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2009 DeLee Humanitarian Award goes to Marshall Lindheimer, M.D., of the University of Chicago
Date:2/23/2009

An internationally recognized authority on kidney disease and hypertension during pregnancy, Marshal D. Lindheimer, MD, professor emeritus in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and of Medicine and in the Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics at the University of Chicago, will receive the 2009 Joseph Bolivar DeLee Humanitarian Award from the Board of Directors of Chicago Lying-in Hospital, part of the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The award will be presented at the board's annual dinner on Saturday evening, March 7, 2009, at the Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago.

Named after Joseph Bolivar DeLee, MD, a pioneer in the field of obstetrics and founder of the Chicago Lying-in Hospital, the award is presented annually to an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the health care of women and infants.

Previous winners include Lasker Award-winner Elwood V. Jensen, PhD; human genetics pioneer Mary-Claire King, PhD; M. Jocelyn Elders, MD, the first African American appointed as Surgeon General of the United States; Robert G. Edwards PhD, the scientist who made in-vitro fertilization possible; as well as Georgeanna Seegar Jones, MD, and Howard W. Jones, MD, who opened the first successful in-vitro fertilization clinic in the United States.

"Marshall Lindheimer has changed the way we think about the kidney during pregnancy," said Arthur Haney, MD, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago. "He brought a new level of rigor to the study of hypertension, especially during pregnancy, and in the process has taught us all a lot about how the kidney responds to the unusual physical stresses related to reproduction. He is also a devoted clinician, sought after by other physicians for his expertise in medical problems during pregnancy."

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Contact: John Easton
john.easton@uchospitals.edu
773-702-6241
University of Chicago Medical Center
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