Fellows: International Research Scholar Opportunities

The opportunity for global research collaboration and training offers international fellows-in-training from around the globe a chance to learn in the United States as an international research scholar. ASN has polled U.S. nephrology teaching organizations and developed a list of institutions who would welcome an international research fellow into its labs.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact the institution directly.

List is current as of November 2015.

Institution Brown University
Name and email address for primary contact person.Katia Melo
kmelo@lifespan.org
AddressN/A
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:Glomerular disease, podocyte injury, acute kidney injury, renal regeneration, epigenetics, renal fibrosis, animal models of AKI and CKD, cell culture (podocytes, epithelial cells, fibroblasts, macrophages).
Clinical Science:Hypertension, CKD, cardiovascular disease in CKD, transplant, ESRD and dialysis, peritoneal and hemodialysis, hyperkalemia, anemia, vasculitis.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.07/01/2016
Duration of research training.2 years (One year is possible)
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.Yes

Institution Emory University
Name and email address for primary contact person. Jeff M. Sands, MD, FASN
jsands@emory.edu
AddressEmory University Renal Division
1815 Crest Oaks Place, NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
UNITED STATES
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:Transport physiology, mechanisms of cell growth and atrophy.
Clinical Science:Human neurophysiology, vascular calcification.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.anytime
Duration of research training.2 years
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.No

Institution Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Name and email address for primary contact person. John C. He, MD
cijiang.he@mssm.edu
AddressMount Sinai School of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Box 1243
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029-6500
UNITED STATES
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:Glomerular cell biology, glomerular disease, diabetic nephropathy, and systems biology.
Clinical Science:Biomarkers for diabetic nephropathy and viral nephrology.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.01/01/2016
Duration of research training.Minimal one year
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.No

Institution University of Alabama at Birmingham
Name and email address for primary contact person. Anupam Agarwal, MD, FASN
agarwal@uab.edu
AddressUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
1900 University Boulevard
Tht 647
Birmingham, AL 35233-2060
UNITED STATES
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:AKI, CKD, hypertension, PKD, vascular biology related to the kidney, transplantation, multiple myeloma, glomerular diseases, vascular access dysfunction.
Clinical Science:AKI, CKD, hypertension, PKD, transplantation, multiple myeloma, glomerular diseases, vascular access dysfunction.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.07/01/2016
Duration of research training.2 years
(1-2 years)
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.No

Institution University of Chicago
Name and email address for primary contact person. Arlene B. Chapman, MD
Achapman1@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
AddressUniversity of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
MC 5100
Chicago, IL 60637
UNITED STATES
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:Endothelial function, renal genomics, renal transcriptome.
Clinical Science:Hypertension, ADPKD, CKD, transplantation, nephrolithiasis.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.07/01/2016
Duration of research training.2 years
(duration is flexible)
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.Definitely possible

Institution University of Kansas Medical Center
Name and email address for primary contact person. Alan S.L. Yu, MBChB
ayu@kumc.edu
AddressUniversity of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
6018 Whe
Kansas City, KS 66103-2937
UNITED STATES
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:PKD, mineral metabolism, AKI.
Clinical Science:PKD, cardiovascular disease in CKD, mineral metabolism.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.2016
Duration of research training.2 years
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.Yes

Institution University of Louisville
Name and email address for primary contact person. Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN
e.lederer@louisville.edu
AddressUniversity of Louisville
Robley Rex VA Medical Center
Kidney Disease Program
615 South Preston
Louisville, KY 40202
UNITED STATES
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:Epithelial transport, advanced imaging, proteomics, AKI, HT, glomerular disease, neutrophil mediated renal disease, microbe-host interactions in renal disease.
Clinical Science:Renal pharmacology, development of personalized drug dosing in kidney failure, industry-sponsored trials in glomerular disease, PKD, transplantation.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.3-6 months
Duration of research training.2 years
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.No

Institution University of Missouri, Columbia
Name and email address for primary contact person. Ramesh Khanna, MD
khannar@health.missouri.edu
AddressUniversity of Missouri
Division of Nephrology
Clinical Education and Support Building
1 Hospital Drive, Room CE-422
Columbia, MO 65212
UNITED STATES
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:N/A
Clinical Science:Peritoneal Dialysis.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD Only
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.07/01/2016
Duration of research training.1 year
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.No

Institution University of Pennsylvania
Name and email address for primary contact person. Lawrence B. Holzman, MD
lholzman@upenn.edu
AddressUniversity of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Renal Electrolyte & Hypertension Division
415 Curie Boulevard, 405 CRB
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6140
UNITED STATES
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:Podocyte biology, ApoL1 biology, glomerular biology, interstitial fibrosis, mechanisms of kidney disease progression, epigenetics and genetics and kidney disease, complement cascade biology and kidney disease, immunology and kidney disease, cell biology and kidney disease, RNA splicing mechanisms and kidney disease, cell metabolism and kidney disease, kidney developmental biology, diabetic nephropathy.
Clinical Science:Epidemiology, outcomes and management of chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis, vascular access, pragmatic trials, amyloidosis, access to transplantation, medical adherence, transplantation ethics, HCV and HIV infection and transplantation, hypertension, vascular compliance, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, hypertension clinical trials, neuroendocrine tumors, pheochromocytoma, resistant hypertension, transplantation emerging immunomodulatory therapies, ischemia-reperfusion injury, transplantation pharmacology, polycystic kidney disease, glomerular disease clinical trials, glomerular disease observational studies, ICU nephrology.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.open
Duration of research training.As many years as required.
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.Possibly; depends on particular situation.

Institution University of Pittsburgh
Name and email address for primary contact person. Helbert Rondon-Berrios, MD, FASN
rondonberriosh@upmc.edu
AddressUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Renal-Electrolyte Division
A915 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
UNITED STATES
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:Protein folding and trafficking; transport physiology; immunobiology; AKI pathophysiology; fibrosis; urinary bladder physiology and pathophysiology; kidney developmental biology.
Clinical Science:AKI; CKD; contrast nephropathy; diabetic nephropathy; palliative care; health literacy; hypertension; quality of life; sleep disorders; pharmacotherapeutics; transplantation.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.07/01/2016
Duration of research training.2 years
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.Yes

Institution University of Virginia
Name and email address for primary contact person. Mark D. Okusa, MD, FASN
mdo7y@virginia.edu
AddressUniversity of Virginia
Division of Nephrology
Box 133
Charlottesville, VA 22908
UNITED STATES
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:Acute Kidney Injury, Hypertension, Progressive kidney fibrosis, complement in acute kidney injury, endothelial microparticles in kidney disease, autoimmunity, alloimmunity in transplantation, innate immunity.
Clinical Science:Contrast enhanced ultrasound in AKI, PKD, fraility in dialysis, therapeutic apheresis; outcomes research in kidney transplantation diabetic nephropathy.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD and PHD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.07/01/16
Duration of research training.1-2 years
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.Yes

Institution University of Washington
Name and email address for primary contact person. Stuart J. Shankland, MD, FASN
stuartjs@uw.edu
AddressUniversity of Washington
Division of Nephrology
1959 NE Pacific Street
Box 356521
Seattle, WA 98195-0001
UNITED STATES
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:Glomerular disease, stem cells, regeneration.
Clinical Science:Clinical trials, dialysis, epidemiology, cardiovascular and mineral metabolism.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.01/01/2016
Duration of research training.2 years
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.Possibly for their second/third year, not first.

Institution Vanderbilt University
Name and email address for primary contact person. Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN
ray.harris@vanderbilt.edu
AddressVanderbilt University Medical Center
Division of Nephrology
1161 21st Avenue South
C-3121 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232-2372
UNITED STATES
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:Diabetic nephropathy, renal fibrosis, extracellular matrix, acute kidney injury, gene therapy, eicosanoid biology, artificial kidney development, HIF biology, growth factors, immunology, proteomics, hypertension.
Clinical Science:Metabolism in CKD, pharmacogenomics, clinical trials, patient centered research, biomarkers, acute kidney injury, epidemiology.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.any time
Duration of research training.2 years
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.Yes

Institution Washington University in St. Louis
Name and email address for primary contact person. Benjamin Humphreys MD, PhD, FASN
bhumphre@dom.wustl.edu
AddressWashington University School of Medicine
7300 Wydown Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105
UNITED STATES
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged.
Basic Science:AKI, CKD, glomerular disease, transport physiology, genetics.
Clinical Science:AKI in ICU, transplantation, outcomes.
Degree requirement for research training at institution.MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution.Early 2016
Duration of research training.2 years
(flexible)
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar.Case by case basis.

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