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July 24, 2024

Congratulations to the 2016 CAPN Trainee Research Awardees!

Post-doctoral fellow/Fellow/PhD Category:  Kelly McMahon, PhD, (McGill University, Supervisor Mike Zappitelli) "Biomarkers of Cisplatin-induced Kidney Injury in Children”.

Resident/Master’s category: Sepideh Sheybani-Deloui, MSc candidate, (University of Toronto, Supervisor Norm Rosenblum) “Increased Hedgehog Signaling in Renal Progenitors Disrupts Stromal Cell Development and Nephrogenesis”.

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The Canadian Association of Pediatric Nephrology Trainee Research Award is bestowed upon trainees during the CAPN meeting at the American Society of Nephrology meeting each fall.

One award will be given at each level of training: (1) Medical Student, (2) Resident/Sub-specialty Resident, and (3) MSc/PhD/Post-doctoral candidates.  The amount of the award is currently set at $500.

To be eligible for the award:

Trainees must have been supervised in a nephrology research project that constitutes a substantial effort and contribution beyond the description of a single clinical entity (i.e.: a case report)

Supervisors OR trainees must be members of CAPN

Research must have been completed within the 12 months leading up to the fall CAPN meeting, and submitted as an abstract to either the CSN (Spring) or ASN (Fall) meetings.

Each abstract will be adjudicated based on criteria established by the Scientific Committee. The evaluation rubric can be found here.

Prior awardees:

Post-doctoral fellow/ Fellow/ PhD Category:  Richard Robins (McGill; Supervisor: Dr. I. Gupta), “The Spectrum of Nephrotic Syndrome from Minimal Change Disease to FSGS Correlates with Rac1 Activation”.
Resident/Master’s Student Category:  Emma Heydari (University of Alberta; Supervisor:  Dr. RT Alexander) “Screening Candidate Genes for a Cause of Pediatric Idiopathic Hypercalciuria”.
Undergraduate/ Medical Student Category:  Jennifer Palermo (McGill; Supervisor: Dr. M. Zappitelli), “Biomarkers for Early Acute Kidney Injury Diagnosis in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit:  a Four-Centre Canadian Pilot Study”.

Jennifer Palermo (McGill, Dr. M. Zappitelli)- Biomarkers for early acute kidney injury diagnosis and prediction of AKI duration in the PICU
Kelly Benisty (McGill, Dr. M. Zappitelli)- Long-term chronic kidney disease and hypertension in children previously admitted to the intensive care unit.
Magdalena Riedl (SickKids, Dr. C. Licht)- Complement activation on vascular endothelial cells results in polymorphonuclear leukocyte adhesion.
Ms. Diana Popescu (Winnipeg, Dr A. Dart): An Evaluation of a 6-month Versus 4-month Steroid Protocol in Childhood Onset Nephrotic Syndrome
Mr. Rami Ali (Montreal Children's Hospital, Dr. M. Zappitelli): Urine Output Criteria for Defining Acute Kidney Injury: Association with Length of Stay and 5-Year Mortality in Critically Ill Children
Dr. Mathieu Lemaire, MD (Yale, Dr. R. Lifton): Mutations in DGKE Causes a Novel Form of Recessive Atypical Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome without Complement Activation

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