Our Research

The Division of Nephrology is engaged in a number of important translational research initiatives, including defining the epidemiology and long term outcomes of acute kidney injury in children and infants, the mechanisms of kidney injury and the outcome of babies born with congenital kidney malformations, the mechanisms of scarring in progressive kidney disease, the role of hypertension in the progression of chronic kidney disease in children, the importance of medication adherence to outcomes in kidney transplantation in teens, non invasive markers of rejection in kidney transplant patients, and the factors which impact on the progression of chronic kidney disease in children.


In that regard, members of the Division are local, national, and international leaders in their areas of research and are actively engaged in multicenter collaborative efforts including neonatal and pediatric intensive care consortia for the study of acute kidney injury (AWARE, AWAKEN), national and international collaborations in the development of best practices for a number pediatric kidney diseases including glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and hypertension (CKiD, STOPP, KDIGO), the development and identification of biomarkers in childhood cancer (ABLE) and kidney transplantation (PROBE), and national collaborations in transplantation research programs including the Canadian National Transplant Research Program, TAKE-IT, and PROBE.