Another great year for the Kidney Research Centre

January 13, 2016

The Kidney Research Centre has just released its Annual Report for 2014-2015. The group published more than 60 manuscripts with the goal of improving prevention, detection and treatment of kidney disease.

Their research spans basic to clinical, from investigating how fragments of cell membrane can help detect and mediate kidney injury to studying the impact of common anti-rejection drugs on kidney transplant patients.

In addition, since April 2014, Dr. Swapnil Hiremath’s Twitter-based nephrology journal club #NephJC has held 29 sessions with over 1,000 participants and 15,000 tweets.

About The Ottawa Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals with over 1,100 beds, approximately 12,000 staff and an annual budget of over $1.2 billion. Our focus on research and learning helps us develop new and innovative ways to treat patients and improve care. As a multi-campus hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, we deliver specialized care to the Eastern Ontario region, but our techniques and research discoveries are adopted around the world. We engage the community at all levels to support our vision for better patient care.

For further information, please contact

Jennifer Ganton
Director, Communications and Public Relations
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Office: 613-798-5555 x 73325
Cell: 613-614-5253