All fellows will be expected to submit a review paper for publication with the guidance of their faculty mentor. In addition they will be required to complete at least one research project that is integrated into the research programs of the division. The fellows are expected not only to present their data at a national meeting, but also to prepare a manuscript for publication.
Fellows are encouraged to identify a research mentor and to plan their research during the first year. During the second year, at least two months of research elective time are offered along with protected time during other rotations to achieve these goals.
Basic Science Research
The University of Maryland is home to a research group that is internationally recognized in basic nephrology research. Fellows have the opportunity to take advantage of this exceptional environment
The goal of the basic science research program is to provide comprehensive training for a successful career as a physician-scientist in academic medicine through both basic science courses and laboratory research and experience in grant writing.
Numerous research opportunities are available within the Division of Nephrology and in other Divisions and Departments at the School of Medicine. The following investigators have active laboratory programs addressing diverse areas in Nephrology related research:
- Agnes Azimzadeh, PhD, Associate Professor: Transplant Immunology
- Jonathan Bromberg, MD PhD, Professor: Transplant Immunology
- Valeriu Cebotaru, MD, Assistant Professor: Polycystic kidney disease, cellular mechanisms of cyst formation
- Thomas Pallone, MD, Professor: Pathophysiology of Renal Medullary Microcirculation
- Richard Pierson, MD, Professor: Transplant Immunology
- Feng Qian, PhD, Associate Professor: Mechanisms of Polycystic Kidney Disease
- Terry Watnick, MD, Associate Professor: Mechanisms of Polycystic Kidney Disease, Director Baltimore PKD Research and Clinical Core Center
- Paul Welling, MD, Professor: Molecular Genetics and Physiology of Transport Disorders
- Zhong Zhang, MD PhD, Assistant Professor: Physiology of the Descending Vasa Recta
Major areas of Clinical research in the Division of Nephrology include:
- Eric Cohen, MD, Professor: Radiation injury to kidney and lung, and Onco-Nephrology
- Jeff Fink, MD MS, Professor: Director Early Renal Insufficiency Program, Clinical Epidemiology in Nephrology and study of health services utilization
- Abdolreza Haririan, MD MPH, Associate Professor : Clinical epidemiology in kidney transplantation and Antibody-mediated rejection
- Stephen Seliger, MD MHS, Associate Professor: Chronic kidney disease and cognitive dysfunction in renal disease
- Matt Weir, MD, Professor: Hypertension and cardiovascular disease in patients with kidney disease