Students being honored; Professor honored for research

Students being honored

A group of students dubbed the region’s “most outstanding in chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, medicine and engineering will be honored Nov. 8 at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego.

Hosted by the San Diego Chapter of the ARCS Foundation, the event will begin at 2:30 p.m. It is open to the public, but reservation deadline is Nov. 2

The students receiving awards attend San Diego State University, The Scripps Research Institute, UCSD and the University of San Diego. Call (619) 223-1359 or e-mail

Professor honored for research

Kumar Sharma, M.D., FAHA, professor of medicine, division of nephrology and director of the Center for Renal Transplant at UCSD School of Medicine, received the Outstanding Investigator Award from the Japanese Society of Diabetes Complications earlier this month in Okayama, Japan.

The award recognizes Sharma’s work in diabetic complications in kidney diseases. Kidney disease is the leading cause of renal failure worldwide and, once acquired, there are few treatments to change the course of kidney disease.

Sharma joined UC San Diego in 2007 and is a resident of Del Mar.