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David M. Hume Memorial Award

The David M. Hume Award was created in memory of one of the National Kidney Foundation's most distinguished members. The Hume Award is the highest honor given to a distinguished scientist-clinician in the field of kidney and urologic diseases. It is bestowed upon an individual who exemplifies the high ideals of scholarship and humanitarianism in an outstanding manner. The 2020 award recipient is Josephine Briggs, MD.

Josephine Briggs, MDDr. Briggs is the Director Emeritus of the National Center for Complementary nad Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the leading U.S. Federal agency for research on integrative and complementary health practices. An accomplished researcher and physician, Dr. Briggs served as Director of NCCIH from 2008 to 2017.

Her research interests include the renin-angiotensin system, circadian regulation of blood pressure, and policy and ethical issues around clinical research. She has published more than 175 research articles, book chapters, and other scholarly publications.

She is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is a recipient of many awards and prizes, including the Volhard Prize of the German Society of Nephrology, the Alexander von Humboldt Scientific Exchange Award, and the NIH Director's Awards for her role in the development of the Trans-NIH Type I Diabetes Strategic Plan, her leadership of the Trans-NIH Zebrafish Committee, and her direction of the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. In November 2014, Dr. Briggs received the American Society of Nephrology John P. Peters Award in recognition for her wide-ranging contributions to improving the lives of patients and to furthering the understanding of kidney in health and diseases. She was also the recipient of the Department of Health and Human Services 2014 Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service.


Past David M. Hume Award Recipients:

2019 - Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA​
2018 - Glenn M. Chertow, MD 
2017 - Richard J. Johnson, MD
2016 - Sharon Anderson, MD
2015 - Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, MHS
2014 - Friedrich K. Port, MD, MS, FACP
2013 - Tomas Berl, MD
2012 - Andrew S. Levey, MD, FNKF
2011 - Jeremy Chapman, MD
2010 - John Sedor, MD
2009 - Brian J.G. Pereira, MD, MBA
2008 - Lawrence Hunsicker, MD
2007 - William G. Couser, MD
2006 - Frank L. Delmonico, MD
2005 - Charles B. Carpenter, MD
2004 - John Stewart Cameron, MD
2003 - Franklin H. Epstein, MD
2002 - Barry M. Brenner, MD
2001 - William E. Mitch, MD
2000 - [No Award]
1999 - Neil A. Kurtzman, MD
1998 - Jared J. Grantham, MD
1997 - Thomas E. Andreoli, MD
1996 - Edmund G. Lowrie, MD
1995 - Joseph W. Eschbach, MD
1994 - Wadi N. Suki, MD
1993 - Joel D. Kopple, MD
1992 - Saulo Klahr, MD
1991 - Prof. August Heidland
1990 - Richard J. Glassock, MD
1989 - Prof. Priscilla Kincaid-Smith
1988 - Shaul G. Massry, MD
1987 - Robert W. Schrier, MD
1986 - Robert Heptinstall, MD
1985 - Willem J. Jolff, MD
1984 - Charles R. Kleeman, MD
1983 - Robert W. Berliner, MD
1982 - Prof. Hugh E. de Wardener
1981 - Donald W. Seldin, MD
1980 - George E. Schreiner, MD
1979 - John P. Merrill, MD
1978 - Thomas E. Starzl, MD
1977 - Henry L. Barnett, MD
1976 - Carl. W. Gottschalk, MD
1975 - Belding Scribner, MD
1974 - Robert M. Kark, MD
1973 - Jean Hamburger, MD

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