Dr. Greg Knoll awarded $3.9 million to create and translate knowledge in kidney transplantation

September 16, 2015

Dr. Greg Knoll is one of a seven scientists at The Ottawa Hospital recently awarded Foundation Grants by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Knoll’s team will receive $3.9 million over seven years to undertake patient-centred research related to kidney transplantation. The new funding will support the translation of kidney transplantation knowledge into clinical practice to enhance health outcomes for patients, train the next generation of kidney transplant researchers and develop a knowledge base for future research. Projects include creating models to help predict which patients should be evaluated for a transplant, developing decision aids to help patients with their treatment choice, identifying complications and adverse events in order to improve quality of life and survival, and developing metrics to properly measure the quality of transplant care. Partner organizations have also committed more than $1.8 million.

Co-investigators: Peter Blake, Patricia Campbell, Marcelo Cantarovich, Steve Chadban, Michael Chasse, Stephanie Dixon, Dean Fergusson, Alan Forster, Amit Garg, John Gill, Jennifer Harrison, Diane Hebert, Andrew House, Atul Humar, Bert Kasiske, Bryce Kiberd, Joe Kim, Ngan Lam, Andreas Laupacis, Shawn Marshall, Amber Molnar, Kyla Naylor, Steve Paraskevas, Tim Ramsay, Dawn Stacey, Monica Taljaard, Darin Treleaven, Julie Trpkovski, Anne Tsampalieros, Carl van Walraven, Angela Webster, Lori West, Christine White, Kim Young, Jeffrey Zaltzman.

Other Funders: Canadian Society of Transplantation, Canadian Blood Services, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ontario Renal Network, Trillium Gift of Life Network, Health Quality Ontario, Canadian National Transplant Research Program, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Services

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