Portland Doctor to Receive National Kidney Foundation’s Highest Honor

New York, NY – Sharon Anderson, MD, of Portland, will receive the National Kidney Foundation's highest honor at the 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings in Boston this April.

She will be presented with the David Hume Award, which is reserved for a distinguished scientist-clinician in the field of kidney and urologic diseases who exemplifies the high ideals of scholarship and humanism in an outstanding manner.

“I am deeply honored to be the second woman to receive the David Hume Award,” Dr. Anderson said. “I'm very much looking forward to the Spring Clinical Meetings, which always offer a terrific program of content highly relevant to our practice.”

Dr. Anderson is Professor and Chair in the Department of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and the VA Portland Healthcare System. Her research interests relate to factors that contribute to the progression of chronic kidney disease, including hypertension, glomerular hemodynamic changes, and changes in cell mediators of progression. Many of her studies have helped the scientific community better understand diabetic nephropathy, polycystic kidney disease, and the aging kidney.

“For research, there are many things that are exciting right now,” Dr. Anderson said. “The current focus on personalized medicine offers an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about why people with different ages, gender, ethnicity, or genetic background may be more susceptible to kidney disease, and how we might intervene to modify those risk factors. “

The award will be presented during the National Kidney Foundation 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings being held April 27 to May 1, in Boston, MA. For additional program information, and to register, visit www.NKFClinicalMeetings.org.

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.