Dr Pinaki Panigrahi, MD, PhD

A team of scientists from US have discovered an inexpensive prevention technique (therapy) against sepsis in new born babies. The team was led by US-The team was led by US-based Odiya doctor Dr Pinaki Panigrahi. The therapy has been found to reduce the risk of sepsis infection by 40% in trials and it can be inexpensive – less than one dollar for a course.

Director of Center For Global Health and Development
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, and Pediatrics
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary
2010-Present Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Director Center for Global Health and Development, UNMC
1997-2010 Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, UMB
1993-1996 Assistant Professor, tenure track, Department of Pediatrics, UMB
1989-1992 Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases/Center for Vaccine Development, UMB
1986-1987 Teaching Fellow, Hybridoma Technology Resource Center, Univ of Maryland, College Park
1985-1989 Guest Researcher, Department of Pathology, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland
1985-1989 Graduate Research Assistant, Microbiology Laboratories, Univ of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
1981-1982 Post Graduate Pediatrics Clinical Training, MKCG Medical College Hospital, India
1982-1984 Post Graduate Pediatrics Clinical Training, SVP Post Graduate Institute of Pediatrics, Cuttack, India

PhD Microbiology, University of Maryland, College Park, 1989
MD Medicine, MKCG Medical College, India, 1981
ISc Pre-Med, B.J.B. College, Bhubaneswar, India, 1976

Research Interests
Pathogenesis of Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases of the G.I. tract
International Health
Human research protection and clinical trials

Selected Publications
Dinesh S Chandel, Maria E Perez-Munoz, Fang Yu, Robert Boissy, Radhanath Satpathy, Pravas R Misra, Nidhi Sharma, Rama Chaudhry, Sailajanandan Parida, Daniel A Peterson, Ira H. Gewolb, and Pinaki Panigrahi. Changes in the gut microbiota after early administration of oral synbiotics to young infants in India. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017. In press.
Satpathy R, Nanda P, Nanda NC, Bal HB, Mohanty R, Mishra A, Swain T, Pradhan KC, Panigrahi K, Dutta A, Misra PR, Parida S, Panigrahi P. Challenges in Implementation of the ANISA Protocol at the Odisha Site in India. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 May;35(5 Suppl1):S74-8. PubMed PMID: 27070071.
Padhi BK, Adhikari A, Satapathy P, Patra AK, Chandel D, Panigrahi P. Predictors and respiratory depositions of airborne endotoxin in homes using biomass fuels and LPG gas for cooking. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2017 Jan;27(1):112-117. PubMed PMID: 26956936
Padhi BK, Baker KK, Dutta A, Cumming O, Freeman MC, Satpathy R, Das BS, Panigrahi P. Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes among Women Practicing Poor Sanitation in Rural India: A Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study. PLoS Med. 2015 Jul 7;12(7):e1001851. PubMed PMID: 26151447
Schriewer A, Odagiri M, Wuertz S, Misra PR, Panigrahi P, Clasen T, Jenkins MW. Human and Animal Fecal Contamination of Community Water Sources, Stored Drinking Water and Hands in Rural India Measured with Validated Microbial Source Tracking Assays. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Sep;93(3):509-16. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0824. PubMed PMID: 26149868
Patel K, Konduru K, Patra AK, Chandel DS, Panigrahi P. Trends and determinants of gastric bacterial colonization of preterm neonates in a NICU setting. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 1;10(7):e0114664. PubMed PMID:26132213
Odagiri M, Schriewer A, Hanley K, Wuertz S, Misra PR, Panigrahi P, Jenkins MW. Validation of Bacteroidales quantitative PCR assays targeting human and animal fecal contamination in the public and domestic domains in India. Sci Total Environ. 2015 Jan 1; 502:462-70. PubMed PMID: 25285421.
Sharma N, Chaudhry R, Panigrahi P. Quantitative and qualitative study of intestinal flora in neonates. J Glob Infect Dis. 2012 Oct;4(4):188-92. PubMed PMID: 23326075
Chandel DS, Johnson JA, Chaudhry R, Sharma N, Shinkre N, Parida S, Misra PR, Panigrahi P. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Gram-negative bacteria causing neonatal sepsis in India in rural and urban settings. J Med Microbiol. 2011 Apr;60(Pt 4):500-7. PubMed PMID: 21183602
Panigrahi P, Parida S, Pradhan L, Mohapatra SS, Misra PR, Johnson JA, Chaudhry R, Taylor S, Hansen NI, Gewolb IH. Long-term colonization of a Lactobacillus plantarum synbiotic preparation in the neonatal gut. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2008 Jul;47(1):45-53.PubMed PMID: 18607268.
Panigrahi P, Braileanu GT, Chen H, Stine OC. Probiotic bacteria changeEscherichia coli-induced gene expression in cultured colonocytes: Implications in intestinal pathophysiology. World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Dec 21;13(47):6370-8. PubMed PMID: 18081226

Professional Affiliations
Society for Pediatric Research, USA
American Society for Microbiology
Infectious Diseases Society of America
The Royal Society of Medicine, UK
The Royal Society of Medicine, Pediatrics Chapter, UK
Sigma Xi



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