Fellowship

Narrowing the Gap: Improving Kidney Transplantation Skills in Nigeria Through the ISN Fellowship Program

Chimezie Okwuonu from the Federal Medical Centre in Abia State, Nigeria, undertook an ISN Fellowship under supervision from Rasheed Balogun from the University of Virginia Health System, Virginia, USA, in 2023. Find out more about the ISN Fellowship Program and apply here by May 1 The six-month training focused on kidney transplantation. According to Dr. Okwuonu,...

Diverse Talent, Global Impact: The ISN Welcomes 16 New Fellows Ready to Drive Progress in Kidney Care

The ISN is delighted to announce 16 new fellows from 12 countries worldwide. Get to know the new ISN Fellows here These fellows will receive specialized training abroad in transplantation, glomerular disease, peritoneal dialysis, or clinical nephrology. They will return home with valuable skills from their training. By implementing and sharing this knowledge, they aim to make...

“Determined to Learn to Help Her Patients and Colleagues”: ISN Training Inspires Fellow to Bridge the Gaps in Kidney Care in Mongolia

Narnygerel Erdenebileg from the State Second Central Hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, undertook a three-month ISN Fellowship from June to September 2023 at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA, under supervision from Mohamed Atta, who is a professor of medicine there. Dr. Erdenebileg wanted to improve her skills in clinical nephrology, kidney biopsy...

ISN Grants Transforming Kidney Care Globally: Meet the Latest Recipients

The ISN is delighted to announce the results of its latest grant application period. We are pleased to welcome participants from fifteen countries worldwide: Six new ISN Fellows who will receive training to help them establish or improve local care in their home regions. The awardees are from Fiji, Kenya, Nigeria, the Solomon Islands and...

Helping to Advance AKI Care in Malaysia and the Philippines Through Your Donations to the Ravi Mehta AKI Fellowship 

Nurul Zaynah Nordin (left) with Ravindra Mehta at the 28th International AKI & CRRT Conference in March The first Ravi Mehta ISN Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Fellow, Nurul Zaynah Nordin (Malaysia), recently completed her fellowship in critical care nephrology at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in the UK. She has now returned home to Malaysia...

The ISN Supports Member’s Training Program for Pediatric Nephrologists to Help Advance Kidney Care in Africa – Read a Recently Published Paper on Its Impact

Read the open-access article "Lessons Learned From Regional Training of Paediatric Nephrology Fellows in Africa" here. Over the last 20 years, Mignon McCulloch and her team have trained 38 fellows in pediatric nephrology (PN) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Today, the Red Cross Hospital is one of...

The ISN and SLANH Sign a New Memorandum of Understanding

ISN President Masaomi Nangaku (left) and SLANH President Guillermo Álvarez sign a new MOU at the SLANH congress in May The ISN and the Latin-American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension (SLANH) have renewed their agreement to continue their ongoing collaboration. The partnership seeks to advance regional capacity building through several joint activities, including: Webinars in Spanish to...

Young Nephrologists in China: Apply by May 1 to Train in Clinical Nephrology Through the IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship

The IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship supports young nephrologists to train in clinical nephrology for three months in China, including Hong Kong. The grant is a joint initiative from the International Association of Chinese Nephrologists (IACN), the ISN, and the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN). Applications are available in Chinese. Find out more and apply here by...

ISN Members – Are You Making the Most of What’s On Offer? Explore the ISN’s Specialized Fellowship Options and Apply by May 1

To help build capacity where it is most needed, the ISN collaborates with several organizations, regional societies, and partners to sponsor and promote fellowships in specific regions and specializations. These include fellowships for: Nephrologists who want to train in dialysis, AKI, or pediatric nephrology Nephrologists from the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, or South Asia Nephrologists who want to...

Who Are Our New ISN Fellows? Join Them! Apply by May 1 for an ISN Fellowship

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming our fourteen new ISN Fellows. Get to know the ISN Fellows here. These early-career professionals will receive hands-on training in their specialty area for up to twelve months at a host center – typically an ISN Regional Training Center. Once trained, ISN Fellows lead improvements in kidney care in their...

Get Training and Support to Provide Better Standards of Patient Care in Your Community: Apply by May 1 for an ISN Fellowship

ISN Fellowship grants are open to early-career ISN members from low, lower-middle and upper-middle-income countries to get high-quality, hands-on training for up to 12 months at their chosen center. ISN Fellows can make a real impact on advancing kidney care in their home region. Former ISN Fellow Venkatram Murugesan recently returned home to start interventional nephrology programs...

ISN Fellow Returns Home to Start Interventional Nephrology Programs in Pondicherry, India

Dr. Venkatram Murugesan (left) and Dr. Yong-Soo Kim Dr. Venkatram Murugesan recently spent six months training through the ISN Fellowship Program with Dr. Yong-Soo Kim at Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, South Korea – a recognized ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center. Dr. Murugesan has now returned home to Pondicherry, India, where he is keen to...

Join Us in Welcoming Ten New ISN Fellows From Albania, Kenya, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, the Philippines, Somalia, and Thailand

The ISN warmly congratulates these newly-appointed ISN Fellows. Get to know our new ISN Fellows here. These doctors from eight countries will spend between three and twelve months training at host centers worldwide, where they will receive hands-on training in their specialty area. Most training will take place in an ISN Regional Training Center. Once trained, ISN...

ISN Members – Are You Making the Most of What’s On Offer? Explore the ISN’s Specialized Fellowship Options and Apply by October 1

To help build capacity where it is most needed, the ISN collaborates with several organizations, regional societies, and partners to sponsor and promote fellowships in specific regions and specializations. These include fellowships for: nephrologists wishing to train in dialysis, AKI, or pediatric nephrology nephrologists from the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, or South Asia nephrologists wishing to train in...

Young Nephrologists in China: Apply to Train in Clinical Nephrology Through the IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship

The IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship supports young nephrologists to train in clinical nephrology for three months in China, including Hong Kong. The grant is a joint initiative from the International Association of Chinese Nephrologists (IACN), the ISN, and the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN). Applications are available in Chinese. Find out more and apply here by...

Up to Twelve Months of Training to Benefit Kidney Health in Your Community: Apply for an ISN Fellowship Before October 1

ISN Fellowship grants are open to young ISN members from lower, lower-middle and upper-middle income countries. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2022 – apply here. Successful applicants receive high-quality, hands-on training for up to 12 months at a host center. Former ISN Fellow Muhammad Mohsin Riaz went on to open the first peritoneal dialysis center...

From ISN Fellow to Emerging Leader: Maximizing Personal Potential Through ISN Granting Programs to Advance Kidney Care in Nigeria

Dr. Onu Ugochi Chika, from the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu State, Nigeria, completed an ISN Fellowship training program in 2017 at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh, India, under the mentorship of Prof. Krishan Lal Gupta, alongside support from Prof. Ifeoma Ulasi at her home center. The training...

Deadline for Clinical Research Grants: May 1 – Apply Now!

Read the application guidelines and eligibility criteria here.  If you are already an ISN member, apply directly here.  Only applicants who have already submitted a proposal to their regional coordinator will be considered for a clinical research grant. The ISN Clinical Research Program supports research and education initiatives that help detect and manage non-communicable chronic diseases such as CKD,...

ISN Members – Find out which Opportunity is Best for You: Explore the ISN’s Specialized Fellowship Options

To help provide relevant training to build capacity where it is most needed, the ISN partners with several organizations, regional societies, and partners to sponsor and promote fellowships in specific regions and specializations. Discover the complete list of special fellowship opportunities here. Submit your application by May 1 here. ISN Fellowships are open ISN members...