Nephrology Faculty Honored with Awards by American Physiological Society
Dr. Donald Kohan, Professor Emeritus in Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, will be the sole recipient of the Berliner Award given by the American Physiological Society (APS) this year while Dr. Nirupama Ramkumar, Assistant Professor, will be the sole recipient of the Renal Section New Investigator Award.
The Robert W. Berliner Award for Excellence in Renal Physiology is the most prestigious award of the Renal Section. The award recognizes distinguished lifetime achievement in renal physiological research by a living scientist. Candidates must be at least 60 years old and a major contributor to the field of renal physiology over a lifetime. Accomplishments should include research, teaching, training and activities within the APS. Dr. Kohan will be honored at the annual meeting at Experimental Biology (EB), and will participate in the Renal Section’s virtual programming. Dr. Kohan will be invited and strongly encouraged to write a review to be published in the American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology.
The Renal Section New Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his or her career. Candidates should be investigators who have made meritorious contributions to the areas of research represented by the Renal Section. Candidates are judged on their publications, how the publications relate to the Renal Section and evidence for independence and promise (grant funding, peer review activities, etc.). The awardee must attend the APS’s virtual annual meeting at (EB), where she will be recognized and is expected to make an oral or poster presentation at the meeting. Dr. Ramkumar will be invited and strongly encouraged to write a review to be published in the American Journal of Physiology—Renal Physiology.
Congratulations to Drs. Kohan and Ramkumar on these incredible achievements!