The Post-graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) on Saturday celebrated the fifth Annual Institute Research Day. Professor M C Misra, former director of AIIMS, New Delhi, and vice chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Jaipur, was chief guest and Professor Anil Koul, director of CSIR-IMTECH, guest of honour.
PGI is one of the apex medical institutions involved in medical research since 1963, nationally and internationally. A statement said that since its inception, the institute faculty has published over 20,000 high-quality research articles in national and international journals. Currently, the PGI faculty publishes over 1200 research papers every year.
On Saturday, during the Annual Research Day, the PGI faculty showcased its best research papers. “Around 190 exemplary research papers were displayed by the faculty members. There was a detailed interaction between the PGI faculty and the distinguished guests regarding their published research and the future plan and scope of research,” said a statement.
Speaking about the rich research heritage of the institute, PGI Director Professor Jagat Ram also spoke on various research activities, grants received and collaborations made by the faculty in the year gone by.
Professor Misra spoke about a surgeon’s perspective on research and publications and emphasised the need for teamwork, mentorship and collaboration among various departments and institutes.
Professor Koul harped on the importance of translating basic research to patient care by giving the example of Bedaquiline, a novel drug approved for the treatment of tuberculosis. Also inviting PGI to work together, Koul said its faculty can always use the state-of-the-art facility of IMTECH. On the directions of the PGI director, it was announced that research papers would remain on display till Wednesday.