ONCOLOGY  

Ongoing  

Transformation of pre-cancerous lesions to invasive disease

Proposed

Expansion of the National Cancer Registry Project

To understand the carcinogenecity of areca nut/gutka

Pathogenesis of common cancers

Chemoprevention of common cancers using inexpensive indigenous Indian products

Role of virus in cancers such as cervix, liver, oral cavity and oesophagus

Epidemiological studies on cancers of gall bladder, stomach, lung and oral cavity

Etiology of breast cancer

Transformation of pre-cancerous lesions to invasive disease

Tumour Biology

            Breast Cancer

            Genitourinary Malignancies

            Lymphoma

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CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

Ongoing

Control of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart diseases

Vaccine development for Group a beta haemolytic streptococci

Operational research for control of hypertension

Proposed

Hypertension among school children

Epidemiology of coronary heart diseases

Immunogenetic studies related to cardiovascular diseases

Congenital heart disease

Childhood and adolescent cardiovascular heart disease-Magnitude, risk factors  

Develop norms for hypertension

Preventive cardiology

Developing  Indian norms for lipid parameters

Hyperhomocysteinemia-Efficacy of folic acid supplementation in control of CAD

Atherosclerosis

Molecular cardiology

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MENTAL HEALTH

Ongoing

Suicide Behaviour

Urban mental health-Development of approrpriate models for mental health care

Mental health service needs in disaster management

Proposed

Phenomenology and outcome of schizophrenia and schizophrenia like acute psychotic disorders

Child and adolescent mental health

Mental health of special groups such as women and the elderly

Depression

Prevention of mental illness

Treatment and outcome of psychiatric disorders

Alcohol and drug abuse

HIV and drug abuse

Health behaviour research

Biological Psychiatry

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OPHTHALMOLOGY

Proposed

Diabetic Retinopathy

Childhood blindness-prevalence and etiology

Corneal diseases-prevalence and risk factors for corneal blindness

Development of better corneal preservation media.

Risk factors   for prevention of onset of cataract

Age related macular degeneration

Ocular infections

Cataract

AIDS and Ocular Manifestations

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DIABETES MELLITUS

Proposed

Natural history of Type II Diabetes

Prevalence  and Incidence of Diabetes and its complications.

Pathogenesis of type II Diabetes

Role of Indigenous System of Medicine in Diabetes

Thrifty phenotype and Diabetes

Pharmacogenomics and Diabetes

Genomics of Type 1 Diabetes

Registry of People with Diabetes at Young Age on Onset.

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ENVIRONMENT

Proposed

Children’s environmental healt

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NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Ongoing

Neuroepidemiology

Epilepsy in pregnant women

Molecular genetic analysis of Parkin gene

Risk factors of stroke in the young

Clinical studies on neurocysticerosis

 

Proposed

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Neuromuscular Disorders

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ASTHMA

 

Ongoing

 

Prevalence of Asthma

 

Proposed

 

Aetiology & pathogenic asthma under Indian conditions

 

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GERIATRICS

Proposed

 

Evaluation of burden and management of chronic diseases in elderly 
  

Molecular biology studies

Drug studies


Studies on health systems research

Health profile of the elderly in India

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DISABILITY AND REHABILIATION

Ongoing

Prevention of disability among children

Proposed

Disability Prevention

Integrated Approach to Rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal Disorders.

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OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AND DISEASES

Proposed

Development of Analytical Techniques for detection of Minute Quantity of Toxicants

Epidemiological studies in occupational and environmental health

Use of Information Technology (IT) and Computers                                       

Epidemiology of intentional and non-intentional  injuries in India

 

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OTHER AREAS  

Ongoing

Sentinel health monitoring centers-Surveillance for NCD Risk factors

Causes of death by verbal autopsy

Burden of Non-communicable diseases

Proposed

Study of pancreatic disorders

Integrated control of non-communicable diseases.

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