AAP 2010 Henry Barnett Award Recipient
Aaron Friedman, MD
On behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Nephrology we are pleased to announce that Dr. Aaron Friedman has been chosen to receive the 2010 Henry L. Barnett Award in recognition of his distinguished contributions in the field of pediatric nephrology.
Dr. Friedman has been active in pediatric nephrology and in academic pediatrics since completing his Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship in 1980 and currently holds the Ruben-Bentson Chair and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has emerged as a leader in American Pediatrics, both in the discipline of Pediatrics and in Pediatric Nephrology. He has played several leadership roles within the AAP, with the American Board of Pediatrics and the Association of Medical School Pediatric Chairs.
In terms of leadership, Dr. Friedman has served as a member, Council Member, Secretary, Treasurer and President of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology. He has been a Council Member and Assistant Secretary of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatrics and in several leadership roles culminating as Chair of the Board. Dr. Friedman has chaired the PMCP-G Examination Planning Committee and was a member of the Residency Review and Redesign in Pediatrics (R3P) and is currently a member of the Initiative for Innovation in Pediatric Education.
In terms of his AAP activities, he chaired the Committee on Pediatric Workforce and the Pediatric Leadership Alliance. This record of pediatric leadership is remarkable and he has mentored many future council members of the Pediatric Nephrology community in these two programs. Many of the graduates of the PLA have emerged as leaders in our field. His talent as a mentor cannot be underestimated.
Dr. Friedman’s abilities as an educator extend from the bedside, to the lecture hall, to important resident and fellow education programs, and finally, as a pediatric education guru. He also holds several Editorial Board positions including Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology and as the Section Editor for Nephrology for AAP Grand Rounds.
Dr. Friedman will receive the award at the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology luncheon on Monday, May 3, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada being held in conjunction with Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting. Please join us in extending your congratulations to Dr. Friedman regarding his ongoing achievements and as the recipient of the Barnett Award.