Chennai: Dr. V.Mohan – President of Madras Diabetes Research Foundation was recently appointed as an Honorary Professor in the Office of the Faculty of Health at Deakin University. He will significantly contribute towards further academic research and collaboration by the Faculty of Health – Deakin University and Madras Diabetes Research Foundation. Professor Jane den Hollander AO, Vice-Chancellor & President, Deakin University felicitated Dr V.Mohan – President of Madras Diabetes Research Foundation and Chairman Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre at a daylong workshop on diabetes titled “Diabetes Research – A Fertile Field with Numerous Opportunities”. The workshop commemorated 25 years of Deakin University’s engagement in India. Other distinguished academicians and dignitaries present in the workshop were Dr. R.M. Anjana, Vice President, MDRF, Professor David Austin, Associate Dean-International, Deakin University, Professor V. Mohan, President, MDRF and Professor S.P. Thyagarajan, Professor of Eminence & Dean (Research), SRM University.
Commenting receiving the honour, Prof. V.Mohan, President, MDRF and Honorary Professor, Deakin University said “I am extremely delighted to be a part of Deakin’s journey in world class path breaking research in the field of Diabetes and also thank Prof. Jane den Hollander AO, Vice-Chancellor & President, Deakin University for bestowing the distinguished honour on me. We are happy to celebrate over 5 years of engagement with Deakin University and MDRF. We hope to see more partnerships and intensify research in critical areas of Diabetic treatment. India has the second largest and most diverse population with diabetes but there are significant barriers in delivering diabetes care to large number of people. Given this, the opportunities for diabetes research are potentially huge in India. The Deakin- MDRF workshop on diabetes provided a platform for expert, researches and medical professionals to put forward their research ideas in preventing and combating diabetes in India.”