Here, the India Alliance announces Recommended Fellowship Awardees for the current year. Please note, these Fellowship Awards have been recommended by the India Alliance Fellowship Committee. Recommended Awardees, who accept the India Alliance Fellowship, are listed on our Fellows page.
* indicates newly awarded Host Institution.
Early Career Fellowships
Dr Anubhuti Bansal, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi
Dr Bireshwar Sinha, *Society for Applied Studies, New Delhi
Dr Shilpa Rao, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
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2019EARLY CAREER FELLOWSHIPS:
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Professor Sandhya S Visweswariah, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Professor Satyajit Mayor, National Centre for Biological Research, Bangalore/Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bangalore
Professor Akhilesh Pandey, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore/ Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore
Professor Anura Kurpad, St John’s Medical College, Bangalore
Professor Vaskar Saha, Translational Cancer Research Center, Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata
I. Grant Title: Longitudinal effects of Air Pollution Exposures on Lung growth and development of biomarker of lung function deficit in Urban Children,
Lead Principal Investigator: Dr. Mahesh Padukudru Anand, JSS Medical College, India
Studies from USA and Europe find that a significant proportion of children in communities with high air pollution levels have poor lung development, which leads to significant deficit in peak lung function as they reach to young adulthood (18-22yr). Lower lung function in young adults dramatically increases risk for COPD and heart diseases. The air pollution across Indian cities is several times higher than Western world. However, its impact on lung development in children in India is not known. This project will study lung development in children living in Mysore, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi to find the adverse impact of rising air pollution.
II. Grant Title: Developing broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibody mediated prevention and treatment strategy by assessing their effectiveness in neutralizing HIV‐1 subtype C circulating in India across different regions and distinct risk groups.
Lead Principal Investigator: Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, India
Integrated disease management approaches are increasingly promoted as a means of improving effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare for chronic diseases such as HIV/AIDS. Novel anti‐HIV broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (bNAbs) hold promise in the prevention and treatment of HIV‐1n infection. Hence to develop an effective bnAbs based preventive & therapeutic solution for HIV, it becomes critical to assess people living with HIV (PLHIV) categorized into dissect risk groups, ethnicity with and without comorbidities. Through the proposed study, investigators aim to assess the potential of lead bnAbs as product for prevention and therapy in the context of Indian subtype C viruses.
I. Grant Title: Role of protein and vitamin B12 in clinical and public health nutrition in India,
Lead Principal Investigator:Prof. Anura Kurpad, St. John’s Medical College
Since Indian diets are cereal-based, they lack quality foods like pulses, milk, egg, fruits and vegetables. Poor intake of these foods results in poor child growth, low muscle mass and the risk of adult diabetes. During breast feeding, we need to understand how the mother’s food intake influences her breast milk, and along with later home foods, influences her baby’s growth. Vitamin B12 comes from animal source foods like milk and meat and is very low in vegetarian India. When low B12 intakes co-exist with gut problems, measuring absorption is important. In this project, three vertical activities are proposed, using deep-phenotyping and innovative statistical methods, to evaluate the role of these nutrients specific to public health problems. The knowledge gained in this project will be translated to public health actions by examining national surveys.
II. Grant Title: Centre for Health Outcomes Research and Economics (CHORE)
Lead Principal Investigator: Dr Raja Narayanan, LV Prasad Eye Institute.
LV Prasad Eye Institute has digitised all its patient records of over 30 years into a single Electronic Medical Record system. This is automatically updated with information from new patients and contains both economic related as well as the medical information of every patient ever seen in any LVPEI network hospital. Using this data and by mining for relevant information, it proposes to address important economic and public health related questions for improving interventions and policy in eye care. It aims to generate new knowledge in clinical research and develop a training centre for clinicians to assess and perform research, evaluate cost-effectiveness of services and interventions, and analyse big data. It partners with IIM, Ahmedabad and IIPH, Hyderabad in this endeavour.
Research Management Fellowships
Dr Aradhita Baral, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi
Mr Godwin Vicente Fernandes, Sangath, Goa
Dr Madhuri Dutta, George Institute for Global Health, New Delhi
Ms Ramya Mohan, St. Johns Research Institute, Bangalore
Dr Renuka Nardodkar, Indian Law Society, Pune
Dr Vineetha Raghavan, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
Research Management Institutional Grants
Dr Ponnari Gottipati, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
Dr Rashmi Ramesh, Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru
Ms Sumithra Selvam, St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore
Dr Smita Jain, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
INORMS 2020 Travel Grant
Dr Kamal Gulati, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Dr Madhuri Dutta, George Institute of Global Health India, New Delhi
Dr Malini Pillai, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
Dr Pankaj Gupta, Tata Institute for Genetics and Society, Bangalore
Dr Ponnari Gottipati, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
Dr Rashmi Ramesh, Institute of Public Health, Bangalore
Dr Smita Jain, India Bioscience, Bangalore