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Studies (randomized controlled, cohort controlled, observational) that address diverse questions frequently have large validated databases, representing global populations.

They contain data on kidney function and some measures of hydration (fluid intake, urine volume, osmolality and sodium).

Promoting and supporting the use of this data to study the effect of hydration on health will broaden the awareness and knowledge of the effect of hydration on kidney health.

The H4KH initiative will expand the level of scientific evidence, on the effects of hydration on kidney health, increase research capacity, develop further trans-disciplinary research networks and create sustainability for researchers.

Results of the 2015 H4KH Research Initiative

The H4KH research initiative called for candidates from all disciplines relevant to kidney disease (clinical, health services and population health disciplines) to apply for the following two research grants: New Investigator Grant ($70,000US over two years) and Hydration and Kidney Health Grant ($50,000US over two years).

8 applications have been received for the 2015 H4KH research initiative. The Steering Committee of eminent nephrologists in the field of Hydration have assessed and selected the applications. 

Find out about results by clicking on the tabs below for the two grants:

  • New Investigator Grant
  • Hydration and Kidney Health Grant

Any question? Please email us at h4kh@theisn.org 

kidney hydrationDanone Nutricia Research and the ISN have collaborated to create the Hydration for Kidney Health (H4KH) research initiative to stimulate the interest of established and new researchers to explore the role of hydration in kidney health.

H4KH Research Initiative Steering Committee:

- Louise Moist (Canada), Chair
- Marcello Tonelli (Canada)
- William Clark (Canada)
- Germaine Wong (Australia)
- Laurent Le Bellego, Danone Nutricia Research (France) 
- Isabelle Seksek, Danone Nutricia Research (France)

Supported by a grant from:

Danone Nutricia Research

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Studies (randomized controlled, cohort controlled, observational) that address diverse questions frequently have large validated databases, representing global populations.

They contain data on kidney function and some measures of hydration (fluid intake, urine volume, osmolality and sodium).

Promoting and supporting the use of this data to study the effect of hydration on health will broaden the awareness and knowledge of the effect of hydration on kidney health.

The H4KH initiative will expand the level of scientific evidence, on the effects of hydration on kidney health, increase research capacity, develop further trans-disciplinary research networks and create sustainability for researchers.

Results of the 2015 H4KH Research Initiative

The H4KH research initiative called for candidates from all disciplines relevant to kidney disease (clinical, health services and population health disciplines) to apply for the following two research grants: New Investigator Grant ($70,000US over two years) and Hydration and Kidney Health Grant ($50,000US over two years).

8 applications have been received for the 2015 H4KH research initiative. The Steering Committee of eminent nephrologists in the field of Hydration have assessed and selected the applications. 

Find out about results by clicking on the tabs below for the two grants:

  • New Investigator Grant
  • Hydration and Kidney Health Grant

Any question? Please email us at h4kh@theisn.org 

kidney hydrationDanone Nutricia Research and the ISN have collaborated to create the Hydration for Kidney Health (H4KH) research initiative to stimulate the interest of established and new researchers to explore the role of hydration in kidney health.

H4KH Research Initiative Steering Committee:

- Louise Moist (Canada), Chair
- Marcello Tonelli (Canada)
- William Clark (Canada)
- Germaine Wong (Australia)
- Laurent Le Bellego, Danone Nutricia Research (France) 
- Isabelle Seksek, Danone Nutricia Research (France)

Supported by a grant from:

Danone Nutricia Research

New Investigator

New Investigator Grant

2015 New Investigator results

Dr. Fabiana Nerbass, from Fundação Pró-Rim, Joinville, Brazil 
Project title: “Kidney health in Brazilian industrial workers exposed to heat stress and dehydration”

Applicants will spend up to 12 months working at the Kidney Clinical Research Unit in London, Ontario (Canada). They will gain new skills in clinical research, statistical analysis and begin work on research projects related to hydration for kidney health.

In the second year, they will complete their research project and build an infrastructure to support for further research in hydration. The research will then be presented at the World Congress of Nephrology 2017 and a paper will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.

To be eligible, applicants had to possess the following criteria:

  • A MD, PhD or equivalent degree,
  • Be able to travel to and reside in Canada (no visa assistance will be provided),
  • Be fluent in English and have previous experience in clinical research and statistical analysis.

Any question? Please email us at h4kh@theisn.org

Hydration and Kidney Health

Hydration and Kidney Health Grant

2015 Hydration and Kidney Health Grant results

Dr. Sofia Enhörning, from Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden
Project title: " Plasma copeptin as a predictor of, and copeptin associated loci in, cardiorenal disease – population based prospective cohort studies and a mendelian randomization approach "

To be eligible for the Hydration and Kidney Health, applicants had to demonstrate excellence in research into kidney disease and an interest in hydration for kidney health. They had to supply a clear, concise and comprehensive description of their proposed research plan, as this would form an important part of the evaluations process.

They must had access to reliable and valid data in an existing database as well as data that reflects a representative sample of the general population and or a population with chronic kidney disease. The data should include demographics and co-morbidities as well as a serial measures of kidney function and hydration (eg; copeptin, urine volume, osmolality or fluid intake).

If required, analytical support may be provided by the Kidney Clinical Research Unit in London, Ontario (Canada).

Any question? Please email us at h4kh@theisn.org

H4KH Grants Guidelines

Guidelines

Application to the Hydration For Kidney Health (H4KH) Research Initiative was open to applicants from all disciplines relevant to kidney disease (clinical, health services and population health disciplines) to support te following two projects:

  • New Investigator Grant
  • Hydration and Kidney Health Grant

Applicants must apply online and follow precisely all guidance documents.
See ISN-H4KH Grants Application Guidelines here.

Any question? Please email us at h4kh@theisn.org

Conditions of Support

Conditions of Support

During year one and two of theses awards, the awardee had to show proof of progression of the research initiative. In the second year of the award (or before), the research will be presented at the World Congress of Nephrology 2017 and a paper submitted to a peer reviewed journal.

This award does NOT include specific salary support. Awards will be paid to the successful applicant, directly from the ISN. Payment for travel and accommodation will be paid to the applicant from ISN upon presentation of appropriate documentation/receipts.

For the Hydration for Kidney Health grant, the study must commence within six months of notification of a successful grant.  The individual or institution to which a grant is paid (the Grantee) must immediately notify and return unused funds to ISN if unable, for any reason, to carry out or complete the research for which the grant is given.    

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