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Robert Schrier M.D. '57 Receives Grand Hamdan International Award

Robert Schrier M.D. '57 Receives Grand Hamdan International Award

October 26, 2004

October 26, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - Robert W. Schrier, M.D. -- professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, division of renal diseases and hypertension, and a 1957 graduate of DePauw University -- is the 2004 recipient of the Grand Hamdan International Award for his contributions in the field of renal diseases - pathogenesis and management. Schrier was among 18 winners -- individuals and institutions -- of the third cycle (2003-2004) of the Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences.  The recipients were announced by Hamad Abdel Rahman Al Midfa, United Arab Emirates Minister of Health and the award's chairman. (photo shows Schrier with his wife, Barbara Lindley Schrier '59)

Dr. Schrier's research and leadership have impacted the health of millions of individuals world-wide. His research has demonstrated the importance of aggressive blood pressure control in decreasing the occurrence of strokes, eye disease, and kidney failure in patients with diabetes. There are 110 million individuals in the world with diabetes.

Read more about Dr. Schrier's award in an article in the Khaleej Times, the most-read English language daily newspaper published from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by clicking here.

The Grand Hamdan Award is unique in that it not only awards quality but also dedication to the alleviation of the sufferings of humanity through research and exemplary service. Read more here.