Education and Training

Center faculty provide education for students and trainees at Georgetown University for: undergraduate students in medicine and science, graduate students in physiology, post doctoral scientists, clinical and research fellows in nephrology and hypertension and physicians, scientists, and health care professionals.

Special education or training programs include the following:

  • Graduate studies in physiology: Katherine Sandburg, PhD. directs this program, which provides opportunities for physiology graduates to work on scientific projects with center faculty in the laboratories of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.
  • Post doctoral scientists: Some 4-6 post doctoral scientists work with center faculty. They are supported from grants to the faculty members or by individual training awards, such as K awards from the N.I.H. Those interested should approach individual faculty members (see Centre Faculty).
  • Clinical training in nephrology and hypertension: The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension selects 2 or 3 fellows for a 2 year clinical training with opportunities for clinical research in the second year. The fellowship program is directed by Shakil Aslam, M.D..
  • Research training for fellows in nephrology and hypertension: The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension selects 1 or 2 fellows annually for a 3 year fellowship training program in nephrology. There is clinical training in the first year, and 80% time for mentored research, experience in the second and third years. This is supported by a T-32 award from the NIH (PI Christopher S. Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D.).
  • Educational training in seminars for physicians, scientists, and health care professionals: The center has a bi-weekly research seminar at Georgetown University (building D, Warwick Evans Room Tuesday 5-6 p.m.) coordinated by William J. Welch. The center has hosted 3 day conferences for scientists working in the field, and CME meetings for nephrologists and transplant physicians.