LEXINGTON, Mass.—Brian J.G. Pereira, MD, president and CEO of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, has been named the recipient of the 2009 David M. Hume Award.
He will accept his award March 27 at an awards dinner during the National Kidney Foundation's annual Spring Clinical Meetings in Nashville.
The David M. Hume Award was created in memory of one of the National Kidney Foundation's most distinguished members and is the highest honor awarded by the National Kidney Foundation. It is given to a distinguished scientist-clinician in the field of kidney and urologic diseases who exemplifies the ideals of scholarship and humanitarianism.
"We are very pleased to present this award to Dr. Pereira. His two decades of research has resulted in better designed policies in dialysis centers and organ transplantation and a better understanding of the transmission and course of hepatitis C in nephrology,” said Bryan Becker, MD, president of the NKF. “His research has emphasized the importance of inflammation in chronic kidney disease and resulted in a greater focus on chronic kidney disease care."
In addition to his position at AMAG, Pereira is a nationally recognized expert on kidney disease and nephrology, is the editor of the widely read textbook “Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis and Transplantation” and has authored more than 200 scientific papers. He is also a professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and at the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences of Tufts University.