U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards
Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb and Glenda Roberts have been recognized by President Joseph R. Biden with U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. They both received gold medals.
In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity.
This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.
Dr. Himmelfarb is a professor in the Division of Nephrology, and current director of the Center for Dialysis Innovation and Kidney Precision Medicine Project. He is the former and founding director of the Kidney Research Institute.
Glenda Roberts is the director of external relations and patient engagement for the Kidney Research Institute and Center for Dialysis Innovation.
Both Himmelfarb and Roberts are nationally known advocates deeply involved in efforts to impact kidney science, innovation, and policy through collaborations with top kidney scientists, elected and appointed leaders, federal agencies, investors, major companies and startups, and nearly every major academic research center and university involved in kidney research.