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June 9, 2009

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Baker University alumnus honored

Baldwin City, Kan. — Dr. Jared Grantham, a 1958 Baker University graduate, was recently honored in Milan, Italy, with the International Society of Nephrology Jean Hamburger Award for outstanding contributions to nephrology with a clinical emphasis.

Grantham is a recognized leader in kidney disease research, clinical care and teaching, particularly in the area of polycystic kidney disease. He joined the University of Kansas Department of Internal Medicine in the Nephrology Division in 1969 and became director of the division the following year. Grantham, who helped establish the Kidney Institute at the Medical Center, teamed with Joseph Bruening in 1982 to create the PKD Foundation, a foundation that supports research in polycystic kidney disease headquartered in Kansas City, Mo.