Nephrology

Nephrology Clinical-Research Track

Receive a Clinical Research Master’s Degree in Clinical and Translational Sciences from the Graduate School of Biomedical Research at Tufts University.

 

 

Fellows participating in the 3-year clinical-research track at TuftsThe 3-year Clinical-Research Track has been funded by an institutional NIH grant since 1999, and is designed to provide a solid grounding in research methodology while launching fellows on a career of investigation in epidemiology, clinical trials, and observational research.  

The training includes coursework in statistics, epidemiology, study design, grant writing, ethics, and a variety of electives at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University leading to a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Translational Sciences.

Fellows also perform thesis work to develop mastery of a field, and mentored research with a team of domain experts, process experts, and statisticians.  World-renowned experts in the fields of chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease in kidney disease, guideline development and implementation, dialysis, kidney transplantation, polycystic kidney disease, hypertension, acute kidney injury, glomerulonephritis, and kidney stones are strengths of our program.  Collaborators from around the world expand the opportunities to participate in exciting and cutting-edge work.

A clinical-research track fellow presenting her thesisClinical Year – 1st year

11 months of inpatient rotations 
Two ½-day nephrology continuity clinics per week
A monthly home dialysis continuity clinic

Research Years – 2nd and 3rd years

Classwork at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for Master’s Degree in Clinical and Translational Sciences
One ½-day nephrology continuity clinics per week
A yearlong continuity experience in a chronic outpatient hemodialysis