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Research

Residents who wish to pursue research are strongly supported by the Division, and a research project is a mandatory component of the program.  At the beginning of training, residents are informed of the Divisional members who perform research, either clinical or basic science, by the Nephrology Research Director.  The Division is fortunate to have many of its faculty members participating in independent or collaborative research activities related to education, vascular calcification, clinical pharmacology, and nephrology. The renal team reports on these activities at national and international meetings.

Protected time is a priority, and each resident has protected research blocks in each year of training.  There are also a number of trained epidemiologists in the Division, so residents gain valuable expertise in critical appraisal and interpretation of medical literature.

Please review the specific short biographies of Division Faculty for more information on individual reseach activities.

Division of Nephrology

Research Staff

Corinne Babiolakis

Corinne Babiolakis

Research Associate in the Department of Medicine – Division of Nephrology at Queen’s University.

Corinne Babiolakis is a Research Associate in the Department of Medicine – Division of Nephrology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She concurrently completed her Bachelor of Arts (Specialized Honours, Summa Cum Laude) degree and Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counselling Certificate in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. During this time, she also became nationally certified as a Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) - Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP). Corinne then earned her Master of Science (specializing in Spine Biomechanics) in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University.

As a Research Associate, Corinne primarily coordinates Investigator-Initiated and Industry-Sponsored multi-centre clinical trials and observational studies which investigate hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and chronic kidney disease patient populations. She also leads the Queen’s-KRU (Kidney Research Unit) as a Co-Chair with Dr. Rachel Holden. Corinne supports Divisional research by supervising and supporting medical students, resident physicians and junior research staff and by actively engaging in manuscript and grant preparation, in addition to other research tasks.

csb8@queensu.ca
613-533-6000 x 79579

 

Sean Lau

Sean Lau

Research Assistant in the Department of Medicine – Division of Nephrology at Queen’s University.

Sean Lau is a Clinical Research Assistant in the Department of Medicine – Division of Nephrology at Queen’s University. He attended McMaster University for both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Kinesiology, while also working at the Exercise Metabolism Research Group. During this time, his research focused on satellite cells and their role in tissue repair, as well as the effects of nutritional compounds (i.e. Cannabinoids and Polyphenols) on cell proliferation and differentiation. Sean is currently enrolled in the Clinical Research Program at The Michener Institute and is working towards getting his certificate as a Clinical Research Associate.

As a Research Assistant at Queen’s, Sean works on multiple Investigator-Initiated and Industry Sponsored studies that examine interventions for patients with kidney disease on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. He is also involved with grant applications by developing budgets, budget justifications, and letters of support.

swsl@queensu.ca
613-533-6000 x 74500