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People: Year In Review - Part II


01/04/2018

Puran Dang Honored By IIT Kharagpur Foundation
The Executive Committee of the IITKGP Foundation bestows Mr. Puran Dang with the honor of "Member of the Board of Directors, Emeritus" for the IITKGP Foundation.
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Dr. Gautam Samadder Assumes Charge As President Of AAPI
CMEs, spiritual discourses, yoga, fashion show, town hall meet, Bollywood extravaganza, India Forum fill AAPI’s 35th annual convention in Atlantic City!
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Narayen And Murthy Honored With The Prestigious ‘Great Immigrants’ Award For 2017
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, are among 38 immigrants honored this year for their role in helping advance the country’s society, culture and economy.
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GOPIO Hosts 11th Annual Gala And Awards Nite
GOPIO honors H.R. Shah, Ila Paliwal, Draupathi Nambudiri, Rupendra Paliwal and Capt. Alpa Ladani, and recognizes Nitesh Banta, Praneetha Desu, Vivek James, Arjun Ahuja and Ruhi Patel at its 11th Annual Gala And Awards Nite on July 8th in Stamford, CT.
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Viral Patel Invents Ultrasonic Clothes Dryer
Viral Patel and his team of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new type of clothes dryer that would remove moisture by using piezoelectric transducers.
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Raj Shanmugaraj Advances To EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Finals
Raj Shanmugaraj of Acacia Communications Advances to EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Finals. He has been president and CEO at Acacia since February 2010. He has also served as vice president at Alcatel and chief executive at Astral Point Communications.
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Subra Suresh Becomes President Of NTU Singapore
Prof. Subra Suresh will become the fourth president of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) next year. Previously he was President of CMU and Dean of Engineering at MIT.
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Vinay Mehra Named President And CFO Of Boston Globe
Vinay Mehra has been named as President And CFO Of Boston Globe. Vinay has been CFO of POLITICO since November 2015. Previously, Mehra served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the PBS/NPR media organization WGBH.
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Naval Agarwal And Karl Bilimoria Named AIAA Fellows
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently conferred the award of AIAA Fellow and Honorary Fellow for 2017 which included Naval Agarwal of The Boeing Company and Karl Bilimoria of the NASA Ames Research Center.
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Manisha Mohan Invents A Smart Device To Prevent Women From Sexual Assault
Manisha Mohan, a student at MIT, is getting the attention of the world for her invention of a smart device that can prevent women from sexual assault. Intrepid investigates multiple methods that can detect initial signs of assault and develop methods for communication and prevention of assault.
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Dr. Ish Singla, Cardiologist, Starts HealthSoul For Patients To Review Doctors And Hospitals
Dr. Ish Singla along with his wife has started a website, HealthSoul, to review, rank and discuss hospitals, health insurance, and travel health insurance companies in countries including India.
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Divya Bachupally - Overcoming The Odds
The ABLE program is working to integrate differently-abled individuals like Divya into the workforce in a country where less than two percent of the disabled population is employed. The program is guided by the belief that it is one’s ability, not disability, that defines any individual
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Dr. Pinaki Panigrahi Finds Cure For Sepsis
Dr. Pinaki Panigrahi, professor, epidemiology and pediatrics, Center for Global Health and Development, UNMC, has determined that a special mixture of good bacteria in the body reduced the incidence of sepsis in infants in India by 40 percent at a cost of only $1 per infant.
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Samir Chatterjee Receives Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman Award
Samir Chatterjee, Professor at Claremont Graduate University in Southern California, was recently awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman honor by the NRI Welfare Society of India.
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Reena R. Bajowala, Vineet Shahani, And Amandeep S. Sidhu Named Best Lawyers Under 40
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association announced 18 attorneys as recipients of the 2017 Best Lawyers Under 40 Award which included Jenner & Block LLP’s Reena R. Bajowala, Nest Labs Inc.’s Vineet Shahani, and Amandeep S. Sidhu of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
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Prof. Neeraj Rai Receives $750K From DOE
Dr. Neeraj Rai, assistant professor of chemical engineering at MSU, receives $750,000 for his research to develop advanced computational frameworks for understanding chemical and physical processes at the molecular level.
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Bringing World Class Medical Education To India
With a $200 million commitment, Kiran and Pallavi Patel have teamed up with a Florida university to bring world class medical education to India and potentially transform healthcare in the country.
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Manoj Bhargava's Documentary On Rural India - Insightful
“Billions in Change 2,” is a follow-up to the 2015 documentary film, “Billions in Change,” which chronicled the philanthropy of Indian American entrepreneur Manoj Bhargava, the creator of the Five Hour Energy Drink. This film presents innovative solutions to transform Rural India.
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YWCA Presents Jonjy Ananth 2017 Great Guy Award
Jonjy Ananth receives the 2017 Great Guy Award at the annual YWCA Daybreak Breakfast at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA.
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Ritu Raman Of MIT Named A 2017 ‘L'Oreal For Women In Science’ Fellow
RItu Raman of MIT, along with Kellie Ann Jerado of Yale, Felicity Muth of the University of Nevada, Sydney Schreppler of U.C. Berkeley and Molly Schumer of Harvard Medical School were honored for their groundbreaking research across a wide range of fields and named 2017 'L'Oreal For Women In Science' Fellows.
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Nishant Pandey Appointed AIF's CEO After Successful Tenure As Country Director
Nishant Pandey, AIF successful India Country Director over the last three years, has joined AIF as its CEO based in New York. In this role he will build on the important programmatic, institutional development, and fund‐raising successes he has achieved in India.
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Arup Chakraborty Of MIT Elected To The National Academy Of Medicine
Arup Chakraborty, Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine in recognition of his distinguished contributions to medicine and health.
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Four Indian-American Students Amongst The National Finalists In The Siemens Competition
Sriharshita Musunuri, Rachana Madhukara, Swapnil Garg and Jainil Sutaria have been named National Finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology after earning top spots in one of the four regional competitions that have taken place so far.
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Dr. Dinesh Patel Named Paul Harris Fellow By Rotary International
Dr. Dinesh Patel, chief of arthroscopic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, named Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.
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Venkat Srinivasan To Be Honored At TiE-Boston’s 20th Anniversary Gala
Venkat Srinivasan, local entrepreneur, will be honored at TiE-Boston’s 20th Anniversary Gala on December 13th at the Woburn Hilton Hotel in Woburn, MA with Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar Awarded The Amity Global Leadership Award In Education
Amity University, India’s largest private and non-for-profit education group felicitates Dr. Nish Sonwalkar with Amity Global Leadership Award in Education for his immense contribution in the area of education, entrepreneurship, and art.
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Rahul Sarpeshkar Of Dartmouth Univ. Honored By IEEE
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Nov. 28 announced its latest elevated Fellows with numerous Indian American and South Asian origin engineers among those honored. Rahul Sarpeshkar of Hanover, NH-based Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth was picked for contributions to ultralow-power biomedical electronics.
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Ajay Nair Of Emory University Named President Of Arcadia University
Senior vice president and dean of Campus Life at Emory University Ajay Nair Dec. 7 was named as the new president of Arcadia University.
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Rakesh Jain Named Fellow Of The National Academy Of Inventors
Rakesh K. Jain of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, along with Vijayakumar Bhagavatula, Susmita Bose, Prabir K. Dutta, Suresh V. Garimella, Subramanian S. Iyer, Rakesh K. Jain, Aravinda Kar, Kishor C. Mehta, Bhubaneswar Mishra, Mariappan P. Paranthaman, Nirmala Ramanujam, Subhash L. Shinde, and Krishna P. Singh were named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
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A Dazzling AAANE Annual International Mushaira


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A Dazzling AAANE Annual International Mushaira

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