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The Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation

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.

A medical pioneer and an incredible and inspirational woman, Professor Kincaid-Smith, who was one of the founders of Kidney Health Australia, is best remembered for her many outstanding clinical and scientific achievements and her care for her patients. Her research significantly contributed to identifying the link between the kidneys and high blood pressure – a key public health message being conveyed to the Australian community by Kidney Health Australia today. She was the first woman to be appointed a Professor at the University of Melbourne and became President of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, the International Society of Nephrology, and the World Medical Association.

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. A report from this survey will soon be available for download here.

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.

More information regarding the priority themes of the Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation and calls for Expressions of Interest for research program funding will be available later in 2016.

If you would like to register to receive updates about the Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation, please email research@kidney.org.au.

If you would like to discuss how you can support the Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation, please contact fundraising@kidney.org.au.

Annual Research Walk

Kidney Health Australia’s annual Research Walk is held across Australia. All walks feature varying distances to accommodate walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Food and drink is available after the walk’s conclusion, with entertainment for the whole family.

Over 3,000 people participated in 2015's Walk and together raised over $120,000. Read more about Kidney Health Australia’s annual Research Walk here.

 

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