Amar Nijagal, M.D. Awarded M. Judah Folkman Memorial Award for 2nd Time
Dr. Amar Nijagal was awarded the M. Judah Folkman Memorial Award by the American Pediatric Surgical Association at the 2012 APSA Annual meeting for his work entitled "Fetal Intervention Triggers the Activation of Paternal Antigen-Specific Maternal T Cells." Dr. Nijagal is currently a General Surgery resident at UCSF and has worked in Dr. Tippi MacKenzie's laboratory in the UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery for the past three years. In 2011, he was also awarded the M. Judah Folkman Memorial Award for his presentation on "The Maternal Adaptive Immune Response Against Paternal Antigens Incites Fetal Demise After Fetal Intervention". This award is bestowed annually for the most outstanding research presentation given during the APSA Annual Meeting. Dr. Eric Jelin also received this award in 2009 for his work on the "Effects of Notch4 On Lung Vascular Remodeling."