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Training Activities by Year

First Year

Formal Training:

  • Complete Research Compliance Training Courses for human subjects research including: Conflict of Interest and Commitment, Effort Reporting, Human Subjects Research, General Privacy Issues, Privacy Issues Relating to Research, and Course on Research Ethics
  • Participate in the Introduction to Clinical Research course
  • Complete required coursework for Clinical Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health

Informal Training:

  • Participate in bimonthly meetings of the Renal Disease Interest Group and present ongoing research projects at least once per year
  • Attend weekly Welch Center Grand Rounds
  • Participate in weekly Journal Clubs
  • Participate and present at Research-in-Progress meetings
  • Identify a primary mentor and meet with mentor(s) at least monthly

Scholarly Activity:

  • Identify a focus of research in renal diseases based upon clinical knowledge, literature review, and discussions with Program faculty
  • Formulate research questions relevant to one’s research focus and develop a clear timeline for the design and conduct of research projects to answer these research questions in conjunction with the fellows’ mentor(s)
  • Submit abstract(s) and present at local and national scientific meetings

Second Year 

Formal Training:

  • Complete remaining required coursework at the Bloomberg School of Public Health 
  • Complete thesis for degree

Informal Training:

  • Participate in bimonthly meetings of the Renal Disease Interest Group and present ongoing research projects at least once per year
  • Attend weekly Welch Center Grand Rounds
  • Participate in weekly Journal Clubs
  • Participate and present at Research-in-Progress meetings 
  • Meet with mentor(s) at least monthly to review research activities and goals

Scholarly Activity:

  • Formulate additional research questions based upon results of research conducted during first year and review timeline for the design and conduct of research projects
  • Submit abstract(s) and present at local and national scientific meetings 
  • Submit at least one peer-reviewed manuscript to report original research

If needed, apply for research support offered through NIH-sponsored awards or other funding agencies