The Scientific Enrichment Program of the Mayo Clinic Robert M. and Billie Kelley Pirnie Translational Polycystic Kidney Disease Center enhances cooperation, collaboration and communication among center members through a variety of education opportunities.

The mission of the Mayo Clinic Pirnie Translational Polycystic Kidney Disease Center is to facilitate translational PKD research and to attract new and seasoned investigators to PKD research. The education opportunities of the Scientific Enrichment Program directly support this mission and help give the center an extramural and intramural identity.

Visiting Scientist Program

The center's Visiting Scientist Program offers investigators from outside Mayo Clinic the opportunity to spend one or two weeks working in related laboratories to learn new techniques, acquire knowledge about new model development or finalize a collaborative investigation. The center provides funding for accommodations but not for travel expenses.

Visiting Faculty Program

The Visiting Faculty Program invites distinguished faculty to present to the center, develops new research initiatives and showcases the center.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The objective of the SURF program associated with the Mayo Clinic Pirnie Translational Polycystic Kidney Disease Center is to expose future biomedical scientists and clinician-investigators to research opportunities in nephrology, particularly in areas germane to PKD. Learn more about SURF opportunities.


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