By Jagpreet Sandhu ,February 19 : Dr Sonu Goel, Assistant Professor of Health Management in School of Public Health has been conferred with fellowship from prestigious Indian Public Health Association (IPHA) during 56th Annual National Conference of IPHA held in Kerala. Indian Public Health Association is a 60 year old association with over 6000 distinguished members. It awards fellowship for meritorious work in field of Public Health based on the multi-point criteria which includes research projects, publications in indexed journals, authors of book etc. Dr Goel is the one of the youngest awardee of the fellowship. Dr Goel was complimented for his research activities and projects, management initiatives, and engagements with WHO, ICMR, Govt. of India, International UNION and State Govt. of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana.
Dr Goel has over 20 papers in national and international indexed journals. He is co-editor of a book ‘Health Promotion in 21st Century, India’ and had also authored 4 chapters in different books. He had conducted 7 extramural projects and presently undergoing 4 projects with WHO, ICMR, International UNION and State Govt. of Chandigarh, and Punjab. He received IAPSM epidemiological Grant for young scientist by Ford Foundation during his senior residency at PGIMER in 2005. He was also awarded BEST POSTER for a research paper in XII Annual Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine. He attended Regional MPOWER and Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) workshop in Bangkok, Thailand in 2010, an workshop “Integrating MPOWER-based Tobacco Control in Medical and Nursing Curricula in Bangladesh, China, India and Indonesia” at Singapore in November 2011. He was one the four recipients of India to be awarded 2 weeks fellowship for certificate credit course on Global Tobacco Control by John Hopkins School of Public Health, U.S in June 2011.