All fellows in the Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension training program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are encouraged to conduct their own original research. You may pursue scholarly activity in areas such as basic, clinical, or translational biomedicine; health services; quality improvement; bioethics; education; and public policy.

All scholarly activities must result in the generation of a specific work product, which may include:

  • A peer-reviewed publication, in which the fellow played a substantial role
  • An in-depth manuscript describing a completed project
  • A thesis or dissertation written in connection with pursuit of an advanced degree
  • An extramural grant application that has either been accepted or favorably reviewed
  • A progress report for projects of exceptional complexity (such as a multi-year clinical trial)

Fellows are required to pursue their academic project during each year of their subspecialty training. Each trainee is supervised by a mentor, a full-time member of the faculty who has expertise in a particular area of research. Fellows are also required to attend weekly academic and research seminars, many of which are shared with the Division of Nephrology. These seminars expose the trainee to clinical research, quality assurance (QA), performance improvement (PI), and other academic opportunities throughout the Mount Sinai Health System.

Currently, there are several ongoing science projects within the Division––including projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. The Division has also been active in several clinical cooperative studies, including the New York and New Jersey Collaborative Studies Group via Kidney and Urology Foundation of America. We also participate in NIH-supported multicenter studies––including the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Cohort Study, the New York-Connecticut consortium of Clinical and Translational Science Awards, and industry-funded pharmaceutical studies.