All fellows complete a research project of their choice during their second year. The project can be mentored by any of the diverse faculty in the division or outside the division. It can span basic science, translational, clinical or epidemiological topics. For fellows invested in an academic career, an NIH-sponsored T32 training grant is available for an additional 3rd year of research training.
Basic Science and Translational Research
Multiple faculty members and medical school resources are available to fellows interested in basic science and translational research:
- For fellows new to this type of research, formal training in laboratory techniques is available in the summer of the second year through 9 weeks Postdoctoral Research Training Program. There are no clinical responsibilities during this time.
- The George O'Brien Renal Center at the University of Michigan offers a range of support for young investigators interested in translational research.
- Several basic science nephrology faculties are available as mentors in diverse areas of nephrology.
Clinical Science and Epidemiology Research
Multiple faculty members and medical school resources are available to fellows interested in clinical research: