RAMAN R.GANGAKHEDKAR
SCIENTIST G & HEAD

  RAMAN R.GANGAKHEDKAR

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2015

Address (Off):

INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
ANSARI NAGAR
NEW DELHI - 110029 .
Telephone (off): 26588296, 26588896
Email : rgangakhedkar@nariindia.org
Educational Qualifications:

  1. Govt. Medical College, MBBS 1981 Medicine, Aurangabad
  2. Govt. Medical College, DCH 1983 Paediatrics, Aurangabad 
  3. Johns Hopkins University, MPH 1996 International Health, Baltimore,USA

Discipline:
PAEDIATRICS
EPIDEMIOLOGY
PUBLIC HEALTH

Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :

Professional Bodies
• Member, Advisory Board for Expert Panel on HIV in Children, Mumbai
• Chairman, Ethics Committee, PRAYAS, Pune, 2011 to date
• Member, National Advisory Board, HIV Medicine Association of India. 2011- to date
• Member, Ethics Committee, Durbar Mahila Sangha, Sonagachi, Kolkata
• Life Member, India Clinical Epidemiology Network (IndiaCLEN) 
• Expert, Knowledge Management System, Saksham Project, GFATM Round 7, Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai 2011 – to date
• Member, Governing Council, AIDS Society of India. 2001- 2010
• Ex-Vice President, AIDS Society of India, 2003-2006
• Technical Advisor, Lawyers Collective, Mumbai until 2007.
• Member, Board of Studies in Medicine, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Autonomous Deemed Medical University, Pune since 1999-2005
• Member, Governing Board of Lokmanya Medical Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune since 1999

National Expert Groups
• Member, sub-committee to revise National Guidelines on Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections, constituted by the National AIDS Control Organisation, 2012
• Member, Technical Resource Group, Antiretroviral Therapy, constituted by the National AIDS Control Organisation – 2011 to date
• Special Invitee, Working Group on Care and Support, NACO, NACP Phase IV. 2011
• Member, Working Group on Sexually Transmitted Disease, NACO, NACP Phase IV. 2011
• Member, Working Group on PPTCT, NACO for designing NACP Phase IV. 2011
• Member, Technical Resource Group, Sexually Transmitted Disease, constituted by the National AIDS Control Organisation – 2010 to date
• Member, Technical Resource Group, RCC-PACT (GFATM Round VII), Population Foundation of India, New Delhi 2010 to date
• Member, Technical Advisory Committee on Prevention of Parent-to-Child Transmission and Care &,Support National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO)- 2007
• Member, Core Group, 3 by 5 initiative, WHO, SEARO, New Delhi
• Member, Technical Committee on the review State AIDS Control Societies, NACO, 2004.
• Member, Technical Advisory Group, HIV/STI Prevention and Care Research Programme-India, Population Council, India, 2001-04 
• Co-ordinator, Technical Resource Group on Research & Development constituted by the National AIDS Control Organization since June 2000-2002
• Member, Project Consultative Committee (PCG) constituted by Family Health International, USAID, Government of Maharashtra and IMRB for STD Clinics- Health Facility Surveys since 1999-00.
• Member, Technical Resource Groups on:“Women, Child and AIDS”& “ Research & Development in HIV/AIDS”, NACO between 1998-2000.
• Member, National Resource Team to develop Project Implementation Plan for the National AIDS Control Programme Phase II in 1998.
• Member, Protocol Development Team, “Feasibility of AZT & Nevirapine Prophylaxis Study” sponsored by NACO, 1998-2000.
• Co-opted member, Expert Committee Meeting on “Antiretroviral Drugs” of the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, 15th October 1997.
• Member, Apex Committee for AIDS Prevention and Control, Maharashtra State chaired by His Excellency Governor of Maharashtra and their sub-committees on: Hospital Infection Control and HIV prevention & control in Urban Slums, 1996-2000.
• Expert, AIDS IEC Task Force, Maharashtra State, 1996.
• Member, Expert Group on AIDS Policy of Catholic Hospital Association of India, 1993-94. 
• Expert, Evaluation Group on Training Manual for Department of Youth Affairs, Govt. of Indias "Universities Talk AIDS" Project Phase II. Jan.1993.
• Member, Hospital Infection Control Committee, Directorate of Health Services, Maharashtra State, 1992.

International Bodies
• Member, End-organ Disease and Inflammation Transformative Science Group (ITSG) of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), NIH, USA July 2012- December 2014 
• Member, Regional Advisory Panel for Asia & Pacific constituted by the Department of Reproductive Health & Research, World Health Organisation, Geneva – 2006 – to date
• Member, Experimental Therapeutics Research Advisory Committee, AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG), NIH, USA 2005-06.
• Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Global AIDS Policy Project, Harvard Medical School, USA 2006-2012
• Honorary Member, International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC), USA
• Member, International Sexually Transmitted Diseases Working Group, Family Health International, USA since July 2000-2002.

Awards:
  1. Prof. K.Ramamoorthy Oration in HIV Congress 2012 in Mumbai on March 18, 2012.
  2. Dr.Rajiv and Dr. Sanjiv Warhadpande Memorial Oration at the Academy of Medical Sciences, Nagpur on January 30, 2000.

a. Professional Bodies


• Member, Advisory Board for Expert Panel on HIV in Children, Mumbai
• Chairman, Ethics Committee, PRAYAS, Pune, 2011 to date
• Member, National Advisory Board, HIV Medicine Association of India. 2011- to date
• Member, Ethics Committee, Durbar Mahila Sangha, Sonagachi, Kolkata
• Life Member, India Clinical Epidemiology Network (IndiaCLEN) 
• Member, Governing Council, AIDS Society of India. 2001- 2010
• Ex-Vice President, AIDS Society of India, 2003-2006
• Technical Advisor, Lawyers Collective, Mumbai until 2007.
• Member, Board of Studies in Medicine, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Autonomous Deemed Medical University, Pune since 1999-2005
• Member, Governing Board of Lokmanya Medical Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune since 1999
b. National Expert Groups
• Member, sub-committee to revise National Guidelines on Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections, constituted by the National AIDS Control Organisation, 2012
• Member, Technical Resource Group, Antiretroviral Therapy, constituted by the National AIDS Control Organisation – 2011 to date
• Special Invitee, Working Group on Care and Support, NACO, NACP Phase IV. 2011
• Member, Working Group on Sexually Transmitted Disease, NACO, NACP Phase IV. 2011
• Member, Working Group on PPTCT, NACO for designing NACP Phase IV. 2011
• Member, Technical Resource Group, Sexually Transmitted Disease, constituted by the National AIDS Control Organisation – 2010 to date
• Member, Technical Resource Group, RCC-PACT (GFATM Round VII), Population Foundation of India, New Delhi 2010 to date
• Member, Technical Advisory Committee on Prevention of Parent-to-Child Transmission and Care &,Support National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO)- 2007
• Member, Core Group, 3 by 5 initiative, WHO, SEARO, New Delhi
• Member, Technical Committee on the review State AIDS Control Societies, NACO, 2004.
• Member, Technical Advisory Group, HIV/STI Prevention and Care Research Programme-India, Population Council, India, 2001-04 
• Co-ordinator, Technical Resource Group on Research & Development constituted by the National AIDS Control Organization since June 2000-2002
• Member, Project Consultative Committee (PCG) constituted by Family Health International, USAID, Government of Maharashtra and IMRB for STD Clinics- Health Facility Surveys since 1999-00.
• Member, Technical Resource Groups on:“Women, Child and AIDS”& “ Research & Development in HIV/AIDS”, NACO between 1998-2000.
• Member, National Resource Team to develop Project Implementation Plan for the National AIDS Control Programme Phase II in 1998.
• Member, Protocol Development Team, “Feasibility of AZT & Nevirapine Prophylaxis Study” sponsored by NACO, 1998-2000.
• Co-opted member, Expert Committee Meeting on “Antiretroviral Drugs” of the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, 15th October 1997.
• Member, Apex Committee for AIDS Prevention and Control, Maharashtra State chaired by His Excellency Governor of Maharashtra and their sub-committees on: Hospital Infection Control and HIV prevention & control in Urban Slums, 1996-2000.
• Expert, AIDS IEC Task Force, Maharashtra State, 1996.
• Member, Expert Group on AIDS Policy of Catholic Hospital Association of India, 1993-94. 
• Expert, Evaluation Group on Training Manual for Department of Youth Affairs, Govt. of Indias Universities Talk AIDS Project Phase II. Jan.1993.
• Member, Hospital Infection Control Committee, Directorate of Health Services, Maharashtra State, 1992.

International Bodies

• Member, End-organ Disease and Inflammation Transformative Science Group (ITSG) of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), NIH, USA July 2012- December 2014 
• Member, Regional Advisory Panel for Asia & Pacific constituted by the Department of Reproductive Health & Research, World Health Organisation, Geneva – 2006 – to date
• Member, Experimental Therapeutics Research Advisory Committee, AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG), NIH, USA 2005-06.
• Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Global AIDS Policy Project, Harvard Medical School, USA 2006-2012
• Honorary Member, International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC), USA
• Member, International Sexually Transmitted Diseases Working Group, Family Health International, USA since July 2000-2002.

Professional experience with UN Agencies


• Member, Regional Advisory Panel for Asia & the Pacific, WHO, Geneva, Eleventh meeting of the Regional Advisory Panel for Asia & the Pacific for Sexually Transmitted Infections organized by the World Health Organisation, Geneva between March 26-28, 2012 at Hua Hin, Thailand
• Member, Regional Advisory Panel for Asia & the Pacific, WHO, Geneva, Eleventh meeting of the Regional Advisory Panel for Asia & the Pacific for Sexually Transmitted Infections organized by the World Health Organisation, Geneva between March 8-12, 2010 at Seam Reap, Cambodia
• Member, Regional Advisory Panel for Asia & the Pacific, WHO, Geneva, Eleventh meeting of the Regional Advisory Panel for Asia & the Pacific for Sexually Transmitted Infections organized by the World Health Organisation, Geneva between March 11-13, 2009 at Bali, Indonesia
• Temporary Advisor, WHO, Geneva, Tenth meeting of the Regional Advisory Panel for Asia & the Pacific for Sexually Transmitted Infections organized by the World Health Organisation, Geneva between February 27-29, 2008 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
• Temporary Advisor, WHO-UNFPA Strategic Partnership Programme- Implementation Review and Planning Workshop for Countries of Intensified Focus (CIF) in Asia and the Pacific Region between March 12-16, 2007 at Yangon, Myanmar.
• Temporary Advisor, WHO, Geneva, Expert Consensus meeting on use of ARV for treating pregnant women and preventing HIV infection in infants and young children organized by WHO between May 18-19, 2006 at Geneva, Switzerland
• Temporary Advisor, WHO-UNFPA Strategic Partnership Programme- Implementation Review and Planning Workshop for Countries of Intensified Focus (CIF) in Asia and the Pacific Region between April 24-27, 2006 at Bangkok, Thailand
• Consultant, UNAIDS, APICT, Bangkok to develop a background paper on ethical guidelines and research processes at Phnom Penh between April 6-8, 2005
• Consultant, UNAIDS SEA-ICT, December 15-17, 2004 
• Temporary Advisor, South-East Asia Regional Workshop on Family Planning, STI and Skilled Birth Attendance and Regional Consultation for the Development of the Global Strategy for the Prevention & Control of STI’s between August 2-6th, 2004 at Colombo, Sri Lanka
• Temporary Advisor, WHO, Meeting - “Revision of AIDS Case Definition” between June 16-18, 2004 at Saas Fee, Switzerland 
• Temporary Advisor, UNICEF on PMTCT from October 1, 2002 to January 2003
• Temporary Advisor, UNFPA, Bangladesh between December 14-22, 2002
• Temporary Advisor, UNAIDS, for a meeting on “Impact of HAART during pregnancy and breastfeeding on MTCT and mother’s health research group” organized by World Health Organization at Geneva on December 3-4, 2001.
• Short-term Consultant, “HIV/AIDS database”, Inter-country Office, South-Asia, United Nations Joint Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS), New Delhi, August 8-September 7, 2001. 
• Short-term Consultant, “Technical Resource Groups”, India Country Office, United Nations Joint Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS), New Delhi, September 8-November 7, 2001. 
• Short-term Consultant, “Technical Resource Groups”, United Nations Joint Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS), New Delhi, March 2000. 
• Temporary Advisor, UNAIDS, “Communication & Public Information Issues on HIV Vaccine Trials”, Geneva, 1-3 March 1999.

C. Indian Council of Medical Research

• Member, Advisory Group, Implementation Research, ICMR
• Member, Project Review Committee on proposals received from Human Reproduction Research Centres. 2012- to date
• Member, Project Review Committee on Strengthening linkages between SRH and HIV 2010- to date
• Member, Project Review Committee on “HIV/AIDS & Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)” from 2008- to date
• Member of Project Review Committee on Female Genital Tuberculosis from 2011 to date
• Member of the Project Review Group on Pediatric HIV. 2010 to date
• Member, Project Review Committee on Indo-US proposals on HIV/AIDS & STIs from 2008- to date.

Foreign Visits:
  1. THE WHO BI-REGIONAL CONSULTATION ON ADVANCING IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH ON ADVANCING IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH ON HIV/AIDS. TO JAPAN
    FROM 2015-11-29 TO 2015-11-30

  2. PARTICIPATION IN THE 12TH REGIONAL ADVISORY PANEL FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC FOR SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTION MEETING. TO CAMBODIA
    FROM 2010-03-08 TO 2010-03-12

  3. PARTICIPATION IN THE 12TH REGIONAL ADVISORY PANEL FOR ASIA AND PACIFIC FOR SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTION MEETING. TO CAMBODIA
    FROM 2010-03-09 TO 2010-03-11

  4. PARTICIPATION IN THE "ELEVENTH MEETING OF THE REGIONAL ADVISORY PANEL FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, ORGANIZED BY WHO. TO INDONESIA
    FROM 2009-03-11 TO 2009-03-13

  5. PARTICIPATION IN 10TH MEETING OF THE REGIONAL ADVISORY PANEL FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC ON SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES. TO MALAYASIA
    FROM 2008-02-27 TO 2008-02-29

  6. PARTICIPATION IN THE PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP AND COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY MEETING TO UNITED KINGDOM
    FROM 2007-12-10 TO 2007-12-14

  7. PARTICIPATION AS A WHO TEMPORARY ADVISER IN THE 9TH MEETING OF THE REGIONAL ADVISORY PANEL FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC. TO MYANMAR
    FROM 2007-03-12 TO 2007-03-16

  8. EXPERT CONSENSUS MEETING ON USE OF ARV FOR TREATING PREGNANT WOMEN & PREVENTING HIV INFECTION IN INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN TO GENEVA
    FROM 2006-05-18 TO 2006-05-19

  9. THE WHO-UNFPA STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME-IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW&PALNNING WORKSHOP FOR COUNTRIES OF INTENSIFIED FOCUS TO THAILAND
    FROM 2006-04-24 TO 2006-04-27

  10. PARTICIPATION IN THE AACTG ANNUAL MEETING. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2005-11-28 TO 2005-12-02

  11. TO ASSESS THE ETHICAL AND CLINICAL CONCERNS AMONG STAKE- HOLDERS,TO DEVELOP BACKGROUND PAPER ON ETHICAL GUIDELINES TO CAMBODIA
    FROM 2005-04-06 TO 2005-04-08

  12. PARTICIPATION IN THE ANNUAL MEETING AACTG 5175 GROUP. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2004-12-04 TO 2004-12-07

  13. PARTICIPATION IN THE PACTG ANNUAL MEETING AND ACTG 5190 TRAINING. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2004-08-09 TO 2004-08-12

  14. PARTICIPATION IN THE SOUTH-EAST ASIA REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON FAMILY PLANNING. TO SRI LANKA
    FROM 2004-08-02 TO 2004-08-07

  15. PARTICIPATION IN THE WHO MEETING TO REVISE AIDS CASE DEFINITION. TO SWITZERLAND
    FROM 2004-06-16 TO 2004-06-18

  16. PARTICIPATION IN THE ADULT AIDS CLINICAL TRIALS GROUP RELATED TRAINING FOR THE AACTG 5175 STUDY MIRIAN HOSPITAL. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2004-02-23 TO 2004-02-27

  17. PARTICIPATION IN THE ADULT AIDS CLINICAL TRIAL GROUP 2003 SUMMER MEETING. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2003-07-31 TO 2003-08-04

  18. PARTICIPATION IN THE UNAIDS REGIONAL DATABASE CENTRES MEETING. TO BANGLADESH
    FROM 2003-05-12 TO 2003-05-14

  19. PARTICIPATION IN THE VACCINE CLINICAL TRIALS CENTRES. TO BANGKOK
    FROM 2003-05-25 TO 2003-05-29

  20. PARTICIPATION IN THE ADULT AIDS CLINICAL TRIALS GROUP MEETING. TO U.S.A.
    FROM 2002-07-27 TO 2002-07-31

  21. MEETING ON IMPACT OF HAART DURING PREGNANCY & BREASTFEEDING ON MTCT AND MOTHER'S HEALTH RESEARCH GROUP MEETING TO GENEVA
    FROM 2001-12-03 TO 2001-12-04

  22. FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTHCARE RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR HIV/AIDS AND OTHER LIFE THREATENING ILLNESSES TO EGYPT
    FROM 2000-10-16 TO 2000-10-18

  23. SHORT TERM CONSULTANCY WITH UNFPA. TO BANGLADESH
    FROM 2002-12-12 TO 2002-12-21


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