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February 4, 2013

Arun Sanyal receives international honor for clinical research

Arun Sanyal, M.D.

Arun Sanyal, M.D.

Arun Sanyal, M.D., professor and chair of the Division of Gastroenterology, will receive the Ranbaxy Research Award in the field of Medical Sciences – Clinical Research at a ceremony in New Delhi on Feb. 4.

Sanyal, who holds the Charles M. Caravati Distinguished Professorship in Gastroenterology, is well-known nationally and internationally for his highly productive and well-funded work in non-alcoholic liver disease. S. K. Sarin, M.D., director of New Delhi’s Indian Liver and Biliary Institute nominated Sanyal for the award to recognize Sanyal’s progress in understanding the disease’s pathogenesis and treatment.

Sanyal is also a highly accomplished mentor and teacher, currently guiding the careers of several junior faculty members as well as serving as principal investigator on an NIH-funded training grant in digestive disorders at the medical school.

Ranbaxy Science Foundation is funded by Ranbaxy Corporation and works with the Indian government to promote research and science in India. This year’s four honorees will be presented with their awards by the vice president of India.