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IPNA teams with Children’s Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai to support fellowship training in pediatric nephology

Press Release


June 25, 2021

Shanghai, China

The International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Chengmai Charity Foundation to fund 3-5 IPNA Pediatric Nephrology Fellowships in 2021, 2022 and 2023, respectively at The Children’s Hospital of Fudan University. Applicants will follow the IPNA policy for application submission which includes the requirement for two years of training in Pediatrics at their respective home institution.   Fellows will be selected by the IPNA Selection Committee. Upon completion, Fellows will submit a report to be considered for certification.

Hong Xu, M.D., Ph. D, Professor of Pediatrics, President of Children's Hospital of Fudan University and Dr.  Qian Shen, Chief of Nephrology Department at Child

ren's Hospital are coordinating the Fellowship program with IPNA.  “Kidney Disease in children is a major issue in China and I anticipate the Foundation’s continued support for several years,” said Professor Hong Xu. Each Fellow will receive approximately RMB 70,000 (10,000 US dollars) for one-year training in Shanghai. The total grant commitment from the Chengmai Charity Foundation is RMB 200,000-300,000 per year.

Fudan University is a major public research university in Shanghai, China and is considered one of the most prestigious universities in China. The Children’s Hospital of Fudan University, under the National Health Commission, is a comprehensive tertiary pediatric hospital that combines medical care, teaching, research, prevention, and management.

We are delighted to be working with Professor Hong Xu and her highly competent staff in Shanghai on this important Fellowship program in China. Many children dealing with kidney disease will benefit from having trained pediatric nephrologists practicing in different regions.” commented Professor Yap Hui Kim, IPNA President from Singapore.

The International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) is a global, 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization that works to disseminate knowledge about kidney disease in children and train physicians in the areas where care is needed most. Optimal care for all children with kidney disease is IPNA´s vision and the mission is to lead the global efforts to successfully address the care for all children with kidney disease through advocacy, education, and training. IPNA has supported the training of over 300 Fellows since the program’s inception.

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