Clinical nephrology research in low-resource settings: opportunities, priorities, and challenges for young investigators.


Journal Article

The increased recognition of the growing, worldwide burden of kidney disease has led to calls for prioritizing nephrology research in a global context. However, many challenges exist for young investigators interested in studying kidney disease in low-resource global settings. A lack of clear research priorities, limited funding options, poor infrastructure, difficulty forming partnerships, and unestablished paths for career advancement are a few examples. To discuss these issues, we held a moderated panel discussion in March 2015 as part of the 10th Conference on Kidney Disease in Disadvantaged Populations in Cape Town, South Africa. A group of senior investigators discussed research priorities for studying kidney disease in a global context, collaborations for clinical research, and strategies for dealing with the unique challenges faced by young investigators working in this field.

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Cited Authors

  • Anand, S; Stanifer, JW; Thomas, B

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 86 (2016) / 13

Start / End Page

  • 8 - 13

PubMed ID

  • 27469151

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27469151

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0301-0430

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5414/CNP86S110


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany