Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine (CRPM) is a newly founded section (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 a basic science 1-day research immersion program (Translational Research Immersion Module, TRIM) on a monthly basis for Internal Medicine first year medical residents. The CRPM 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.

For more information on the programs hosted by the Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine group, please see the links under each opportunity.

Announcements: Gap year internship positions available! More information available here.

Location: We are physically located on the 8th floor of the Hugh Kaul Human Genetics building (720 20th Street S., Birmingham, AL, 35294) within the Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.