What Makes Us Unique Outstanding Board Pass Rates 100% of our graduating fellows passed the nephrology subspecialty board exam on the first try. A high level of clinical and research mentorship throughout fellowship training has contributed to this exceptional board pass rate. Specialty Clinics Our Hypertension and Lipids Clinic is a highly successful collaboration between Pediatric Nephrology and Cardiology which provides first-rate experience in treating children with hypertension. Advanced Degree Opportunities The division is extremely supportive of fellows pursuing an advanced degree including a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MS-CLI) by providing dedicated time for coursework. National Leadership Our Division Chief, George Schwartz, M.D., developed the Schwartz formula, broadly applied to estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to diagnose chronic kidney disease in children and adolescents. NIH Funding The Department of Pediatrics has been awarded several T32 training grants, including Dr. Schor’s “Bench to Bedside to Curbside” grant which supports select fellows in translational research endeavors by providing funding, dedicated time for research, and a high level of mentorship. Mentorship Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, takes a personal interest in our fellows. She meets quarterly with fellows from our 11 subspecialty training programs in an informal roundtable setting to offer mentorship and research guidance. Research Support The Department of Pediatrics provides financial support for each fellow to present at one national conference per year as this contributes to their professional development and hones their presentation and networking skills. State-of-the-Art Children's Hospital Golisano Children's Hospital at URMC broke ground on an updated state-of-the-art children’s hospital scheduled to be completed in 2015. It will encompass nearly 245,000 square feet of space dedicated to children and their families.