Gregory Germino, MD, of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, will be awarded the Dr. Shaul Massry Distinguished Lecture Award at the 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings in Boston.
“Dr. Germino’s research has significantly improved our understanding of polycystic kidney disease and the molecular basis for how kidneys develop tubules,” Holly Kramer, MD, president of the National Kidney Foundation, said in an NKF press release.
Germino is the deputy director at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), as well as an adjunct professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a section chief of the Polycystic Kidney Disease Laboratory in NIDDK’s Division of Intramural Research.
“It is an honor to receive this prestigious award. The burden of polycystic kidney disease on patients can be enormous, and this award serves as both reminder of progress made but also the distance we must still traverse to find a cure,” Germino said in the release. “I look forward to discussing the state of the research during the Shaul Massry Distinguished Lecture.”
According to the release, Germino received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Chicago and his medical degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Awards will be presented at the annual 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings taking place on May 8-12.