The Section of Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine began in 2014. We are looking forward to celebrating our past achievements and looking foward to the future. Join us as we celebrate.

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    History

    Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine (CRPM) was founded in 2014 within the Department of Medicine and Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. It confers an outstanding research environment with a number of remarkable strengths, including the use of a wide variety of state-of-the-art techniques encompassing molecular, genetic, cellular, organ/tissue, and whole animal models.

    The mission of CRPM is to provide mentorship to faculty as well as PhD and MD trainees, investigational resources for members of the Department of Medicine and other clinical departments, a resource for collaborative interactions within the University, and input into strategic growth of the university‚Äôs research programs. In addition to research, the CRPM is home to programs targeted at educational goals: this includes a translational research seminar program that features nationally and internationally recognized speakers, a research forum where on-campus projects are presented and discussed in an open forum, and a biweekly basic science journal club.

    The section also organizes trainee peer-review panels, SMART (Study section Meeting And Review Training), to review trainee fellowship applications. The SMART panel utilizes a senior faculty member as the committee chair to the meeting and educates trainees as the meeting is conducted. A junior faculty member serves as the review officer to organize the deadlines, assign all reviewers, and coordinate the written and post-review comments to the trainee under review. SMART panel is a training mechanism to gain experience for all the trainees in peer-review processes as well as to aid in pre-submission reviews for the trainees.