This award is a distinct and exceptional honor that is bestowed by the RPS on individuals who have achieved a stellar career in Pathology, with pioneering discoveries and outstanding contributions to the field of renal pathology. Given the great distinction associated with this award, it is envisaged that the frequency of bestowal will be one award per year or less.
Dr. Jacob Churg Award
The Jacob Churg Award is presented annually at the USCAP RPS event to an individual who has made major contributions to the field of nephropathology. The award was established by Barnert Hospital where Dr. Churg spent a substantial portion of his career prior to his retirement in 1996.
The award was established in 2009 to honor Gloria Gallo's research contributions to the field of renal pathology and her role in the RPS and KUFA. The award was sponsored jointly by KUFA and RPS. In 2015 the RPS BOD approved to sustain the Gallo award by RPS funds. The intention is for this award to be given only once per year to a mid-career investigator who made significant research contributions to the field of renal pathology, and only if nominating RPS members are meritorious, independently from the number of nominations.
Liliane Striker Young Investigator Award
In 2006 the Young Investigator Award was named after Liliane Striker in recognition of her many contributions to renal research. The Liliane Striker Young Investigator Award was established to encourage excellence in the area of renal pathology research by young investigators. The recipient will be selected from those nominated based on the quality of his/her abstract(s) submitted to the ASN or USCAP meeting of that calendar year. A minimum of 3 nominated abstracts should be received for consideration of this award.
Pathologist in Training
This award was
established to honor trainees who have submitted outstanding abstracts to the
ASN or USCAP, contributing to the field of renal pathology.
Helen Liapis Award
The award was established by Dr. Patrik Walker in Honor of Dr. Helen Liapis for her contributions to renal pathology. Dr. Patrick Walker donated the seed money on behalf of the Arkana Labs, at the time of Dr. Liapis’ retirement in 2016. RPS members are encouraged to contribute towards this award. The award was established to support attendance of trainee to RPS sponsored or endorsed international courses and meetings in any country, or to supplement the educational material assembly or associated infrastructure (i.e. scanning of glass slides, servers, microscope/computer rooms, etc.) for such meetings.
Pirani Travel Award
This award honors Dr. Conrad Pirani's legacy and contributions to renal pathology. The seed-money for this award was donated by Dr. Pirani in his will. The original funds have since been supplemented by donations from generous RPS members (please consider a donation to this fund when you renew your membership). The intent of the award when established was to assist junior members with an accepted abstract whose financial situation made international travel difficult or impossible. The junior RPS faculty members may reside in the US and requesting to travel abroad or reside outside the US and requesting to travel to the US to attend a RPS sponsored or endorsed course or a meeting.
The RPS promotes excellence in diagnosis, fosters basic, clinical and translational research, encourages training and education in renal disease, sponsors US based and international conferences and symposia, and brings news and updates pertaining to renal pathology to its members around the world.
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