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DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR CENTENARY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

2001

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PROF. T. JACOB JOHN

  

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centenary Award for Excellence in Biomedical research was instituted in the year 1991-92 as part of the Dr. Ambedkar Birth Centenary Celebrations. It is awarded for excellence in any field of biomedical research, as evidenced by scientific publications in internationally recognized journals and significant contribution to advancement of knowledge, improvements in medical practices and health programmes .

               The Award for 2001 is being presented to Prof. T. Jacob John, Former Head, Department of Virology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, for his research work  on “Pulse Polio Immunization”.  

                Prof. John’s pioneering work has shown that five dose primary immunization with oral polio vaccine in neonates gives significantly better protection than three dose regimen, thereby establishing a concept of pulse-polio immunization. Other studies carried out by  Prof. John show the significant role of laboratory medicine in epidemiology, surveillance and community interventions to prevent diseases and control outbreaks. 

                 Prof. John has been an excellent teacher and a science administrator.  He has served as a member on numerous international and national scientific bodies and has more than 300 publications in  journals of  repute.  Prof. John is a recipient of many awards including the ICMR Amrut Modi Unichem Prize for excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Dr. B.C.Roy Award and Glaxo Oration Award of Academy of Medical Sciences .

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BASANTI DEVI AMIR CHAND PRIZE

2002

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PROF. S. MAJUMDAR

 

The Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize is the oldest award of ICMR, instituted in 1953 by late Major General Amir Chand for significant research contributions by scientists in biomedical sciences.

 

The Prize for 2002 is being presented to Prof. S. Majumdar, Head, Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh for his research work on “Molecular basis of pathogenesis of disease process”.

 

Prof. Majumdar has been actively associated with experimental and clinical research on pathophysiology of atherosclerosis for over two decades. He has also employed successfully the biotechnology and genetic engineering development, newer therapeutic reagents and  diagnostic test systems for different diseases. 

 

  Prof. Majumdar has more than 200 publications to his credit.  He has been awarded many awards including Smt. Swaran Kanta Dingley Oration Award  of ICMR for the year 1999. 

 

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CHATURVEDI KALAWATI JAGMOHAN DAS MEMORIAL AWARD

2001

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DR. K. SHIVAKUMAR

 

 

The Chaturvedi Kalawati Jagmohan Das Memorial Award was instituted in 1975 by Dr. S.P. Chaturvedi in the memory of his parents.  This prize is awarded once in three years to an eminent scientist, preferably a medical person, for his/her work in the field of Cardiovascular Diseases.

 

            The Prize for 2001 is being presented to Dr. K. Shiva Kumar, Scientist-‘E’, Division of Cellular & Molecular Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, for his research work on “Myocardial fibrosis in response to cerium and magnesium deficiency”.

 

The research work carried out by Dr. K. Shivakumar has led to the postulation of a neural pathway of activation of cardiac fibroblasts and delineation of a novel protective mechanism that may limit fibrogenesis in the aging myocardium and aetiopathogenesis of tropical endomyocardial fibrosis.

 

Dr. Shivakumar has more than 25 publications in reputed international and national scientific journals.

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DR. KAMALA MENON MEDICAL RESEARCH AWARD

2001

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DR. AMITA AGGARWAL

 

 

Dr. Kamala Menon Medical Research Award was instituted in 1975 by Sh. T.K.N. Menon in memory of his wife.  It is presented to an eminent scientist for his significant contributions in the field of internal medicine and paediatrics.

 

The Prize for 2001 is being presented to Dr. Amita Aggarwal, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of  Medical Sciences, Lucknow for her research work on  “Juvenile idiopathic arthritis”.

 

Dr. Aggarwal has been working in the field of autoimmune rheumatic disease for the past ten years with special emphasis on juvenile arthritis and has worked extensively on the effector immune mechanisms involved in pathogenesis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Her work has shown that the spectrum of juvenile chronic arthritis in India is different as compared to the reported literature  from the west.

 

Dr. Aggarwal has more than 50 publications in scientific journals and is the recepient of several awards including the Shakuntala Amir Chand Award of ICMR for the year1998.

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KSHANIKA ORATION AWARD

2001

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DR. ASHIMA ANAND

 

The Kshanika Oration Award was instituted in 1977 by  Dr.K.N.Sen, former Professor of Medicine, School of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta, to be given to eminent women scientists for outstanding contributions in Biomedical Sciences.

 

The Award for 2001 is being presented to Dr. Ashima Anand, Principal Scientific Officer, DST Centre for Visceral Mechanisms, V.P. Chest Institute, Delhi University, for her research work on “Cardio-respiratory control mechanisms”.

 

Dr. Ashima Anand has been working in the field of  physiology and has concentrated on the control mechanisms of the cardio- respiratory system especially the sensory receptor inputs. Dr. Anand’s  current research interests are related to physiology and clinical medicine  investigations  and she is engaged in studying the mechanisms that give rise to exertional breathlessness in various pathological states including CAD, obstructive diseases of the lungs as well as during high altitude pulmonary oedema.  The outcome of her research is likely to help in better management of such patients.

 

Dr. Anand is the recipient of several prestigious awards and fellowships. She has more than 30   research publications to her credit.

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JALMA TRUST FUND ORATION AWARD

2001

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                                       DR. E. DANIEL

 

 

The JALMA Trust Fund Oration Award was instituted with funds donated by the Japan Leprosy Mission for Asia to commemorate the Mission’s work on leprosy in India. This award is given to an eminent scientist for  his significant achievements in the field of Leprosy.

 

The Award for 2001 is being presented to Dr. E. Daniel Head, Department of Ophthalmology, Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre, Vellore for his research work on “Ocular Leprosy”.

 

 Dr. Daniel is one of the few  ophthalmologists solely involved in ocular leprosy research which includes clinical, epidemiological, pathological and basic scientific research.The research  work undertaken by him has resulted in better understanding of the effects of the ocular pathology, before, during and after anti-leprosy therapy.

 

Dr. Daniel has published 30 articles in national and international  journals.

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AMRUT MODY UNICHEM PRIZE

2001

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PROF. S.K. SARIN

 

 

The Amrut Mody Unichem Prize was instituted by Unichem Laboratories in 1985. This prize is  awarded for an outstanding work carried out by a scientist in the field of ‘Cardiology and Neurology’ and ‘ Gastroenterology’ in alternate years.

 

The prize for 2001 is being presented to Professor S.K. Sarin, Head, Deptartment of Gastroenterology, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi  for his research work on “Management of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis of liver ”.

 

            Prof. S.K. Sarin has been actively involved in clinical and basic research in the field of liver disease. He has worked on the management of chronic liver diseases with special reference to the etiology and the complications of portal hypertension. Prof. Sarin’s contributions in the nomenclature  and classification of gastric varices  are  universally followed.

           

He has 180 research publications in  national and international  journals and is the recipient of several prestigious awards including Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Ranbaxy Research Science Foundation Award and D.V. Datta Memorial Award of ICMR . Prof. Sarin has also been on several scientific bodies including being the President of Asian Pacific Association for  Study of the Liver and Indian Society of Gastroenterology.        

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AMRUT MODY UNICHEM PRIZE

2001

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PROF. (BRIG.) SUNDER LAL

 

           

The Amrut Mody Unichem Prize was instituted by Unichem Laboratories in 1985. This prize is awarded for an outstanding work carried out by a scientist in the field of ‘Maternal and Child Health and Chest diseases’ in alternate years.

 

The prize for 2001 is being presented to Professor Sunder Lal, Head, Department of Community Medicine, Pt. B.D. Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, for his research work on “Integrated Child Development Services in rural areas”. 

 

Professor Sunder Lal has been actively engaged in  the Operational Research Studies in the field of Maternal & Child Health predominantly in the rural settings for the last two and a half decades.  His work in the teaching, training and research  field of Maternal & Child Health has made a significant impact on the Integrated Child Development Service . This has led to innovative models needed for education system for maternal and child health development teams and enhanced coordination amongst health, education, development and social welfare sectors for better services for mother and children.

 

He has published  180 research papers in journals of repute and has been a member of several national scientific and public health bodies.

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CHATURVEDI GHANSHYAM DAS JAIGOPAL AWARD

2001

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PROF. RAKESH BHATNAGAR

 

           

The Chaturvedi Ghanshyam Das Jaigopal Memorial Award was instituted in 1985 by Shri S. P. Chaturvedi in memory of his grandmother, to be awarded to an eminent scientist for his outstanding work in the field of Immunology.

 

The prize for 2001 is being presented to Professor Rakesh Bhatnagar, Chairman, Centre for Biotechnology, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi for his research work on “Development of recombinant anthrax vaccine”.

 

Prof. Bhatnagar has been actively involved in the development of a novel human vaccine for anthrax. He has been able to develop a genetically engineered antigen of Baccilus anthracis which is expected to lead to the development of a recombinant vaccine devoid of toxicity and side effects and give better protection against anthrax than the existing vaccine.

           

 Prof. Bhatnagar has published  80 research papers  in journals of repute.

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DR. PREM NATH WAHI AWARD

2001

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DR. RAVINDRAN ANKATHIL

 

 

The Dr. Prem Nath Wahi Award was instituted in 1990 by  late Dr. P.N.Wahi, the former Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research.This award is given in alternate years, to an eminent scientist for his outstanding contribution in the field of Basic /Clinical cytology  or Preventive oncology.

 

The award for 2001 is being presented to Dr. Ravindran Ankathil, Associate. Professor, Division of Cancer Research, Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram for his research  work on “Cytogenetic studies in cancer ”.

 

Dr. Ankathil has been working in the area of cancer research for more than two decades. Identification of high risk individuals and early detection of cancers are important issues in the prevention, control and treatment of cancers. He has been actively involved in the identification of biomarkers of genetic susceptibility in familial cancers.These biomarkers could help in identifying the high risk individuals who could be targeted for intensive preventive strategies in a cost effective manner.

 

Dr. Ravindran has 100 research publications. He has been the recipient of  Raja Ravi Sher Singh of Kalsia Memorial Award (1994) of ICMR and  the ICMR prize for biomedical research conducted in under developed areas (1998). 

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DR. D.N. PRASAD MEMORIAL ORATION AWARD

2001

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PROF. Y.K. GUPTA

 

The Dr. D.N. Prasad Memorial Oration Award was instituted in 1991 by Dr.G.V.Satyavati, the former Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research, in memory of her late   husband  Dr.D.N.Prasad, for presentation to an Indian scientist for his outstanding contributions in the field of Pharmacology .

 

The Award for 2001 is being presented to Professor Y.K. Gupta, Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for his research work on “Evaluation of drug action in various neurodegenerative diseases”.        

 

Prof. Gupta has been working in the field of Pharmacology for  twenty five years with major interests in the field of Neuropharmacology. He has been working on different aspects of  neurodegenerative disorders like epilepsy, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, pain and vomiting. He has  undertaken various experimental studies and assessed the role of several neurotransmitter receptor modulating agents in the pathogenesis and clinical effects in such disorders.

 

 Prof. Gupta has  more than 20 publications in various national and international journals of repute and is  recipient of several national awards .

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SHAKUNTALA AMIR CHAND PRIZE

2001

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DR. SANJAY JAIN

 

 

The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize was instituted in 1953 by late Major General Amir Chand for significant research contributions by young scientists in biomedical sciences.

 

The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize for 2001 is being presented to Dr. Sanjay Jain, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh for his research work on “Takayasu’s Arteritis-an enigmatic disease”.                   

Dr. Sanjay Jain has been actively engaged in research on  Takayasu’s Arteritis (TA) for more than ten years.  His work has shown that TA  is the commonest cause of renovascular hypertension in South East Asian Countries including India. Based on his research contributions, a modified criterion for classification and clinical presentation of this disease has been described.

His research team is  among  the first to use percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stent placement in various arteries in this disease.

 

Dr. Jain has published more than 80 research papers in  journals of repute and has been awarded various awards for carrying out outstanding research work .                                                       

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SHAKUNTALA AMIR CHAND PRIZE

2001

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DR. RAVINDER GOSWAMI

 

The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize was instituted in 1953 by late Major General Amir Chand for significant research contributions by young scientists in biomedical sciences.

 

The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize for 2001 is being presented to Dr. Ravinder Goswami, Associate Professor, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for his research work on “ Studies on autoimmune endocrine disorders”.        

 

Dr. Ravinder Goswami has been working on several endocrine disorders such as diabetes, Graves’ disease and metabolic bone disease. His research contributions have helped to develop rational clinical diagnosis and management of these endocrine disorders.  

 

Dr. Goswami has published 40 research papers in various international and national journals of repute.                                                              Back | Home      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SHAKUNTALA AMIR CHAND PRIZE

2001

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DR. U.C. GHOSHAL

 

The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize was instituted in 1953 by late Major General Amir Chand for significant research contributions by young scientists in biomedical sciences.

 

The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize for 2001 is being presented to Dr. U.C. Ghoshal, Assistant Professor, Department of  Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow for his research work on “Studies on portal hypertension”.

 

Dr. Ghoshal has been working in the field of Gastroenterology for the past five years and has been actively engaged in research on portal hypertension and tropical gastrointestinal diseases.

As a young scientist he has published 50 papers in journals with high impact factor and is a recipient of  J. Mitra Memorial Award in Gastroenterology and several young investigator awards.

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SHAKUNTALA AMIR CHAND PRIZE

2001

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DR. HARPREET KAUR

 

The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize was instituted in 1953 by late Major General Amir Chand for significant research contributions by young scientists in biomedical sciences.

 

The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize for 2001 is being presented to Dr. Harpreet Kaur, Senior Research Officer, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi for her research work on “Giardiasis”.

 

Dr. Harpreet Kaur has carried out  the immunochemical and immunobiological studies on the excretory- secretory products of  Giardia lamblia.  The research work carried out by her has shown that  a  novel biologically active excretory- secretory product of G.lamblia has been isolated and purified for the first time. It has been demonstrated to  be of an immunodominant nature which makes it a candidate antigen for immunoprophylactic studies in giardiasis.

 

Dr. Kaur has  published her work in reputed international journals.

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MAJOR GENERAL SAHEB SINGH SOKHEY AWARD

2001

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DR. M. V. MURHEKAR

 

            The Major General Saheb Singh Sokhey Award was instituted in 1988 in accordance with the will of Major General Sokhey and is  given annually to a young scientist for his significant research in communicable diseases.

           

The Award for 2001 is being presented to Dr. M. V. Murhekar, Deputy Director, Regional Medical Research Center, Port Blair for his work on “Viral hepatitis among tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands”.

 

Dr. Murhekar  has been one of the leading members of the team involved in carrying out studies among the tribal population of Andaman and Nicobar Islands especially in the field of viral hepatitis.The results of studies showed hepatitis B as the most significant public health problem of these tribes. He was able to establish the important routes of transmission and risk factors associated with this infection. Considering the significance of the findings and recommendations, Government of India has initiated universal immunization against hepatitis B among the population of Andaman & Nicobar  Islands. 

 

Dr. Murhekar has 20 publications in journals of repute.

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