The Nephrology Research Training Program is 2-3 years in duration and funded by an institutional NIH grant. It is designed to provide a solid grounding in research methodology and launch fellows on a career of productive investigation in epidemiology, clinical trials, outcomes analysis and database research.
Fellows complete course work in statistics, epidemiology, study design, grant writing, ethics and a variety of electives at the Sackler School of Graduate of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University leading to a Master of Science degree in Clinical Care Research. Fellows also perform thesis work to develop mastery of a field, and mentored research with a team of statisticians and domain experts.
World-renowned experts in the fields of chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease in kidney disease, guideline development and implementation, kidney transplantation, polycystic kidney disease, hypertension, acute kidney injury and kidney stones are strengths of the Program. Two years of clinical-research may be combined with a year of clinical training for subspecialty board eligibility in nephrology.