R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy Dean Rick Schnellmann Receives Robert W. Berliner Award for Excellence in Renal Physiology

Congratulations to Dean Schnellmann, the 2022 recipient of the Robert W. Berliner award for Excellence in Renal Physiology! The Robert W. Berliner Award for Excellence in Renal Physiology is the most prestigious award of the Renal Section of the American Physiological Society. This award recognizes distinguished lifetime achievement in renal physiological research. Dean Schnellmann exemplifies the criteria for this award as he has a long and highly successful research career and has made outstanding contributions to our understanding of the causes and potential treatments of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). His work has been at the forefront in establishing the role of mitochondria in AKI and developing pharmacological tools to target this organelle in an effort to reverse the delirious effects of AKI. Dean Schnellmann has had scientific breakthroughs and well over 200 original research publications, as well as long-term funding by NIH and VA.

He has trained many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and thereby contributed to the continuing health of our biomedical work force. Please join us in congratulating Dean Schnellmann on this honor!