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Johns Hopkins has an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching and in training of physician-scientists and educational scholars. The fellowship program offers three tracks:
The purpose of the basic science research training program is to provide outstanding training in bench-top and translational research for a successful career as physician-scientist.
Fellows may participate in research within the Nephrology Division and in other Divisions or Departments at Johns Hopkins. Primary areas of research within the Division include:
o Polycystic kidney disease
o Genetic disorders associated with defective fluid and electrolyte movement
o Ischemic reperfusion injury
o Organ cross talk in acute kidney injury
o Lymphocyte and dendritic cell immunobiology
Fellows interested in the basic science track identify a mentor and an area of research focus during their first year of fellowship. Fellows in this track are expected to take part in laboratory meetings to present and obtain input on proposed and ongoing research projects and to apply for extramural funding during their training.
The goal of this track is to train future leaders in clinical and epidemiological research within Nephrology and related fields. Fellows in this track have unparalleled opportunity to participate in clinical or epidemiology research within the Nephrology Division, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Primary areas of clinical and epidemiological research include:
o Acute kidney injury
o Cardiovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, and cognitive disorders in chronic kidney disease
o Genetics of complex kidney disease
o Glomerulonephritis/ vasculitic renal disease
o Viral-related kidney diseases
o Mineral bone disease
o Nephrotic syndromes
o Polycystic kidney disease
o Racial disparities in kidney disease
o Renal biomarker discovery and development
o Retroperitoneal fibrosis
Fellows in this track are expected to identify research mentors and potential areas of research during their first year. During their second year, fellows in this track complete formal coursework towards a Master in Health Science degree in Epidemiology or Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Courses focus on epidemiological and biostatistical methodologies, grantsmanship, research ethics and integrity, and practical skills required for conducting patient-oriented research. The subsequent third year involves completion of the Master thesis, submission of peer-review manuscripts, and application for extramural funding.
Renal Disease Epidemiology Training Program
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Training Program
Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation
Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Fellows have several opportunities to hone their teaching skills and learn about different aspects of nephrology during fellowship. These opportunities include:
o One-on-one teaching with residents and medical students during daily clinical activities
o Preparation and presentation of lectures for didactic and research conferences
o Participation in the small group sessions during the Renal Patholophysiology Course for second year medical students
o Participation in epidemiological and biostatistical courses at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
o Authorship of medical literature reviews and book chapters
Fellows who wish to pursue a career in clinical education have several opportunities to obtain formal training in clinical education and program building through the Institute of Excellence in Education. This institute offers the Master of Education in the Health Profession program among other resources for fellows and faculty interested in clinical education.