National Kidney Foundation Honors Yale University Professor for Work in Kidney Disease

New York, NY (April 1, 2004) - Gerhard H. Giebisch, M.D., of New Haven, Connecticut was named the 2004 Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Lecturer. He will present at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) 2004 Clinical Meetings on May 1, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Giebisch is the Sterling Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology from Yale University School of Medicine.

The Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Lectureship recognizes excellence in nephrology in the tradition of Dr. Donald Seldin, one of the foremost teachers and researchers in the field. Dr. Giebisch will present "Kidney Potassium Transport: A Personal 50 Year Perspective."

More than 2,000 kidney care professionals including physicians, nurses, technicians, social workers and dietitians plan to attend the NKF Clinical Meetings. The meeting offers educational symposia, courses and hands-on workshops highlighting the range of chronic kidney disease, from early identification and treatment throughout the progression of kidney disease and transplantation. For more information or to register for the 2004 Clinical Meetings, contact the NKF at (800) 622-9010.

The NKF is a major voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.