September 9, 2020

WCHRI welcomes Todd Alexander as associate director

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The Women and Children’s Health Research Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Alexander as associate director. His term will commence September 1, 2020 until December 31, 2021.

In this role, Todd will work closely with Executive Director Sandra Davidge to provide shared leadership and oversight of WCHRI’s operational areas, as well as collaboratively with stakeholders to advance our strategic initiatives and projects.

Todd is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, a pediatric nephrologist, Stollery Science Lab Distinguished Researcher, and Canada Research Chair in Renal Epithelial Transport Physiology. Since 2018, Todd has served as program director of Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training (KRESCENT) Program.

He completed his medical training at the University of Western Ontario in 1999, holds a PhD in cell biology from the University of Toronto, completed in 2007, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in renal physiology in 2008 at St. Radboud University, Netherlands.

Todd has established a highly successful research program and been awarded more than $5 million in grant funding as a PI. Since 2006, he has published 91 journal articles and has 3,446 citations to date. Todd is also involved in clinical trials and is the site lead for a clinical trial for renal tubular acidosis—a condition that occurs when the kidneys fail to acidify the urine causing a person’s blood to remain too acidic.

Todd has made significant contributions to WCHRI over the last decade, from his roles on the Program Advisory Committee and Trainee Advisory Committee to his extensive involvement with peer-review—including his recent role as chair of an Innovation Grant Panel.