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Principal investigator Dr. Julie Ho speaking at the CIHR funding announcement in December.

New test may improve transplant outcomes

A new clinical trial led by researchers at the University of Manitoba could change the current standard of care for monitoring kidney transplant patients and potentially increase the longevity of successful kidney transplants.

Principal investigator Dr. Julie Ho says many Canadians don’t realize that kidney disease is a silent killer.

“It’s actually really sad.… When patients tell their families they have kidney disease, it doesn’t have the same implication as if they were to say ‘I have cancer.’ But the mortality rate with kidney disease is actually just as bad as with many cancers, although there is less public awareness about it,” says Ho, an associate professor of internal medicine and immunology in the Max Rady College of Medicine.

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Engaging in our Community: First year students learn about the neighbourhood and each other

For first-year students in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, a steep learning curve is something that’s to be expected. The Engaging in our Community #RFHScollaborate event at Bannatyne campus held last week helped these students by supporting them to learn more about each other while also discovering more about their local neighbourhood

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