Wake Forest University School of Medicine Professor Receives Donald W. Seldin Award from National Kidney Foundation

January 18, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Thomas Durward DuBose, Jr., M.D., Tinsley R. Harrison Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the Donald W. Seldin Award.
As the award recipient, he will present the Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Lecture at the 2008 annual meeting of the National Kidney Foundation in Dallas, Texas. This award was established to recognize excellence in clinical nephrology in the tradition of one of the foremost teachers and researchers in the field, Donald W. Seldin, M.D. DuBose was inspired by Seldin while serving as a resident in internal medicine, fellow in nephrology, and assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
DuBose, who also serves as a professor of physiology and pharmacology, came to Wake Forest in 2002 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Alabama. After training in internal medicine and nephrology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, he was director of the Divisions of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and the University of Texas Medical School, Houston.
DuBose has been elected to membership in honorific academic medical societies including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. He served as president of the American Society of Nephrology in 2006, and he currently serves on the committees of several organizations, including the American Society of Nephrology, American Heart Association, and the Association of Professors of Medicine.
DuBose is listed in the 2008 edition of “Who’s Who in America” and was recently awarded mastership in the American College of Physicians. He is also the author of 151 published papers and chapters in textbooks, and co-edits the text: “Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders.”

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