Research Overview

Research activities are key to the overall mission of the Division to be a center of excellence for translational research. We strongly believe in an individualization of research tracks for our fellows and mould research activities to the strengths and interests of our fellows.  Our faculty has a wide range of research interests that our fellows can choose from which are described below. The Division of Nephrology is also home to the Arizona Kidney and Vascular Program.

All fellows are expected to participate in a research project during the tenure of their fellowship. First year fellows are matched with research mentors in areas of clinical, translational, or basic science research. Fellow’ participation ideally culminates in submission of an abstract to one of our national conferences and/or manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal. Fellows additionally participate in quality improvement projects and may also choose to participate in medical education research. An additional year is available for those trainees interested in more in-depth research exposure.