HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL, January 31, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Binaytara foundation (BTF) has selected four research proposals for its 2010 medical research grants. Each year BTF awards such grants to young researchers to encourage them to understand and practice evidence-based medicine early in their careers. Winners were selected by BTF scientific advisory committee.
N. Suresh Khanna from Stanley Medical College in Chennai, India, was awarded a grant for his project entitled "A Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial in the Management of Wagner Grade 2 Diabetic Foot Ulcer". Maniraj Neupane, who attends Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, also earned a grant for his project "The predictors of outcome in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)". Suvash Shrestha of the Kathmandu Medical College in Kathmandu, Nepal was awarded a grant for his thesis entitled "Comparisons of normal Nepalese infant growth patterns: Bhimphedi village development committee growth chart vs. 2006 WHO growth chart vs. 2000 CDC growth chart." The fourth award went to Subecha Bhusal, also from Kathmandu Medical College, for "Violence against women by their husbands and postnatal depression in women of Nepal: A prospective cohort study."
Dr. Damiano Rondelli, Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago and BTF scientific advisory committee chair says "The topics of research grants awarded seem of significant importance in the heath care system in Nepal and India. Moreover, the design of the studies and the expertise of the investigators raise great enthusiasm since I expect that final scientific results will make a difference in the life of patients in the future". Detailed peer review (an essential aspect of scientific publishing in the era of evidence-based medicine) evaluating merit is used to select grant awardees. Especially emphasized is the discipline of the scientific method when applied to project quality, design, and statistical relevance. Researchers are required to conduct their respective projects within the stipulated time frame from the date of the award, and as a condition of the grant, provide project report updates at regular intervals.
BTF upholds the view that knowledge gleaned from clinical research should go beyond borders, to serve the millions of people around the globe, even in far flung locations such as rural villages in Asian countries. BTF will be accepting applications for 2011 medical research grants from medical students and internal medicine residents starting March 01, 2011.
About Binaytara Foundation:
Binaytara Foundation is a United States non-profit organization exempt from taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The mission of the foundation is to bring positive change in society by promoting health and education. In addition to the provision of research grants, BTF charitable projects include scholarships for schoolchildren and the application of telemedicine to serve patients in third world countries. For more information on BTF projects, visit www.binayfoundation.org
Dr. Damiano Rondelli is available for interviews about BTF medical research grants to medical students and physicians in Nepal and India.
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