Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, on Saturday, celebrated the third Annual Research Day.Doctors from 50 departments showcased their research activities in the last one year. More than 180 studies with results were presented.
Doctors interacted with Dr Girish Sahani, director, Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Sector 39, SK Acharya, head, gastroenterology, AIIMS, New Delhi and Peush Sahni, head, gastrointestinal surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi.
The faculty also had the opportunity to interact with scientists and faculty of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, SAS Nagar, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Panjab University, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar and many other scientific institutions of the tricity.
Since the inception of the research day three years back, many collaborative research projects have started between academic institutions of the tricity through these interactions.
The faculty later assembled in the Bhargava Auditorium to listen to eminent scientists and doctors. Dr Girish Sahani spoke on the transnational research and stressed on the process of transforming the present scenario of research at PGIMER to better management of patients.
SK Acharya spoke on how to make physician scientist and emphasised that the entire faculty at PGIMER should develop a scientist's mind, which could improve research at the institute.
Dr Peush Sahni spoke on which journal to choose when publishing. He stressed on the issue of spurious journals prevalent online these days.
S Varma, head, internal medicine, moderated a panel discussion on 'How to make enabling field for research in PGI', while Amod Gupta gave the vote of thanks.
Thirty eight faculty members of PGI were awarded for best research work in the last one year.
The top research papers in four different categories were written by Dr Sandeep Grover, psychiatry (assistant professor category), Dr Akshay Anand, neurology (associate professor category), Dr Rajesh Gupta, general surgery (additional professor category), and Dr Dheeraj Gupta, pulmonary medicine (professor category).