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  Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
 
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This Department was initially called Computer Centre and then Division of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics and started in the year 1995 as an independent unit. It was upgraded as the full Department in the year 2005. The first Head of the Department was Dr. A. Indrayan. The Department provides all biostatistics and computer related services. All kinds of biostatistical consultation from the planning stage of the analysis of data are provided to the faculty for research and post-graduate theses.


Among many firsts achieved by the Department are computerization of payroll (1987), MEDLARS (1991), e-mail (1992) and UCMS Homepage on the web (1996). An enormous database of more than 30 health indicators containing information for each state and age/gender/urban-rural areas since the year 1971 is among the major achievements.

The thrust areas of research are health indicators and health databases. Projects funded by agencies such as WHO, the World Bank and UNAIDS have been conducted. The department prepared a full book on ‘11 Health Questions about the 11 SEAR Countries’, and chapters for biregional report of WHO, both of which are very significant achievement. Many other books have been written including one published in the US with gratifying international reviews. More than 200 publications have appeared despite department's emphatic no to accept authorship in the work where computation help was provided.

Networking system installed with internet radiolink connection of speed 4 Mbps in all the departments of college and the hospital. The department is substantially contributing to providing e-journals access to the faculty and striving for e-governance in the college.

Teaching Staff:

UCMS Cadre      
Dr. A. T. Kannan Head    

CHS Cadre
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Academic Staff:

Dr. A. K. Bansal Sr. Programmer-cum-Statistician  
Mr. Anil Chawla Programmer-cum-Statistician (Sr. Scale)  

Non-Teaching Staff:

Dr. Rajeev Kumar Senior Technical Assistant (Computer)    
Mrs. Bhavna Gupta Senior Technical Assistant (Computer)    
Mr. Anil Kr. Niwaria Senior Technical Assistant (Computer)    

Mr. M. A. Razaque

Senior Technical Assistant (Computer)    
Mr. Sandeep Joshi Senior Technical Assistant (Computer)    
Mr. Rupesh Kumar Technical Assistant (Computer)    
Mr. Prem Shankar Sharma Statistical Assistant    

 

Current PhD Thesis: (Supervisor: Dr. A. Indrayan)

Name of the student: Mr. Rajeev Kumar
Starting Year: 2010
Chief supervisor: Dr. A. Indrayan

Other theses supervised: PhD - 4, MD/ MS - 8

Appointment of Teachers, if any, to Higher Posts/Assignments Outside

Dr. Indrayan A
 
Visiting Faculty at the Ohio State University, 1983-84.
Visiting Research Scientist at the University of Massachusetts, 1995. Recognized for Outstanding Service as a Visiting Research Scientist.
Participated in WHO workshops on Burden of Diseases – Lorne (Australia) and Bali (Indonesia)
Temporary Adviser to WHO – Geneva (Switzerland), Bangkok (Thailand – 3 times), Yangon (Myanmar), New Delhi (India - 5 times), Pune (India)
Served Expert Committees of NACO, Govt. of India.
Short-term consultant to WHO, UNAIDS and the World Bank.
In ICMR Task Forces on (i) Myocardial Infarction, (ii) Glaucoma, and (iii) Arsenic.
Chairman, Silver Jubilee Committee, Indian Society for Medical Statistics, 2008-2011.
Visiting Faculty, Public Health Foundation of India, 2010-11.

Distinctions Achieved by the Member of the Teaching Staff Either at the National or International Level

Dr. Indrayan A
 
PhD in Biostatistics from the Ohio State University, USA, 1977. Received prize for best Biostatistics PhD student.
Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, 1997.
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, 1998.
Fellow of the Indian Society of Medical Statistics, 1999.
Sabbatical visitor to the Yale University Medical Library, 1999.
Sabbatical visitor to the Harvard University Medical Library, 2001.
Short-term Consultant to the World Bank for Epidemiology of HIV in India, 2002.
Invited speaker at the 53rd session of the International Statistical Institute in Seoul (Korea), 2002.
Editorial Advisor to Indian Heart Journal, 1996-2002.
Delivered invited seminar at the University of Massachusetts(USA), National Center for Health Statistics(USA), Bureau of Biologics, FDA(USA), and Hecettepe University(Turkey)
Reviewer for a large number of Indian and international journals, 1982+.
Presented papers in Edinburgh(UK), Minneapolis(USA), Hamilton(Canada), Boston(USA), Shanghai(China), Nagoya(Japan), Montreux(Switzerland), Freiburg(Germany), Singapore, Philadelphia(USA), etc.
Book on Medical Biostatistics published in the U.S. by Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, New York, 2001; second edition, 2008.
Complete Performance of work for WHO on Health Indicators, 2002.
Academic visit to Princeton University libraries, 2003.
Short-term Consultant to the World Bank for Epidemiology of HIV (2 times - 2001, 2002) and for Resources Allocation in West Bengal, 2004.
Book on Basic Methods of Medical Research published in India by AITBS, Delhi, 2005; second edition, 2008.
Book on Biostatistics for Medical, Nursing and Pharmacy Students published by Prentice Hall of India, Delhi, 2006.
Book on Simple Biostatistics for MBBS, PG Entrance and USMLE published in India by Academa, Delhi; first edition 2005, second edition 2008, Third edition 2010.
Participated as an invitee in WHO-IAVI consultation on phase II-B trials for HIV vaccines, New York, 2006.
Completed Performance of Work for WHO for writing chapters for Biregional Asia-Pacific Health Report, 2005-2007.
Prepared the book “11 Health Questions about 11 SEAR Countries” for WHO, 2007.
On Curriculum Committee of Public Health Foundation of India, 2007-2008.
Delivered a large number of Invited Talks in national conferences, and Chaired a large number of scientific sessions.
Completed Performance of Work for WHO for preparing health information document, 2008.
Completed Performance of Work on Health Information System for W.H.O., 2008.
On panel of National Academy of Medical Sciences for election of Fellows, 2007-2009.
Completed Performance of Work for WHO on Non-communicable Diseases, 2010.
 
Elected Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences (the only one in this college)
Inaugurated and delivered Inaugural Address at Biostatistics & Epidemiology Training Course, Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology, NOIDA, 7-9 July 2009.
Delivered Guest Lecture at 27th National Conference of Indian Society for Medical Statistics, BHU, Varanasi, 28th Nov 2009.

Funded Research Projects:

HIV Database on Seroprevalence; (UNAIDS). Principal Investigator: Dr. A Indrayan
Comprehensive HIV Database (UNAIDS). Principal Investigator: Dr. A Indrayan
Assessment of Cataract Blindness in a Community (DANPCB). Principal Investigator: Dr. A Indrayan
Health Atlas of India (ICSSR). Principal Investigator: Dr. A Indrayan; Co- investigator: Dr. AK Bansal

List of Publications 2003 onwards:

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