Can-SOLVE CKD Network members named to CIHR roles

Dr. Marcello Tonelli (left) and Dr. Norman Rosenblum (right)

The Can-SOLVE CKD Network congratulates Dr. Marcello Tonelli and Dr. Norman Rosenblum on their recent appointments to positions with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Norman Rosenblum named Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes

Dr. Rosenblum has been an important contributor to Can-SOLVE CKD since the network’s founding. In addition to serving as Chair of the Research Operations Committee, he is a member of the Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the Research Training and Mentorship Committee.

Dr. Rosenblum is one of Canada’s foremost experts on kidney disease in children.  He is a professor at the University of Toronto and a pediatric nephrologist and senior scientist at the Research Institute of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). His lab studies kidney development with the goal of better understanding the causes of kidney malformation, disease and failure in children.

Dr. Rosenblum will be stepping down from his roles with Can-SOLVE CKD to focus on this new position. On behalf of everyone across the Can-SOLVE CKD Network, we wish him the very best and thank him for his contributions.

Read more: CIHR press release

Dr. Marcello Tonelli named to CIHR Governing Council

Dr. Tonelli is one of six leading investigators named this month to serve a three-year term on CIHR’s Governing Council. The Governing Council develops CIHR’s strategic directions, goals and policies, approves CIHR’s budget, and evaluates the organization’s overall performance and achievements.

Dr. Tonelli is a nephrologist and professor at the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine, where he also serves as Senior Associate Dean, Health Research. His primary research focus is improving the care of people with chronic kidney disease and other chronic health conditions.

Dr. Tonelli is currently leading a Can-SOLVE CKD research project focused on redesigning kidney care to better meet the needs of patients and incorporate innovative treatment strategies. He will continue his work with Can-SOLVE CKD in addition to this new position.

Read more: CIHR press release

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