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About the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR): The ICMR, the apex body in India for the formulation, co-ordination and promotion of biomedical research, having been founded in 1911, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. The Governin... more.
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Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch
Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch, MD, Secretary, Department of Health Research (DHR), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare MOH PM Government of India and the Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. Former Director of National JALMA Institute for Leprosy & other Mycobacterial Diseases, an Institute of ICMR at Agra, Dr Katoch is a distinguished scientist who has won several accolades as well as awards for his research work on Leprosy, Tuberculosis and HIV-AIDS.
Dr. V.M. Katoch :
Dr. V. M Katoch did his MBBS-1974 (Shimla), M.D. 1978 (AIIMS, New Delhi); VA Medical Centre, Long Beach, CA, USA (1980-81) ; National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK (1984-85); other specialized trainings; Joined Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for Talent Search Schemes (TSS) Fellows; posted at JALMA Agra in 1978, Director of this Institute in December 2001- Nov 2008 ; Served as Founder Secretary of Department of Health Research (DHR) & Director-General, ICMR ; Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India, from 18th Nov 2008 to 28th February, 2015. Currently: NASI-ICMR Chair on Public Health Research at RUHS, Jaipur Dr. Katoch has developed and implemented over 25 extramural projects from DST, DBT, ICMR etc. He is developer of modern methods of rapid diagnosis of TB, leprosy, DNA chips; DNA fingerprinting methods etc.; contributed to expansion of mandate of JALMA from leprosy to all mycobacterial diseases. As the founder Secretary of new department, played important role in developing and implementing five new schemes to accomplish nine new business - (i) establishment of multi-disciplinary research units (MRUs) in government medical colleges ( with focus on NCDs, RCH, gender issues etc; (ii) Model Rural Health Research units (MRHRUs three partners - medical college, state services and ICMR/ other apex institutes for taking the technology to people- (iii) Virology Research Laboratories in states and medical colleges (iv) Scheme for Human Resources for Health Research focus on medical colleges ; (v) Grant in Aid scheme for projects focused on intersectoral collaboration and coordination. ICMR, 10th function of DHR and an 104 year old ( established 1911) reputed autonomous organization, which saw a major drive towards modernization earlier, gave major thrust on innovation and translation ; establishment of Tribal Health Research forum with focus on tribal and marginalized communities; Vector Borne Diseases Forum etc. during these years. Dr Katoch has contributed over 280 research papers in Indian and foreign journals. He is recipient of various awards : Young Scientist Award of IAMM 1985; Shere-I-Kashmir Sheikh Abdulla Memorial Oration Award 1989; Dr.CGS Iyer Oration Award of ICMR 1990; Erwin Stindl Memorial Oration Award of German leprosy Relief Organization 1991; Dr. S.C. Agarwal Oration Award of IAMM 1994; Dr. Manu Patel Prize of IADVL 1999; JALMA Trust Fund Oration Award 1999 of ICMR, IAMM Endowment Award 2003; Ranbaxy Science Foundation Award 2004; UC Chaturvedi Life Time Achievement Award 2009; Mellanby Oration 2009; Vishwanathan Oration 2009; Maj Gen. Sahib Singh Sokhey Oration 2009; Excellence in technology award of ISC 2011 ; PC Ray Award 2012 etc. ; Dr Katoch is fellow of national science academies of country : National Academy of Sciences (FNASc); Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS); Fellow of Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (FASc); Fellow of Indian Academy of Science (FNA) .
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Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch, MD
Director General, Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) &
Dr. V. M. Katoch
Director General Indian Council of Medial Research
Polio Eradication Evaluation
Dr Vishwa Katoch: Government representative, Director-General of the Indian Council of