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Nephrology Fellows

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 March 2019.

Institution Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Name and email address for primary contact person:Michael Ross
michael.ross@einstein.yu.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Mechanisms of APOL-mediated kidney injury, Prostaglandin metabolism and its effects upon kidney injury and energy metabolism, Mechanisms of HIV-induced kidney injury
Clinical Science:CKD-mineral and bone disorder, Effects of uremia on musculoskeletal system, Effects of vitamin D in CKD, Vascular calcification in CKD
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:July 1, 2019
Duration of research training:1 year
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:No

Institution Brigham and Women's Hospital
Name and email address for primary contact person:Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD, FASN
jbonventre@bwh.harvard.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Mechanisms of AKI, biomarkers, stem cells, signal transduction, phospholipases, biomarkers, and translational nephrology; Immunogenetics and transplantation; Molecular biology of G proteins; Molecular biology of solute transporters; Molecular autoimmunity, physiology, immunology, and genetics; Molecular biology of calcium transport; Microarrays/bioinformatics; Clinical and molecular epidemiology; Physiology of salt and solute transport; Molecular imaging and cellular systems biology; Uric acid and monocarboxylate transporters; Macrophage biology
Clinical Science:Acute and chronic kidney disease; Electrolyte disorders; Stone disease; Transplantation through studies with databases and epidemiology as well as patient-oriented research and clinical trials
Degree requirement for research training at institution:MD Only, PhD Only
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:4 months after acceptance
Duration of research training:Minimum 1 year; longer time period based on project and funding
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:No

Institution Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Name and email address for primary contact person:Michifumi Yamashita, MD, PhD, FASN
Michifumi.Yamashita@csmc.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Pathomechanisms of glomerular disease
Clinical Science:Renal pathology
Degree requirement for research training at institution:MD Only, PhD Only, Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:Negotiable
Duration of research training:2 years. Other durations can be considered case-by-case.
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:No

Institution Cleveland Clinic
Name and email address for primary contact person:John Sedor
sedorj@ccf.org
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:kidney diseases genomics; transplantation immunology; animal models; gen epi; digital pathology
Clinical Science:clinical trials; translational studies in nephrotic syndrome; epidemiology
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:July 1, 2019
Duration of research training:2 years
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:Yes

Institution Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Name and email address for primary contact person:John Cijiang He, MD, PhD
cijiang.he@mssm.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Glomerular cell biology; Pathogenesis of primary glomerular disease; Pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy; Pathogenesis of HIV kidney disease; Transplant immunology; Kidney fibrosis; PKD
Clinical Science:Biomarkers for CKD; Epidemiology studies of CKD; Epi-Genetics
Degree requirement for research training at institution:MD Only, PhD Only, Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:Negotiable
Duration of research training:Negotiable
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:Negotiable.

Institution Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Name and email address for primary contact person:Sharon G. Adler, MD, FASN
sadler@LABiomed.org
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Animal model of peritoneal hypervascularity from PD solutions
Clinical Science:Clinical trials in glomerular diseases
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:Flexible, but prefer at least one year.
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:No

Institution Tufts Medical Center
Name and email address for primary contact person:Scott Gilbert, MD
sgilbert@tuftsmedicalcenter.org
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:
Clinical Science:CKD epidemiology, CVD in CKD, cognition in CKD, Transplantation
Degree requirement for research training at institution:MD Only, Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:Negotiable
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 Alabama at Birmingham
Name and email address for primary contact person:Anupam Agarwal, MD, FASN
aagarwal@uabmc.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:AKI; CKD; PKD; Transplant nephrology; Hypertension; Vascular biology; Vascular access; Multiple myeloma; Glomerular diseases
Clinical Science:CKD; Mineral bone disease; Fabry disease; PKD; Hypertension; AKI; Dialysis therapies; Peritoneal dialysis; Vascular access
Degree requirement for research training at institution:MD Only, PhD Only, Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:July 1, 2019
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 Chicago
Name and email address for primary contact person:Matthew Lagen
mlagen@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Epithelial transport; Exosomal evaluation; IPSC
Clinical Science:Nephrolithiasis; ADPKD; Hypertension
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:June 1, 2019 or anytime after
Duration of research training:1 year. Can be longer if helpful.
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:No - Depends on the situation.

Institution University of Cincinnati
Name and email address for primary contact person:Jessica Bailey
baileyj7@ucmail.uc.edu
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Ion Channels & Immune Regulation, Epithelial Transport, Vascular Biology
Clinical Science:Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Transplant Nephrology
Degree requirement for research training at institution:Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:July 1, 2019
Duration of research training:1 year. Other durations can be considered case-by-case.
Funding available (either institutional or from individual investigators) to help support an international research scholar:Yes. Please email for details on this.

Institution University of Ottawa
Name and email address for primary contact person:Lesli Ransome
lransome@toh.ca
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Hypertension
Clinical Science:Home dialysis; Hypertension; Renal transplant; Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease; Hemodialysis; Critical Care Nephrology
Degree requirement for research training at institution:MD Only
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:July 1, 2020
Duration of research training:1 year
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
Area(s) of nephrology research in which institution is engaged:
Basic Science:Acute Kidney Injury; Neuroimmune control of inflammation; Pannexin 1 and AKI
Clinical Science:
Degree requirement for research training at institution:MD Only, PhD Only, Both MD and PhD
Potential start date(s) for an international research scholar to join institution:July 1, 2019
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.