Update from ’57

I retired from clinical practice at the University of Washington in 2004 and have spent the past decade in volunteer positions with the International Society of Nephrology which I served as President (2005-07) and then as Director of the ISN Global Outreach Programs (2008-2013). In the latter position Adrienne and I traveled to 61 countries, mostly developing ones, to put on educational events in nephrology (kidneys) for local practitioners. The frenetic traveling has slowed in the past year, and we divide our time between Palm Desert, CA in the winter (the picture is from Joshua Tree National Park) and our long-term home in Woodinville, WA in the summer. I continue to keep busy as a consultant, lecturer and author of reviews and book chapters related to immunologic kidney diseases. Oh, and we make a two week pilgrimage back to New England each October to see family, photograph foliage and “look to the hills” as Mr Boyden used to say!

Bill Couser


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