There is a prize of $50,000 USD payable in American funds to an individual winner. More than one prize may be made.
The Prize may be awarded to residents of any country without restriction as to nationality.
The 2015 Prize will be presented at the World Congress of Nephrology in Cape Town in March 2015. In addition to the $50,000 USD prize, a citation depicting the winner's work and a Steuben crystal sculpture will be presented.
The awardee(s) will present a lecture during the World Congress of Nephrology.
The 2015 application period has ended.
A complete nomination must include the following information:
- The full name and complete contact information for the nominee(s).
- A formal letter of nomination which contains:
- a statement whether the award should be made to an individual or whether it should/could be shared with other scientists who may or may not be included in the nomination;
- a summary of the contributions of the nominee(s)
- a description of how and why the work of the nominee(s) represents a major advance in basic or clinical understanding of PKD, distinguishing those aspects of the work of which clearly set it apart from the work of others in the field.
- A full curriculum vitae and bibliography for the nominee(s).
- At least two letters of support for the nomination.
- The full name and complete contact information for the nominator(s).
Nominations are ranked by the Lillian Jean Kaplan Prize Advisory Committee chaired by Dr. Nathan W. Levin. In addition to Dr. Levin, two committee members are selected by the PKD Foundation, and two by the International Society of Nephrology. For the 2015 prize, the members are Jared J. Grantham, Vicente Torres, Stefan Somlo and Ben Cowley.
The Committee will submit the names of the selected winner(s) to PKD Foundation and ISN Executive Committees for formal approval as soon as possible. The winner(s) are announced by ISN and the PKD Foundation 2-3 months prior to the WCN.
Dr. Nathan W. Levin
Chair, Advisory Committee
Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of PKD
Renal Research Institute
315 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065 USA
Tel: +1 212 331 1754
Fax: +1 212 331 1701
Past Award Recipients
Dr. Vincent Gattone
Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Gattone passed away in January of 2014. Read more about his life's work here.
Dr. Dorien Peters
Leiden University Medical Center
Dr. Gerd Walz
University of Freiburg Medical Center
Dr. James Calvet
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
Dr. Lisa Guay-Woodford, M.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Corinne Antignac
Dr. Frieldhelm Hildebrandt
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Jing Zhou
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Director of the Harvard Centre of Polycystic Kidney Disease Research
Dr. Vicente Torres
Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Dr. Greg Germino
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Stefan Somlo
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Dr. Jared J. Grantham
University Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center; Director of the University of Kansas Medical Center Kidney Institute
Kansas City, KS
Dr. Peter Harris
Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Medicine, Mayo Medical School and Consultant, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Mayo Clinic