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Col. Anuj Chawla Is Awarded Chief of Army Staff Commendation

Col. Anuj Chawla, M.D. Col. Anuj Chawla, M.D.
Professor and Head, Department of Physiology
Armed Forces Medical College
Pune, India

Congratulations to Col. Anuj Chawla (PHIL 2011), who was awarded a Chief of Army Staff Commendation for distinguished service on Army Day, January 15, 2017. Col. Chawla’s citation for the award, initiated by the Dean of Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, is based on work done in the field of medical education. An extract of his citation states that, “As Head of the Department of Physiology, [he] displayed unparalleled academic and professional brilliance and commitment of the highest order to reform medical education in India, bringing singular credit to the Armed Forces Medical Services.”

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Kavita Bhatnagar Presents at First World Summit on Competency-Based Education

Kavita Bhatnagar, M.B.B.S., M.S.Kavita Bhatnagar, M.B.B.S., M.S.
Professor and Head,
Department of Ophthalmology & Medical Education
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences
Port Blair, India

Congratulations to Kavita Bhatnagar (CMCL 2015), who presented her work at the First World Summit on Competency-Based Education, held August 27-28, 2016, in Barcelona, Spain, as part of the 2016 Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference. Dr. Bhatnagar gave an Oral Research presentation titled “Mini-CEX as an assessment tool to assess clinical skills of Ophthalmology residents,” and also presented two posters, titled “A mixed methods approach to teach professionalism to ophthalmology residents: a pilot study” and “Reinforcing doctor patient communication skills for undergraduate medical students at entry to clinical rotation: a pilot study.”

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Sujata Kanhere Receives Ph.D. from Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University

Sujata KanhereSujata Kanhere, M.B.B.S., D.C.H., D.N.B (Pediatrics), Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, In Charge Pediatric Neurology
K.J. Somaiya Medical College
Mumbai, India

Congratulations to Sujata Kanhere (GSMC 2006), who received her Ph.D. in Subject Communication (Pediatric Neurology) from Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University in Nashik, India, in February 2016. Her research in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities and epilepsy in children has been recognized as an innovative interdisciplinary educational and communication approach in Pediatric Neurology.

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Surapaneni Krishna Mohan Is Promoted to Professor

Surapaneni Krishna Mohan, Ph.D., M.H.P.E., M.Acad.Med.Surapaneni Krishna Mohan, Ph.D., M.H.P.E., M.Acad.Med.
Professor and Vice Principal (Admin),
Department of Biochemistry
Saveetha Medical College & Hospital
Faculty of Medicine, Saveetha University
Chennai, India

Congratulations to Surapaneni Krishna Mohan (CMCL 2009), who was recently promoted to Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Medical College. Dr. Mohan assumed this new role in March 2016. He also serves as Vice Principal (Admin) of the Saveetha Medical College & Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Saveetha University.

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[last update: February 15, 2017]