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
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.