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Welcome to BC Kidney Research in Focus

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A Message from BC Renal Executive Director

Welcome to the first edition of BC Kidney Research in Focus! This semi-annual publication aims to highlight the depth and breadth of research by kidney health professionals across BC, as well as patient partners who are part of research teams.

By exploring unanswered questions through local, national and international studies – and translating the knowledge gained into clinical practice – we can ensure that our patients benefit from evidence-based care and that they experience the best possible health outcomes and quality of life. 

In addition to highlighting recently published studies, each issue of BC Kidney Research in Focus will feature profiles of the people behind our research projects. This includes not only principal investigators, but also staff members who are central to the success of any project. We hope this provides insight and inspiration to those of you who may be considering a research project but aren’t sure about what’s involved.

On behalf of the BC Renal network, I would like to thank all those engaged in research and quality improvement for their valuable contributions. If you would like to see your research featured in a future issue, please submit your story idea to

And if you have an interest in pursuing research as part of your clinical career, I encourage you to learn more about how BC Renal supports training and mentoring of young scientists. Please have a look at the research information on our website,, and email Katy Vela at with your questions or comments.


Dr. Adeera Levin, MD FRCPC FACP CM
Executive Director, BC Renal
Head, Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia




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