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)

 

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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





ANIO Award for Academic Excellence 2014

28 09 2014
We are nearing the time of the annual dinner and award ceremony for the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin for 2014 that happens at ASN.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the ANIO Award for Academic Excellence.
This award recognizes individuals of Indian origin who have made substantial academic contributions to nephrology and have sustained achievements in the areas of research and education.
If you have anyone in mind, please send a short paragraph (75-100 words) on this individual together with his or her CV to Dr. Anupam Agarwal at agarwal@uab.edu
 
The deadline for nominations to be received is October 5th, 2014.




ANIO 2013 Award in Excellence in Academic Nephrology

28 10 2013

P.Singhal.photoPravin C. Singhal, MD, is currently professor of Medicine at Hofstra North Shore LIJ Medical School, New York, Investigator at the center of excellence for immunology, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Director of Renal Molecular Research Laboratory, North Shore LIJ Health System, New York. Currently, he is also Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease. He graduated from Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner, Rajasthan in 1968. He joined the faculty of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Research and Education, Chandigarh in 1975 after completion of his fellowship in Nephrology.

 

He moved to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 1986 and appointed as Chief of Nephrology at Queens General Hospital. He became Chief, of unified Nephrology Divisions of North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 1999.  Currently he is chief emeritus at NSLIJ.  He has been funded by NIH for the last 25 years. His research in HIVAN has made significant advancement in the field of nephrology. Dr Singhal will be presented with the ANIO award in excellence in academic nephrology for his dedicated work in the field of nephrology.  He will get the award in ASN annual kidney week 2013 in Atlanta 2013 at the ANIO meeting.

 





ANIO 2013 Excellence in Clinical Science Award

25 10 2013

C5D39677 Rajiv AgarwalDr. Rajiv Agarwal is a tenured Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine at Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Agarwal earned his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.  After completing residency in Internal Medicine at the same institution he completed a Nephrology fellowship at University of Texas, Southwestern Dallas.

 

In July 1997, he joined Indiana University as Clinical Assistant Professor and within 10 years was promoted to the rank of full Professor. Dr. Agarwal has published about 250 original papers and reviews in Nephrology.  He has had numerous invited lectures including those from national societies such as National Kidney Foundation, American Society Nephrology, International Society of Nephrology, European Dialysis and Transplant Association, and the American Heart Association.  Dr. Agarwal has received the Indiana University Trustee’s teaching award and the young scholar award of the American Society of Hypertension.  He serves on the Editorial Board of Kidney International, CJASN, Hypertension and Seminars in Dialysis and as an Editor for Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, American Journal of Nephrology, and Journal of the American Society of Hypertension.  He also served as an Associate Editor of NephSAP for 6 years.

Dr. Agarwal is an internationally recognized leader in the area of clinical and translational research in nephrology.  He was amongst the first to demonstrate the effect of add-on angiotensin receptor blockade on cytokine production and oxidative stress, but none on proteinuria in patients with chronic kidney disease. He has developed a technique for measurement of oxidative stress biomarkers using HPLC and applied this method to demonstrate generation of oxidative stress with intravenous iron in patients with chronic kidney disease. He was the first to describe the antiproteinuric effects of vitamin D receptor activators. His research on anemia and iron management among patients with CKD is broadly recognized.  His foremost contribution has been in the area of hypertension in hemodialysis patients for which he has been funded continuously since 2003 by the National Institutes of Health.  He has refined the techniques to diagnose and treat hypertension in this complex group of patients and performed important randomized trials in this difficult group of patients. He serves on the Board of Directors of KDIGO, has served as a panelist for Medical Evidence Development Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) for United States Medicare, and most recently contributed a chapter on the Approach to the patient with renal disease in Cecil’s Textbook of Medicine.

The special award will be presented to Dr Agarwal in Atlanta at Renal week 2013 ANIO event.