Robert Schrier '57 Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Health Care

Robert Schrier '57 Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Health Care

May 31, 2008

robert w schrier.jpgMay 31, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Robert W. Schrier, M.D., professor at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and 1957 graduate of DePauw University, has been awarded Castle-Connolly's Lifetime Achievement Award. Castle-Connolly is a health care research, information and publishing company whose mission is to help consumers find the best health care.

Dr. Schrier was chairman of the department of medicine at UCD for 26 years. He has authored more than 900 scientific papers and edited 50 books in internal medicine, geriatrics, drug usage and kidney disease. His research, which has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for the last 35 years, centers on the pathogenesis of acute kidney failure, genetic kidney disorders, mechanisms of kidney cell injury, diabetic nephropathy, and kidney and hormonal control of body fluid volume in cirrhosis, cardiac failure, nephrotic syndrome and pregnancy. He health.gifhas advanced a world-renowned unifying hypothesis of sodium and water regulation in health and disease.

In 1989, Dr. Schrier was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He has been president of the Association of American Physicians, American Society of Nephrology, National Kidney Foundation and International Society of Nephrology. In 2005, Schrier was presented the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for his contributions to biomedical research, education, and clinical medicine. He also received the 2004 Grand Hamdan International Award for his contributions in the field of renal diseases - pathogenesis and management.

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