Nephrology Fellowship Scholarly Activities

The Nephrology Fellowship Program has four months of research total, consisting of two 1-month block rotations in each training year. The fellows will be expected to submit an abstract to a national meeting, or a case report or manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal by the end of his/her fellowship. As principal investigator, Dr. Liwei Huang will be the primary research mentor, and will provide didactics on the following topics:

  • basic statistical methods and their implementation
  • the design and conduct of clinical studies
  • instruction on preparing a proposal for IRB approval and instruction on how to write a grant
  • manuscript preparation, submission, and presentation

The EVMS Graduate Medical Education Office (GME) has an online Research Methodology course that includes instructions on how to submit a proposal for IRB approval. All EVMS Nephrology Fellows will be required to complete this course. The Department of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School also has a research office that will provide support for the fellow in biostatistics and clinical studies.