B.C. team co-leads $59M kidney disease initiative

A research team from British Columbia will co-lead a major new initiative to reduce the number of people affected by kidney disease across Canada.

The $59 million federal grant across five years is the biggest investment into a disease which affects one in 10 Canadians, and costs more than $50 billion per year in health care services.

Dr. Adeera Levin, head of the division of nephrology at UBC, and executive director of the B.C. Renal Agency will co-lead the study alongside the University of Calgary's Dr. Braden Manns.

CBC News reports

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