JPEF Stalwart Physician Award

JPEF Stalwart Physician Award’ for the year 2018 was conferred to Dr. Arumugam Muruganathan (Governor of American College of Physicians-India Chapter) in recognition of his contributions to the science and society. The award was presented by the Hon. Governor of Kerala Shri Justice(Retd) P.Sathasivam during the JPEF 2018 Annual Global Diabetes Convention.

As an ardent social worker and philanthropist, Dr. Muruganathan has organized 650 free general medical camps including mega children camp benefiting thousands and donated more than 5000 BP monitors across the country to raise the awareness on Home blood pressure monitoring and has coordinated for funds for conducting heart surgeries for the poor.

Dr. Muruganathan has also served many other honorable positions such as Dean of Indian College of Physicians, President of Hypertension Society of India, President of Association of Physicians of India and Governing Council Member of Dr. MGR Medical University. He has unparalleled teaching experience and also has immensely contributed to the scientific society through his publications, presentations and organizing skills at National as well as International level. He played a pivotal role in identifying largely ignored conditions such as fever, lipid disorders, high blood pressure which contributes to huge mortality and coordinated in formulating national treatment guidelines.

For his outstanding contributions to the scientific society, Dr. Muruganathan has been bestowed with many laurels, including the most prestigious, Dr. B. C. Roy Award (2011) from the President of India.

P. Kesavadev JPEF Young Researcher Award

For the Best Young Researcher in Diabetes, Dr. Anjana Ranjit Mohan (Managing Director & Diabetologist, Dr.Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, and Vice President, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai), was awarded the ‘P.Kesavadev JPEF Young Investigator Award 2018’ for her study entitled “Coexistence of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Among Asian Indians – The Indian Council of Medical Research-India Diabetes Study (ICMR INDIAB study)”.

This award is instituted with an aim to foster diabetes research in India and carries a cash prize of INR 100,000, gold medal, citation and a travel grant. Hon. Governor of Kerala Shri. Justice (Retd) P.Sathasivam handed over the award to Dr. Anjana Ranjit Mohan during the inaugural ceremony of 6th JPEF Two-Day Annual Global Diabetes Convention. From the numerous submissions received, the expert panel consisting of Dr. Ashok Kumar Das (Professor and Head of Endocrinology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences), Dr. Georgi Abraham (Professor of Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences) and Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev (Managing Trustee, P.Kesavadev Trust), unanimously selected the best original research.

Original Scientific Research Abstracts Selected for Oral Presentation

6th JPEF Two-Day Annual Global Diabetes Convention offered a platform for Modern medicine doctors, Dietitians, Researchers and Allied healthcare professionals to present their original scientific research conducted in the field of diabetes. The best four original research papers, from among the numerous submissions received, were selected by an expert panel consisting of Dr. A.V.Raveendran (Specialist in Internal Medicine, Badr Al Samaa, Barka, Sultanate of Oman), Dr.Sumesh Raj (Professor Of Medicine, Sree Gokulam Medical College, Trivandrum) and Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev (Managing Trustee, P Kesavadev Trust).

The first authors of the selected four abstracts were Dr. Aishwarya Kanneganti (Research Associate, Fernandez Hospital, Hyderabad), Dr. Anil Sundaram (Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Surgery, Government Medical College Trivandrum, Kerala), Dr. Jijun M Ignatius (3rd year PG student, Department of Internal Medicine, Sree Gokulam Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala) and Ms. Zankhana Shetty (Diabetes Educator, Fortis Hospital, Mumbai). The authors presented their research during a scientific session at JPEF 2018 and were awarded cash prizes. Dr. Aishwarya Kanneganti’s study entitled’ Glycemic response to moderate carbohydrate breakfasts in gestational diabetes mellitus’ was ranked first by the judging panel.