School of Medicine professor honored in Switzerland

By Staff


Robert W. Schrier, M.D., professor of renal medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, was the honoree in June at the 50th Anniversary of the International Society of Nephrology in Geneva, Switzerland.

A previous president of the society, Schrier was instrumental in launching its fellowship program, which has trained more than 500 physicians from the developing world in kidney disease and hypertension. He also established a global fund for support of activities in developing countries. As the society's president, he initiated the Sister Renal Center program, which brought more than 100 kidney centers in the developing world together with kidney centers in the developed world for collaborative educational, clinical and research activities.