New Delhi: The University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) Alumni Association celebrated Teacher’s Day on September 5 by honouring its former professors, who have made pioneering contribution in the medical field, giving them framed-citations and traditional shawls.
“UCMS has been a trendsetter in many ways in the national capital region (NCR) and this particular function has again been a milestone in that direction. UCMS has been in the forefront of research in the diseases which are currently in spate like heart attack, diabetes, cancer, environmental pollution, osteoarticular tuberculosis etc,” according to Prof Shridhar Dwivedi, former head of the department of medicine and preventive cardiology, UCMS.
“When the concept of preventive cardiology was in its initial formative years in India, the department of medicine and preventive cardiology at UCMS took a leading role by organising three national level annual conferences of the Indian Society of Atherosclerosis Research in its campus and started innovative clinics like Preventive Cardiology Clinic, Tobacco Cessation Clinic, Young CAD Clinic, etc which are still running with the same enthusiasm by the younger faculty,” said Prof Dwivedi.
He further said, “The internationally acclaimed research on osteoarticular tuberculosis by doyen of orthopaedics Prof S M Tuli is still being pursued by the current team led by Prof Anil K Jain and Prof Aditya Agarwal.”
According to Prof Dwivedi, “The UCMS-GTBH Centre of Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism is going to be another health pilgrimage centre because of its location in low socio-economic locality of East Delhi where diabetes has made a deep inroad.”
“UCMS ‘Group of Humanities’ is yet another example of innovative thinking not to be seen in any other medical college with such an intensity. Prof Nishi Madan who was honoured on the occasion was the one who gave all moral and material support developing this unique unit at UCMS,” he said.
“There are several other areas where UCMS has made deep impact on basic research relevant to current health problems in limited resources. Recognition of stalwarts who made it possible to take UCMS-GTB Hospital to its present reputation and heights will certainly give another fillip to present generation of young faculty and create more cementing bonds between the faculty and the students. Large number of faculty and students participated in the function,” added Prof Dwivedi.
Prof Dwivedi, who was also honoured on the occasion, recited the lead line of UCMS-GTB Hospital Kulgeet on the occasion much to the delight of the audience.
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