Eight doctors from the PGIMER have been selected for the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) awards for their extensive research work in different fields of pediatric medicine,hematology,neurology and others.
Prof Sunit Singhi,HoD,Paediatric Medicine has been awarded ICMRs Amrut Mody Unichem Prize for 2010 for research in child health. He made original contributions in the understanding of fluid,electrolytes and body water compartments in bacterial meningitis,pneumonia and newborns,and mechanisms of lung injury following fluid overload.
Another doctor from the same department,Prof Surjit Singh has been awarded with the ICMR Chaturvedi Kalawati Jagmohan Das Memorial Award,2010 for his extensive research work on Kawasaki Disease over many years.
Prof AJ Kanwar,HoD Dermatology,Venereology (study of sexually transmitted diseases) and Leprology (study of Leprosy and treatment) has been awarded the ICMR Lala Ram Chand Kandhari Award for the year 2010 for his work on therapy and other aspects of vitiligo (dis-pigmentation of sections of skin). He has worked on several aspects of Vitiligo both in children and adults.
From the Hematology department,Prof RK Dhiman was given Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize-2009 to recognise his contribution in the field of Hepatology. He has been awarded thrice by ICMR with the Dr DV Datta Memorial Oration Award in 1996,Shakuntala Amir Chand Award in 1998 and Amrut Modi Unichem in 2004.
Dr Bikash Medhi,Department of Pharmacology has been given the Dr DN Prasad Memorial Oration award for his contribution to research and education in the Pharmacology field.
Associate professor,Neurology Department,Dr Akshay Anand has been awarded with the National Young Scientist Award (Shakuntala Amir Chand award) for his contribution towards understanding of molecular mechanisms of neuro-degeneration.
Dr Ritesh Agarwal,from the department of Pulmonary medicine has been awarded the Smt Kamal Satbir award,2009 for his research work in the field of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). Dr Jasmina Ahluwalia from hematology department,has been awarded with BGRC Siver Jubilee Oration award,2010 for research in the field of thrombotic disorders and antiphospholipid syndrome.