Researcher to Receive Homer W. Smith Award

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Martin R. Pollak, MD

Acclaimed researcher Martin R. Pollak, MD, will be presented the Homer W. Smith Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to understanding how kidneys function in normal and diseased states, on Friday, Nov. 3.

Dr. Pollak will speak on “Kidney Disease Genetics: From Rare to Common Variants.” He is professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the division of nephrology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

His research has focused on the genetic basis of kidney disease, with a particular interest in identifying and understanding the genes involved in the development of focal segmental