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Current opportunities


KRESCENT Patient Peer Reviewers Needed

The Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program (KRESCENT) is incorporating patients into the review of applications for the KRESCENT program.

KRESCENT is a training program for researchers starting out in their careers. It is a national partnership of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Society of Nephrology and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes. The program was developed (1) to enhance kidney research capacity in Canada; and (2) to foster collaborative research and knowledge translation.

If you wish to volunteer for this opportunity, please send your name, email address, and phone number to Elisabeth Fowler, Director of Research at the Kidney Foundation of Canada (elisabeth.fowler@kidney.ca or call 613-793-1299.)

For more information please visit the Krescent website.

Osteopathic palpation study

An osteopathic palpation study seeks 20 male and female participants between the ages of 35 and 60 years residing in the GTA with Chronic Kidney Disease (grade 3, 4) with an eGFR rate of < 44 mL/min/1.73m2, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), or a missing kidney. Participants will undergo a palpation assessment twice in August, 2018 and February, 2019. The objective of this study is to evaluate the proposed palpatory method as an osteopathic assessment tool in delineating pathological from non-pathological tissue. Participants will have the opportunity to win an IPad Pro via a lucky draw conducted at the end of the research study.

Please contact Ryan Parker or Kanchan Masand by April 30th, 2018 via email osteopalpationstudy17@gmail.com for more information regarding this research study.

The ATHENA Study: Mapping the Course of Alport syndrome

Do you have Alport syndrome? Do you know someone who does? Now is your chance – you can do your part to map the course of Alport syndrome if you:

  • Are 16 years of age or older, and
  • Have been diagnosed with Alport syndrome

Information obtained from this study is critical in designing future clinical trials in patients with Alport syndrome. The ATHENA study is designed to learn more about the changes in the kidneys in patients with Alport syndrome. It is an observational study and does not involve the use of any investigational drugs.

Please note that you are not qualified for this study if you have received a kidney transplant or are currently on dialysis.

To locate your nearest study center, please use this site locator. The study team will discuss whether you are eligible to participate.

At this time, study documents are only available in English. However, if you wish to participate and require French-language materials, please note this in the comment field of your initial response through the form provided.


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