Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the new 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...

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

April 2014  Newsletter 
Krescent Workshop - April 23 & 24 2014 | Vancouver, B.C.
In conjuction with CSN 2014 Annual Meeting, April 24-26, 2014 
Trainees Publications / Grants / Awards
Meetings and more...

KRESCENT Trainees to Present
at CSN AGM 2014 - view list of presentations.


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

The KRESCENT Program is a Strategic Training Program developed and supported by :

With additional generous support from :


 Baxter Corporation

 Merck-Frosst Canada Ltd.

 Ortho Biotech


 Shire BioChem Inc.


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