Clinical Research in Times of Ebola… and other Epidemics

As the news trickles in about the raging cholera outbreak in Yemen, and an emerging outbreak is being dealt with urgently in North-Eastern Nigeria, we are more frequently being confronted with the uncomfortable question of leveraging these situations to conduct clinical research activities. The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) have come out with a report dealing with exactly this quandary. This report, … Continue reading Clinical Research in Times of Ebola… and other Epidemics

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PHFI to Provide Research Grants for Zoonoses-Related Research

I have recently started working for the Roadmap to Control Zoonoses in India Initiative at the Public Health Foundation of India. As a part of the research capacity building aspect of the project I am currently working on, there is a push to develop intersectoral, multidisciplinary research skills in young researchers. India is emerging as one of the global zoonotic hotspots; in addition, there is … Continue reading PHFI to Provide Research Grants for Zoonoses-Related Research

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ICMR STS 2016 Declared: BDS Students Supported No Longer

The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has opened up calls for its Short Term Summer Research Studentships (STS). The details are available on their website. The ICMR-STS is one of the premier and most widely sought after student research grants for medical students interested in undertaking a short term research project. According to the ICMR website: The Indian Council of Medical Research initiated the … Continue reading ICMR STS 2016 Declared: BDS Students Supported No Longer

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Despatch from South Africa

I recently went to South Africa to speak at a workshop on research prioritization for zoonotic disease prevention and control (more details on it here: this site is largely “under construction” and this is the only thing I have managed to write up till now!). I took a ton of pictures there and I thought of creating a photo narrative with some of those. As … Continue reading Despatch from South Africa

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The Parable of the Farmers Plagued by Rats: AKA Publications in Advancing Medical Careers

There was a small island kingdom, inhabited by a peaceful race of people who prospered through the advances they had made in agriculture. One day, they were visited by a shipful of traders from a faraway and exotic country. However, unknown to them, stowed away in the holds of the ship, came a few rats. Now these rats had a free run in the island … Continue reading The Parable of the Farmers Plagued by Rats: AKA Publications in Advancing Medical Careers

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