More Accolades for Paul Kimmel
NEWS FROM PAUL KIMMEL (DC):
“I am embarrassed by accolades. In September 2019 I received the National Public Service Award from the American Association of Kidney Patients. In addition, the Second Edition of Chronic Renal Disease, a multiauthor, state-of-the-art textbook edited by me and Dr Mark E. Rosenberg, consisting of eighty-one chapters (and 1390 pages), was published by Academic Press. In November 2019 I received the Belding H. Scribner Award from the American Society of Nephrology, which is presented annually to one or more individuals who have made outstanding contributions that have a direct impact on the care of patients with renal disorders or have substantially changed the clinical practice of nephrology. Established in 1995, this award honors the physician who developed the arteriovenous shunt that first made long term hemodialysis for chronic renal failure possible. The award recognized my work in the field of psychosocial adaptation of people with chronic kidney disease, including consideration of depression, anxiety and social support and family dynamics in the lives of patients treated with hemodialysis. My classmate Kevin Kampschroer was able to attend the presentation.
“I hope to continue work on improving the lives of patients with chronic kidney disease at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. I am currently participating in a clinical trial to decrease opioid prescriptions in hemodialysis patients, while decreasing their perception of pain and maintaining their perception of quality of life.
“Best wishes for the holidays and New Year!”
Paul L Kimmel MD MACP FRCP
[Editor’s note: The accolades keep coming. previously we reported on Paul’s election to the Royal College of Physicians (London) as one of 25 Masters of the American College of Physicians. Congratulations, Paul!]