Research in the Kidney Clinical Research Unit

The London Kidney Clinical Research Unit (KCRU) is a 4000 square foot facility at London Health Sciences Centre’s Victoria Hospital in E tower dedicated to research in the areas of dialysis, applied imaging (CT, MRI, PET), chronic kidney disease, and cardio renal medicine Dr. Christopher McIntyre is the Director. He is Professor of Medicine, Medical Biophysics and Pediatrics, holder of the Robert Lindsay Chair of Dialysis Research and Innovation ($4 million endowment) and was awarded the Lawson Scientist of the Year Award for 2020.

The KCRU hosts research by a multidisciplinary group of professionals including clinical investigators, biophysicists, graduate students (MSc/PhD) research coordinators, research associates and administrative support who focus largely on the pathophysiology of the effecting cardiovascular, brain, liver, and gastrointestinal structure and function in patients with chronic kidney disease. These studies include basic clinical science, natural history studies, and the development and application of novel therapeutic strategies into large scale randomized controlled trials. These studies have increasingly focused on the adverse consequences resulting from dialysis therapy itself and the improvement in outcomes by the reduction of preventable harm. Multimodal imaging plays an important role in these studies including ultrasound, CT, MRI, and PET.

For more information check out the KCRU website.