Developmental Nephrology

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

DESCRIPTION(provided by applicant):
The training program in Pediatric Nephrology at the Albert Einstein College of
Medicine provides the clinical and research experience to foster development of
new Pediatric Nephrology investigators who will meet the academic workforce
needs of this subspecialty. Graduates can diagnose and manage pediatric renal
diseases, especially with regards to health disparities for underserved
populations, understand the physiology of fluid and electrolyte regulation,
with emphasis on the development and maturation of the kidney, and acquire
scientific skills necessary for a career as an independent
physician-investigator.
In the past 40 years over 100 graduates of the program have remained in
academic medicine and continue their research contributions. Clinical research
projects involve: immunosuppression and allograft rejection in pediatric renal
transplantation, mechanisms of bone disease and growth retardation, and
disturbances in nitric oxide in hypertension. Experience in basic research is
designed to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for
renal cell growth, proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. Continued
collaboration with the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine
provides opportunities for research and education that has fostered the career
development of numerous trainees. Combined conferences in clinical and basic
research areas in nephrology facilitate the trainee's acquisition of knowledge
and appreciation of the importance of critical scientific analysis. Required
courses in renal physiology and pathophysiology, research design,
biostatistics, renal pathology and bioethics, and the opportunity to enroll in
a Masters' Program in Clinical Investigation, complement the trainee's three
years of experience.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/026/30/03

Funding

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: $212,556.00

ASJC

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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