The goal of our program is to educate fellows and provide them with skills and expertise to excel in pediatric nephrology. At the completion of this training program, fellows will have the required abilities to thrive in an academic and/or private pediatric nephrology practice. We offer one position per year.
- First year: devoted mostly to clinical duties; on clinical service for eight months, with a shared month elective in pathology/radiology, one month in dialysis unit and one month in research.
- Second and third years: devoted mostly to research with clinical duties for three months in each of these years; we offer a 1-2 month elective in renal transplantation during the third year.
- Fellows are expected to take one weekend per month and one night per week while not on service.
- Fellows will have one half-day per week for their pediatric nephrology clinic throughout the fellowship program. The lupus clinic, in conjunction with rheumatology, is held the first Monday of each month and is covered by fellows when on service.
- We provide fellows opportunities for clinical and translational research. You will learn how to prepare abstracts and manuscripts for publication as well as poster and oral presentations for regional and national meetings.
- We encourage our fellows to submit original work for grant proposals (intramural and national sources) in order to gain experience in applying for funding.
- Fellows will work with a mentor to help reach these goals. A scholarship oversight committee will provide direction and oversight of your research experiences. This committee includes three to five faculty members and meets twice a year.
- University at Buffalo is part of the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium (MWPNC), a community that specializes in conducting clinical research studies in the pediatric nephrology field. Fellows are encouraged to participate in the consortium, which offers them the opportunity to have a multicenter research study.
Current research studies include:
- correlation of urinary micro RNA in obesity and hypertension
- diffuse mesangeal hyper cellularity and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
- Pediatric Lupus Nephritis Registry
- role of intestinal microbiota in pediatric patients with end stage renal disease
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug associated acute kidney injury: a prospective, observational study
- childhood nephrotic syndrome observational study
- genetic, genomic, and biomarker studies of Henoch-Schonlein purpura and IgA nephropathy in children
- genome wide association study of childhood onset idiopathic nephrotic syndrome
All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Program (ERAS). We offer one position per year.
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