Two Can-SOLVE CKD Network researchers have been honoured by the kidney community for their contributions to improving kidney health research.

Dr. York Pei and Dr. Amit Garg were named recipients of the Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Research Excellence for 2020 and 2021, respectively, at the recent Canadian Society of Nephrology virtual Annual General Meeting.

Dr. Pei’s research career has mainly centred on identifying the genetic factors involved in the initiation or progression of genetic kidney diseases as a target for developing novel diagnostic tests and therapies. His research program focuses on genetic, genomic, and translational research of hereditary kidney diseases with a major focus on autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

Learn more about Dr. Pei’s Can-SOLVE CKD Network projects

Dr. Garg’s research in kidney, dialysis and transplantation medicine has been widely acknowledged for helping understand how different treatments alter the risk of acute kidney injury from elective surgery, improving the practice and safety of living kidney donation, and reducing adverse events from prescription medications. Additionally, the research has made it easier for fellow researchers and clinicians to systematically search for relevant kidney-related content in large bibliographic databases thanks to the development of specialized filters.

Learn more about Dr. Garg’s Living Kidney Donor project

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