Division of Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases

Dr. Namita Roy-Chowdhury Receives Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman Award

Dr. Namita Roy-Chowdhury Professor Liver Diseases Hepatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Namita Roy-Chowdhury, PhD

Dr. Namita Roy-Chowdhury, Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases) and of Genetics, was conferred the 2014 Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman (MGPS), a high honor bestowed on overseas Indians on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 145th birth anniversary.

The MGPS is constituted by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India in conjunction with the International Non-Resident Indian Society, to honor exceptional contribution in awardees' chosen field/profession. The 2014 awards were given to thirty global Indians for their achievements.

Dr. Roy-Chowdhury received her basic education at the United Missionary Girls’ High School, Presidency College, and Science College of Calcutta University, India. She joined the Liver Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1977. Her laboratory studies liver-based inherited metabolic diseases, focusing mainly on inherited disorders of bilirubin glucuronidation and primary hyperoxaluria type 1. She was the first Indian woman to become a full professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and discovered the genetic bases of inherited jaundice (Crigler-Najjar syndrome and Gilbert Syndrome).

Dr. Roy-Chowdhury's award was presented by the Right Honorable Baroness Verma, minister of Energy and Climate Change, UK, at a ceremony honoring the outstanding achievements of global Indians at the House of Lords of the British Parliament, London.

Dr. Namita Roy-Chowdhury Professor Liver Diseases Hepatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Left to right: Dr. Namita Roy-Chowdhury, Baroness Verma, Mr. Gouhar Nawab, Mr. Deepak Singh.
Dr. Namita Roy-Chowdhury Professor Liver Diseases Hepatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Dr. Roy-Chowdhury's medal of honor.

Dr. Namita Roy-Chowdhury Professor Liver Diseases Hepatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Dr. Roy-Chowdhury's certificate.
Dr. Namita Roy-Chowdhury Professor Liver Diseases Hepatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Dr. Roy-Chowdhury's badge of honor.

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