07-MAY-2015: At least three students attending MBBS at the Aligarh Muslim University's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) have been selected for Short Term Studentship (STS) 2015 Project of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
JNMC students Ms Priyanka Chowdhry (MBBS 2011 batch), Mr Zulqarnain (MBBS 2012 batch) and Mr Adnan Anwer (MBBS 2013 batch) have been selected with 1000 other medical undergraduates from various medical colleges all over India for the Studentship Project.
Ms Priyanka Chowdhry will be researching on the topic of 'Importance of serum vitamin D in patients of Bronchial Asthma' under the guidance of Professor Rakesh Bhargava. Mr Zulqarnain's research will be researching on the topic of 'Comparison of pulmonary function between smokers and non-smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)' under the guidance of Dr Rafi Anwer (Assistant Professor, General Medicine). While Mr Adnan Anwer will be writing research thesis on the topic of 'Critical evaluation of prescriptions including rational auditing of patients admitted in a tertiary care hospital of Western UP' under the guidance of Dr S Ziaur Rahman (Associate Professor, Pharmacology).
The research work under ICMR's STS Project will be done during the summer vacations.
During the last few years, medical undergraduate students of JNMC have shown keen interest in ICMR's STS Project.
ICMR initiated the STS Project in 1979 in order to promote interest and aptitude for research among medical undergraduates. The main objective of this program is to provide an opportunity to undergraduate medical students to familiarize themselves with research methodology and techniques by being associated for a short duration with their seniors on ongoing research program or by undertaking independent projects. This may serve as incentive for students to take up research as a career in the future