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 April 2017.

Institution Case Western Reserve University & Cleveland Clinic
Name and email address for primary contact person:John Sedor
jrs4@case.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:diabetes, chronic kidney diseases, precision medicine, uremic toxins
Clinical Science:epidemiology, outcomes, health disparities, kidney transplantion-clinical; kidney transplantation immunology
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:9/1/2017
Duration of research training:2 years
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:Yes

Institution Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Name and email address for primary contact person:Michifumi Yamashita, MD, PhD, FASN
Michifumi.Yamashita@cshs.org
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Glomerulonephritis; the role of innate immunity, mitochondrial injury, inflammasome, and Ang II-independent ACE effects in the pathogenesis of glomerulonephritis
Clinical Science:
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:Immediately
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 California San Francisco
Name and email address for primary contact person:Chi-yuan Hsu
hsuchi@medicine.ucsf.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:renal fibrosis; mechanisms of hypertension and electrolyte disturbances; role of kidneys in pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus; cell and molecular biology of hormone signaling in the kidney; cilia function and basic mechanisms of polycystic disease; computational approaches to ion transporter structure and function; role of integrins in kidney function and acute kidney injury; kidney transplant genetics and genomics; biomarkers for graft vs. host disease
Clinical Science:pathogenesis of debility & therapeutic strategies to improve functional status in patients on dialysis; epidemiology of acute, chronic and end-stage renal disease; biomarkers in AKI and CKD; screening, early detection and awareness of CKD; blood pressure control in patients with and without kidney disease; kidney disease in HIV
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:Flexible
Duration of research training:1-2 years
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:No

Institution University of New Mexico
Name and email address for primary contact person:Antonia Harford MD
aharford@salud.unm.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Renal fibrosis
Clinical Science:Health outcomes and HrQoL in ESRD
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:7/1/2018
Duration of research training:
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:

Institution University of Michigan
Name and email address for primary contact person:Julia Warner
jnherzog@med.umich.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Systems biology, metabolomics, acute and chronic kidney injury, gene expression, drug development
Clinical Science:Kidney epidmiology, acute and chronic kidney injury
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:Sept 1
Duration of research training:2 years
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:Full support available for highly qualified candidates

Institution University of Florida
Name and email address for primary contact person:Mark Segal
segalms@medicine.ufl.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Cardiovascular disease, Ammonia Transport, Endothelin, Potassium Metabolism, Circadian Rhythm and Hypertension, Angiogenesis
Clinical Science:Risk factors for AKI, Hypertension Management
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:7/1/2017
Duration of research training:2 years
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:No

Institution Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Name and email address for primary contact person:Sharon Adler, MD
sadler@LABiomed.org
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Peritoneal membrane injury/preservation
Clinical Science:Focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis; Patient-centered outcomes research
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:flexible
Duration of research training:At least 1 year, but flexible
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:Funding must come from home institution

Institution University of Arizona Health Sciences
Name and email address for primary contact person:Prabir Roy-Chaudhury
proychaudhury@deptofmed.arizona.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Pathogenesis of Dialysis Vascular Access Dysfunction; Uremic Vascular Biology; Bio-imaging of Vascular Disease, Animal Model Development
Clinical Science:Clinical Trials; Precision Medicine in Vascular Access
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:Decided on an individual basis
Duration of research training:1 year, Can vary depending on the project and on available resources
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:Some support might be available on a case by case basis

Institution University of Miami
Name and email address for primary contact person:Alessia fornoni
Afornoni@med.miami.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Glomerular disease, lipid biology, diabetes
Clinical Science:Lupus, GN
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:July 1st
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 Minnesota
Name and email address for primary contact person:Paul Drawz
draw0003@umn.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:PKD, hypertension
Clinical Science:hypertension, CKD, AKI
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:
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 Pittsburgh
Name and email address for primary contact person:Helbert Rondon
rondonberriosh@upmc.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Acute Kidney Injury; Kidney Fibrosis; Epithelial Cell Biology and Physiology; Lower Urinary Tract; Kidney Development; Hypertension; Transplantation Immunology; Lupus Nephritis
Clinical Science:acute kidney injury; ICU nephrology; contrast nephropathy; CKD management; ESRD management; hypertension; renal transplantation; diabetic nephropathy; palliative care; health literacy; pharmacotherapy
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:No specific start dates
Duration of research training:2 years
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:Yes

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The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) provides this list as information only, does not guarantee accuracy of the information, and publication of the list does not imply endorsement or sponsorship of any institution or training program.