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 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 honors Dr. Karl Nath

8 11 2011
This Month at ANIO, we honor Dr. Karl Nath.
Dr Nath is a physician-scientist and nephrologist whose research interests center on adaptive responses to pathways of injury in the vasculature and kidney.  Within this general area of research, his specific emphasis centers on adaptive and maladaptive responses in the arteriovenous fistula, induction of heme oxygenase as a protective response, and the pathogenesis of kidney injury in sickle cell disease.

Dr Nath’s accomplishments are both exemplary and varied.. He is currently a Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Associate Dean, Office of Intellectual Property at the Mayo Clinic. A graduate of the Univesity of Edinburgh in Scotland, he has been continuously funded by the NIH for — years and has over 100 peer reviewed publications. He has been listed as the Best Doctors in  America for the past ten years. He has also served as editor for many Nephrology journals including AJKD, JASN and now is the Associate editor for the American Journal of Physiology (Renal Physiology).

Congratulations Dr Nath!!