Title

Propagating the nephrology research workforce: a Kidney Research National Dialogue training commentary.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-6-2014

Institution/Department

Nephrology

Journal Title

Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN

MeSH Headings

Biomedical Research, Financial Support, Humans, Mentors, Nephrology, Personnel Selection, Students, Medical

ISSN

1555-905X

Abstract

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducted the Kidney Research National Dialogue as an interactive means to formulate and prioritize research goals necessary to address the needs of patients with renal disease. This commentary summarizes the discussion and priorities arising from the training domain of the dialogue and posits three overall strategies to broaden the nephrology research workforce pipeline. The community needs to recruit and provide support for mentors in nephrology, target medical and graduate students earlier in their education for exposure to renal research, and expand the research workforce to include basic scientists from many disciplines as well as under-represented minorities.

Comments

Division of Nephrology and Transplantation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME.

First Page

1144

Last Page

1147

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