Colorado doctor establishes Marshall endowment for addiction research

Updated 7 years ago Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Robert W. Schrier, M.D., and Barbara L. Schrier of Englewood, Colo., have established a research endowment with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine to study the effects of drugs on infants.

Schrier, professor emeritus of medicine and former chairman of the department of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine for 26 years and head of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension for 20 years, delivered the keynote address at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine's graduation and investiture ceremony on May 8.

"The Schriers enjoyed their visit to Huntington, but were so discouraged by the infestation of drugs in our community that they felt compelled to help," said Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D., dean of the Marshall School of Medicine and longtime friend and colleague of Schrier.

The Dr. Robert W. and Barbara L. Schrier Research Endowment  will support School of Medicine research in pediatrics, with an emphasis on, but not limited to, prenatal assessment of drug-addicted mothers, treatment modalities of the drug-exposed infant, long-term neurologic outcomes, postnatal parental interventions and institutional versus residential treatment.
Schrier is well-known for his research in acute kidney failure and other facets of kidney disease.

He has authored more than 1,000 scientific papers and edited numerous books.  Marshall University recognized Schrier with an honorary doctor of science degree at the spring ceremony.