Congratulations to Dr. Adeera Levin for being awarded the Medal for Research Excellence by the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Established in 1996, the medal is presented annually to a Canadian resident who is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in kidney-related research.
This is the Foundation’s highest scientific honour, Dr. Levin is the first researcher from BC to receive this award.
Dr. Levin has also recently been named president elect (2015–2017) of the International Society of Nephrology—the first Canadian ever elected to this post.
In addition to being a practicing nephrologist and researcher at Providence Health Care, and playing a leadership role for both national and international societies of nephrology, Dr. Levin is also the head of the Division of Nephrology at the University of British Columbia and the Executive Director of the BC Renal Agency.
In her role with the BC Renal Agency that oversees the care, planning, and funding of kidney services in BC, Dr. Levin has leveraged her epidemiological training, clinical knowledge, and health outcomes research to develop an evidence-based, transparent system that enhances the care of patients across the continuum of care.
She is an active researcher and mentor, involved in national curriculum development for clinician scientists interested in kidney diseases (KRESCENT). Dr. Levin mentors students, residents, and nephrology fellows in Vancouver and has over 200 peer reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, and has co-edited a textbook on chronic kidney disease.
We are very fortunate to have a clinician, researcher, and administrator of her calibre and vision here in BC.