Denver medical professor receives American Heart Association’s mentoring award for expert guidance of future physicians, leaders

November 04, 2012 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2012 – The American Heart Association presented one of its highest honors, the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award, to noted nephrologist and teacher Robert W. Schrier, M.D., of the University of Colorado in Denver.
The association award honored. Schrier  “for his unwavering commitment to the academic achievement, career advancement and personal development of a diverse ‘family’ of trainees studying under his guidance the role of the kidney in disease.”
Schrier, emeritus professor of medicine at UC Denver, received the award, a citation and $1,000 honorarium, during opening ceremonies of the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2012. “While building one of the world’s pre-eminent nephrology teaching and medical care programs, Dr. Schrier has attracted students from around the globe who in turn benefit from his wide-ranging interests,” said American Heart Association President Donna Arnett, Ph.D., of Birmingham, Ala., who presented the award.  “He has served as a beacon and role model for a generation of academic nephrologists, cardiologists and other specialists while having the greatest impact on the scores of residents and fellows whom he has formally mentored.”
Among Schrier’s former trainees are health center presidents, deans, department chairs, division chiefs and other leaders in academic medicine, Arnett noted.
“During decades of dedicated service at the University of Colorado, Bob Schrier became known as a giant of American medicine whose influence is both long-lasting and far-reaching,” the award citation said.  “Over the course of his career, he has been a mentor not only to young people just starting their life’s work, but also to a large number of practitioners for whom Dr. Schrier’s laboratory became a magnet for in-depth study.”

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