Former Welch Center Director Neil Powe, MD, MPH, MBA, FASN, is the recipient of the American Society of Nephrology’s 2011 Belding H. Scribner Award. According to the Society, the Scribner Award is “presented to those who have made outstanding contributions to the care of patients with renal disorders or have substantially changed the clinical practice of nephrology.” The award announcement cites Dr. Powe for having “published a plethora of incisive studies that have explored the effectiveness of therapies in kidney disease patients, illuminated kidney disease disparities and their causes, and advanced kidney disease awareness and prevention.”
Dr. Powe will be presented with the Scribner Award on November 12, 2011, at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week conference in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Powe is now the Constance B. Wofsy Distinguished Professor and Vice-Chair of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and Chief of Medical Services at San Francisco General Hospital. In a recent conversation with Welch Center Core Faculty member Dr. Josef Coresh, Dr. Powe remarked, in his usual gracious style, that much of the research recognized by this latest award was conducted while he was here in the Welch Center.
The program of the Kidney Week conference published a write-up about Dr. Powe and about Dr. Scribner for whom the award is named.
Dr. Powe’s Welch Center colleagues add their congratulations on this distinguished award!