Janice Malofsky-Berlowe, regional lead social worker for Fresenius Medical Care in Burbank, will receive the Regional Social Worker Award from the National Kidney Foundation.
Fresenius Medical Care North America is a network of dialysis facilities.
Malofsky-Berlowe has been involved in nephrology work since 1976. Over the course of her career, she has helped define the field of renal social work and has been a major influence on other renal social workers in her area.
She has been treasurer on the executive committee of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council of Nephrology Social Workers for over twenty years. In 1989, she was honored with her chapter’s Social Worker of the Year award for outstanding achievement. She is a master social work practitioner who has participated in several renal organizations, including the National Kidney Foundation, Network 18 Coalition and the National Organization for Renal Disease. She recently volunteered at the National Kidney Foundation serving Southern California and Southern Nevada’s inaugural Kidney Walk, raising funds and awareness.