The Division of Nephrology-Hypertension at the University of California San Diego and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System offers multiple and diverse research activities which include clinical, translational and basic science studies. The Nephrology-Hypertension faculty are well funded with total annual funding in excess of $10 million, including NIH, VA, corporate and foundation sources.
The division holds two major NIH training grants in Hypertension and Clinical Investigation in Nephrology and obtains training awards each year from various foundations and corporate entities.
Dr. Ravi Mehta is the PI on a large K30 NIH award, which funds educational efforts to train faculty and fellows in clinical and translational research including biostatistics, epidemiology and outcomes research. Dr. Carolyn Kelly is the co-principal investigator on the pre-doctoral training component of the UC San Diego CTSA. This training grant supports training in clinical research for pre-doctoral students in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy at UC San Diego.