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Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore is all set to conduct its sixth Annual Research Day on October 9 that is today, in a bid to encourage more quality research in the campus.
The day will see the presentation of about 250 abstracts and orations by four eminent doctors.
“This sixth annual research day was being held at CMC and will be held at the Scudder Auditorium. Researches currently being done in CMC will be showcased during the day. Among medical colleges in the country, CMC Vellore publishes 600 research papers every year. We would like to have more research of high quality to come, and this has been the aim of the annual research day,” said an official of CMC.
“CMC does research to try and help people live better lives. We want to improve translational research for human beings. Research helps doctors to decide what we can do for patients tomorrow. The number of posters presented during the event has increased year after year. More than 250 presentations are in line, as against 160 last year,” he added further.
Several distinguished professional from their respective filed would present their oration. Mammen Chandy, retired professor and former head of Haematology, CMC and director of Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata, Jayaprakash Muliyil, retired professor and former principal CMC, Ajit Varki, distinguished professor of Medicine, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, San Diego, USA and Nissi Varki, director of Histopathological Resources, Cancer and Mouse Histopathology, San Diego, USA will deliver the orations.
During the annual research day poster and paper presentations from various categories including medical specialties, surgical specialties, basic sciences, field work and epidemiology, nursing and allied health sciences will find place.
“The purpose of the day was also to give faculty and students an opportunity to highlight their own work and understand the breadth and depth of research being carried out in CMC,” said another official of CMC.