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

Kohan DE, Parker MG, Furth SL, Hudson BG, Warburton KM, Rys-Sikora KE, Rankin TL, Kidney Research National Dialogue
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 9 (6): 1144-7

PMID: 24626430 · PMCID: PMC4046718 · DOI:10.2215/CJN.01070114

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.

Copyright © 2014 by the American Society of Nephrology.

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

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