University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Research Training Opportunities

Talented students and trainees have been active members of our division, including undergraduate students, Hilldale awardees, graduate students, post-doctoral trainees, and T32 trainees.

Undergraduate Opportunities

Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship

The Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship provides research training and support to undergraduates. Students have the opportunity to undertake their own research project in collaboration with UW-Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff. Approximately 97-100 Hilldale awards are available each year. More information may be found on the UW Undergraduate Academic Awards Website.

Laboratory Research Opportunities

For more information and questions about laboratory research opportunities, please contact Sarah Panzer, MD, assistant professor (

Graduate Opportunties

Shapiro Summer Research Program

The Shapiro Summer Research Program is 8-10 weeks of mentored research conducted in the summer between M1 and M2 years during the 13-week summer break with a $400/week stipend. The Nephrology Division regularly offers several Shapiro projects. More information may be found on the SMPH Shapiro Summer Research Website.

Cellular & Molecular Pathology Graduate Program (CMP)

For more information, please see the CMP Program Website.

Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB)

For more information, please see the CMB Program Website.

Post-Doctoral Opportunities

Research Training Opportunities

Fellows may elect rotations in research areas such as clinical problems associated with dialysis, transplantation, or progression of renal disease; clinical pharmacology inpatients with renal disease; or research in renal physiology or pathophysiology of renal disease. For questions about research opportunities, please contact Research Director Brad Astor, PhD, MPH, professor (

UW Transplant Research Training Program

This training program is supported through a T32 training grant from NIH, NIAID (T32 AI125231). We are currently seeking applicants that are in the surgical or medical residency, or PhD students seeking post-doctoral positions. The program typically accepts two trainees each year for a two-year commitment with appointment start dates after July 1st. For more information, please see the Transplant Research Training Program page.