Gloria Gallo Research Award
Nicole K. Andeen, MD.
Oregon Health & Science University
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.
The award is in the amount of $300. A certificate will also be given to the Awardee.
Call for nomination will be sent to the RPS membership by the Nomination & Award Committee Chair by Sept 15th, at the latest, of any given year. Members will have 2 weeks to nominate candidates for this award from the time the announcement is posted.
Nominations should be sent by email to the Chair of the Nomination & Award Committee, and should include:
Note: Only regular RPS members can nominate a candidate who meets the award criteria.
GLORIA R. GALLO, MD
Gloria Gallo, after graduating from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1955 and completing an internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, moved to NYU Medical Center where she remained for the rest of her career, moving through the academic ranks from resident physician to professor. Her work has contributed greatly to our current understanding of renal diseases, particularly amyloidosis, fibrillary glomerulonephritis (GN), cryoglobulinemic GN, monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition diseases, IgA nephropathy, and post-infectious GN. Gloria always took great pride in teaching, serving as a mentor for a number of today's leading renal pathologists and greatly influencing numerous additional students, residents, and colleagues with her knowledge, enthusiasm and generosity.
Gloria was the first president of the RPS, taking office in 1993 and helping guide the transition of the Renal Pathology Club into a full-fledged society. She remained active in RPS affairs throughout her distinguished career, and it is largely through her efforts that the "Tree of Life" print from Jean Oliver's 1939 book became available to be used to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation, and now the RPS.
The Life Achievement award was presented to Gloria Gallo in 2006 by Dr. Laura Barisoni who replaced her in her position as the director of renal pathology at New York University, in New York City.
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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