Dr. William Schnaper Receives 2018 ASPN Founders' Award

Congratulations to the 2018 American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Founders' Award Recipient Dr. William Schnaper. He will be honored at the ASPN Awards Luncheon on Saturday, May 5th, in Toronto. ​

Schnaper received his BA in Philosophy from Yale University and his MD from the University of Maryland. He was Resident and Chief Resident in Pediatrics at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City before spending 2 volunteer years in the National Health Service Corps. He trained as a Fellow in Pediatric Nephrology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and then remained there on the faculty for 7 years before moving to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he also worked in the Laboratory of Developmental Biology, National Institute for Dental Research. In 1994, he joined the Pediatrics faculty of Northwestern University and Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago), where presently he is Irene Heinz Given and John LaPorte Given Professor of Pediatric Research.

Bill’s lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms of chronic, progressive kidney disease. He is Medical Editor for the American Board of Pediatrics Subboard in Nephrology. In the ASPN, he served on Council from 2000-2014, including terms as Secretary-Treasurer and President. His current professional goals involve promoting faculty career development and working to enhance the pipeline of new treatments for pediatric kidney disease. He lives in Wilmette, IL, with his wife Maria, enjoys his three children and 7 grandchildren, and plays bass in a rock band and a klezmer band.

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