Bob Schrier comments on ISN Fellowships

Schrier and Imed webI recently read the article by Harris et al. in Kidney International about the impact of the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Fellowship Program. The training of 545 nephrologists from 83 developing countries is quite remarkable. I was on the ISN Executive Committee as Treasurer when this program was launched and the goals of this Fellowship program have been more than realized.

On a recent trip to the Baltic countries, I again realized how important the ISN Fellowship Program was. The President of the Estonia nephrology program, Professor Mai Ots Rosenburg, is a former ISN fellow. She has played a major role in developing nephrology in Estonia. Another former ISN fellow, Dr. Marius Miglinas, is Chief of Nephrology in Vilnius, Lithuania and has been an important force in the development of nephrology in that country. Dr. HarrisÂ’ excellent review of the many such successes of the ISN Fellowship program is inspirational.

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