Additional Activities and Benefits

Simulated Native Kidney Biopsy Lab
Each year at the beginning of the fellowship, Dr. Plumb leads a simulated native kidney biopsy experience utilizing minimally embalmed cadavers. Fellows first receive a didactic session on the technique, risks, benefits, and potential complications of native kidney biopsy. Following this, the appropriate technique is demonstrated to the fellow. Finally, using ultrasound guidance, fellows are able to practice the technique of the native kidney biopsy on minimally embalmed cadavers.

Interventional Nephrology
Dr. Florescu is certified by the American Society of Interventional Nephrology and initiated an Interventional Nephrology program at UNMC in 2009. Fellows with an interest in Interventional Nephrology may choose to train with Dr. Florescu during the 6 month Research/Outpatient dialysis rotation of the second year.

Educational Stipends
At the beginning of the fellowship, fellows are given the following reference materials:

  1. Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, John Feehally, MA DM FRCP, Jurgen Floege, Richard J. Johnson, M.D., 3rd ed. Elsevier Limited; 2007
  2. National Kidney Foundation. Primer on Kidney Diseases, 4th ed. Greenberg A, editor. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2005.
  3. Daugirdas JT, Blake PG, Ing TS., editors. Handbook of Dialysis, 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.
  4. Danovitch, GM, editor. Handbook of Kidney Transplantation, 4th ed. Philadephia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2004.

Additionally, fellows receive an educational stipend of $100 to purchase additional references.

National Meetings
The Division pays for all second year fellows to attend the American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, and will support fellow travel to additional meetings at which they are presenting.