Brazilian doctor gets trained in San Diego, USA, and returns home to help kidney research in Brazil.
ISN Fellowships have helped some 500 Fellows from 80 emerging countries receive hands-on training in advanced host institutions. They have acquired state-of-the-art knowledge in basic and clinical nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, epidemiology and educational methods.
Under the supervision of Ravindra L. Mehta, Etienne Macedo built up her career as a clinical researcher: “I gained invaluable experience developing research, from the process of forming the clinical question to designing the details of the protocol. I furthered my knowledge in acute kidney injury, from physiopathology to treatment, thanks to research meetings and experts conferences.”
Above all, Etienne was able to bring back a new level of expertise and assisted in raising the standards of clinical research at her institution. She adds that: “because the University of Sao Paulo is responsible for educating nephrologists from all parts of Brazil, adopting these standards will influence research standards throughout the country.”