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Support the Detlef Schlöndorff Fellowship Fund

To honor and sustain Detlef Schlöndorff’s commitment to training fellows, the ISN invites donations to the Detlef Schlöndorff Fellowship fund.

Donate to the Detlef Schlöndorff Fellowship Fund.

This fund provides training to one physician per year from an emerging country with the long-term objective of establishing nephrology leaders in the Fellow’s home region to improve kidney care standards.

Dr. Etienne Ntabanganyimana, from Rwanda, is the first Fellow to benefit from this fund. He is currently training in Interventional Nephrology under mentorship from Prof. Santosh Varughese at the Christian Medical College in Vellore.

Detlef Schlöndorff was a prolific renal investigator for over five decades and active in multiple leadership roles within the ISN, including as editor of Kidney International (KI). In 2019, he was awarded the ISN Jean Hamburger Award to recognize his lifetime achievements in nephrology research. He trained and mentored over 50 fellows worldwide, including some of the current world leaders in academic nephrology.

The ISN wishes to thank Barbel Schlöndorff for her recent generous donation toward this fellowship.

If you would like to donate by check or bank transfer, please contact Thomas Jacob, ISN Fellowship Program Coordinator, by email at

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