— DEEP SOUTH —

KUH PRIME

(Premier Research Interdisciplinary Mentored Education)

Impacting the future of KUH research through personalized, integrated, and immersive training.

Interdisciplinary Training Program

Kidney, Urology, & Non-Malignant Hematology

PRIME is an interdisciplinary initiative to bring together Kidney, Urology, and non-malignant Hematology researchers and scholars from across the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Tulane University (TU), and Augusta University (AU). KUH PRIME works to develop a fully integrated, interdisciplinary network of pre- and post-doctoral trainees in KUH research. We will do so by building on our long-standing and successful track record of training KUH researchers to create a community of scholars that are both inter-disciplinary and inter-connected, bringing together trainees at all levels and consolidating training activities across the UAB, TU, and AU training ecosystem.

Core Programs

The Administrative Core will be the center of the organizational structure & governance of KUH PRIME. It will leverage the collaborative spirit & established relationships between kidney, urology, & non-malignant hematology scientists to form a cohesive institutional training network.

The Training Core supports the demographically & scientifically diverse KUH PRIME trainees. We provide training in interdisciplinary & translational research that ensures pre- & post-doctoral trainees will learn the skills & knowledge to successfully transition to the next steps of their careers in KUH research.  

The Professional Development Core’s main focus is to motivate & sustain the next generation of scientific leaders. We have created an immersive, individualized, interdisciplinary, and integrated core that provides personalized mentoring, inspirational career forums, research training institutes, & leadership development.

The Network Core’s overall goal is to provide the diverse KUH PRIME scholars strategies to help develop their networking & communication skills & apply them to a range of networking opportunities. 

Making An Impact Across the Globe

Throughout the pipeline to advanced career – See how the KUHmmunity is making an impact on the future of Kidney, Urology, and Benign Hematology research

Current Funding Announcements

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Request for Application

NIH-funded training grant post-doctoral fellowships are available for research training in the areas broadly related to Kidney, Urology, and non-malignant Hematology diseases. Trainees will pursue a one to two year research program in the laboratory of an established basic or clinical research mentor, supplemented with training in advanced biostatistics and bioethics courses. Currently Accepting Applications.

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Pre-Doctoral Fellowship - Request for Application

NIH-funded training grant pre-doctoral fellowships are available for research training in the areas of basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological related to Kidney, Urology, and non-malignant Hematology diseases. Trainees will pursue up to two years of an independent research in the laboratory of an established research scientist, under direction of the graduate theme and faculty mentor at Augusta University (AU), Tulane University (TU) or The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). New RFA out later in the spring.

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ESTEEM Program

The ESTEEM program is designed to establish the development of mentoring and training skills for the early-stage faculty member and gap year intern. Funds are to be utilized to offset the salary/stipend of a gap year intern. The ESTEEM program includes providing a career coach for the applicant in hiring and mentoring the gap year intern. The gap year intern is defined as a new post-baccalaureate scholar with a desire for a career in graduate or medical school. Currently Accepting Applications. Deadline February 15, 2024.

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Who We Serve

Novices

  • High School Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Pre-matriculating/Post-baccalaureate Students

Trainees

  • Gap Year Interns
  • Predoctoral Graduate Students
  • Predoctoral Medical Students
  • Postdoctoral Fellows

Early Career Investigators

  • Senior Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Clinical Fellows
  • Instructors
  • Assistant Professors

Scholars

  • Novices
  • Trainees
  • Early Career Investigators 

Established Investigators

  • Associate Professor
  • Professor

Contact Us

KUH PRIME

Impacting the future of KUH research through personalized, integrated, and immersive training.
For more information, email the KUH PRIME team.

Funding: U2C/TL1 Deep South KUH PRIME – NIH U2C DK133422 & NIH TL1 DK139566 – 

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