Recognition & Awards

Joel D. Kopple Award

The Joel D. Kopple Award is an annual award honoring an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of renal nutrition.

Juan Jesus Carrero, PharmD, PhD, MSc, MBADr. Carrero is Associate Professor in Renal Medicine at Karolinska Institutet (KI), Stockholm, Sweden. He holds a Masters degree in Business and Administration (MBA) and two PhD's from the University of Granada (Spain) in Pharmacy/Nutrition and the other from KI in Medicine.

His academic and research career are focused on nutrition and catabolism among patients with CKD, encompassing the malnutrition-inflammation syndrome, endocrine alterations, clinical monitoring of nutritional status as well as the study of dietary patterns and habits.

Dr. Carrero has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and 15 book chapters, currently serving as council member of the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism (ISRNM).

Dr. Carrero is the theme editor in Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation (NDT) and participates in the editorial board of the Journal of Renal Nutrition, Journal of Nephrology and NDT-educational, where he also leads the Renal Nutrition blog. Since 2009, Dr. Carrero has organized the annual "Advanced Renal Nutrition Conference" at KI. He is a frequent invited speaker at international meetings and congresses worldwide.