Miller School’s Dr. Richard Preston Receives National Recognition

Richard Preston, M.D., professor of clinical medicine and director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the Miller School, has received national recognition for his clinical research from the editors of Hypertension, the official journal of the American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research. His paper titled “Mechanisms of Impaired Potassium Handling with Dual Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone Blockade in Chronic Kidney Disease” was selected as one of the top two papers for 2009 in the category of clinical science.

Each year the journal’s editors recognize the top original papers published in the categories of basic, clinical, or population sciences. Dr. Preston has spent decades in hypertension research and has authored more than 100 scientific publications in hypertension, renal disease, and clinical pharmacology and has been principal investigator of more than 70 clinical research studies. He also serves on the editorial board or as referee for 14 scientific journals.

“The American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research is the most prestigious research society in the world for hypertension, and to be honored by the council in this way is truly an extraordinary privilege,” said Dr. Preston. “When you consider that millions of Americans suffer from high blood pressure and kidney disease, it is imperative that we continue to research better ways to diagnose and treat these problems.”

Dr. Preston received his award during the organization’s 64th annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on October 15.

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