UAB KURE is an NIH-funded Summer Research Program that gives students the opportunity to learn about advances in kidney, urology, and non-malignant hematology (KUH) research and be mentored in their own research projects in a lab by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s renowned KUH community of investigators. This 8-week program allows you an in-depth experience in the field of biomedical research.
The Kansas PKD-RTCC Summer Student Enrichment Program will support up to six predoctoral summer students for a 10-week period each summer between the months of May and August to carry out PKD research in the labs of the Jared Grantham Kidney Institute. Applications will be accepted from undergraduate students or graduates in MD, PhD or MD/PhD programs who desire a summer experience in PKD research in the Kidney Institute. The primary activity of the summer students will be basic or clinical research. It is hoped that students will gain an interest in pursuing a PKD research career. In addition to research, students will attend lab meetings, nephrology division conferences, research methods talks, and will have opportunities to join patient-oriented activities. At the finish of their research experience, students will present their summer activities to the faculty, fellows, and students in the Kidney Institute, and will be encouraged by their faculty mentor to present their research results nationally. For further information and to apply, go to the KUMC Summer Student Research website.
The Maryland PKD RTCC is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Our center focuses on the study of genetic diseases that result in polycystic kidney disease and associated complications. Of these disorders, Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD), is the most common and affects 1/500-1/1000 individuals regardless of race, ethnicity or country of origin. ADPKD is characterized by the development and growth of fluid filled cysts that eventually impair normal kidney function, resulting in end stage kidney disease in 50% of those affected. The disorder is caused by mutations in two genes, PKD1 and PKD2. Although these genes were cloned more than two decades ago, their function remains elusive.
The Maryland PKD RTCC Summer Student Enrichment Program will support up to five students (undergraduate and graduate) who will work with a primary mentor on a research project. Our goal is to attract students to the study of kidney disease and specifically polycystic kidney disease.