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Robert Schrier '57 Receives Alexander von Humboldt Research Award

March 30, 2005

robert w schrier.jpgMarch 30, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Robert W. Schrier -- professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, editor-in-chief of the journal, Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology, and 1957 graduate of DePauw University -- has been presented the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for his contributions to biomedical research, education, and clinical medicine. Dr. Schrier was nominated by the German scientists Klaus Thurau and Detlef Schlöndorff of the University of Munich. The recipient of the Humboldt Award is invited to carry out research projects of his own choice with specialist colleagues in Germany in hopes of promoting international scientific cooperation.

Robert Schrier served 26 years as chair of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and 20 as head of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension. He has served as president of the Association of American Physicians, the American Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, and the International Society of Nephrology. Dr. Schrier is a Master of the American College of Physicians and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He is the author of more than 800 scientific papers. His research centers on the pathogenesis of acute renal failure, genetic renal disorders, mechanisms of renal cell injury, diabetic nephropathy, and renal and hormonal control of body fluid volume in cirrhosis, cardiac failure, nephrotic syndrome, and pregnancy.

Read more about Dr. Schrier by clicking here. The journal Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology, an official publication of the International Society of Nephrology, is set to debut in November. Learn more in this previous story.

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