AAKP Honors Medal of Excellence Winners

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS RECOGNIZES 2014 MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS AT RENAL PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATION’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) awarded its 2014 Medal of Excellence Awards to Allan Collins, MD and Richard Glassock, MD, at the Renal Physicians Association’s  40th Anniversary Gala in Baltimore on Saturday, March 22nd.  The AAKP Medal of Excellence Award honors renal physicians who have excelled in patient care and whose perseverance have led to dramatic advances that improve patient care.

Dr. Allan Collins is the Director of the United States Renal Disease System  (USRDS) and has more than 25 years of experience in nephrology and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) treatment.  Dr. Richard J. Glassock is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles and one of the most preeminent physicians in the field of nephrology.

“AAKP is proud to continue its tradition of recognizing those who have made significant contributions to the nation’s kidney patients,” said AAKP Executive Director Gary Green.  “And we were honored to be able to recognize these men as part of RPA’s 40th Anniversary Gala in front of many of their peers and colleagues.”

AAKP thanks the 2014 Medal of Excellence Award Program Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors

Amgen, Inc.

Dialysis Clinic Inc.

Bronze Sponsor

Renal Ventures

Patrons Sponsors

AbbVie

Questcor Pharmaceuticals

ZS Pharma

Supporting Sponsor

American Society of Nephrology

To learn more about AAKP and the Medal of Excellence program, visit:https://www.aakp.org/community/programs-events/medal-of-excellence-award-dinner.html  or call1-800-749-2257, 1-800-749-2257, 1-800-749-2257, 1-800-749-2257.

AAKP is the voluntary, patient organization, which for more than 40 years, has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of kidney patients through education, advocacy and the fostering of patient communities. The programs offered by AAKP inform and inspire patients and their families to better understand their condition, adjust more readily to their circumstances, and assume more normal, productive lives in their communities.