Fellowship Program Director: Jeffrey Kopp, MD
The Kidney Disease Section is located in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease and conducts basic and clinical research into the pathophysiology and treatment glomerular diseases.
A position is available for an individual to be appointed as a Senior Clinical Research Fellow. Applications will be considered from individuals who have completed an AGME-certified nephrology training program and have a US medical license. The duration of the fellowship is typically 2-5 years. Individuals may be hired under Civil Service regulations or may be offered a commission in the US Public Health Service. Candidates with educational loans may be eligible for the NIH Loan Repayment Program.
Physicians in the KDS may choose to learn to how to conduct high-quality, translational and clinical studies in adult patients with various glomerular diseases. To this end, fellows may be offered the opportunity to enroll in the NIH-Duke Clinical Research Training Program, which involves two years of class-work in epidemiology, statistics, and trial design and leads to a Master of Health Sciences degree. Opportunities also exist to obtain training in laboratory research focused on podocyte disorders.
Opportunities are also available in translational research relating to the pathogenesis of glomerular disease, particularly podocyte diseases and immune-mediated kidney diseases.
Apply to this program through the NIH Graduate Medical Education Application System.