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 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 honors Dr. Vinod Bansal

26 10 2012

This month, we honor Dr.Vinod K Bansal for his clinical excellence in Nephrology.

Dr Vinod K Bansal graduated from SMS Medical College, University of Rajasthan in India with both MBBS and MD and further did nephrology training at University of Colorado and UCLA Ceder Sinai. He is Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Ambulatory dialysis unit and the LoyolaUniversity Stritch School of Medicine. He serves on the editorial board of the American journal of Nephrology and has served in leadership positions in the American Kidney Fund. His research in thrombosis risk and inflammation in ESRD has significantly improved our knowledge in the field. He has published in the field of nutrition in ESRD as well and is a past recipient of Outstanding Service Award, Council on Renal Nutrition at the  National Kidney Foundation.

Congratulations Dr. Bansal





ANIO honors Dr. Anupam Agarwal

25 10 2012

This month at ANIO we honor Dr. Anupam Agarwal for academic excellence in Nephrology. 

Dr Agarwal is a Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Nephrology, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Dr. Agarwal’s research program has provided critical insights regarding the protective role of heme oxygenase-1 in vascular and renal inflammation, angiogenesis, and transplant biology. His bibliography includes 110 peer-reviewed papers and 30 invited reviews/book chapters, appearing in journals such as the Journal of Experimental Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Circulation, Circulation Research, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology as well as others. He has been recognized by the Max Cooper award for excellence in research, the Thomas Andreoli Professorship in Nephrology, election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and American Clinical and Climatological Association, the Marie S. Ingalls Endowed Chair in Nephrology leadership and a Dean’s Excellence award for leadership at UAB.  Dr. Agarwal has served on the Program Committee of the ASN and will be the Chair of this committee for the 2013 Annual Meeting.

Congratulations Dr. Agarwal.

 





ANIO honors Dr. Ravi Thadhani

9 11 2011

ANIO honors Dr. Ravi Thadhani this month.

Dr. Thadhani has done extensive research in the field of pregnancy and the kidney and dialysis.
His work has been funded by several federal and foundation grants. His research is focused on a therapy for preeclampsia, and he is actively planning randomized trials based on extensive pilot studies. In the context of dialysis, Ravi was one of the first to examine the effects of vitamin D on the survival of chronic hemodialysis patients. These series of observational studies (> 6) have included thousands of dialysis patients throughout the U.S. His studies have been confirmed by over 2 dozen independent investigators world-wide.

Dr.Thadhani is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School (HMS). He served as the Clerkship Director for Core 1 Medicine at the MGH since 1997. In this role, he has worked with more than 800 HMS students, received teaching awards, worked closely with Society Masters to develop educational plans for students needing extra support, and obtained a top-ranking status for the clerkship among all HMS Core 1 clerkships.  He has also served as the Chair of the NKF Research Committee in the past and is on the editorial board for JASN, AJKD and CJASN.

Congratulations Dr.Thadhani





ANIO Dinner event at ASN 2011

23 10 2011

The American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO) invite you to join
us for a reception and dinner at the American Society of Nephrology
Meeting 2011

We will be recognizing two outstanding colleagues for their
contributions to nephrology:

Dr. Karl Nath, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Ravi Thadhani, Massachusetts General Hospital

6:45 pm
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Marriott Hotel, Ballroom C
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 625-2900

Venue:
Ballroom C
Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA

Special talk:
Understanding Hyponatremia: Treating Beyond the Primary Diagnosis

Ekambaram Ilamathi, MD
Medical Director,
Suffolk Nephrology Consultants, NY

RSVP  at  anio.asn@gmail.com to attend.