Accepting Applications to the Origins of Renal Physiology Course

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Nate Hellman, in front of the “Kidney Shed” at Mount Desert Island

The National Course for Renal Fellows: Origins of Renal Physiology course will run from August 30 to September 5, 2015 at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratories. Each year renal fellows come to the Acadia coastline to explore the fundamentals of renal physiology with a distinguished faculty drawn from top institutions around the world. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIDDK), the course covers the costs of instruction, food and housing for the week.

The application link is here. Applications will close at the end of April.

“The
MDIBL Renal Fellows course gave me the opportunity to learn renal physiology
from the experts in their fields, in a place where so many important
discoveries were made by the giants of nephrology. Collaborating with my peers
from programs all over the country, we re-created the experiments that helped
characterize ENaC structure and function, osmoregulation, and the complex
proximal tubular in a supportive yet intellectually stimulating environment.
And when our lab presentations were finished, we enjoyed Acadia National Park
and the coast of Maine, by foot and by bike, making great new friends along the
way.” – Jeffrey William, Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

This course is a fantastic offering and was life changing for myself and I know many others. Where else can you go to learn about the kidney with fantastic faculty and fellows from all around. This was where I met the late Nate Hellman back in 2008, founder of RFN. You can read some nice blog posts from Nate from the actual course here and if you scroll down here. I would not only highly recommend this course but I would urge you to go. Now that it is supported by the NIH you really have no excuse not to go.

Matt Sparks

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