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.
Jordi Goldstein-Fuchs, DSc, APN, RD is Director of Clinical Research and Nephrology Nurse Practitioner with Sierra Nevada Nephrology Consultants, and Clinical Assistant Professor; University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV. She obtained a Master of Science degree in Nutrition at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA. She earned her doctorate degree in Nutrition Science at Boston University, completing pre and post-doctoral research in the Nephrology Division, Boston University Medical Campus. Recently, she earned both a Bachelor and Master of Nursing degree at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Dr. Goldstein-Fuchs education was structured to include a focus in renal nutrition and science. Her research areas have included urea kinetics, intradialytic parenteral nutrition, metabolic requirements, health promotion, hemodialysis, diabetic nephropathy, and the role of omega-3 fatty acids and cellular signaling in experimental models of kidney disease.
Dr. Goldstein-Fuchs has authored numerous papers and book chapters on nutrition and kidney disease, has participated on several Expert panels including two NKF-KDOQI panels and has traveled around the world as an invited guest speaker.
Dr. Goldstein-Fuchs was Editor of the NKF/CRN Journal of Renal Nutrition from 1996-2010. In this capacity, she introduced the concept of co-editorship, and a collaboration with the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism. Â This resulted in a broadening of the scope of the Journal such that it became an international publication for both nephrology dietetics and science. She continues in the role of Editor, Emeritus.