taken us from the early days of transplantation to today. Check it out today.

Former KRESCENT Trainee Publishes in JASN

Former KRESCENT trainee Chris Weibe (KRESCENT Post Doctoral Fellowship 2012-2014) from University of Manitoba and team recently published a paper in the prestigious Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The articled, titled "Class II Eplet Mismatch Modulates Tacrolimus Trough Levels Required to Prevent Donor-Specific Antibody Development", was published on July 20, 2017. Read more.

KRESCENT researcher recipient of $1M transformational grant

Darren Yuen is among four co-principal applicants who have received the prestigious Banting and Best Diabetes Centre Team Research Grant for the research project “Diabetic Nephropathy: Re-Engineering the Therapeutic Enterprise”.

Darren and his co-investigators from St Michael’s Hospital (Toronto) and the University of Toronto - Drs. Richard Gilbert, Aled Edwards, Dr. Jeff Wrana - were successful among 11 applicants. Dr. Yuen credits the KRESCENT program as a key element to his success: “The funding from KRESCENT (infrastructure support grant and New Investigator award) as well as The Kidney Foundation of Canada was instrumental in helping me establish my lab, so that I could propose this exciting new research with my co-investigators.” Read more


Symbols of Living In-Between: Life Within Life-Threatening Illness

Medical advances and technologies have allowed people with life-threatening illnesses to live longer and healthier lives. However there is the uncertainty of treatment outcomes and the experience of living in-between a promise of prolonged life, and the possibility of illness reoccurring and progressing, is often misunderstood. Dr. Kara Schick-Makaroff, a KRESCENT Post-Doctoral Fellow (2011-2014) and colleagues conducted a study of 32 people diagnosed with life-threatening illness (chronic kidney disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS) over a period of three years. Read more


CSN Announces Editor in Chief of New Journal

June 28, 2013 - At its Annual General Meeting in Montreal, the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) announced the selection of Dr. Adeera Levin as the inaugural editor of the new official CSN Journal. Dr. Levin will move forward with plans for this open access journal, the first of its kind to serve the Canadian nephrology community. 

Dr. Adeera Levin is Executive Director of the BC Provincial Renal Agency and Chair of the Curriculum Task Force for the innovative Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program, better known as KRESCENT.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada congratulates Dr. Levin on her appointment and looks forward to the launch of a new medical journal for nephrologists in Canada.


Latest News

KRESCENT Announces Two New Appointments
Dr. Todd Alexander has been named KRESCENT Program Director and Dr. Sunny Hartwig is now Curriculum Co-Chair.
For more information read more.


susan samuel publishes in cjasn 
Kidney stones and cardiovascular events: A cohort study
Association between first nations ethnicity and progression to kidney failure by presence and severity of albuminuria
caren rose publishes in jasn
The effect of race and income on living kidney donation in the United States
michael walsh publishes in jasn
Estimated GFR reporting influences - Recommendations for dialysis initiation
Darren yuen publishes in stem cells
Bone-marrow derived cells secrete factors that inhibit fibrosis and attenuate kidney injury
Slit2-Robo signaling: a novel regulator of vascular injury

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