Gerhard H. Giebisch, M.D., Sterling Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Vienna in June. The award was given in conjunction with a symposium entitled Renal Electrolyte Metabolism Physiology and Pathophysiology, on the occasion of Dr. Giebisch's 70th birthday. The event was organized by John P. Geibel, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of surgery (gastroenterology) at Yale, and Jurg Graf, M.D., of the department of general and experimental pathology at the University of Austria. Speakers from Yale included Walter F. Boron, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of cellular and molecular physiology, and Peter S. Aronson, M.D., C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine (nephrology) and of cellular and molecular physiology, and chief of the section of nephrology.