Our nephrologists are actively involved in training residents and fellows to cultivate the next generation of renal physicians and scientists.

The UAB Division of Nephrology offers undergraduate, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and clinical fellowships covering an extensive range of kidney physiology, conditions, diseases, and injury. These programs are led by award-winning attending physicians, scientists, and mentors committed to imparting their passion and expertise to our trainees. 

Clinical Fellowships

The Division of Nephrology offers multiple clinical fellowship training programs.  These programs include:
  • Nephrology Fellowship Program
  • Renal Transplant Fellowship Training Program
  • Research Training Program
  • Interventional Nephrology Training Program

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Post-Doctoral Training

Postdoc header 2The Division of Nephrology is home to a number of research-based PhD and MD/PhD fellows.

The Division is home to the NIH funded NRSA Training Grant titled Interdisciplinary Training in Kidney-Related Research (T32-DK007545). The primary goal of this ongoing interdisciplinary training program is to bring together pre-clinical scientists and translational investigative researchers to catalyze the transformation of postdoctoral trainees from both basic science and clinical disciplines into independent academic faculty committed to kidney-relevant research.

We are currently takingapplications for trainees for this grant so please contact Monica Vasiliu ( with questions regarding the postdoctoral opportunities via this funding mechanism.

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PROmoTE - (PRedOctoral PhD and MD research training in TEams)

Photo Jul 27 9 25 03 AM v2Who: Pre-matriculating MD and Pre-matriculating PhD students interested in kidney research
When: Summer before advanced education begins
Length of Program: 8 weeks
Funding: NIH R25 DK 112731

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O'Brien Center Medical Student Research Program

This is an 8-10 week mentored research experience for medical students during the summer between the first and second year of medical school.  

Funding for this program was made possible by a supplemental award from NIDDK to the O'Brien Center.

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PRIME (PRedoctoral Interdisciplinary training in renal physiology & MEdicine)

PRIME LOGO 2Who: Current graduate students who have declared of a lab, and have defined a kidney-focused research project
Typically during year 2 and 3 of graduate degree
Length of Program: 
1-2 years
NIH T32 DK 116672

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KURE (Kidney Undergraduate Research Experience)

KURE Logo imageWho: Undergraduate students in their final 2 years of undergraduate degree interested in kidney-focused research
When: Summer
Length of Program: 8 weeks
Funding: NIH R25 DK 115353 - in partnership with: NIH U54 DK126087 UAB Childhood Cystic Kidney Disease Core Center (UAB-CCKDCC) 

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Gap Year Internship

The Gap Year Research Internships are designed for students who anticipate graduating or who have graduated with a Bachelor or Master degree and with the motivation to enroll in graduate and/or professional degree programs within the next 12-18 months, but need time to consider career options.

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KDSAP - Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program

KDSAP logoKDSAP is a student run organization for UAB Undergraduate students interested in participating in kidney-relevant training, service, and development.

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UAB Kidney Club

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Clinicians and research scientists in Nephrology will visit classrooms to talk about their research, clinical experience and science paths. Selected interested students will have the opportunity to be part of the UAB CORD program and perform summer research in one of our Division's biomedical research laboratories. Due to COVID-19, the classroom visits will be virtual until further notice.

Kidney Club is part of the science outreach and community engagement efforts of the UAB Division of Nephrology.

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