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.

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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!!