Graduates Students

The KCRU mentors numerous graduate students (both at the MSc and PhD level). Typically, students specialize in the field of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, which is available both full-time and part-time. Additionally, clinicians may pursue a certificate in the field of Epidemiology.

For more information, please visit: Prospective Students

Some areas of research interests include:
  • Live Kidney Donation
  • Renal Population, Health Services Research, Drug Safety
  • Long-term renal and other effects of E.coli O157:H7
  • Health Informatics
  • Perioperative Medicine and the Kidney, Acute Kidney Injury
  • Vascular Access
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Perinatal Epidemiology

Currently, the following individuals can supervise potential graduate students:

Dr. Amit Garg 
Dr. Luise Moist 

Student Publications

Blood pressure targets in chronic kidney disease: Does proteinuria dictate how low we go?
Hildebrand AM, Garg AX.
CMAJ. 2013 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Fracture Risk in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review.
Naylor KL, Li AH, Lam NN, Hodsman AB, Jamal SA, Garg AX.
Transplantation. 2013 Jun 27;95(12):1461-1470.

Adolescent classroom education on knowledge and attitudes about deceased organ donation: a systematic review.
Li AH, Rosenblum AM, Nevis IF, Garg AX.
Pediatr Transplant. 2013 Mar;17(2):119-28. doi: 10.1111/petr.12045.

Features of effective computerised clinical decision support systems: meta-regression of 162 randomised trials.
Roshanov PS, Fernandes N, Wilczynski JM, Hemens BJ, You JJ, Handler SM, Nieuwlaat R, Souza NM, Beyene J, Spall HG, Garg AX, Haynes RB.
BMJ. 2013 Feb 14;346:f657. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f657.

Risk of acute kidney injury from oral acyclovir: a population-based study.
Lam NN, Weir MA, Yao Z, Blake PG, Beyea MM, Gomes T, Gandhi S, Mamdani M, Wald R, Parikh CR, Hackam DG, Garg AX.
Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 May;61(5):723-9. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2012.12.008. Epub 2013 Jan 10.

Identifying geographical regions serviced by hospitals to assess laboratory-based outcomes.
Gandhi S, Shariff SZ, Beyea MM, Weir MA, Hands T, Kearns G, Garg AX.
BMJ Open. 2013 Jan 3;3(1). doi:pii: e001921. 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001921. Print 2013.

Validity of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision code for acute kidney injury in elderly patients at presentation to the emergency department and at hospital admission.
Hwang YJ, Shariff SZ, Gandhi S, Wald R, Clark E, Fleet JL, Garg AX.
BMJ Open. 2012 Nov 29;2(6). doi:pii: e001821. 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001821. Print 2012.

Availability of renal literature in six bibliographic databases.
Shariff SZ, Sontrop JM, Iansavichus AV, Haynes RB, Weir MA, Gandhi S, Cuerden MS, Garg AX.
Clin Kidney J. 2012 Dec;5(6):610-617. Epub 2012 Nov 11.

Preparing potential living kidney donors for what they will experience emotionally.
Thomas SM, Lentine KL, Garg AX.
Am J Kidney Dis. 2012 Jul;60(1):1-2. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2012.04.004. No abstract available.

Education in vascular access.
Moist LM, Lee TC, Lok CE, Al-Jaishi A, Xi W, Campbell V, Graham J, Wilson B, Vachharajani TJ.
Semin Dial. 2013 Mar-Apr;26(2):148-53. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12055. Epub 2013 Feb 25.

Bone and mineral metabolism and fibroblast growth factor 23 levels after kidney donation.
Young A, Hodsman AB, Boudville N, Geddes C, Gill J, Goltzman D, Jassal SV, Klarenbach S, Knoll G, Muirhead N, Prasad GV, Treleaven D, Garg AX; Donor Nephrectomy Outcomes Research (DONOR) Network.
Am J Kidney Dis. 2012 Jun;59(6):761-9. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2011.09.019. Epub 2011 Nov 16.