30 Aug : Doctors from PGI faculty have been selected by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for various awards and orations. Prof.Anil Bhansali, Head, Department of Endocrinology, Dr HS Kohli Additional Professor of Nephrology and Dr. Ajay Duseja from the Department of Hepatology, have been selected for ‘M.N. Sen Oration Award’, ‘Prof Surindar Mohan Marwah ICMR award’ and ‘Dr. Dharamvir Datta Memorial Oration Award’ respectively. The award will be given to them at New Delhi on 18th September 2009 by Sh. Ghulam Nabi Azad, honorable Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
Prof. Anil Bhansali, Head, Department of Endocrinology has been awarded M.N. Sen Oration Award from the ICMR in the field of Pituitary Disorders.
Dr.Bhansali has earlier been awarded Novo Nordesk Lifetime Achivement Award for medical Education, NNF Gold Medal Award, Shurveer Singh Trust Award and Dr. PN Shah Memorial Oration.
He is the Member of Professional Bodies of Endocrine Society India.(ESI), Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India.(RSSDI), Indian Medical Association(IMA), American Diabetes Association.(ADA),American Endocrine Society.(AES), Indian Society of Bone Mineral Research and Indian Menopause Society(ISBMR).
Dr HS Kohli, Additional Professor of Nephrology has been awarded “Prof Surindar Mohan Marwah ICMR award”. This award is given to Indian scientist for sustained research work, both basic and applied carried out on the problems of the aged as evidenced by research publications. Dr Kohli has been awarded this for his work in the field of “Renal Failure in Elderly”
Dr Kohli has earlier been awarded both the “Bansal oration ” and“Khullar Oration award” of Indian Society of Nephrology and also the Fellowship of the Indian Society of Nephrology (FISN).
He did his International Society of Nephrology fellowship training in “Critical Care Nephrology” at University of California, San Diego, USA. He is at present the Joint Secretary of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation.
Dr. Ajay Duseja from the Department of Hepatology has won the prestigious ‘Dr. Dharamvir Datta Memorial Oration Award’ for the year 2006 from the Indian Council of Medical Research for his research on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in India. NAFLD is a disease which occurs in patients who do not consume alcohol, is characterized by deposition of fat in the liver and occurs mainly in patients with overweight, obesity and diabetes mellitus. In some individuals with certain risk factors, the disease can progress on to a stage of fibrosis and cirrhosis and can even lead on to liver cancer. Dr. Duseja has worked and published extensively on various aspects of this disease entity and has shown in his 8 years of research that Indian patients with NAFLD are somewhat different from their Western counterparts.