Dr. Amit Garg honoured with the Young Investigator Award

The Kidney Foundation of Canada congratulates Dr. Amit Garg for being honoured with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Young Investigator Award, presented annually to an individual 45 years of age or younger with an outstanding record of achievement and creativity in basic or patient-oriented research related to the functions and diseases of the kidney.
 
Dr. Amit Garg, based in London, Ont., was presented with the award during ASN Kidney Week 2016 that gathered 13,000 kidney health professional in Chicago between Nov. 15 and 20. For more information: http://newswise.com/articles/the-american-society-of-nephrology-honors-leader-in-the-fight-against-kidney-disease

Transplant documentary premiere Nov. 17

The world broadcast premiere of Vital Bonds, a documentary about transplant medicine, is on CBC television’s The Nature of Things on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at 8 pm EST. After that date, the documentary will be available online.

Alberta Health Services collaborated with the CBC and National Film Board to produce this fascinating documentary about transplantation. It features breakthrough discoveries made by scientists and the wonders achieved by surgeons in operation rooms. Vital Bonds also brings heartbreaking stories to the public, including that of parents about to lose their beloved son and making the difficult yet admirable decision to donate.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada encourages families to talk about their decisions and to register their wishes through the appropriate provincial channels. To find out more, visit https://kidney.ca/organ-donation/registries. Watch the preview of Vital Bonds, and a Kidney Foundation public service announcement about organ donation.

Announcing 2016 Funding for Alport Syndrome Research

The Alport Syndrome Foundation (ASF), Pedersen Family, and The Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) Research Funding Program are pleased to announce that joint funding has been awarded for two new research projects on Alport Syndrome, a rare genetic kidney disease.
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Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert Awarded The Kidney Foundation of Canada 2016 Medal for Research Excellence

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce prolific scientist and renowned transplant researcher Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert of Montreal as the recipient of the 2016 Medal for Research Excellence. Dr. Hébert’s major research focus is related to the pivotal role of renal fibrosis in chronic kidney disease and transplant rejection.
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Dr. Amit Garg honoured with the Young Investigator Award

The Kidney Foundation of Canada congratulates Dr. Amit Garg for being honoured with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Young Investigator Award, presented annually to an individual 45 years of age or younger with an outstanding record of achievement and creativity in basic or patient-oriented research related to the functions and diseases of the kidney.
 
Dr. Amit Garg, based in London, Ont., was presented with the award during ASN Kidney Week 2016 that gathered 13,000 kidney health professional in Chicago between Nov. 15 and 20. For more information: http://newswise.com/articles/the-american-society-of-nephrology-honors-leader-in-the-fight-against-kidney-disease


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