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The research projects we fund are related to many areas of kidney disease including transplantation, dialysis, kidney biology, diabetes, high blood pressure, genetics and urology.

Our review procedure for assessing research applications is rigorous. Funding criteria include scientific excellence and relevance to our mission. Applications are evaluated by volunteers from the health care and scientific communities, all of whom are recognized leaders in their field. 
 

Chair

  • Peter Nickerson
    University of Manitoba

Co-Chair

  • Nicolas Fernandez
    Université de Montréal

Members

  • Todd Alexander
    KRESCENT Program Director
    University of Alberta
  • Emmanuelle Cordat
    Co-Chair, Kidney Health Scientific Committee
    University of Alberta
  • Lakshman Gunaratnam
    Co-Chair, Kidney Health Scientific Committee
    London Health Sciences Centre
  • Indra Gupta
    Chair, Kidney Health Scientific Committee
    McGill University
  • Lori Harwood
    Past Chair, Allied Health Kidney Scientific Committee
    London Health Sciences Center
  • Nina Jones
    KRESCENT Peer Review Committee
    University of Guelph
  • Dan Martinusen
    Chair, Allied Health Kidney Scientific Committee
    Island Health/BC Renal
  • Robert Quinn
    Scientific Officer, KRESCENT Peer Review Committee
    University of Calgary
  • Claudio Rigatto
    Canadian Society of Nephrology
  • Rita Suri
    Co-Chair, Kidney Health Scientific Committee
    McGill University

Ex-officio Members (non-voting)

  • Elizabeth Myles
    National Executive Director (non-voting)
    The Kidney Foundation

Staff Support

  • Leanne Stalker
    National Director of Research
    The Kidney Foundation