June 11, 2013
Dr. Vincent Gattone and Dr. Dorien Peters have been awarded the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). The award is a partnership between the PKD Foundation and International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and recognizes a medical professional or researcher exhibiting excellence and leadership in PKD research and whose work demonstrates tangible achievement toward improving knowledge and treatment of PKD.
Read the official news release
June 6, 2013
The PKD Foundation announced the release of a Request For Applications (RFAs) for research grants in polycystic kidney disease. This is a two-year award for $80,000 for a total of $160,000. It is anticipated that 12 two-year grants will be funded.
Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. degree and hold a faculty appointment at the institution where the research will be conducted. Applicants need not be United States citizens. No fellowships will be awarded under this RFA, although salary for a fellow may be included.
Read the requirements and view the application
May 23, 2013
Big hearted Scott Dudley, the mayor of Oak Harbour, had vacation plans interrupted last spring. With time on his hands, the dedicated Rotarian decided to drop in on the meetings of some neighbouring clubs. That took him to Meadow Gardens Golf Course for the meeting of the Rotary Club of Haney. While there, he heard club president elect Keesha talk about her husband Phil's health trials. He had polycystic kidney disease. Down to 16 per cent kidney function, he needed dialysis to remove toxins from his blood, until an organ donor could be found. He was always exhausted, never far from the couch.
Read Phil and Scott's story in the Maple Ridge News
In 1997, she received a phone call that would change her life. Transplant doctors discovered that a perfectly matched kidney had been found and Jean received her gift of life that same day. For our family, which includes her husband, Harry, three children, two daughters-inlaw and four grandchildren, that day brought a huge sigh of relief, but our family's transplant journey was just beginning.
Read the rest of the Bost Family's story