Publish date: 8 March 2023
A new renal research centre at Northern Care Alliance will honour the legacy of our former colleague Professor Donal O’Donoghue OBE and continue his work to improve diagnosis, care and treatment for kidney patients.
Professor O’Donoghue worked in Salford for more than 25 years, raising awareness of how common kidney disease is and making sure patients’ voices were always heard.
The new Donal O’Donoghue Renal Research Centre will be led by his friend and colleague Professor Phil Kalra, who is also NCA Director of Research and Innovation. He will outline the plans for the centre at a launch event at Salford Royal on Wednesday 8 March (3-5.20pm).
Other speakers will include Sandra Currie, Chief Executive of Kidney Research UK, Professor Paul Cockwell, President of the UK Kidney Association and Professor John Feehally, Consultant Nephrologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester.
Salford's Professor Smeeta Sinha has followed in Prof Donoghue’s footsteps to become National Clinical Director for kidney care and will also give a presentation. In addition, there will be a focus on collaborative working and on research led by non-medical colleagues.
Tickets for the event can be booked by following the link