Nancy Day Adams to Be Given Robert G. Narins Award for Contributions in Education

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Nancy Day Adams, MD

Citation: Kidney News 10, 10/11

Nancy Day Adams, MD, will receive the Robert G. Narins Award on Saturday, October 27, for her many efforts in education and training the next generation of nephrologists.

Dr. Adams is professor emeritus after retiring as professor of clinical medicine in nephrology at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. She retired in March 2017 as chief of the division of nephrology, a position she held for more than 20 years. She was also training program director in nephrology for a similar time.

She has been active in medical education throughout her career, teaching in all four years of medical school. She headed the Liaison Committee on Medical Education task force for the school of medicine and was a women’s liaison officer to the American Association of Medical Colleges. She was the founding director of electives for pre-clinical medical students, participating in curriculum reform. She has been involved in resident and fellow teaching and served as mentor, adviser, and career counselor for many future specialists.

For ASN, Dr. Adams served as director of education for fellowship training, chaired the training program directors’ executive committee, and was a founding member of the Workforce and Training Committee. She served as point person for nephrology on the Association of Specialty Professors Council. She was program chair for two years of the joint Women in Nephrology–ASN professional development seminar. She also served on the education committee of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.

She was active in conducting patient-centered research, including retrospective reviews of dialysis care in prisoners and patients with genetic diseases.