The Renal Program is affiliated with the University of British Columbia’s Division of Nephrology. In addition their patient care role, our specialists lead research into the prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

The Division of Nephrology has a strong and internationally-recognized research program with a particular emphasis in chronic kidney disease and associated conditions, and kidney transplant outcomes. Its researchers also investigate issues such drug effectiveness, access to transplantation services, patient quality of life and renal program management. In 2012/13, members of the Division held more than $3 million in research funding.

The Nephrology Research Unit operates as an integrated part of the Division to provide centralized resources for renal research in Vancouver and across the province. With support from the BC Renal Agency and other research grants, the unit serves to: 

  • Conduct quality research studies, which leads to better care and treatment of patients
  • Translate this information into knowledge for other health care practitioners
  • Foster local, national and international research collaborations for knowledge exchange
  • Provide training and mentoring of young physicians and scientists

Researchers collaborate locally, provincially, nationally and internationally with scientists from many organizations, including:

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