is a Pharmacotherapeutic Specialist in Nephrology at Vancouver General Hospital since 1996. In her clinical practice, she works in the Hemodialysis Unit, providing direct patient care, developing dialysis-related policies, and acting as a peer resource. Karen obtained her B.Sc.(Pharm.) at the University of Toronto, completed her Hospital Residency at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, and graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1990. She has won 10 Provincial and National awards for her nephrology-related research and has contributed to the scientific literature with over 50 peer-reviewed publications, as well as presented at numerous local and national conferences. Academically, Karen is a Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, lectures in undergraduate nephrology courses, and precepts Pharmacy Residents and students in their internships. Professionally, Karen has been the Programs Chair and Secretary for the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) BC Branch. She was conferred the distinction of Fellow of CSHP in 1996, and was recently honoured with their Distinguished Service Award. Karen was Co-Chair of the Renal Pharmacists Network from 2009-10. She is currently a member of the Provincial Renal Agency (PRA) Formulary Committee, and has contributed to the implementation and revision of several PRA Guidelines.