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Distinguished International Medal for Keele Academic
Professor Simon Davies has been awarded the National Kidney Foundation's 2013 International Distinguished Medal. This award was established in 1990 to honour the achievement of individuals from throughout the world who have made significant contributions to the field of kidney disease.
Professor Davies was presented with the medal during the NKF President's Dinner at the NKF 2013 Spring Clinical Meetings in Orlando, Florida. Professor Davies has held a Keele chair in Nephrology and Dialysis Medicine for the last ten years and has been a Consultant Renal Physician and the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for 20 years. He is a very active clinical academic in Keele's Research Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine, developing widely acclaimed research in the field of peritoneal dialysis with over 100 original research articles published, generating over 2,500 citations, plus many research reviews and book chapters.
By showing that peritoneal membrane function both influences survival and is itself affected by the treatment process, his research team has developed rational approaches to treatment that have improved outcomes for dialysis patients locally and nationally. Professor Davies is clear that his research emphasis has always been the development of tools that can be translated into every day clinical work, recognised in several previous international awards including his election to the position of President of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis.