Soumendra Sahoo, CMCL-2012, was awarded ‘MaGEX”; Manipal Global Excellence award-2017 held on 10th August 2017 at Bangalore, India. The Manipal Global Excellence (MaGEX) awards recognise individuals who go beyond the call of duty to deliver extraordinary results. He was also awarded of PhD degree in Medicine from Utkal University (NAAC accredited A+ 2016).
Himanshu Pandya, MD, CMCL2007-Appointed Associate Dean (2018) for Undergraduate Studies at Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, India. Dr. Pandya also serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine at Pramukhswami Medical College, and was recently elected as President of the Academy of Health Professions Educators (AHPE) .
Dr. Dinesh Badyal, Co-Director, FRI, Ludhiana delivered prestigious Prof. G. Achari oration, at 49th Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society held at PGI, Chandigarh in October, 2016. Dr. Badyal was invited to deliver this oration as the Eminent Pharmacologist in India based on his work in pharmacology education and research. In his oration talk Dr. Badyal focused on “Pharmacology education In India: Challenges & relevance” and added that the technological advancements and fast progress in new medicine discovery need to be integrated for further progress of pharmacology education and research.
Dr. Tejinder Singh, received the prestigious BC Roy Award on Doctor’s Day in recognition of his role as an eminent medical teacher. The award was given by the President of India, Honorable Shri Pranab Mukherjee, to medical professionals for their contribution to medical science at a ceremony yesterday. The award presentation ceremony was held at Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan and attended by Union Health Minister J P Nadda, the MCI president, Executive Director of the National Board of Examinations and vice-chancellors of health universities, among others.
Dr. Dinesh Badyal, was awarded the prestigious “Rajiv Gandhi Gold Medal Award” by Global Economic Progress & Research Association (GEPRA). The award is annually presented to extraordinary persons who have contributed and specialized in various like health, education, research, industry and social work doing service. The award was presented to him by Ex Minister of State, Planning, Mr. Rajeshekharan in “National Unity Conference” in Bangalore on 20th August 2015 on the occasion of 71st birthday anniversary of Late Prime Minister of India Honorable Shri Rajiv Gandhi.
Dr. Chetna Desai, Professor of Pharmacology, BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad (CMCL 2007 fellow & Faculty FRIs) has been elected as Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Pharmacology. The Indian Journal of Pharmacology (ISSN 0253-7613) is an official organ of the Indian Pharmacological Society. The first issue of the journal came out in 1969 and is a bimonthly publication. The journal is indexed MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PubMed and a lot of other indexing services. Impact Factor® for 2011 is 0.727.
Dr. Dinesh Badyal, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana received M. L. Gupta Prize in Medical Education and Technology for recognition of substantial contribution to Medical Education and Technology with special reference to Physiology/ Pharmacology or Allied Sciences in India by Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India (APPI) for the year 2012. Shahid Manzoor, Honorable Minister of State, Government of UP presented him the award and certificate in inaugural session of the Annual Conference of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India (APPICON 2012) held in Subharti Medical College, Meerut on 18 December, 2012. He delivered his oration on “Medical education in India: Effectiveness and relevance of faulty development programs in India”
Dr. Badyal has been very actively working the area of medical education for more than 12 years. He is program co-director of CMCL-FAIMER regional institute, Ludhiana. This is one the 6 regional institutes of FAIMER (Foundation for Advancement in Medical Education and Research), Philadelphia, is a non-profit organization of ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates), USA. This centre provides fellowships in medical education. He is co-convener of Medical Council of India (MCI) Regional centre for Faculty Development, CMC, Ludhiana.
In his oration Dr. Badyal explained the evolution of training programs for medical teaches in India. He added that more and more doctors are being opting to get trained in faculty development as the awareness has increased and regulatory agency is making it criteria for teaching appointments. With accreditation becoming a norm, soon the trained faculty and faculty development program will be much sought after. The whole consortium of trained faculty and feedback from students and faculty is contributing to evolution of medical education in our country.