SRINAGAR: Dr Ashraf Ganie, Professor Endocrinology and Head Department of Clinical Research SKIMS Srinagar has been honoured as Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) India.
The fellowship citation was presented to Dr Ashraf at the 60th Convocation of NAMS convened at Kamla Raheja Auditorium here coinciding with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Academy.
Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITI Aayog, Govt of India was the Chief Guest at the Convocation. Dr N K Ganguly, Ex-Director General, Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and Dr Chooramani Gopal, President NAMS were also present in the Convocation.
According to the organizers, NAMS fellowship was awarded to Dr Ashraf in recognition of his significant contribution for the advancement of Medical Sciences, especially in the field of endocrinology.
Pertinently, NAMS India, instituted on April 21, 1961, is the nodal agency and an advisory body for the Government of India on matters related to National Health Policy and Planning and promotion of medical education and research in the country.
The Academy provides regular opportunities to the aspirants to undergo training at various centres of excellence in medical sciences. Every year the Academy recognizes excellence by awarding Fellowships and Awards, including Honorary Fellows and elected Fellows, to eminent personalities and medical professionals.
It may be noted that Dr Ashraf who is currently working as Professor of Endocrinology at SKIMS Srinagar has been leading the ICMR supported Multicentric National task force on PCOS. He was appointed Chief Coordinator of multi-centric task force study by ICMR proposed on 11 centers in the country. Dr Ashraf has been working in the area of lifestyle disorders and has published numerous research papers.
Dr Ashraf was recently awarded Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) by Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, England.
Dr Ashraf has 145 Publications and 18 Research Projects to his credit and his academic and scientific contribution has been recognised across the globe with around 20 awards and citations including Young Investigator Award in Japan, Best Outgoing DM Scholar from AIIMS New Delhi, T C Anand Kumar Gold Medal Oration etc.
Dr Ashraf was working as Associate Professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi before joining back at SKIMS Soura as Professor of Endocrinology. He was recently given the additional charge of the Head Department of Clinical Research, SKIMS Srinagar.