College of Pharmacy Research Theme

Translational pharmacotherapy and practice

Research affiliations

Manitoba renal program


  • Antibiotic catheter locks
  • Ethanol citrate catheter locks
  • Maintenance of vascular access
  • Renal clinics 
  • Vascular access

Research summary

Dr. Lavern Vercaigne has an active practice and research interest in chronic kidney disease and collaborates with faculty members in the College of Pharmacy, the Max Rady College of Medicine, and clinicians in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.


Dr. Lavern Vercaigne is the associate dean (academic) at the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

Dr. Vercaigne was actively involved in the transition from the B.Sc. (Pharm) to the PharmD program, including serving as the curriculum chair on the curriculum and assessment committee. He is a member of the program evaluation committee and a member of the experiential advisory committee. He also facilitates student services within the College of Pharmacy.


  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (B.Sc. (Pharm)), University of Manitoba

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College of Pharmacy
Apotex Centre
750 McDermot Avenue West
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T5 Canada