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





Applications in English must be completed via the on-line application system proposalCENTRAL. Please allow extra time to review the system before the application deadline of February 01, 2020.

To apply through this site, you will have to set up a profile, and then search for “KRESCENT” or “Kidney” and fill out the KRESCENT application. The application guidelines for the 2020 KRESCENT Post-Doctoral Fellowships and New Investigator Programs are available on the KRESCENT website and on the proposalCENTRAL website.

Please note: the French version of the on-line application system is not available at this time. To apply in French, all forms and guidelines can be found on the Krescent website.


2018 CDTRP Research Innovation Grant Competition

Now in its 5th year, this competition provides funding to seed new and innovative pilot projects in the hematopoietic cell transplant, solid organ transplant and critical care / donation fields that will be integrated and supported by the national research structure of the CDTRP. Seventeen grants of $30,000 each will be available to fund peer-reviewed pilot projects at the national and regional level in 2018. The deadline for applications to the CDTRP Research Innovation Grant Competition is February 13, 2019.  For more information about the application process, including eligibility criteria, please visit www.cntrp.ca/research-grant-competitions.


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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