Monday, 20 April 2015 15:29

ISN awards 2015 highlight exceptional nephrologists

Between the talks and debates at the recent World Congress of Nephrology, the ISN awards were handed out to those who have made exceptional contributions to nephrology.

All generations were nominated including younger nephrologists in the developing and developed world. Here is a roundup of the winners who were given their prizes at the congress in Cape Town, South Africa.

ISN Jean Hamburger Award

Dr. Manikkam (Suthan) Suthanthiran is the 2015 recipient of the Jean Hamburger Award, which was first introduced in 1987 and is granted for recognizing outstanding research in nephrology with a clinical emphasis. The award was established in memory of Jean Hamburger - considered the “Professeur de Paris,” pioneer of clinical nephrology and founding president of ISN.

Manikkam Suthanthiran

ISN Roscoe Robinson Award

Dr. Georgi Abraham is the 2015 recipient of the Roscoe Robinson Award, which is granted for excellence in education of nephrology and medicine. The award was established in memory of Roscoe ‘Ike’ Robinson, the internationally-recognized physician, educator, and researcher, founding Editor of Kidney International and ISN Past President.

Georgi Abraham

The Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease

Peter Igarashi, M.D. and Gregory J. Pazour, Ph.D. are the 2015 recipients of the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Both were chosen for the award in recognition of their excellence and leadership contributing to the goal of developing treatments and a cure for PKD.

Peter IgarashiGregory J. Pazour

ISN Alfred Newton Richards Award

Dr. Barry M. Brenner is the 2015 recipient of the Alfred Newton Richards Award, which recognizes outstanding basic research in fields relevant to nephrology. The award was established in memory of Alfred Newton Richards, who developed renal tubule micropuncture in his laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania where he served as chairman of pharmacology for over three decades.

Barry M Brenner

ISN Bywaters Award

Dr. Kirpal S Chugh is the 2015 recipient of the ISN Bywaters Award, which was established by the ISN Acute Kidney Injury Committee in order to recognize outstanding contributions to the understanding of acute renal failure. The award is named in honor of Eric Bywaters who first described crush syndrome.

Kirpal S Chugh

ISN Young Investigator Awards

  • Top Basic Science

From a developing country: Aruna Rakha Arora
From a developed country: Björn Tampe

Aruna Rakha AroraBjorn Tampe

  • Top Clinical Science

From a developing country: Raja Ramachandran
From a developed country: Albertien M. van Eerde

Raja RamachandranAlbertien M van Eerde

Find out more about the ISN Awards, CLICK HERE.

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