Beth Piraino to receive Kidney Foundation's Lazarus Award

Beth Piraino, professor of medicine and associate dean of admissions and financial aid at the School of Medicine, will receive the J. Michael Lazarus Award by the National Kidney Foundation.

The award was established to honor Dr. J. Michael Lazarus for his contributions to the clinical science and care of dialysis patients, and to recognize individuals whose research has yielded novel insights related to renal replacement therapy. 

Piraino is a pioneer in peritoneal dialysis (PD) clinical research, with particular focus on prevention of PD-related infections and improving outcomes for patients treated with home dialysis.

Piraino will receive the award at the National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings in May 2019.