Indian National Bar Association recognizes Influential women of India including Dr. Purvi Parikh of USA

Attendees and women recognized in book, “The Phenomenal She” launched by the Indian National Bar Association, at the Constitution Club in Delhi. PHOTO: Courtesy INBA

The Indian National Bar Association, INBA, celebrated women’s empowerment March 30, 2024, with a book launch “The Phenomenal She” now in its 6th edition. The volume includes US-based award-winning physician Dr. Purvi Parikh, an allergist and immunologist at Allergy and Asthma Associates of Murray Hill, NJ., as well as several other influential women in India.

The 6th edition of INBA’s “The Phenomenal She” acknowledges women who have made a mark for themselves, and who encourage others to follow in their footsteps.

The March 30 launch was held at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi, initiated by Senior Legal Advisor INBA, and Advocate Supreme Court Vinakshi Kadan Singh.

Several eminent legal minds were present including former Chief Justice of India and Chairman of the Human Rights Commission K.G. Balakrishnan, as well as  Dr. Anju Rathi Rana, additional secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law & Justice, Justice Rupam Singh of Haryana, Secretary General of INBA Kaviraj Singh, among others.

Apart from Dr. Purvi Parikh, some of the other women featured in the book include Justice Neena Bansal Krishna, Judge, High Court, Delhi, Justice Mini Pushkarna, Judge, High Court, Delhi, Dr. Anju Rathi Ran, Additional Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law & Justice, Shweta Agarwal, ADM (ZP), Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, Rupam Singh, Judge, Haryana, Swati Maliwal, MP, Rajya Sabha.

Dr. Purvi Parikh. PHOTO: X @PurviParikhMD

Dr. Purvi Parikh played a frontline role during COVID as an investigator and researcher in three (Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, and Sanofi) of the Covid-19 vaccine trials at NYU Langone Health’s vaccine center. She is also part of the National Institutes of Health Momivax trial which studies vaccine safety in pregnant and breastfeeding moms and their babies. She is also now involved in Covid long haul research.

She is currently on the faculty at New York University School of Medicine as Clinical Assistant Professor in both departments of Medicine and Pediatrics.

From left, Vinakshi Kadan Singh, former Supreme Court Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, and Anju Rathi Rana, holding up the new publication, “The Phenomenal She” at the book launch event in New Delhi’s Constitution Club, March 30, 2024. PHOTO: INBA

Passionate about health policy and advocacy for patients, she has written extensively on  allergy, asthma, and immunodeficiency syndromes in various peer reviewed journals and textbooks, and actively engages with legislators through various medical organizations.

India’s former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court K.G. Balakrishnan, addressing the gathering of the Indian National Bar Association to launch book, “The Phenomenal She”. PHOTO: INBA

Dr. Parikh is a national media spokesperson for the US Allergy and Asthma Network which is the leading patient advocacy group for patients and their families who suffer from life threatening allergic and immunologic conditions. She frequently appears as a medical expert on their behalf on national media outlets lilke NBC, FOX, CNN, Wallstreet Journal, CNBC and CBS. She also has a weekly health watch segment on Fox 5 NY going over current and pertinent health topics.

Dr. Purvi Parikh is the daughter of Dr. Sudhir Parikh, chairman of Parikh Worldwide Media which publishes Desi Talk and News India Times.

“INBA is working virtuously for the cause and social upliftment of women. We strive to appreciate and acknowledge every contribution made by women from all professional areas or activities that are worth a contribution to society as a whole and beyond her family. These women have managed multiple tasks and demonstrated excellence in their personal and professional lives,” a press release from INBA said.

The purpose of the book’s launch “is to acknowledge women who have excelled in their fields despite all the difficulties, to inspire and motivate other women to come out of their shell, take a step forward and realize their dreams,” it added. The INBA helps women through various initiatives including start up mentorship, free legal aid, gender equality, legal right workshops, and sexual harassment awareness in the workplace.



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