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 2017, 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

2016 Biomedical Research Grants, Allied Health Awards, Krescent Awards, Alport Syndrome Awards  |  2015  |  2014-2015  |  2013-2014  |  2012-2013  |  2011-2012  |  2010-2011  |  2009-2010  |  2008-2009  |  2007-2008  |  2006-2007

2017 Research Award Recipients

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

Biomedical Research Grants

dr andrew advani 2017 biomedical research grant recipient

Dr. Andrew Advani

St. Michael's Hospital, Ontario

Epigenetics in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis  

2017-2019:  $100,000 | Category: Kidney Biology

 

dr todd r alexander biomedical research grant recipient 2017

Dr. Todd Alexander

University of Alberta, Alberta

Molecular mechanisms mediating paracellular intestinal pi absorption and the development of CVD

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Renal Failure

blydt-hansen dr tom. d, brg biomedical research grants

Dr. Tom Blydt-Hansen

Co-Applicant(s): Colin JD Ross, Bruce C. Carleton, Mara Medeiros, David Wishart, Atul K. Sharma
University of British Columbia, British Columbia

Pharmacometabolomics in pediatric transplant recipients and relationship to mycophenolate mofetil pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Transplantation

dr kevin d burns biomedical research grants 2017

Dr. Kevin Burns

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ontario

Exosomal transfer of MicroRNA-486-5p in acute kidney injury repair

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Renal Failure 

dr. an-wen chan biomedical research grants 2017

Dr. An-Wen Chan

Co-Applicant(s): Neil Shear, George Tomlinson, Sang Joseph Kim, Nathan Herrmann
Women's College Hospital, Ontario

Nicotinamide chemoprevention for keratinocyte carcinoma in kidney transplant recipients: A pilot, randomized, placebo-controlled, internal pilot trial

2017-2019:  $99,958  |  Category: Transplantation 

dr john s. d. chan biomedical research grants 2017

Dr. John Chan

Centre de recherche du CHUM, Quebec

Oxidative stress and molecular regulation of renal angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (Ace2) and angiotensin 1-7 receptor (MasR) expression in diabetic nephropathy

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Diabetes  

dr emmanuelle cordat biomedical research grants 2017

Dr. Emmanuelle Cordat

University of Alberta, Alberta

Deciphering mechanisms of acid-base balance in collecting duct intercalating cells

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Water, Salt and Calcium handling by the kidney 

dre anne-marre cote biomedical research grants 2017

Dr. Anne-Marie Côté

Co-Applicant(s): Michelle Hladunewich
Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec

Detection of acute glomerular injury in the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Hypertension

dr. sacha de serres biomedical research grants 2017

Dr. Sacha De Serres

Université Laval, Quebec

The role of dendritic cells and follicular helper T cell in antibody-mediated rejection of the kidney graft

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Transplantation

dr nina jones biomedical research grants 2017

Dr. Nina Jones

University of Guelph, Ontario

Role of Nck adaptor proteins in kidney podocyte morphology

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Kidney Biology

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Dr. Andras Kapus

St. Michael's Hospital, Ontario

Mechanotransduction pathways and fibrogenic reprogramming

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Kidney Biology

dr mathieu lemaire biomedical research grant recipient 2017

Dr. Mathieu Lemaire

The Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario

Glomerular sialic acid deficiency as a novel cause of hemolytic-uremic syndrome

2017-2019:  $99,000  |  Category: Kidney Biology

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Dr. Christopher McIntyre

Lawson Health Research Institute, Ontario

Understanding the pathophysiology of uremic symptoms: A pilot mechanistic study of dialysate cooling to protect against hemodialysis induced liver and gut dysfunction

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Dialysis

prof keir joe menzies biomedical research grants recipient 2017

Prof. Keir Menzies

University of Ottawa, Ontario

NAD+ metabolism as a therapeutic target in a mouse model of acute kidney injury

2017-2019:  $99,990  |  Category: Renal Failure

dr. heather n reich biomedical research grants recipient 2017

Dr. Heather N. Reich

Co-Applicant(s): Paul Boutros
University Health Network, Ontario

Non-invasive markers of outcome and treatment response in the MENTOR study

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Glomerulonephritis

dr soham rej biomedical research grant recipient 2017

Dr. Soham Rej

Co-Applicant(s): Serge Beaulieu, Tarek Rajji
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Quebec

Statins in the treatment of lithium-induced nephrogenic diabetes insipidus: a pilot randomized controlled trial

2017-2019:  $96,664  |  Category: Water, Salt and Calcium handling by the kidney

Dr katalin szaszi biomedical research grant recipient 2017

Dr. Katalin Szaszi

St. Michael's Hospital, Ontario

Claudin-2 as a regulator of RhoA and epithelial phenotype in tubular cells

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Kidney Biology, Renal Failure

dr karthik k tennankore biomedical research grants recipient 2017

Dr. Karthik Tennankore

Co-Applicant(s): Ian Alwayn, Marc Dorval, Nessa Gogan, Tammy Keough-Ryan, Bryce Kiberd, Sean Martin, Amanda Miller, Kenneth Rockwood, Laura Sills, Kenneth West, Seychelle Yohanna
Nova Scotia Health Authority, Nova Scotia

Frailty and the kidney transplant wait list

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Transplantation

dr elena torban biomedical research grants 2017

Dr. Elena Torban

McGill University Health Centre Research Institute, Quebec

PCP effector Fuzzy in renal development and pathogenesis of CAKUT

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Kidney Development

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Dr. Michael Zappitelli

McGill University Health Centre Research Institute, Quebec

11-year renal outcomes after pediatric intensive care unit admission: acute kidney injury and disease progression

2017-2019:  $100,000  |  Category: Screening & Prevention of Renal Disease

 Allied Health Research Grants

marisa battistella allied health research grant recipient 2017

Dr. Marisa Battistella

Co-Investigator(s): Judith Marin, Cali Osulak, Jo-Anne Wilson
University Health Network, Ontario

Targeted deprescribing in patients on hemodialysis to reduce polypharmacy 

2017-2019: $99,500 | Category: Dialysis, Quality of Life

dr dayna lee baggley allied health research grant recipient 2017

Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley

Co-Investigator(s): Michael Vallis, Karthik Tennankore
Nova Scotia Health Authority, Nova Scotia

Predicting and reducing non-adherence in kidney disease: Validating a novel clinical tool 

2017-2019: $100,000 | Category: Dialysis

Allied Health Doctoral Fellowships

brennen dobberthien allied health doctoral fellowships recipient 2017

Brennen Dobberthien

Supervisor: Dr. Atiyah Yahya
University of Alberta, Alberta

In-vivo detection of metabolites relevant to kidney cancer with magnetic resonance spectroscopy at 9.4 T

2017-2019: $58,000 | Category: Cancer

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Marie Leblond

Supervisor: Dr. Marie Achille
Université de Montréal, Quebec

Le développement identitaire des adolescents ayant reçu une transplantation rénale et les rôles parentaux associés dans un contexte de don vivant parental

2017-2019:  $58,000 | Category:  Transplantation

KRESCENT Post-Doctoral Fellowships

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

ioan-andrei iliuta krescent post doctoral fellowships recipient 2017

Dr. Ioan-Andrei Iliuta

Supervisors: Dr. York Pei, Dr. James W. Scholey
University Health Network, Ontario  |  Can-SOLVE CKD KRESCENT Trainee
Partnership with: Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Canada and the PKD Foundation of Canada

Modulating dysfunctional metabolic pathways to slow disease progression autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

2017-2020: $195,000 | Category: Genetics

dr thomas kitzler kresent doctoral fellowship recipient 2017

Dr. Thomas Kitzler

Supervisor: Dr. Friedhelm Hildebrandt
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston

Identification and characterization of monogenic causes of hereditary kidney disease for the development of novel drug therapies

2017-2020: $150,000 | Category: Kidney Disease

dr caroline lamarche krescent doctoral fellowship recipient 2017

Dr. Caroline Lamarche

Supervisor: Dr. Megan Levings
University of British Columbia, British Columbia

Tailoring antigen-specific regulatory T cells for use in transplantation 

2017-2020: $195,000 | Category: Transplantation

dr matthew lanktree krescent post doctoral fellowships recipient 2017

Dr. Matthew Lanktree

Supervisors: Dr. Andrew D. Paterson, Dr. York Pei
University Health Network, Ontario  |  Can-SOLVE CKD KRESCENT Trainee

Improving polycystic kidney disease prognostication using imaging, next generation sequencing and urinary biomarkers

2017-2019: $130,000 | Category: Genetics

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.

dr mathieu lemaire krescent new investigator award recipient 2017

Dr. Mathieu Lemaire

The Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario

Investigating the pathophysiology of atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome caused by DGKE deficiency

2017-2020: $210, 000 | Category: Kidney Biology

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.

dr mathieu lemaire krescent new investigator award recipient 2017

Dr. Mathieu Lemaire

The Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario

Investigating the pathophysiology of atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome caused by DGKE deficiency

2017-2020: $25, 000 | Category: Kidney Biology

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.

vanusha kalatharan krescent allied health doctoral award recipient 2017

Ms. Vinusha Kalatharan

Supervisors: Dr. Amit Garg, Dr. York Pei
University of Western Ontario, Ontario

The epidemiology of urinary tract stone management in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

2017-2018: $8,000 | Category: Renal Failure

Alport Syndrome Foundation Grant

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

dr. constantinos deltas alport syndrome foundation grant recipient 2017

Dr. Constantinos Deltas

University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Repurposing of FDA approved chemical chaperones to the rescue of a mouse model of Alport Syndrome

2017-2019: $100,000 | Category: Alport Syndrome

Dr. Alessia Fornoni alport syndrome foundation grant recipient 2017

Dr. Alessia Fornoni

University of Miami, Florida

Targeting podocyte lipotoxicity in Alport Syndrome

2017-2018: $100,000 | Category: Alport Syndrome

 

 

 

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