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.

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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





ANIO Award for Clinical Excellence 2016

15 11 2016

This year’s award for ANIO Clinical Excellence goes to Dr Rulan Parekh

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Dr. Rulan S. Parekh is Associate Chief of Clinical Research, Senior Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and University Health Network and Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine in the Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She also has served as Program Director for both Pediatric Nephrology and Adult Nephrology programs, and Interim Director of the Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Center.

She is a leading scientist in nephrology who has made significant contributions to our understanding of cardiovascular disease in children and adults with kidney disease, and the genetic risk of chronic kidney disease among African Americans. She leads a number of observational studies in kidney disease in Canada, US and Africa addressing risk factors leading to chronic kidney disease.   She has published over 120 peer-reviewed publications in high profile journals such as Nature Genetics, New England Journal of Medicine, and is associate or section editor of several leading nephrology and pediatric journals. She is currently funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and NIH, and also serves on several grant panels at CIHR, NIH, and various foundations.

Rulan has a long track record in research mentoring with over 40 Master’s, Doctoral, and Postdoctoral trainees in clinical research with many having successful research careers as well as over 50 clinical fellows she mentored as program director. Dr. Parekh has received numerous awards including the American Society of Nephrology-Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar, the Advising, Teaching and Mentoring Award Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University and the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland Award for outstanding scientific achievement.  She has also been elected into the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





ANIO Award for Academic Excellence 2016

12 11 2016

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This year’s ANIO Award for Academic Excellence goes to Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury.

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury MD, PhD, FRCP (Edin) is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. He is also the Director of the Division of Nephrology and the Director of the Arizona Kidney and Vascular Center. After graduating from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India, he trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and at the Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. In addition to being an active transplant nephrologist, Dr. Roy-Chaudhury’s main research interest is in uremic vascular biology (including both dialysis vascular access dysfunction and cardiovascular disease in kidney disease patients) and he currently directs the Arizona Kidney and Vascular Center which is a comprehensive, integrated, multi-disciplinary translational research program that includes basic science, clinical science and patient care components. This translational research program is funded through the National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Administration research program and through industry grants. Dr. Roy-Chaudhury has received national and international awards, has published over 150 peer reviewed manuscripts and is a sought after invited speaker, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Roy-Chaudhury is also the American Society of Nephrology co-chair of the Kidney Health Initiative which is a public-private partnership between the ASN and the FDA which aims to bring together nephrologists, industry partners, patient advocacy groups and regulatory agencies; in an attempt to facilitate the passage of drugs, devices and biologics into the kidney disease space.





ANIO Dinner and Awards 2016

17 10 2016

ANIO Awards and Dinner 2016.

More details to follow. Please send your nominations for ANIO award for Academic Excellence and Clinical Excellence to be recognized this year at ANIO-ASN meet in Chicago.

For the Academic Award, email Dr Sudhir Shah at shahsudhirv@uams.edu
For the Clinical Award, email Dr. Vinod Bansal at vbansal@lumc.edu





ANIO mentorship for Fellows presentation

5 11 2015

ANIO Mentorship for Fellows Tonight

Here is a preview of the session on PDF