Awards

Awards List

  • CHATURVEDI KALAWATI JAGMOHAN DAS MEMORIAL AWARD
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      Dr. K. Shivakumar
      Scientist- 'E'
      Subject : Cardiovascular Diseases (Myocardial fibrosis in response to cerium and magnesium deficiency)
      Year : 2001
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      Division of Cellular & Molecular Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram Tele. No. 0471-524593, Fax. 0471-446433 e-mail – shivak@sctimst.ker.nic.in

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    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.
  • BASANTI DEVI AMIR CHAND PRIZE
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      Prof. S. Majumdar
      Prof. & Head
      Subject : Molecular biology (Molecular basis of pathogenesis of disease process)
      Year : 2001
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      Dept. Of Experimental Medicine & Biotechnology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh TeleFax: 0172-747403, e-mail – majumdar@glide.net.in

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    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.
  • DR.B.R.AMBEDKAR CENTENARY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
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      Prof. T. Jacob John
      Subject : Life time achievement award (Pulse Polio Immunization)
      Year : 2001
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      439, Civil Supplies Godown Lane, Kamalakshipuram, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Tele No: 0416-2267364, Fax: 0416-2232053 e-mail – vlr_tjjohn@sancharnet.in

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    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 .
  • DR.H.B.DINGLEY MEMORIAL AWARD (PAEDIATRICS)
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      Dr. Sanjeev Gulati
      Associate Professor
      Subject : Nephrotic Syndrome in Indian children
      Year : 2000
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      Department of Nephrology Sanjay Gandhi PG Institute of Medical Sciences LUCKNOW-226014.

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    The Dr H.B. Dingley Memorial award is given annually to individuals for outstanding contribution to research in the field of 'Paediatrics' by Indian scientists below the age of 40 years. The award for 2000 is being presented to Dr Sanjeev Gulati, Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow for his research work on 'Nephrotic syndrome in Indian children'. Dr Gulati has been engaged in studying various aspects of nephrotic syndrome in children including the changing trends in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). He has also evaluated the usefulness of pefloxacin in the treatment of steroid dependant cases of FSGS. His studies have also shown that there is a shift towards an increasing prevalence of FSGS in Indian children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS). The outcome of his studies have immense therapeutic and prognostic significance. Dr Gulati has published more than 80 papers in scientific journals of repute and recipient of several awards.
  • MAJ.GEN.SAHEB SINGH SOKHEY AWARD (COMMUNICABLE DISEASES)
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      Dr. Rakesh Aggarwal
      Additional Professor
      Subject : Communicable disease of the liver and gastrointestinal tract, with particular emphasis on viral hepatitis and Helicobacter pylori
      Year : 2000
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      Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi PG Institute of Medical Sciences, LUCKNOW-226014.

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    The Major General Saheb Singh Sokhey Award was instituted in 1988 in accordance with the will of Major General Sokhey, and is to be given annually to a scientist below 40 years of age for significant research in communicable diseases. The award for 2000 is being presented to Dr Rakesh Aggarwal, Additional Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow for his research work on "Studies on hepatitis E virus". During the last several years Dr Aggarwal has been actively involved in the development of a sensitive method for detecting hepatitis E virus RNA in faecal and serum specimens and molecular epidemiology of HEV strains isolated from three epidemics in India in recent years. He has carried out work to develop an animal model in monkeys to detect sub-clinical infection due to HIV. He has also carried out research on the identification of T-cell epitope and also the animal strains of HEV. The outcome of his research activities has significantly added to the existing knowledge of HEV. Dr. Aggarwal has published more than 80 research papers in journals of repute. His work is internationally recognized and is widely quoted by workers in the area of hepatitis E. He is also the recepient of the Dr Dharamvir Datta Memorial Oration Award in 1998 for liver diseases.
  • PROF.B.C.SRIVASTAVA FOUNDATION AWARD (COMMUNITY MEDICINE)
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      Dr. K. Anand
      Assistant Professor
      Subject : Community Medicine at all its level from the lower most level of village to the highest level of health policy formulation
      Year : 2000
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      Comprehensive Rural Health Services Project (AIIMS) Ballabhgarh FARIDABAD.

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    The Prof B.C. Srivastava Foundation Award was instituted in 1987 by the students and colleagues of late Prof B.C. Srivastava, former Head of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, K.G. Medical College, Lucknow. This award is to be given to scientists below the age of 40 years for research contributions in the field of community medicine. The award for 2000 is being presented to Dr K. Anand, Assistant Professor, Comprehensive Rural Health Services Project (AIIMS), Ballabhgarh, Faridabad for his research work on "Community Medicine at all its levels". Dr Anand has contributed substantially to the field of community medicine. His major area of interest lies in primary health care. He has been involved in the national level programme evaluation of Pulse Polio, Family Health Awareness Campaigns, National IDD Control Programme, Disease Surveillance and Health Policy matters. Dr Anand has over 50 publications to his credit in journals of repute.
  • TILAK VENKOBA RAO AWARD
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      Dr. Debasish Basu
      Associate Professor
      Subject : Psychiatric aspects of Psychoactive substance abuse
      Year : 2000
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      Department of Psychiatry Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research CHANDIGARH-160012.

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    The Tilak Venkoba Rao Award was instituted in 1982 by Dr Parvathi Devi and Dr A. Venkoba Rao in memory of their son, Tilak Venkoba Rao. This prize is given to scientists below the age of 40 years for outstanding work in the field of 'Psychological medicine' and 'Reproductive physiology' in alternate years. The award for 2000 is being presented to Dr Debasish Basu, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh for his research work on 'Psychiatric aspects of psychoactive substance abuse'. Dr Basu has demonstrated a sustained and keen interest in the area of alcohol and drug addiction. His contributions have enhanced the existing knowledge of the various psychiatric aspects of alcohol and drug addiction including the epidemiology, etiology, clinical cause, outcome and psychiatric management of this ever-important menace of psychoactive substance abuse in our society. Dr Basu has more than 70 scientific publications to his credit and has won several awards.
  • SHAKUNTALA AMIR CHAND PRIZES
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      Dr. Renu Agarwal
      Research Associate
      Subject : Immunopathogenesis of Dengue Haemorrahagic fever
      Year : 2000
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      Industrial Toxicology Research Centre LUCKNOW- 226014

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    The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize for significant contribution to biomedical sciences for young scientists was instituted by late Major General Amir Chand in 1953. The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize for 2000 is being presented to Dr Renu Agarwal, Research Associate, Industrial Toxicology Rrsearch Centre, Lucknow for her research work on "Immunopathogenesis of dengue haemorrhagic fever". Dr Agarwal has made significant contributions in understanding the pathogenesis of dengue haemmorrhagic fever (DHF). The research findings suggest an association of higher levels of human cytotoxic factor in the sera of patients with the onset and severity of the illness. The human cytotoxic factor (hCF ) could be a good diagnostic tool for dengue and therefore she employed the Northern hybridization technique for demonstration of the production of hCF. Dr Agarwal has 14 publications to her credit in scientific journals of repute.
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      Dr. Neeloo Singh
      Scientist C
      Subject : Parasitic disease-visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala-azar) which is endemic in the eastern region of India
      Year : 2000
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      Central Drug Research Institute LUCKNOW- 226001.

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    The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize for significant contribution to biomedical sciences for young scientists was instituted by late Major General Amir Chand in 1953. The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize for 2000 is being presented to Dr Neeloo Singh, Scientist 'C', Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow for her research work on 'Visceral leishmaniasis'. Dr Singh's research has been focussed primarily on molecular parasitology related to visceral leishmaniasis. She has developed a PCR based kinetoplast DNA (kDNA) detection system for diagnosis of L.donovani infection and tried to establish the functional role of kDNA as a possible chemotherapeutic target. Her contributions have helped in the advancement of understanding the epidemiology and pathogenesis of leishmaniasis. Dr Singh has published more than 15 research papers in various indexed international/national journals. She received the Prof B. K. Aikat Oration Award in 1996 for her work done on HLA typing of kala-azar patients.
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      Dr. Ajay Wanchu
      Assistant Professor
      Subject : Role of nitric oxide in inflammatory disorders
      Year : 2000
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      Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, CHANDIGARH-160012.

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    The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize for significant contribution to biomedical sciences for young scientists was instituted by late Major General Amir Chand in 1953. The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize for 2000 is being presented to Dr Ajay Wanchu, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh for his research work on "Role of nitric oxide in inflammatory disorders". Dr Wanchu has been associated with research in the field of etiopathogenesis of non-organ specific autoimmune disorders. His research includes the role of natural killer cells in the patients with systemic sclerosis and role of nitiric oxide in patients with various autoimmune disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus. His work has also shown the possible association of pentazocine abuse in causing scleroderma. He has published more than 60 scientific research papers in international/national journals.
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      Dr. Shiladitya Sengupta
      66, Kamayani Kunj
      Subject : Modulation of cyclooxygenase-2 as a novel target for analgesic and anti-inflammatory therapy
      Year : 2000
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      69, I.P. Extension, DELHI-110092

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    The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize for significant contribution to biomedical sciences for young scientists was instituted by late Major General Amir Chand in 1953. The Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize for 2000 is being presented to Dr Shiladitya Sengupta, Delhi for his research work on "Modulation of cyclooxygenase-2 as a novel target for analgesic and anti-inflammatory therapy". Dr Sengupta has been engaged in evaluating the role of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzyme and its inhibitor nimesulide as a therapeutic target for the management of inflammation and pain. He has also undertaken research work in the field of drug delivery systems and anticancer therapy in animal models. Dr Sengupta has 15 research publications and 3 patents to his credit.
  • AMRUT MODY UNICHEM PRIZE
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      Dr. S.K. Jindal
      Professor & Head
      Subject : Prevalence and the smoking relationship of Asthma and chronic Obstructive Pulmonary diseases
      Year : 2000
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      Department of Pulmonary Medicine Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research CHANDIGARH-160012.

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    The Amrut Mody Unichem Prize was instituted by Unichem Laboratories in 1985. This prize is to be awarded to a scientist for outstanding work carried out in the field of 'Maternal and child health' and 'Chest diseases' in alternate years. The prize for 2000 in the field of 'Chest diseases' is being presented to Dr S.K. Jindal, Professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh for his research work on 'Smoking - Its relationship with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases'. Dr Jindal has been been working in the field of pulmonary medicine for over two decades and has mainly focussed his research activities on the assessment of the magnitude of the burden and the relationship of smoking exposure with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. His studies have shown a consistent increase in the prevalence of these conditions over the years and also shown that chronic environmental tobacco smoke exposure has adverse effect on asthma morbidity in adults. Dr Jindal has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals and is recipient of several honours including the Smt Kamal Satbir Award in the field of respiratory allergy in 1989. He is also fellow/member of many prestigious scientific and professional associations.
  • AMRUT MODY UNICHEM PRIZE
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      Dr. R. Renuka Nair
      Scientist F
      Subject : Response of myocardial and cardiac interstitial cells to environmental and endogenous factors leading to cardiac injury
      Year : 2000
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      Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology THIRUVANTHAPURAM-695011.

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    The Amrut Mody Unichem Prize was instituted by Unichem Laboratories in 1985. This prize is to be awarded to a scientist for outstanding work carried out in the field of 'Cardiology' and 'Neurology'. The prize for 2000 in the field of 'Cardiology' is being presented to Dr R. Renuka Nair, Scientist, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram for her research work on 'Response of myocardial and cardiac interstitial cells to environmental and endogenous factors leading to cardiac injury'. Dr Nair's major area of research has been cardiac cell biology focussing on response of the cardiac tissue to environmental and endogenous factors leading to cardiovascular injury. She has made a great effort to establish a cardiac cell culture laboratory to carry out experimental studies on these aspects. Her research work has shown that magnesium insufficiency and presence of cerium play a role in the causation of endomyocardial fibrosis. The results also indicate that cerium induced cardiac fibroblast proliferation (mitogenic effect) is mediated through super oxide anions. These observations have opened a new vista in the understanding of pathogenesis of cardiac fibrosis. She has more than 25 scientific publications to her credit.

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