Christian Medical College Neurology department Recognized as Collaborating Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Research in India by Indian Council of Medical Research

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DMT : Ludhiana : (28 September 2023) : – The stroke research team headed by Dr Jeyaraj D Pandian, Principal, Professor of Neurology and President Elect, World Stroke Organization, Christian Medical College has been recognized by the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India as the Indian Council of Medical Research Collaborating Center of Excellence (ICMR-CCoE) for Stroke Research. This recognition was given to Dr Pandian and his team for their commendable achievements in biomedical research for the past 23 years.
Dr Pandian and his team have been actively involved in various stroke research studies which include clinical trials relevant to India, establishment of stroke registries, methods to improve patient care, improving hospitals to treat stroke patients, stroke rehabilitation, and research studies testing low-cost technology in improving stroke patients’ betterment. There are currently 19 ongoing large scale funded research projects. Most of the findings of the research studies completed have been used in making important policy recommendations and decisions at national and global levels. Some of the noted studies include the ATTEND trial, SPRINT India trial, IMPROVISE, AVERT dose, IMPRINT, RESTORE trial, INTRINSIC trial, ENCHANTED, INTERACT, WHO SEARO collaboration and Mobile Stroke Unit study, Tezpur Model.
Dr Pandian created the Indian Stroke Clinical Trial network (INSTRuCT) which is a network of 55 stroke centers in India funded by Indian Council of Medical Research. Internationally, the team collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva; WHO Southeast Asia Region Office to promote development of stroke care in 6 countries. In addition, Dr Pandian has been actively involved with ICMR, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in policy matters related to stroke. He is also working with the Government of Punjab to develop stroke units in government district hospitals and medical college hospitals.
Over the last 23 years, Dr Pandian and his team have collaborated with several international Universities namely University of Central Lancashire, University of Manchester, University of Liverpool in UK, Monash University, Australian Catholic University, George Institute for Global Health, Australia. Massachusetts General Hospital Stroke program, USA, Population Health Research Institute, USA, McMaster University, Canada.
Dr Pandian is ably supported by a multicultural research team with members from across India. Dr Dorcas Gandhi, Dr Rajeswar, Dr Ranjit Injety, Dr Shweta Jain, Dr Deepti Arora, Mrs Arya Devi are some of the lead members of the team.

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