Chandigarh 09th July:- Three senior residents in the Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh have been honored with the ‘Young Investigators Award’ at the XIIth. International Kawasaki Disease Symposium (IKDS) held recently at Yokohama, Japan.The International Kawasaki Disease Symposium is held once in 3 years and attracts investigators working in the field of KD from all over the world.
These Senior Residents Dr. Ankur Kumar Jindal, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Pilania and Dr. Ankita Singh are pursuing their DM course in Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology in Department of Pediatrics. They had presented their research work related to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of children with Kawasaki Disease (KD) at PGIMER, Chandigarh.
Dr Ankur was awarded for his work on “Ultrasound studies in patients with KD”; Dr Rakesh for his work on “Long term follow-up of coronary artery complications in patients with KD” and Dr Ankita received this award for her work on “Association of KD with hematological aberrations”.
The ‘Young Investigators Award’ award was given to only 20 participants. Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki, the legendary Japanese Pediatrician after whom the disease is named, personally felicitated the winners of these awards. Incidentally, Dr. Kawasaki had visited PGI, Chandigarh in October, 2005. The award winners were also felicitated by Director PGIMER in his office.