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Tracy Rankin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Kidney and Urology Career Development and Training; Diabetic Uropathy; Urology Molecular Endocrinology

Responsibilities & Activities

As director of Career Development and Training for Kidney and Urologic Diseases, I oversee a portfolio that includes Career Development Awards (Ks) awards in kidney and urology. These awards support career development and training in both basic and clinical research related to kidney and benign urologic diseases. They help clinicians and scientists who are pursuing academic careers make the transition to independence. I manage the Developmental Grant Program (R03), which supports awardees as they begin their independent research programs. I manage research studies under the Diabetic Urologic Disease and Urologic Molecular Endocrinology program, and I am the also the program officer for the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) and the Multidisciplinary Urologic Research Career Development Program (KURe) for institutional training in benign urology.

Research Programs

Diabetic Urologic Disease
The mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying diabetic uropathy and its progression.

Urology Basic Research
The mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying urologic disease and its progression.

Committees & Working Groups

  • eProgram Users Group, member
  • NIH Program Staff Training Working Group, co-chair
  • NIDDK Training Program Directors, member
  • Clinical Studies Working Group, co-chair
  • Federal Liaison to American Society of Nephrology Workforce Committee, Ex Officio Member
Last Reviewed March 2024