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Modern Indian Studies Webinar: Global Innovation for Kidney Disease

November 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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The Modern Indian Studies Initiative continues its webinar series, “Resilience and Well-Being Through the Lens of the Pandemic” with the Nov. 20 event: “Global Innovation for Kidney Disease: Leveraging Disruptive Technology to Improve Access and Reduce Cost.” 

Kidney disease is currently a global epidemic with huge clinical, social, and economic impacts in developing countries such as India. This panel will discuss whether disruptive technologies & if the process of care innovation could transform kidney care worldwide, with increased access to care at a lower cost, linked to an actual economic rehabilitation of patients with kidney disease.  

Join us to hear more about this from our distinguished panel of key opinion leaders from India and the United States, with backgrounds and experience in medicine, public health, engineering, industry, innovation, and regulation: 

  • Professor Vivekananda Jha is the Executive Director at The George Institute for Global Health, India, Chair of Global Kidney Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of London, and the President of the International Society of Nephrology. 
  • Dr. Manisha Sahay is the Professor and Head, Department of Nephrology, Osmania General Hospital and Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India. 
  • Dr. Amit Sharma is a VP in charge of kidney diseases at Bayer. 
  • Dr. Shuvo Roy is a translational bioengineer focusing on the development of medical devices to address unmet clinical needs through a multidisciplinary approach. 
  • Dr. Murray Sheldon is the Associate Director for Technology and Innovation at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the FDA. 

Moderated by Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, a Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the University of North Carolina Kidney Center at Chapel Hill. 


November 20, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am