On Friday, April 2nd, a virtual celebration was convened via Zoom to recognize Jeffrey Miner, PhD as the inaugural Eduardo and Judith Slatopolsky Endowed Professor of Medicine in Nephrology. Miner also serves as Director of Basic Research for the Division.
The professorship honors Eduardo Slatopolsky, MD, Professor Emeritus, Division of Nephrology, and his wife, Judith, who died in 2016; they were married for 52 years. Dr. Slatopolsky dedicated his career to the study of kidney disease and mineral metabolism. His contributions to the understanding of the pathophysiology of secondary hyperparathyroidism, hyperphosphatemia and vitamin D biology are recognized worldwide. He came to the Department of Internal Medicine a a postdoctoral trainee in the Renal Division in 1963. By 1967, he was director of the Chromalloy American Kidney Center, a position he held for the next 30 years. He remained active in research until his retirement in 2016.
Read more about Jeffrey Miner and the Professorship on the Division of Nephrology’s website.