Research

Research

The bond between medicine and research is a close one; it is continuous, success-oriented and the final aim of this research is to be able to arrive at the best possible ways of treating patients promoting their overall welfare. At Apollo Medical College, we committed to training future leaders who will work at the intersection of science and medicine.

We at Apollo Medical College also look at research that addresses the factors that contribute to disparities in health and healthcare outcomes. During such research, we look at filling in the lags paving way for the scientific discoveries to become medical advances.

From bench research to clinical research, we encourage our students and faculty, all aimed at improving overall human health. We also collaborate with other colleges, foundations, and research facilities from within the country and established institutions from across the globe in public policy development as well as research development.

Central Research Lab

Apollo Medical College has a state-of-the-art Central Research Laboratory (CRL). It is primarily a molecular biology laboratory. The facility is dedicated to foster the biomedical and clinical research activities of the Faculty, Ph.D. scholars, and postgraduate and undergraduate students from all the specialties of the institution. The lab is well equipped with real-time PCR, Gradient PCR, Electrophoresis system, Blotter System, Gel documentation system, -80 ̊C & -20 ̊C freezers, and centrifuges.

CRL has a fully functional human cell and tissue culture facility to carry out In vitro studies. The lab has collaborations with Apollo Medical College Hospital, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, and MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre, Hyderabad. Several intramural and extramural funded projects are being carried out at our Central Research Laboratory.

Ongoing projects in the lab are focused on the disciplines of Pharmacogenomics and Cancer Biology with a goal of exercising the findings to identify the molecular basis of human health and disease. CRL is also used for the purpose of organizing structured workshops/ training sessions for staff and students on molecular biology techniques.

Research Activities

The Apollo Medical College believes that real learning is rooted in exploring, experimenting, probing, and innovating. The college has a cutting-edge research facility that enables students to take an active part in finding solutions for the healthcare challenges that prevail today.

The Apollo Medical College fosters a universal research community and joins forces with healthcare providers and colleges across the globe to facilitate positive and ground-breaking changes in the field of medicine.

Awards & Achievements

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

We are proud that our students and faculty have received accolades and appreciation for their continued effort and successful research that they have conducted. Some of the highly appreciated and laurel worthy efforts of our medical students and faculty are listed below:

STUDENTS
  • Mr. Mohammed Nehad Khan (Batch of 2012), received the University Gold medal as the overall Topper, for having secured the highest aggregate marks in all the Final MBBS subjects  (He also secured a PG seat for MS in General Surgery, at Gandhi Medical College)
  • Apollo Medical College, Hyderabad, has been empaneled for the Visiting Students Learning Opportunities (VSLO), with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). At the same time, the process for registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) UK is being concluded.
  • International Electives – Two of our students spent time overseas, pursuing electives in Internal Medicine in Boston.
  • The Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, selected eight students of the 2016 Batch, for training and certification in Molecular Biology techniques that are frequently used in medical research.
  • Three of our students secured Short-Term Student (STS) grants from the ICMR, of Rs. 10,000/- each, to conduct research at the undergraduate level.
FACULTY
  • Dr. Prashanth (Associate Professor in Forensic Medicine), has successfully completed his Advanced Course in Medical Education (ACME), recently.
  • Professor Malini Datta, from the Department of Physiology, attended the 2nd ACME Online sessions at Belagavi.
  • Professor C. Mrudula, from the Department of Anatomy, and Associate Professor G Pavani, from the Department of Microbiology, were selected for the 1st ACME course at Belagavi.
  • Prof C. Mrudula, from the Department of Anatomy, was selected for the FAIMER Fellowship at CMC Ludhiana, and Associate Professor Saju Binu Cherian, from the Department of Anatomy, was chosen for the FAIMER Inter-Professional Program, at Manipal University.
INSTITUTE
  • A NACO ART center was established in the Hyderabad campus, making the Apollo Medical college the 3rd Private Medical college in the country, and the 1st in Telangana, to have such a center to provide care for the HIV infected.
  • NABH Accreditation Pre-Entry Level inspection of the Medical College Hospital was completed successfully, with the Council’s Certification having recently been received.
  • The DOTS center has been actively promoted, along with the development of subspecialties, like the Asthma Clinic & the Respiratory Rehab Clinics.
  • The AMC conducted 50 medical camps last year, in which 10000 beneficiaries were screened. Several Cataract surgeries, Retinal surgeries, and Corneal transplantations were also performed in the previous year. An MOU has been signed with the Rangareddy District Collectorate for the AIMSR to be a part of the District Blind Control Society (DBCS). 75 Mega Health Camps & 50 regular camps with the DBCS, have been conducted so far.
  • The NICU & PICU have been upgraded to level-III status. Subspecialties like the DASI (Developmental Assessment Scale for Indian Infants), Pediatric Psychology Counseling center, Pediatric Surgery, and Pediatric Asthma clinics, have also been introduced
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