ANIO-ASN Kidney Week 2019 Event details

30 10 2019

Come celebrate two awardees at 2019 Kidney week for ANIO event- Come enjoy Indian food and network with friends/colleagues.


Location: Marriott, Independence Ballroom A-E
Time: 630 PM, Friday, Nov 8th 2019

ANIO Award of Academic Excellence 2019

28 10 2019

Rajnish(Raj) Mehrotra, M.D., is a board certified physician at the Kidney Clinic and Chief of Nephrology at Harborview and a University of Washington Professor of Nephrology and Medicine.

Dr. Mehrotra specializes in peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis and chronic kidney disease.
Dr. Mehrotra earned his M.D. from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is board certified in both Nephrology and Internal Medicine. His clinical and research interests include comparative effectiveness of dialysis therapies, patient and technique survival with peritoneal dialysis, decision support for selection of dialysis therapies, mineral metabolism in chronic kidney disease and racial and ethnic disparities in chronic kidney disease.
What he is most well know for is his editor-in-Chief, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. He has published over 100 articles and continues to thrive in his research.

We wish him good luck and congratulate him on this amazing achievement.

Please come and join us for dinner and awards at the annual ASN-Kidney Week ANIO event.

Location: Marriott, Independence Ballroom A-E
Time: 7PM, Friday, Nov 8th 2019


ANIO-2019 Award for Academic Excellence

28 10 2019

This year, the ANIO 2019 Award for Academic excellence.

Vivekanand Jha's picture

Professor Vivekanand Jha

Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health, India
Professor of Nephrology and James Martin Fellow, University of Oxford
INDIA Professor Vivekanand Jha is the Executive Director at The George Institute for Global Health, India, a James Martin Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health, University of Oxford, and the President of the International Society of Nephrology.

Professor Jha has wide-ranging research interests, including understanding the health and societal impact of kidney diseases around the world and development of affordable, and sustainable primary and secondary prevention tools. He has worked with many organisations including with WHO to develop clinical practice guidelines and advocacy papers, has lectured extensively around the world, and is a prolific writer and editor.

Let’s congratulate Dr Jha on this amazing achievement and come celebrate this ASN

Please come and join us for dinner and awards at the annual ASN-Kidney Week ANIO event.

Location: Marriott, Independence Ballroom A-E
Time: 7PM, Friday, Nov 8th 2019

ANIO ASN Kidney Week 2019 Event

21 10 2019

Please come and join us for dinner and awards at the annual ASN-Kidney Week ANIO event.

Location: Marriott, Independence Ballroom A-E
Time: 7PM, Friday, Nov 8th 2019
Come, network, celebrate!

ANIO 2019 Dinner/Event at ASN-Kidney Week

15 10 2019

Friday evening of November 8th 2019, 7PM
Venue coming soon!
Please try to attend!

ANIO Awards 2019, Call for Nominations

15 10 2019

Nominations are currently being accepted for the ANIO Awards for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Service for 2019. In addition, on the recommendation of the ANIO Board of Governors we have instituted a new award for Community Contribution

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.

The Community Contribution  award will recognize community physicians who have delivered or demonstrated outstanding and impactful service and leadership to their patients, their organizations and to the larger community as a whole.

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

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!