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Robert J. Alpern, M.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2009 - Winter

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Robert J. Alpern, M.D., dean and Ensign Professor of Medicine, received the John P. Peters Award from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) in November in recognition of his career of research and leadership. The award “recognizes individuals who have made substantial research contributions to the discipline of nephrology and have sustained achievements in one or more domains of academic medicine including clinical care, education and leadership.” Alpern, a former president of the ASN, is the second Yale faculty member to receive the award. Gerhard H. Giebisch, M.D., was honored in 2006. Established in 1983, this annual award is named for a leader in the discipline of nephrology who spent his entire faculty career at Yale; Peters was chief of the metabolic division in the Department of Internal Medicine from 1922 until 1955.