Shaul G. Massry Distinguished Lecture

This lectureship was established to honor Dr. Shaul G. Massry for his scientific achievements and his contributions to the kidney health care community and to the National Kidney Foundation. The 2021 honored lecturer is Dr. James Lash.

Dr. James LashDr. James Lash is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Nephrology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine. His research focuses on the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease and interventional trials in the treatment of kidney disease, particularly in racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States. Dr. Lash is the UIC Principal Investigator for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases-sponsored Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) and Hispanic CRIC Studies. These studies investigate risk factors for the progression of chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease in people with chronic kidney disease. He has a Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) which is focused on providing mentorship and training for new physician-scientists in the area of health disparities in chronic kidney disease.

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Past Shaul G. Massry Distinguished Lecture Recipients:

2020 - Joachim H. Ix, MD, MAS
2019 - Gregory Germino, MD
2018 - Krista L. Lentine, MD, Phd
2017 - Raymond R. Townsend, MD
2016 - Linda Fried, MD, MPH
2015 - Michael Emmett, MD, MACP
2014 - Mark J. Sarnak, MD, MS
2013 - Barry I. Freedman, MD
2012 - Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH
2011 - Glenn M. Chertow, MD
2010 - Allan J. Collins, MD, FACP
2009 - Mohamed Sayegh, MD
2008 - Tom Greene, PhD
2007 - Eberhard Ritz, MD
2006 - Giuseppe Remuzzi, MD, FRCP
2005 - Edmund J. Lewis, MD
2004 - Hans-Henrik Parvin, MD, DMSc
2003 - Robert Alpern, MD
2002 - Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD
2001 - Andrzej S. Krolewski, MD, PhD
2000 - Richard J. Glassock, MD
1999 - Giuseppe Bianchi
1998 - Josephine Briggs, MD
1997 - Gary E. Striker, MD
1996 - Alfred Michael, MD