Rheumatology and Immunology

Research Training

Fellows will participate in either clinical or laboratory research during training. In the first and second years, fellows will have 3 and 6 months of research/elective time, respectively.

The optional third year of the program is designed for fellows interested in a career in academic medicine. The year is geared toward an active research experience to prepare trainees for the rigors of conducting high quality, externally-funded research.

The Division of Rheumatology is currently involved in a wide scope of research, including clinical trials and basic science research at UNNC and at the Omaha VA Medical Center, including an internationally recognized clinical research program for RA research, the RAIN network.

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Investigational Network (RAIN), under the direction of Dr. James R O'Dell is focused on helping find better ways to treat RA. RAIN is comprised of over 40 rheumatologists located throughout the US.