ANIO Academic Excellence Award 2018

16 10 2018

chiragpThis year, ANIO is pleases to announce academic excellence award to Dr. Chirag Parikh. Dr. Parikh is a Professor of Medicine and the Division Director of Nephrology at Johns Hopkins University. He received his medical degree from Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai, India and subsequently completed his Nephrology fellowship and a PhD in Clinical Investigation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Parikh’s research focuses on the translation and validation of novel biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of acute kidney injury. Progress in kidney diseases has been hamstrung by significant heterogeneity within the current disease definitions, which are largely based on serum creatinine. Dr. Parikh’s research has addressed this critical challenge by developing biomarkers of renal tubular injury, repair, and inflammation to dissect this heterogeneity. He has assembled multicenter longitudinal prospective cohorts for translational research studies across several clinical settings of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease for the efficient translation of novel biomarkers. Dr. Parikh’s research goal is to translate our understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms into clinical practice and to improve outcomes in patients with kidney disease.

Dr. Parikh has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Nephrology. He also was elected to the prestigious American Society of Clinical Investigation in 2018.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Parikh on this award!

 

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ANIO Academic Excellence Award 2018

16 10 2018

Karumanchi-S Ananth.high resolutionANIO is pleased to announce this year’s academic excellence award to Dr. Ananth Karumanchi. Dr. Ananth Karumanchi is currently the Director of Renovascular Research and Medallion Chair in Vascular Biology in the Department of Medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Karumanchi also has a secondary appointment as Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston and Staff Scientist in Renal Division at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).  Dr. Karumanchi completed his medical degree from Kilpauk Medical College, University of Madras, India (1992). He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit (1996) and fellowship in Nephrology at BIDMC, Boston (1999).  Dr. Karumanchi also underwent training in basic research in the area of tumor suppressors and angiogenesis for 4 years at Harvard Medical School, Boston. He initiated his independent research laboratory in  2000 and has focused on discovering pathogenic pathways and bringing therapies to patients in the areas of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and chronic kidney diseases.  Dr. Karumanchi’s research activities are vertically integrated, ranging from molecular and cell biological studies to animal models to first-in-class human clinical trials.  Dr. Karumanchi has published nearly 300 papers (with several publications in NEJM, Circulation, Nature, Nature Medicine, JCI, Hypertension;  H index = 85) and 25 book chapters.  He has received prestigious awards from several societies including recognitions from American Heart Association (AHA) – Established Investigator Award (2008), the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy – Chesley Award (2010) – and Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Federation for Medical Research (2010). He was also elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 2007 and Association of American Physicians (AAP) in 2015. Dr. Karumanchi’s research has been funded by the NIH, AHA, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Gates Foundation.

Congrats Dr Karumanchi on this wonderful achievement!

 





ANIO Dinner and Awards Gala 2018

16 10 2018




ANIO Awards 2018, call for Nominations

17 09 2018

We are nearing the time of the annual dinner and award ceremony for the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO) during ASN.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the ANIO Awards for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Service.

The Academic Excellence award recognizes individuals of Indian origin who have made substantial and significant contributions to the science of nephrology in basic or clinical science supported by published work  in scientific journals. The recipient preferably should be of Indian ancestry and can be based in North America or elsewhere. The selection committee rarely may decide to give the award to someone not of Indian ancestry, whose contribution  may be of special significance to the Indian diaspora with regard to disease manifestations, mechanisms or treatment.

The Outstanding Service award recognizes individuals who have made substantial and significant contributions to nephrology in the context of public service, propagation of knowledge/teaching and training or awareness of kidney diseases or significant donation which resulted in an advancement of research or education and well being of the specialty and the people it serves. This award is also available to colleagues in India who have made significant contributions to the mission of ANIO.

 If you have anyone in mind for these awards, please send a letter of nomination including a short biodata, CV and approval of the nominee to Dr. Vinod Bansal at vbansal@lumc.edu

The deadline for nominations to be received is September 20th, 2018 at 12 midnight EDT.

Previous awardees include:

Brian Pereira,
Vikas Sukhatme
Mannikam Suthintharan
Kirpal Chugh
Sudhir Shah
TKS Rao
Ravi Mehta
Ajay Singh
Balakuntlam Kasinath,
Manjari Venkatachalam
Karl A Nath
Ravi Thadhani
Anupam Agarwal
Vinod Bansal
John Feehally
Pravin Singhal (Academic Excellence)
Rajiv Agarwal (Clinical Excellence)
Sanjay Nigam (Academic Excellence)
Ramesh Khanna (Clinical Excellence)
Prasad Devarajan (Academic Excellence)
Sundaram Hariharan (Clinical Excellence)
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury (Academic Excellence)
Rulan Parekh (Clinical Excellence)
Hamid Rabb (Academic Excellence)
Mohan Rajapurkar (Outstanding Service)

 





ANIO Academic Excellence Award 2017

29 10 2017

Hamid Rabb photo (1)ANIO is pleased to announce this year’s academic excellence award to Dr. Hamid Rabb. Dr. Hamid Rabb was born in Bangladesh and grew up in Montreal. He attended medical school at McGill University in Montreal, then completed Internal Medicine training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine. He subsequently undertook clinical training in Nephrology and Leukocyte Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University. Hamid is currently Professor of Medicine & Surgery at Johns Hopkins University, where he has been for 17 years after moving from Hennepin County Med Center, Univ of Minnesota. At Johns Hopkins he is the Medical Director of Kidney Transplantation, and also served as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Research, for 6 years.
Hamid’s basic science research has been on the immunology of acute kidney injury, as well as distant organ effects of AKI. He has published over 250 original papers, reviews and book chapters, including in NEJM, Lancet, JAMA, J Clin Invest, J Immunol, J Biol Chem, Am J Transplant, Kidney Int, J Am Soc Neph, Am J Physiol, Brenner’s The Kidney, Glassock’s Textbook of Nephrology, and Johnson & Feehally’s Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology. He has been a principal investigator or investigator on 23 NIH grants, and has been a standing member of NIH study section.

He has a long list of trainees successful in academia, practice and industry. His list of honors include being inducted to the American Society of Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, Canadian Citizenship Award, Bangladesh Physicians Award, and Johns Hopkins Levine Mentorship Award. Hamid is currently the Nephrology Associate Editor for Journal of Clinical Investigation. He has conducted volunteer work in Bangladesh and inner city US for over 30 years, as well as active in international care through Johns Hopkins. Hamid is married with children, enjoys swimming, hiking, movies and time with friends and family.





ANIO Distinguished Service Award 2017

28 10 2017

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This year ANIO awards the first ANIO Distinguished Service Award. This award is for the contributions to general field of Nephrology  that includes public service, propagation of knowledge or awareness of kidney diseases, significant donation which results in advancement of research or education and well being of the specialty and the people it serves.

This year’s award recipient is Dr Mohan Rajapurkar. He is one of the most eminent nephrologists in India and over the last two decades has built up an amazing kidney institute in Nadiad, Gujarat.  He has been a champion for the development of closer links between Indian nephrology and nephrologists of Indian origin overseas and has also been at the forefront of the ISN-ANIO committee.

He is the Director, Postgraduate Studies & Research, at the Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital & Muljibhai Patel Society of Research in Nephro-Urology, Nadiad, Gujarat. He has experience of over 30 years of approximately 3000 live donor  kidney transplantations. He is the first convener of the CKD registry of the Indian Society of Nephrology. He is the recipient of  the B C Roy National award in India. He has presented over 138 papers in National and International conferences. He has been awarded 7 Orations at various Nephrology Forums. He also has 75 publications in national & International Journals.

His area of research is on serum catalytic iron as a biomarker for diagnosis of ‘Acute Coronary Syndrome’. He has an US patent on this biomarker. He is presently working on this as a marker of cardio-vascular events in chronic kidney disease.

Above all, he has been a true catalyst for joint initiatives in nephrology between India and Indian origin nephrologists overseas. He has also been an extraordinary mentor to generations of Indian nephrologists in India and overseas.





ANIO 2017 Awards and Dinner

28 10 2017

Nov 2nd 2017, at ASN, New Orleans
Time: 700PM onwards
Venue: NEW ORLEANS DOWNTOWN MARRIOTT AT THE CONVENTION CENTER
859 CONVENTION CENTER BLVD NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130, Blaine Kerns Ballroom

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm         Social Hour-drinks and appetizers

7:45 pm – 8:00 pm         Remembering and Honoring Late Professor Chugh
8:00-8:15 pm                   Update on ANIO activities

8:15 pm – 8:30 pm         Presentation of ANIO Academic Excellence Award to Dr. Hamid                                          Rabb, Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair of Medicine, Johns                                          Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

8:30 pm – 8:45 pm         Presentation of ANIO Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Mohan                                        Rajapurkar, Director of Postgraduate Studies and Research,                                              Mujlibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat

8:45pm – 8:50                Closing Comments

 

8:50 pm onwards         Dinner and Networking