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Pharmacology

Introduction

Department of Pharmacology is actively involved in training 2nd Prof. MBBS students in rational use of medicines. The theoretical aspects are supplemented by technological innovations in teaching pharmacology. The contemporary principles of ‘Refining, Replacing and Reducing’ the requirements of animals for demonstration of effects of drugs are being practiced in letter and spirit. A simulation laboratory for demonstrating the effects of drugs on various animal tissues using computers is functional. The laboratory has the infrastructure, software and hardware in place for training MBBS students using in silico techniques. .

Presently, the department is actively training students in drug delivery systems and devices. Bedside teaching for detecting, analyzing and reporting Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) is also done as part of curriculum. The Department is committed to provide best quality and clinically oriented information to MBBS students to make them into rational prescribers.

Facilities and Services

  1. Simulation Laboratory with 25 computers.
  2. Clinical Pharmacology laboratory with different types of sphygmomanometers, PEFR meters and Hand-dynamometer.
  3. The Department has fully functional Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Centre to which more than 1000 ADR have been reported by different departments ever since its inception.
  4. Department of Pharmacology is actively involved in managing hospital pharmacy.
  5. Administrative support is being provided actively for smooth running of the institute as and when required.

Research Projects 

Completed

  1. Participated as one of the centers in the project titled “A cross sectional questionnaire based study to evaluate the attitude and practices of physicians regarding prescription of anti-diabetic medications in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in India” with Dr. Puneet Dhamija as co-investigator was completed in collaboration with Department of Pharmacology, AIIMS, New Delhi.
  2. ICMR-STS Project titled “Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring in patients of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease visiting Out-Patient Department” with Mr. Karthikeya Jain (2nd Prof. MBBS student) as Investigator and Dr. Subodh Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine (Guide) and Dr. Puneet Dhamija (co-guide).
  3. Intra-mural project titled “Knowledge Attitude and Disposal practices among drug stores in North India” was completed with Dr. Puneet Dhamija as Principal Investigator.
  4. Project titled “Rheumatoid Arthritis: Clinical presentation of cases reporting at tertiary care centre” was completed with Dr. Bhomik Goel and Dr. Puneet Dhamija as co-investigators and Dr. Ravi Kant, Department of General Medicine as Principal Investigator.
  5. Project titled “Comparison of three causality assessment scales for reporting adverse drug reactions” with Dr. Puneet Dhamija as Investigator

Ongoing

  1. Project titled "Practical utility of renal function based posologic modification" is on-going with Mr. Arnav Kalra (2nd Prof. MBBS Student) as investigator, Dr. Puneet Dhamija as guide and Dr. Ravi Kant (Department of General Medicine) as co-guide.
  2. Project titled "Migraine as gastrointestinal illness: Exploring the hypothesis" is on-going with Mr. Joy Singhal (2nd Prof. MBBS Student) as investigator, Dr. Puneet Dhamija as co-guide and Dr. Rajnish Arora (Department of Neurosurgery) as guide.
  3. 3. Project titled "Monitoring of Adverse Drug Reaction and potential Drug-Drug Interactions in out-patient management of Migraine: Detection, Assessment and Solutions" is on-going with Dr. Puneet Dhamija as Investigator and Dr. Ravi Kant (Department of General Medicine) as Co-Investigator.
  4. 4. Project titled "Pregabalin and Amitriptyline for neuropathic pain: Incidence and course of adverse drug reactions" is on-going with Dr. Puneet Dhamija as Principal Investigator and Dr. Ravi Kant as co-investigator.

Approved

  1. Project titled "To evaluate the role of potential biomarkers in predicting treatment response in patients of Rheumatoid Arthritis" with Dr. Puneet Dhamija as Principal Investigator and Dr. Ravi Kant (Department of General Medicine) as co-investigator is approved by Research Advisory Committee of the Institute.
  2. Project titled " An interventional study to evaluate the effect of various strategies on KAP regarding adverse drug reactions" with Dr. Manisha Bisht as Principal Investigator is approved by Research Advisory Committee of the Institute.
  3. Project titled “An observational cohort study to compare the efficacy, safety, cost-effectiveness and adherence to medication of different drug regimes in chronic asthma patients” with Dr. Manisha Bisht as Principal Investigator is approved by Research Advisory Committee of the Institute.


Faculty

s. no. Name Designation
1- Dr. Biswadeep Das Associate Professor & Acting HOD
2- Dr. Puneet Dhamija Assistant Professor
3-  Dr. Manisha Bisht Assistant Professor


Contact Us

Department of Pharmacology

3rd Floor, A-6 Block, Medical College

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, PIN-249201

e-mail:pharmacologyaiimsrishikesh@rediffmail.com