3rd ISCR annual Awards held at Bengaluru

3rd ISCR annual Awards held at Bengaluru

Our News BureauBengaluru

Having instituted the first ever exclusive awards for clinical researchers in India, Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR), celebrated the third year’s award event on August 27, 2010 in, Bengaluru. The Awards evening began with a welcome note by the President, Dr Arun Bhatt. This was followed by a very interesting and captivating talk on ‘The challenges and opportunities of India’s skill crisis’ by Manish Sabharwal, Chairman and Co-Founder, Team Lease Services for the Keynote address. The Karnataka State Drugs Controller, Jagga Shetty was the Guest of Honour. The jury panel for the awards consisted of Dr Sarang Iyer, Dr Darshan Bhatt, Dr Suresh Bowalekar and Dr Suresh Menon. There were 12 awards announced in the six categories, besides two special awards, making it to14 awards this year. The special awards category as always, was the highlight of the event. Dr Vasantha Muthuswamy, Senior Deputy Director General (Retd.) ICMR, New Delhi was honoured by an award in the ‘Notable contribution to the clinical research fraternity’ category, while the Division of Clinical Trials, St. John’s Research Institute received the award as an institute. Dr Prem Pais, Head, Division of Clinical Trials, St. John’s Research Institute and Dean, St. John’s Medical College as well as Dr Denis Xavier, Coordinator, Division of Clinical Trials, Professor & Head of Pharmacology, St. John’s Medical College recevied the award on behalf of their institute.

Category Company Winner Runners up
CRA of the Year Siro Clinpharm Rajani Kohli  
  Quintiles Research (I)   1st Chandrakant Dave
  Novatis Healthcare   2nd Mansi Kaulapure
Study Manager of the Year Novartis Healthcare Shilpa Raut  
  AstraZeneca Pharma   Dr Neelakant Krishnan
Data Manager of the Year PharmaNet Clinical Services Madhav P Patil  
  Manipal Acunova   Manju Benedict
Data Base Programmer of the Year Manipal Acunova K Nitin Rao  
  Clinigene International   Anish George
Best Site of the Year Jehangir Clinical Development Centre, Pune Dr. Shona Nag, Programme Director, Oncology clinical trials  
Study Coordinator of the Year Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai Priyanka Kudale  
  Gokula Metropolis Clinical Research Centre, Bengaluru   A Asumitha

SPECIAL AWARDS  

“NOTABLE CONTRIBUTION TO CLINICAL RESEARCH FRATERNITY”

I. Dr Vasantha Muthuswamy, Senior Deputy Director General (Retd.) ICMR, New Delhi.
II. Division of Clinical Trials, St. John’s Research Institute

Dr Prem Pais Head, Division of Clinical Trials, St. John’s Research Institute

Dean, St. John’s Medical College

Dr Denis Xavier Coordinator, Division of Clinical Trials

Professor & Head of Pharmacology, St. John’s Medical College