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AIIMS, LHMC, PGI, JIPMER scientists among 46 honored with prestigious ICMR Awards, details


AIIMS, LHMC, PGI, JIPMER scientists among 46 honored with prestigious ICMR Awards, details

New Delhi: Recognising country’s top scientists for their contribution to the field of biomedical research, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan yesterday gave out 39 ICMR awards to 46 scientists

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, organized an award presentation ceremony for distinguished contributions in the area of Biomedical Research. 

ICMR awards recognise the contributions of Indian biomedical scientists undertaking pioneering work in various fields of health sciences and finding solutions for the health problems of the country. A total of 39 awards                   (2017 & 2018) were presented to 46 scientists including 14 women scientists and two awards for scientists belong to under privileged communities and scientists working in under-developed areas. The awardees belongs to Institutes of ICMR, CSIR-labs, AIIMS, New Delhi, PGI, Chandigarh, SGPGI, Lucknow, IIT’s, JIPMER, Puducherry, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, State and Central Universities and other reputed Institutions across the country. 

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ICMR-NIN-Centenary Oration Award for Excellence in Nutrition Research (2018) award was presented to Late Dr. C. Gopalan. Other awardees included

S. No. Award Awardee
1. Subhas Muklierjee Award (2017) Dr Smita Dilip Mahale
2. Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize (2017)  Dr. Anirban Basu
3. Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize (2017) Dr. Mohammad Zahid Ashraf
4. Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize (2018) Dr. Mahitosh Mandal
5. Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize (2017) Dr. R.M. Anjana
6. Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize (2017) Dr. Goutam Chowdhury
7. Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize (2017) Dr. Swathi Kaliki
8. Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize (2017) Dr. Arun Kumar Shukla
9. Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize (2018) Dr. Supriya Mallick
10. Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize (2018) Dr. Ranjan Gupta
11. Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize (2018) Dr. Satish Mishra
12. Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize (2018) Dr. Timir Tripathi
13. Amrut Mody Unichem Prize (2017) Dr. jayantee Kalita
14. Amrut Mody Unichem Prize (2018) Dr. Harikrishnan. S
15. Dr. H.B. Dingy Memorial Award (2017) Dr. Suvasini Sharma
16. Dr. H.B. Dingy Memorial Award (2018) Dr. Aditi SiNha
17. ICMR Kshanika Oration Award(2017) Dr. Mamta Chawla-Sarkar
18. ICMR Kshanika Oration Award(2018) Dr. Anuradha Dube
19. ICMR prize for Biomedical Research for Scientists belonging to underprivileged communities (2017) Dr. Narayan Prasad Yadav
20. ICMR prize for Biomedical Research for Scientists belonging to underprivileged communities (2018) Dr. Sreedhar Bodiga
21. ICMR Prize for Biomedical Research conducted in underdeveloped areas (2017) Prof. Ashis Kumar Mukherjee
22. ICMR Tilak Venkoba Rao Award (2017) Dr. Raman Deep
23. JALMA Trust Fund Oration Award (2017) Dr. Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal
24. Major General Saheb Singh sokhey award (2017) Dr. Pragya D. Yadav
25. Major General Saheb Singh sokhey award (2018) Dr Sidhartha Giri
26. Smt. Kamal Satbir Award (2017) Dr. Inderpaul Singh Sehgal
Alternate 2017 & 2018
27. Dr. D.N. Prasad Memorial Oration Award (2017) Dr. Kashif Hanif
28. Dr J.B. Srivastav Oration Award (2017) Dr. Sarah S. Cherian
29. Dr. M.O.T. lyengar Memorial Award (2017) Dr. Pradeep Kumar N.
30. Dr. Prem Nath Wahi Award (2017) Dr. Rayala Suresh Kumar
31. ICMR Chaturvedi Ghanshyam Das Jalgopal Memorial Award (2017) Prof. Sunit Kumar Singh
32. ICMR Chaturvedi Ghanshyam Das Jalgopal Memorial Award (2017) Dr. Surya Ramachandran
33. ICMR Smt. Swaran Kanta Dingley Oration Award (2017) Dr. Sanjay Basak
34. BGRC Silver Jubilee Oration Award (2018) Dr. Amit Rawat
35 Dr. Dharamvir Datta Memorial Oration Award (2018) Dr. Subhash Medhi
36. Drs. Kunti & Om Prakash Oration Award (2018) Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhadada
37. Dr. P.N. Raju Oration Award (2018) Dr. Ravindra Khaiwal
38. Dr. Vidya Sagar Award (2018) Dr. P.N Suresh Kumar
39. Dr. Y.S. Narayana Rao Oration Award (2018) Dr. Anirban Basu
40. ICMR Lala Ram Chand Kandhari Award (2018) Dr. Laxmisha Chandrashekar
41. ICMR M.N. Sen Oration Award (2018) Air Commodore (Dr) Subramanian Shankar
42. Novartis Oration Award (2018) Dr. Ellora Sen
43. Prof. B.C. Srivastava Foundation Award (2018) Dr. Shankar Prinja
44. Prof. B.K. Aikat Oration Award (2018) Dr. K. Alagarasu
45. ICMR-CNMC STS Excellence Award (2017) Dr. Cinzia S. Keechilot
46. ICMR-CNMC STS Excellence Award (2018) Dr. Sudhir Shankar Mane

The Hon’ble Minister congratulated the awardees for their contribution in the area of health research that will provide new ways and means to solve various health issues. On the occasion, he said, “ICMR has contributed a lot in solving the health problems and uplifting the health status of the country. He also highlighted the need to strengthen innovation for developing new technologies as well as to carry out research to reduce out of pocket expenditure and help in reducing disease burden. Minister appreciated the ICMR efforts in tackling the emerging and re-emerging infections like ZIKA and NIPAH in the country and congratulated its scientists for excellent work. 

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Secretary Department of Health Research and DG-ICMR Prof. Balram Bhargava said, “It has been ICMR’s endeavour for over a century now to promote scientific research as well as provide scientists with the necessary platform and tools to find solutions to the most difficult health challenges. It is indeed heartening to see the talent pool available in our country today – it gives us immense hope for the future. It will be our constant endeavour to create an enabling environment for the Next Generation scientists to help them achieve their full potential and serve the nation.”

On the Occasion A book ‘’Gandhi and Swasthya’’ Hindi version of the special issue of IJMR to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Centenary Stamp of National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad was also released by Hon’ble HFM. He also gave away the ICMR-NIN Centenary Award to Late  Dr C Goplan, former DG ICMR.

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