Young Investigator Recognized for Insights into Acute Kidney Injury

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The Donald W. Seldin Young Investigator Award will be presented to Samir M. Parikh, MD, who will speak on “Prospects for NAD+ Based Therapies in Acute Kidney Injury” on Friday, Nov. 8.


Samir M. Parikh, MD

Citation: Kidney News 11, 10/11

Dr. Parikh is associate professor of medicine and associate vice chair for research at Harvard Medical School. He is also director of the Center for Vascular Biology Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

His research is focused on molecular mechanisms underlying acute kidney injury and sepsis. In recent studies, the Parikh laboratory has implicated mitochondrial maintenance via PGC1α and NAD+ as a novel pathway for resilience against acute kidney injury. Ongoing studies are examining mechanistic links between acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, and aging and how NAD+ metabolism impacts injury in other organs.

Dr. Parikh has served as the principal investigator on research grants from the National Institutes of Health, ASN, American Heart Association, and American Diabetes Association.

He has served ASN as a member of the ASN Highlights faculty, a member of the Kidney Self-Assessment Program committee, reviewer of abstracts for Kidney Week, chair of AKI abstracts review for Kidney Week, member of the Kidney Week program committee, member of the “Securing the Future” capital campaign committee, member of the JASN editorial board, and associate editor for ASN’s newest journal, Kidney360.

He served on the committee on acute kidney injury of the International Society of Nephrology and on the editorial boards of the Public Library of Science and JASN.

An elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, Dr. Parikh has received the outstanding investigator award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; the Sir William Osler Young Investigator Award from the Interurban Clinical Club; and the Carl Gottschalk Award from ASN.

He received the founder’s medal for highest academic standing from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed postgraduate medical training and a fellowship in nephrology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.