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 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