Bangalore: Dr R.M Anjana, Managing Director and Senior Diabetologist of Dr.Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre and Vice President of Madras Diabetes Research Foundation was awarded the Keshavdev JPEF Award for Young Researcher in Diabetes In India. Governor of Kerala, His Excellency Sri.P Sathasivam presented the award on the 12th of August in the presence of the Tourism Minister of Kerala, Sri Kadakampally Surendran on the occasion of the two-day convention organised by the Dr. Jothydev and Jothydev’s Diabetes and Research Centre at Trivandrum. This is one of the highest honours for young diabetologists and is given to the best conducted original research in India. Dr. R. M. Anjana was selected for the award from among more than 100 entries. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh , a gold medal and a citation .
Upon receiving the award Dr.R.M.Anjana, Managing Director, Dr.Mohan’s Group of Diabetes Institutions, commented “ I am thankful to the selection committee for selecting me for this prestigious award. I wish to thank my team at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation and Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre for their contribution to my research and I dedicate this award to them“.
Deeply interested in medical research right from her under graduate days Dr. Anjana has published nearly 100 research papers including original articles and chapters in text books. Her contribution to the field of epidemiology, particularly the mega epidemiological study called as ICMR INDIAB study which involves a sample size of 1.24 lakh people from 31 states and 2 union territories, has been recognized nationally and internationally. Her special interest is in the area of physical activity where she has done pioneering work on the link of physical inactivity in diabetes and how to address this important risk factor.
Dr. R. M. Anjana has received numerous awards for her research in diabetes including the prestigious “Young Investigator award in Diabetes” given by Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) and the Indo ‘UK Young Investigator Award’ among several others.