Call for applications: Developing Indian Physician Scientist (DIPS) workshop, Hyderabad

27 Sep 2017

Call for applications: Developing Indian Physician Scientist (DIPS) workshop, Hyderabad

We are now accepting applications for the second Developing Indian Physician Scientists (DIPS) workshop in Hyderabad from 2-5 March 2018. Deadline to submit application is 2 January 2018.

The Developing Indian Physician Scientists (DIPS) workshops aim to ignite scientific curiosity in young doctors, while promoting an understanding of the frontiers of medicine and related sciences.  The workshops will provide training in quantitative methods and research methodology, and an opportunity to young clinicians to discuss the relevance of biomedical research and career options. Eminent physician-scientists will make up the workshop faculty. More information on the DIPS workshops can be found here.
Workshop will be restricted to 40 participants.
To apply for participation in the workshop, applicant must be
- an MBBS (final professional) or an MD student training in an Indian medical institution. 
- prepared to pay a refundable advance of INR 2500 (MBBS) or INR 5000 (MD) which will be refunded after the workshop to those who have attended the complete workshop.
- prepared to make their own travel arrangements. Accommodation (double occupancy) and meals will be provided by the organisers at no charge.
Application deadline for the Hyderabad workshop is January 2, 2018
Online application Form for the Hyderabad workshop can be found here
We would appreciate if you could display the workshop flier on your notice board​ and/or share this information with anyone who might be ​interested in participating at these workshops. 


Prof. Rakesh Aggarwal, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow. Dr.Aggarwal is a Professor of Gastroenterology. Besides being an active clinician, he has been involved in training clinical fellows in the areas of gastroenterology and hepatology, and epidemiologic, clinical and laboratory research in liver disease, in particular viral hepatitis. He is a member of several national and international policy-making groups.

Dr. Anurag Agrawal, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi. Dr Agrawal employs experimental and computational approaches to understand biological and clinical aspects of respiratory diseases and metabolic dysfunction. His group has also developed computational tools for analysis of complex medical datasets and integrated solutions for healthcare delivery and digital data collection to aid community health efforts. Dr. Agrawal is also a Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Senior Fellow.

Supported and facilitated by

Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance is an initiative funded equally by the Wellcome Trust, UK and Department of Biotechnology, India, aimed at promoting basic biomedical, clinical and public health research in India through funding and engagement.

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