The Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program — better known as KRESCENT — is an exciting and unique training initiative aimed at enhancing kidney research capacity in Canada. The goal of KRESCENT is to train an increased number of highly skilled scientists, with a focus on the prevention of end-stage renal disease and new treatments to improve the health of Canadians affected by kidney disease.

KRESCENT is a multi-partner collaboration, founded by the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Society of Nephrology, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

The KRESCENT Program is unique because participants are selected from all themes relevant to kidney research (e.g. biomedical, clinical, health services, and social, cultural, environmental and population health), and from multiple disciplines (e.g. basic scientists, clinician scientists, allied health and health service researchers).

The KRESCENT Program offers a national core curriculum and mentorship. Participants gain exposure to a curriculum that emphasizes the development of transdisciplinary research and knowledge translation across research themes. The curriculum is focused on kidney research themes and is meant to complement any core coursework/ degree programs in research design, methodology, and other core content areas, which might be available within participating institutions.


CSN would like to thank all of the individuals who have contributed their time and made donations to support the KRESCENT program.  The following CSN members have contributed to KRESCENT through their CSN Membership in 2022.

Adeera LevinVancouverBC
Alison CroomeNanaimoBC
Amanda VinsonHalifaxNS
Ana KonvalinkaTorontoON
Andrey CybulskyMontrealQC
Bhanu PrasadReginaSK
Braden MannsCalgaryAB
Branko BraamEdmontonAB
Caroline LamarcheMontrealQC
Caroline StigantVictoriaBC
Catherine ClaseHamiltonON
Catherine WeberWestmountQC
Chandra ThomasCalgaruAB
Claudio RigattoWinnipegMB
David ClarkHalifaxNS
Dylan BurgerOttawaON
Faisal RehmanLondonON
Heather ReichTorontoON
Joanne KappelSaskatoonSK
Karthik TennankoreHalifaxNS
Kevin BurnsCantleyQC
Lisa MillerWinnipegBC
Marcello TonelliCalgaryAB
Matt LanktreeAncasterON
Matthew JamesCalgaryAB
Michael PaulSt John'sNL
Michael ZappitelliTorontoON
Micheli BevilacquaBurnabyBC
Moumita BaruaTorontoON
Navdeep TangriWinnipegMB
Paul KomendaWinnipegMB
Raymond HakimFranklinTN
Rita SuriMontrealQC
Ronald HonsCalgaryAB
Samuel SilverKingstonON
Sanjay PandeyaOakvilleON
Shaifali SandalEthnicityQC
Stephan TroyanovMont-RoyalQC
Steven NadlerOttawaON
Swapnil HiremathOttawaON
Ted ClarkOttawaON
Tomoko TakanoVerdunQC

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