PKD Foundation Australia and PKD Foundation US partner to advance Polycystic Kidney Disease research
PKD Australia is partnering with it's American counterpart, the PKD Foundation US, to co-fund a Fellowship Grant. The two-year grant valued at US$50,000 per annum will commence in 2017 and support an early-career scientist doing world-leading research into Polycystic Kidney Disease.
Dr. Gopi Rangan, Chair of the PKD Scientific Advisory Board, will be part of the peer review panel together with the Scientific Advisory Committee of PKD Foundation US.
PKD Australia are confident initiatives like this will lead to even more ground-breaking scientific developments, resulting in better treatments and the ultimate goal of finding a cure for PKD.
While PKD Australia are proud to be able to do this only two years into their existence, they will need assistance to raise additional funds so that they can offer such fellowships and even larger research grants in coming years.
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Kidney Health Australia is pleased to inform our stakeholders interested in kidney research that The Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation has been established by Kidney Health Australia to promote kidney research to save and improve the lives of Australians with kidney disease.
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In 2015-16 the Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation undertook a Delphi priority-setting survey to identify the research questions of critical importance to Australians affected by kidney disease, clinicians and researchers. The Kidney Health Australia Board and members of the Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation Working Group are using the results of the Delphi survey to inform the priorities of the research agenda.
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