D43 Project: Building Non-Communicable Eye Disease Research Capacity in India
Aravind-Madurai, May 25-27
Aravind Eye Care System was awarded with a grant by the US Federal Government to address non-communicable diseases (NCD) across the lifespan, focusing on prevention, early life determinants, risk factors, co-morbid conditions, and control of NCDs. Aravind Eye Hospital will execute this project in collaboration with University of Michigan, USA. The project will provide an interdisciplinary training programme for clinicians:
- to develop knowledge and skills needed to design and conduct clinical research
- to introduce them to life course approaches in clinical-epidemiological research
- to contribute to preventing and reducing the impact of NCEDs in India for its rapidly aging population
Towards initiating the project activities, a team from University of Michigan – Joshua Robert Ehrlich; David C. Musch and Dr. Nambi Nallasamy visited Aravind and held discussions with the senior members here. Dr. Shyam Vasudevarao and Dr. Anand Vinekar from Narayana Nethralaya Hospital, Bangalore too joined the discussion.