The American Heart Association has announced that Robert W. Schrier, MD, is the 2012 recipient of the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award from the American Heart Association.
The Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award is to identify and honor individuals whose academic careers have included a long-term record (spanning at least 20-25 years) of successful mentoring of promising young academics.
The mentoring can be in any field of fundamental or clinical research consistent with the mission of the American Heart Association or other academic pursuits such as education. The award is given based upon a consistent record of molding the careers of multiple individuals.
Schrier, professor, Medicine-Renal Med Diseases and Hypertension, is a past president of the Association of American Physicians, International Society of Nephrology, American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation.
Schrier's research has included interactions between the heart and kidney. He has mentored over 100 young physicians who are now leaders around the world.
As the recipient of this award, Schrier will be honored during the opening ceremony of the American Heart Association's Scientific Session on Sunday, November 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.