Dr. Amit Garg honoured with ASN Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Dr. Amit Garg. As part of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2006, Garg was honoured with the Young Investigator Award during the society's annual meeting this past weekend in Chicago, IL.

The Young Investigator Award is presented annually to an individual 45 years of age or younger with an outstanding record of achievement and creativity in basic or patient-oriented research related to the functions and diseases of the kidney.

Dr. Garg is a professor of medicine, epidemiology, and biostatistics at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry; the site director of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Western Facility; provincial leader of the ICES kidney, dialysis, and transplantation program, and a scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute. He practices general nephrology and is director of living kidney donation at the London Health Sciences Centre.

Dr. Garg is active in clinical, health services, and population-health kidney research, with more than 370 peer-reviewed publications. Some examples of the impact of his research include the introduction of new information for living kidney donor candidates as part of the informed consent process; an improved understanding of the long-term outcomes of E. coli O157:H7 poisoning that has been cited in litigation to compensate victims of food or water mishandling; and findings about unsafe drug prescribing causing acute kidney injury that led to label changes by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.