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Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair awarded to Rahul M. Jindal, MD, PhD, MBA.


March 13, 2015

The Fulbright Scholar Program announced on 02/24/2015 that Dr. Rahul M. Jindal, Professor of Surgery and Global Health, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, was selected for the prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair to India.
About the The Fulbright Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is administered by CIES, a division of IIE. The Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program comprises approximately forty distinguished lecturing, distinguished research and distinguished lecturing/research awards ranging from three to 12 months. Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be eminent scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. They have been awarded 53 Nobel Prizes.
http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-distinguished-chair-awards

Host Institute: HL Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Ahmedabad, India. This institute performs about 400 kidney transplants a year and has developed innovative transplant tolerance models.
Link: http://www.ikdrc-its.org/

About Dr Rahul M. Jindal: Currently on staff at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Dr. Rahul M. Jindal is highly-respected in the medical community both nationally and internationally. This sought-after surgeon has established an outstanding pattern of accomplishing a plethora of invaluable contributions in his profession as a Transplant Surgeon and as an educator. Throughout his career, Dr. Jindal has demonstrated leadership in his profession and has fervently spent countless hours educating colleagues either by the books he has penned, his authored (over 150) manuscripts in peer-reviewed medical journals or through his lectures and presentations to hundreds of medical meetings throughout the world. In addition, his humanitarian work has connected underserved populations with a beacon of hope.

Dr. Rahul M. Jindal is also a Professor of Surgery and Medicine at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and the George Washington University, Washington, DC. Most recently, Dr. Jindal was appointed as a Professor of Global Health to recognize his contribution to global health issues, in particular, his work in Guyana, South America and in India.

Dr. Jindal has recently received the “ILF 2013 Leadership Award” presented by the International Leadership Foundation and the prestigious “Outstanding American by Choice” Award for 2013 presented by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for his leadership in surgery and patient care. This is awarded to naturalized citizens who have done exemplary work in the community (http://www.ileader.org/pub/LIT_0.asp?ctyp=LITERATURE&pcatid=0&catid=6716&ctxid=7340&single=Y and http://www.uscis.gov/news/outstanding-americans-choice/2013-outstanding-american-choice-recipients).

In 2008, Dr. Jindal mobilized a team of physicians and nurses and successfully performed the first living kidney transplant in Guyana, South America. Dr. Jindal and his team have shown a very sophisticated surgical procedure that requires precise surgery and life-long follow up of anti-rejection medication can be successful in a very economically depressed country. In addition, Dr. Jindal teamed up with the Ministry of Health in Guyana to undertake preventative measures for hypertension and diabetes, and eventually to prevent kidney failure. There are now screening clinics for kidney failure patients. Dr. Jindal’s team travels to Guyana 4 times a year to undertake these procedures (http://bulletin.facs.org/2013/06/rrt-to-patients-in-guyana/).

Dr. Jindal has also initiated a monthly kidney patients support group which he leads by tele-medicine. He has not only infused optimism into the lives of many kidney failure patients but he has also increased the overall care standard in Guyana by setting up the transplant program, and training local physicians in transplants via CME (continuing medical education) activities, testing tele-medicine links between physicians at the Walter Reed Medical Center and patients in Guyana.

Most notably Dr. Jindal played a crucial role on the medical team that conducted groundbreaking surgery at Walter Reed Medical Center on Thanksgiving Day in 2009. A 21-year old senior airman, Tre Porfirio was shot three times by an insurgent in Afghanistan; he received the first ever pancreas islet cell transplant after trauma. This work was reported by the news media and by the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Jindal’s book “The Struggle for life: A psychological perspective of kidney disease and transplantation”, deals with psycho-social issues patients face when on dialysis and after transplantation. He has raised awareness of psychological issues in this disease process; the book is used as standard textbook in dialysis/transplant programs around the world.

Dr. Jindal is the Director of The National Blood and Bone Marrow Drive which is sponsored by more than 600 Hindu temples throughout the United States. As Director, Dr. Jindal and a team of dedicated individuals successfully carry out a tremendous campaign throughout North America (http://hindusgiftoflife.org/). Over 2500 units of blood and bone marrow samples are collected every year. This campaign is in its third year.

Dr. Rahul M. Jindal is the Director of Health Affairs of US-India Political Action Committee (www.usinpac.com). This PAC aims to increase political awareness amongst Indian-Americans and closer ties between India and the US. Recently, Dr. Jindal and his team initiated a non-profit organization to assist South Asian members of the Department of Defense. South Asian Military Family Support Network (www.samfsn.org) also aims to increase diversity and inter-faith understanding in the military.

Dr. Jindal is also on the steering committee member on “The Quality of Cancer Care Committee” - a trans-governmental agency committee with members from Federal departments and recipient of National Institute of Health research grants. In 2013, the Governor of Maryland appointed Dr. Jindal as Commissioner, Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism (http://www.gosv.maryland.gov/) in recognition of his humanitarian and volunteer efforts. Dr. Jindal is also a Commissioner at the Office of Human rights, Montgomery County, Maryland.

Summary of the proposed work by Dr. Rahul M. Jindal as Fulbright Distinguished Chair: This interdisciplinary research and teaching project has several clearly-defined goals. The overarching theme is to increase understanding of transplant tolerance in a large cohort of patients undergoing kidney transplantation. Specifically, to evaluate and analyze the nature of achieving clinical tolerance in living renal transplantation using co-transplantation of donor adipose-tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells with clonal deletion, associated with generation of peripheral T-regulatory cells. The second goal is to give seminars on the principles and practice of organ transplantation. The emphasis of these lectures will be on transplant tolerance. The third goal is to establish long-term collaboration with the host institute.


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