Research News

Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recommended as a standard of care for certain kinds of MS in the U.S.
March 13, 2019 - The American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation has recommended that stem cell transplantation for MS, which has been pioneered at The Ottawa Hospital, be considered a “standard of care, clinical evidence available” for people with certain
Access to kidney transplants unequal across Ontario: study
January 9, 2017 - A study published in the American Journal of Transplantation found that chronic dialysis patients in Ontario have unequal access to kidney transplants. These patients with kidney failure will be on dialysis their whole lives unless they receive a
When drugs don’t work: research spares kidney transplant patients from unnecessary risks
January 21, 2016 - Ottawa Resident Jim Ward, who received a kidney transplant from his brother in 2001, took part in an important eight-year study that showed a commonly prescribed drug doesn’t work nearly as well as previously thought and could potentially harm k


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Allan, David
Associate Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Blood cancer, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Cell therapy, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systematic reviews, Transfusions, Translational research, Transplantation
Atkins, Harold
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Autoimmune disease, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Blood cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia gravis, Stiff person syndrome Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical trials, Immunotherapy, Regenerative medicine, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Bredeson, Christopher
Senior Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer Clinical research, Stem cells, Transplantation
Kekre, Natasha
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Blood cancer Epidemiology, Immunotherapy, Stem cells, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy
Knoll, Gregory
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Kidney disease Clinical research, Transplantation
Ramsay, Timothy
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
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