Announcements

4th One week course on Randomized Controlled Trials 2024

Oct 21 - Oct 25, 2024

Click below link for registration

https://bit.ly/SJMCRI_RCT_2024

The Division of Clinical Research and Training, St. John’s Medical College & Research Institute, has been conducting various training programs in Health Research Methods for physicians and researchers from various backgrounds. We started with a NIH grant in 2009 for 5 years, and continued thereafter.

In the last 15 years, we have conducted around 34 different courses and trained over 2,258 health professionals including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ethics committee members, industry professionals, post graduate students, study coordinators, regulatory officials and health policy makers from India and abroad from 11 countries (United Kingdom, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Australia, Canada, Bangladesh, Tanzania, South Africa, Ethiopia, Cameroon and Nepal).

In this advanced course on RCT (Randomized Controlled Trials), there are 23 interactive lectures, 4 journal clubs on different RCT designs, 4 Zen protocol sessions and 4 project presentations. All participant presentations are made in small groups with feedback from peers and faculty.

Topics:

RCT Designs & Analysis

  • RCT key concepts
  • Cluster RCT
  • Factorial trials
  • Non-inferiority trials
  • Adaptive trials
  • Expertise based trials
  • Stepped wedge trials
  • Implementation trials
  • Community based trials
  • Real world and Pragmatic trials   

Interventions:

  • Drugs/ devices/ surgical
  • Complex Behavioural

Statistics:

  • Sample size for different RCT designs 
  • Parametric & Non-parametric tests
  • Mixed linear models
  • Survival analysis

Techniques:

  • Randomization
  • Blinding
  • Allocation concealment
  • Investigational Product Management

Operations and Regulatory:

  • Regulatory Issues
  • Documentation/ manuals
  • Data management
  • Adjudication
  • Budgets
  • Insurance/Compensation

The course is on-campus and some international faculty will take their sessions online.

The course book with relevant course details and important scientific papers will be given to the registered participants.

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Travel bursaries and Scholarships are available for select candidates and subject to eligibility and availability of funds.

CME credits are awarded to the eligible candidates.

Concession Criteria: 25% discount in the registration fees:

  1. For students/ trainees, candidates from our network institutions
  2. For 3 or more candidates from the same institution

To avail the discount, a letter from the Department / Institutional Head should be sent by email to rct_training@sjri.res.in & addressed to:

Dr Denis Xavier MD, MSc.(Clin. Epi.),
Professor & Head, Dept of Pharmacology,
Head, Division of Clinical Research and Training,
St. John's Medical College & Research Institute,
Bangalore.

The registration fees can be sent as:

  1. Demand Draft or
  2. NEFT

The payment details will be shared with participants via email once they fill the form and are eligible for the course.

Nutrition Research Course to Translate and Utilize Research – 'NURTURE'

Aug 19 - Aug 30, 2024

The Division of Nutrition, St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI), Bengaluru, in collaboration with the Nutrition Society of India is planning to conduct a two-week Public Health Nutrition course titled - "Nutrition Research Course to Translate and Utilize Research – NURTURE” at SJRI, from August 19th to 30th 2024. 

The course objectives are:

  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of the principles of nutrition and its impact on human health across the lifecycle.
  • Understand ethical considerations and guidelines in nutrition research.
  • Improve research skills for planning, designing, conducting original research studies, and program implementation.
  • Utilize statistical techniques to analyze data, interpret results and arrive at conclusions.
  • Effectively communicate research findings through peer-reviewed manuscripts.
  • Translate research findings into practical recommendations for public health nutrition interventions and policies.

Who can apply:

Doctoral students and young faculty in academia, state institutes, program implementers, and members of non-governmental organizations with a strong commitment to research, program implementation, and building capacity in the parent institution and across India.
 

Key Dates to Note:

Course dates: 19th to 30th August 2024.

Application opens on: 01st July 2024.

Last date to submit the application: 20th July 2024.

Selected Candidates will be notified on: 25th July 2024.
 

Course Fees: There is no course fee.

Accommodation and Travel:

Accommodation will be provided at St. John’s campus and travel expenses will be covered*.

 *Details regarding accommodation and travel reimbursement will be provided to selected participants.
 

Location:

Course will be conducted at:

St. John’s Research Institute,

St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences,

Koramangala, Bengaluru 560034.

Karnataka, INDIA.
 

Application form link: https://forms.gle/mQQKqpsULtt8sQc78


Course Director:

Dr. Rebecca Kuriyan Raj

Professor and Head, Division of Nutrition,

St. John’s Research Institute,

St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences,

Koramangala, Bengaluru 560034.

Karnataka, INDIA.

 

Contact details:

For queries you can contact:

Telephone Number (080) 4946 7000/ 49467026

Email ID: rebecca@sjri.res.in

Workshop on Costing in Healthcare

Aug 02 - Aug 03, 2024

About the workshop

The workshop aims at discussing the basics in costing studies in healthcare. The workshop is open to healthcare professionals, researchers interested in health economics and to include a costing component in their ongoing or future research.

Course content

  1. Types and classification of costs
  2. Sources of data for costs
  3. Data collection formats for costing studies
  4. Valuation
  5. Discounting
  6. Critical analysis of costing studies

Course fees

For internal participants: INR 1500 (Including GST)

For external participants: INR 2500 (Including GST)

Fees is inclusive of tuition costs, lunch, and tea.

Course faculty

Dr. Sushmita Chatterjee, Senior health economist from George Institute for Global Health, New Delhi will be the course faculty conducting the workshop.

Registration

Registration is to be done online at the weblink given below. Payment for registration is accepted through net banking. It is to be paid along with the submission of the registration form directly on the website.

Registration is now open

For registration, please click here: https://forms.office.com/r/82jp5Nbcxf

After registration email your name and screenshot of payment to madonne.dishani@stjohns.in to confirm your participation.

Contact us:

Dr. Farah Naaz Fathima

Associate Professor

Department of Community Health

St. John’s Medical College

Email: farah.f@stjohns.in

 

Dr. Madonne Rufina Dishani

Senior Resident

Department of Community Health

St. John’s Medical College

Email: madonne.dishani@stjohns.in

Ph: 080-49466134

Regression Methods in Clinical Data Analysis

Aug 01 - Aug 03, 2024

This workshop aims to enhance your knowledge and skills in regression analysis techniques, empowering you to derive meaningful insights from health-related data.

Key Techniques Covered:

  • Linear Regression: Unravel the linear association between a continuous outcome variable and one or more predictor variables.
  • Logistic Regression: Explore the factors influencing the likelihood of binary outcomes (e.g., disease presence/absence).
  • Survival Analysis: Gain insights into the time it takes for an event (e.g., recovery, death) to occur, using techniques like:
    • Kaplan-Meier Estimation: Visualize the probability of event-free survival over time.
    • Log-Rank Test: Statistically compare survival curves between groups.
    • Cox Proportional Hazards Regression: Identify factors that influence the risk of an event over time, independent of when the observation began.

Benefits for Clinical Researchers:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of treatment effects and patient risk factors.
  • Develop robust statistical models for predicting clinical outcomes.
  • Communicate research findings effectively with clear and interpretable results.

Workshop Details:

Date: 25th to 27th July, 2024

Venue: St.John’s Medical College, Bangalore

Linear Regression

  • Simple and Multiple Linear Regression
  • Developing Prediction Models
  • Variable Selection Methods
  • Risk Factor Modelling
  • Model Diagnostic Assessment
  • Collinearity, Confounding, Effect Modification, and Interaction Analysis

Logistic regression

  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Univariate and Multivariate Binary Logistic Regression Analysis
  • Estimating Odds Ratio and Adjusted Odds Ratio
  • Assessing Model Performance and Classification

Survival analysis & Cox regression

  • Time to Event Analysis
  • Survival Probability
  • Hazard Rate
  • Kaplan Meier Survival Time Estimation
  • Comparing Survival Curves
  • Log Rank Test
  • Cox Proportional Hazard Model
  • Hazard Ratio Estimation and Interpretation
  • Assessing Proportionality and Adjusting Time-Varying Covariates

Sample size calculation for regression coefficients

Faculties from Biostatistics department, St.John’s Medical college & Research Institute are highly experienced in the field and will provide comprehensive training on these topics. You will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on exercises and gain practical experience using statistical software JAMOVI. Additionally, the workshop encourages active participation and interaction among participants, fostering a collaborative learning environment.

Who Should Attend? This workshop is suitable for both faculty members and students who are involved in clinical research. Whether you are new to regression analysis or seeking to expand your expertise, this workshop will cater to your needs. It is an excellent opportunity to broaden your skill set and stay at the forefront of data analysis techniques in the health domain.

Registration: To secure your spot in the workshop, please visit our registration page at Regression Methods in Clinical Data Analysis . Spaces are limited, so we encourage you to register at your earliest convenience.

 

e-Learning Course on Medical Certification of Cause of Death

Aug 01 - Aug 31, 2024

Course details:

This web-based course on ‘Medical Certification of Cause of Death’ aims to strengthen the capacity of medical practitioners in ensuring accurate and reliable medical certification of cause of death. It can be taken up at one’s own free time and convenience. It provides an opportunity for all doctors who are busy practitioners and are otherwise unable to travel or obtain leave to attend CME (Continuing Medical Education) programmes.

  • The complete duration of this course is 11 hours but it can be completed over a period of one month, with each batch starting on the first of the month
  • Upon successful completion, all participants will be awarded 1 CME credit point by the Karnataka Medical Council

Course Objectives:

Medical Certification of Cause of Death (MCCD) is an important source of cause-specific mortality data for a country. Apart from being a public health surveillance tool, a medical death certificate is also a legal document for the family of the deceased. The medical practitioner has to issue a ‘death certificate’ to the family of the deceased. Inaccurate entries in these death certificates lead to incorrect mortality data collection, faulty public health measures and legal hassles.

  • This course aims to strengthen the capacity of medical practitioners in ensuring accurate and reliable medical certification of cause of death, taking into account the COVID pandemic
  • It is divided into 4 Modules with each module comprising of one to four Units
  • To obtain the Course Certificate, the participant has to complete all the Modules/Units and then take up the final assessment and obtain 66%(40/60) marks within a month of enrolment

Course Schedule:

NO

NAME

DURATION

1

Module 1: Certification of Cause of Death

 

1.1

Unit 1: Introduction to Cause of Death

50 min

1.2

Unit 2: Ascertaining the Cause of Death

90 min

1.3

Unit 3: Death Certificate – parts, types and filling out

50 min

1.4

Unit 4: Errors in filling out death certificates

60 min

2

Module 2: ICD Coding

 

2.1

Unit 1: Introduction to Clinical Coding

30 min

2.2

Unit 2: Assigning an ICD code

50 min

2.3

Unit 3: Filling in the ICD code on a death certificate

60 min

3

Module 3: Mortality statistics in India

 

3.1

Unit 1: Mortality statistics in India

30 min

3.2

Unit 2: Practical aspects of certification

30 min

4

Module 4: MCCD in the presence of COVID-19*

 

4.1

Unit 1: MCCD in the presence of COVID-19

30 min

Course Start date:

1st August 2024
Registration ends: 27th July 2024

Registration:
Registration is to be done online at the weblink given below. Payment for registration is accepted via credit card, debit card or netbanking. It is to be paid along with the submission of the registration form and the medical council registration details directly on the website.

For Registration please CLICK HERE

Who should attend

This online course is suitable for all allopathic doctors (of any specialty) and dentists currently registered with any medi- cal/dental council in India and also for medical interns with a provisional medical council registration.

Organization and delivery

The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Medical College and Research Institute. After successful registration, all participants will be provided with a ‘username’ and ‘password’. The course can then be accessed any time using a desktop, laptop or tablet.

Course fee:

Rs. 1500/- (Rupees fifteen hundred only) plus 18% GST
[Rs. 1000/- + GST for intramural participants]

US $ 35 dollars for all other participants

 

For further enquiry and registration, contact

 

Course Director
Dr Prem K. Mony, MD
Professor & Head
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute
Bangalore - 560034, India

Course Coordinator
Dr Kavya. R, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute
Bangalore - 560034, India
E-mail: epibio@sjri.res.in
Ph: 91-80-46497030

 

Zotero Online Workshop

Jul 04 - Jul 05, 2024

The workshop aims to familiarize researchers with different types of citation and the creation of reference lists using Zotero software.

Zotero is a free and open-source reference management software and tool designed to help researchers, students, and academics organize, manage, and cite their research materials. It streamlines the process of collecting, storing, and citing sources, making it an indispensable tool for anyone engaged in academic or scholarly writing. Here are some key applications and features of Zotero:

  1. Reference Collection: Zotero allows users to easily collect and store references from various sources, including websites, library catalogs, and academic databases. It can automatically retrieve citation information and PDFs for many sources, simplifying the research process.
  2. Organization: The software provides a user-friendly interface to organize references into folders and tags. This helps users keep track of their research materials and quickly locate sources when needed.
  3. Citation Management: Zotero supports various citation styles, such as APA, MLA, Chicago, and more. Users can generate citations and bibliographies in their chosen style with a few clicks, reducing the time and effort required for proper formatting.
  4. Collaboration: Zotero facilitates collaborative research by allowing users to share their reference libraries with others. This is especially useful for research teams and academic collaborations.
  5. Note-taking: Users can attach notes and annotations to their references, making it easy to store ideas, thoughts, and summaries alongside the source material.
  6. Full-Text Search: Zotero includes a powerful search function that can search through the content of your PDFs and notes, making it easy to find specific information within your research materials.
  7. Integration: It integrates seamlessly with word processing software like Microsoft Word and Google Docs, enabling users to insert citations and create bibliographies directly within their documents.
  8. Synchronization: Zotero offers cloud synchronization, allowing users to access their reference library and research materials from multiple devices, ensuring seamless workflow and accessibility.

In summary, Zotero is a versatile tool that helps researchers and scholars efficiently manage their references, streamline the citation process, and stay organized throughout their research projects. Its user-friendly interface and collaborative features make it an invaluable asset in academic and professional settings.

Registration: To secure your spot in the workshop, please visit our registration page at Zotero Online Workshop .

Online Course on Research Ethics Committee (REC)

Jul 01 - Jul 31, 2024

This online course provides an opportunity for new/old, busy ethics committee members and health researchers to update their knowledge on Ethics Committee (EC) processes and the research compliances required of researchers.

  • The complete duration of this course is 8 hours but it may be completed over a period of one month
  • Upon successful completion, participant will receive a Course Completion certificate from St John’s Research Institute

Course Objectives

The challenges of conducting human health research are technical and financial — and beyond that, they are also moral, requiring us to conduct health research of the highest standards. The main objective of this course is to introduce basic ethical concepts useful for the ethics review of research protocols involving human participants. The materials presented in this course are to serve as a starting-point for a basic understanding of research ethics. It is designed to draw attention to critical issues, without necessarily resolving them. We invite you to read all the modules along with the exercises and complete the entire course. In addition, for it to be of practical application in your regular work, we encourage you to:

• Review a study protocol along with a reading of the relevant portions of this course

• Participate in REC processes/meetings (if possible) and see how the material presented here matches with the conduct of the meeting

• And get back to us for clarifications and also to provide feedback and suggestions on ways to improve the course.

Course Schedule

Module #

Module Title

Duration

1

Institutional Ethics Committee Formation

 70 min

2

Protocol Review and Decision-making

50 min

3

Scientific Assessment

80 min

4

Research Ethics Committee (REC) - Primary Responsibility

60 min

5

Informed Consent

70 min

6

EC - Documentation

40 min

7

Miscellaneous

70 min

8

Committee Registration

40 min

Who should attend

This online REC course is intended to help ethics committee members, researchers, regulatory authorities, medical college faculty and others interested in health care and research

Organization and Delivery

The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Medical College and Research Institute. After successful registration, all participants will be provided with a ‘username’ and ‘password’. The course can then be accessed any time using a desktop, laptop or tablet.

Registration

Registration is to be done online at the weblink given below. Payment for registration is accepted via credit/debit card or net banking using a payment gateway. It is to be paid along with the submission of the registration form and the medical council registration details (for doctors only) directly on the website.

The course starts on 1st - 31st July 2024. Registration is now open

For Registration please CLICK HERE

Course fee

For participants from within India: INR 2800/- plus 18% GST  or  INR 1800/- plus 18% GST [ for intramural St John’s participants only]                                                                                                                             

For participants from outside India: US $ 65/- (Sixty fivr US dollars only)                                                                     


For further enquiry and registration, contact

Dr Prem K. Mony, MD

Course Director

Professor & Head                                                           

Division of Epidemiology & Population Health

St. John’s Research Institute

Bangalore – 560034, India

 

Dr Kavya, MPH

Course Coordinator                                                   

Assistant Professor

Division of Epidemiology & Population Health          

St. John’s Research Institute

Bangalore – 560034, India                       

E-mail: epibio@sjri.res.in

Ph: 91-80-49467032

AI Literature Review Workshop

May 17

Maximizing the potential of the literature review using AI tools is the focus of this workshop. Participants will learn strategies to perform effective searches, ensuring access to the latest and most relevant information on a given topic. Through hands-on activities and discussions, attendees will explore how artificial intelligence can streamline the literature review process, enabling them to uncover key insights and trends more efficiently. By harnessing AI algorithms and platforms, researchers can enhance the quality and depth of their literature reviews, ultimately driving innovation and advancing knowledge in their fields.

Urban Health — Fundamentals (online course)

May 01 - May 31, 2024

Course Objectives

While urbanization is associated with improvements in health and development, it can also produce some negative consequences – unhealthy lifestyles, environmental degradation, and social inequities. This situation is most problematic in developing countries, against a background of unplanned growth, struggling health systems and lack of commensurate basic services for many.

This online course aims to teach the fundamentals of Urban Health, especially applicable to low– and middle-income country settings. It is a basic level course and aims to introduce fundamental concepts of urban public health and sensitise participants to the unique health problems in such settings.

Course details

This web-based course can be taken up at one’s own free time and convenience. It provides an opportunity for busy practitioners, researchers and scholars who are unable to travel to learn and update their knowledge on Urban Health.

  • The complete duration of this course is 10 hours but it may be completed over a period of one month
  • Upon successful completion, participant will receive a Course Completion certificate from St John’s Research Institute

Course Schedule and Course Dates

Module # Module Name Duration
0 Introduction 50 min
1 Urbanization 100 min
2 Urban Demography 110 min
3 Urban Poor 140 min
4 Urban Health Framework 100 min
5 Urban Health & Sustainable Development Goals 100 min

The course is open from 1st — 31st May 2024

Who should attend

This short course is  targeted at any student, professional or researcher interested in urban public health. Those from the backgrounds of medicine,    health sciences, social sciences, life/biological sciences, economics, arts or commerce will find this useful.

Organization and Delivery

The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Medical College and Research Institute. After successful registration, all participants will be provided with a ‘username’ and ‘password’. The course can then be accessed any time using a desktop, laptop or tablet.

Certification

Upon successful completion, all eligible participants will be awarded Course Completion certificate from St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore

Course Fee
For participants from within India:

INR 1850/- PLUS 18% GST

INR 1000/- PLUS 18% GST (for current students)

For participants from outside India:

US $ 50/- (fifty US dollars only)

 

Course Director
Dr Prem K. Mony, MD
Professor & Head
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute

Course Coordinator
Dr Kavya. R, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute

Registration

Registration is to be done online at the web link given below. Payment for registration is accepted via credit card, debit card or net banking. It is to be paid along with the submission of the registration form directly on the website.

 

For Registration, please CLICK HERE

For further enquiry and registration, contact

E-mail: epibioonline@gmail.com

 

HEALTH DATA ANALYSIS USING JAMOVI

Apr 22 - Apr 23, 2024

ABOUT THE COURSE

Explore the transformative power of JAMOVI for health data analysis. This hands-on workshop covers fundamental data analysis concepts of statistics. Participants will gain practical skills to analyze and interpret health data from Public health and clinical research.

 

The workshop will cover;

Introduction to JAMOVI: Understanding the interface and basic functionalities.

Data Management: Importing, cleaning, and organizing health data for analysis.

Descriptive Statistics: Summarizing and visualizing health data distributions

Inferential Statistics: Conducting hypothesis tests and interpreting results.

Simple Linear Regression Modeling: Exploring association and making predictions in health data.

Practical Applications: Hands-on exercises and case studies in health data analysis

Best Practices: Tips and strategies for effective data analysis and interpretation

 

Who should attend?

The course is designed for clinical researchers, Public health researchers, data analysts, and statisticians who need to analyze health data.

 

JAMOVI

JAMOVI is a simple, easy to use, free and open-source statistical software with menu-driven options and R syntax. It can be used for all simple and complex statistical analyses. (https://www.jamovi.org)

 

Resource Person

Faculties from the Department of Biostatistics at SJMC will conduct the workshop based on their experience and expertise in the statistical analysis of Health data.

 

Course Fee

Rs:3540/-

(3000/- (Course fee)+  540 (18% GST))

Fee Includes Two Days Lunch, Snacks and Materials

 

Accommodation

Paid accommodations can be arranged within the campus upon request. The tariffs for the accommodations are as follows:

 

Sigle Non-Ac room Rs:840/-

Two sharing Non-AC room Rs:1,120/- per room

Single AC room Rs:1068/-

Two sharing AC room Rs:2240/- per room

 

For Queries Contact:

Ms Shameem

+91 9538147676

biostatws@stjohns.in

 

Workshop on Research Methods in Health for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Apr 02 - Apr 04, 2024

Workshop Overview:

The workshop aims to strengthen research skills among nursing and allied health professionals and students (post-graduate) encouraging them to utilize research-generated knowledge in routine clinical practice. It presents an overview of research designs and statistical methods and provides a hands-on training on various stages of research from problem formulation to study design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of conducting research

  • Plan, design and conduct a research study 

  • Communicate the study findings

Who should attend:

This workshop is primarily aimed at faculty and (postgraduate) students of nursing and allied health sciences and and others associated with health research. For more details please click on the course brochure below.

When:

2nd- 4th April 2024 

Organization & Delivery:

Course faculty will be from St John’s College of Nursing and from St John’s Medical College & Research Institute

Certification:

Upon successful completion, all eligible participants will be awarded 22 Credit Points from Karnataka State Nursing Council and Course Completion certificate from St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore

Workshop Fee:

Before 20th March: Rs. 3,000/- (for students) & Rs. 4,000/- (for faculty) plus 18% GST
After 20th March: Rs. 4,000/- (for students) & Rs. 5,000/- (for faculty) plus 18% GST

Faculty:

Dr Kavya R, MPH
Course Director
Assistant Professor,
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute

Dr Maryann Washington, PhD
Co-Director
Adjunct Professor (Nursing)
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute

Dr. Abhilasha Nair, MD                                                                                                                                                                   
Assistant Professor,
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute

Registrations:

Registration are now open.

CLICK HERE to register

For further enquiry and registration, contact
E-mail: epibioonline@gmail.com          Ph: 08049467030

Online Course on Grant Management for Health and Social Science Researchers

Apr 01 - Apr 30, 2024

Course Information

You may have already got a grant or research or project going on (or) you may be planning to get one started. This course will help you understand various categories of health research, different stages of grant management, diverse responsibilities of a researcher at various stages of grant management and basic competency requirements of a researcher during grant management.

This web-based course on ‘Grant Management for Health Researchers’ can be taken up at one’s own free time and convenience. It provides an opportunity for busy investigators who are unable to otherwise travel to learn and update their grant management skills.

The complete duration of this course is 1 hour but it can be completed over a period of one month.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

1. Define and list different types of health research
2. Describe different types of researcher roles in grant management
3. Enumerate tasks for an investigator at various stages of the research cycle
4. List and explain basic competency requirements for an investigator

Course Schedule and Course Dates

NO

NAME

1

Unit 1: Introduction

1.1

Definition and Types of Health Research

1.2

Types of Researcher Roles

2

Unit 2: Research Cycle - Related Tasks

2.1

Tasks at Various Stages of the Research Cycle

3

Unit 3: Basic Competency Requirements

3.1

Six Different Management Skills

The course is open from 1st  — 30th April 2024

Who should attend

This online course is aimed at health researchers and social science researchers in their capacities as early career scientists, principal investigators or project managers.

Organization and Delivery

The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Medical College and Research Institute. After successful registration, all participants will be provided with a ‘username’ and ‘password’. The course can then be accessed any time using a desktop, laptop or tablet.

Certification

Upon successful completion, all eligible participants will be awarded Course Completion certificate from St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore

Course Fee
For participants from within India:

INR 1950/- plus 18% GST (Rs 1000/- plus 18% GST for intramural St. John's participants)

For participants from outside India:

US $ 50/- (fifty US dollars only)

Course Director
Dr Prem K. Mony, MD
Professor & Head
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute

Course Coordinator
Dr Kavya. R, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute

Registration

Registration is to be done online at the web link given below. Payment for registration is accepted via credit card, debit card or net banking. It is to be paid along with the submission of the registration form directly on the website.

 

For Registration, please CLICK HERE

For further enquiry and registration, contact

E-mail: epibio@sjri.res.in

Phond: 08049467030

 

15th Annual International One week course on Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine 2024

Mar 11 - Mar 15, 2024

15th Annual International One Week Course on

Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (HRM-EBM) March 11th to 15th 2024

The 15th annual one week course on ‘Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (HRM-EBM) was conducted by Division of Clinical research and training (DCRT), St. John’s Research Institute, in collaboration with faculty from McMaster University, Canada, from March 11th to 15th 2024.            

Objectives of the course:

  • To familiarize a wide range of health professionals in fundamentals of health research methods, and in evidence based medicine.
  • To provide an opportunity to interact with like-minded professionals from varied health fields and to explore collaborations.

Participants:

We had 103 participants from 51 institutes who represented 32 cities from India and Sri Lanka.

Faculty:

The faculty were from St. John’s Medical College, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, AIIMS, Bhopal, AIIMS Nagpur, Public Health Foundation of India, Delhi and McMaster University, Canada.

Course methods:

There were 20 interactive lectures, 4 small group protocol discussions, 3 statistical practical sessions, 4 journal clubs and 4 project presentations. The highlight of the course is each group preparing a project on a randomly chosen research design. They include cross-sectional, Case-control, Cohort and RCT. On the final day each group presents their project and defends questions from their peers and judges. This year we had 24 judges from 16 institutes.

The lectures on evidence based medicine (EBM) were given by Dr. Gordon Guyatt and Dr. P J Devereaux from McMaster University, Canada.

There were 2 categories of awards for the participants

  1. Dr. David Sackett Memorial Award
  2. Dr. Gordon Guyatt Team Award

Dr. David Sackett Memorial Award was presented to the top 3 participants.

Dr. Gordon Guyatt Team Award was presented to Group B.

At the valedictory on 15th March, awards to participants were distributed by Dr. Tony D S Raj, Dean, SJRI.

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF R-PROGRAMMING

Feb 02 - May 03, 2024

OVERVIEW

This course aims to aid individuals in the field of health science, health policy and health administration who are keen on developing their knowledge in quantitative research methods and building computation skills under an open-source platform.

OBJECTIVES

Through the completion of this course, individuals will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of R, a widely known open-source language.
  • Explain the basic ideas of programming in R, such as functions, variables, data types, pipelines, and vectors.
  • Create summary tables using R
  • Create bar charts, histograms, pie charts, scatter plots, line plots, box plots, and maps using R
  • Conduct data analysis

DURATION

Weekly 2 classes on Monday and Friday, 2 hours each for 12 weeks from 02 FEB 2024 - 03 MAY 2024.

Time: 6pm - 8pm IST

Registration closes on 30th JAN 2024

PRE-REQUISITE

Basic knowledge in mathematics

MATERIALS

Lectures and course handouts will be provided.

EVALUATION

Credit will be given for completing all assigned weekly homework exercises.

FEES - Rs 11,800(Including GST) /-

MODE - Online - Microsoft Teams

CONTACT

Office: o8o-4946-7036/6123

Mobile: +91 9538147676

Email: biostatws@stjohns.in  

SYLLABUS
Introduction, Installation, and orientation
Basic operations and data structures in R
Data import, export, and manipulation
Control Structures and Repeat Operations
Functions in R
Learning Debugging through developing and using user-defined functions in R
Data Visualization using Base R
Data Visualization using ggplot2
Exploratory data analysis in R
Statistical inference using R
Multivariate data analysis using R
A case study using R

 

Evaluation Scheme
Topic Method
Basic operations in R Assignment  
Data manipulation and control structures Assignment
Functions and debugging Assignment
Visualization Assignment
Statistical analysis Assignment
All topics Final Exam

REGISTRATION ACCOUNT DETAILS

  1. Pay course fee through NEFT Complete registration by filling the google form (https://forms.gle/Ydbfz59JYETgNHtWA)
  2. www.stjohns.in/www.sjri.res.in Registration closes on 12th JAN 2024

ACCOUNT DETAILS

Beneficiary name: St. John's Research Institute

Bank name: Bank of Baroda Beneficiary's

Bank A/c#: 05210100024920

Branch: John Nagar

IFSC Code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit zero)

COORDINATORS

Dr. Tinku Thomas (HOD & Professor) & Dr. Santu Ghosh (Associate Professor)

Dept of Biostatistics St John’s Medical College, Bangalore

 

Friday Clinical Meeting: Building a Culture of Cybersecurity: Encouraging Employee Awareness and Responsibility in Healthcare

Jan 05,2024

Organized by: Dept. of Surgery, SJMCH & Division of Medical Informatics, SJRI
in collaboration with St. Johns Health Innovation Foundation (SJHIF),

About The Speaker: Industry-recognized cyber security leader, innovator and evangelist in cyber application security and vulnerability management. Over 17 years’ experience in all phases of the application development life cycle, including application security, architecture, software development, analysis and risk mitigation. Leading a world-class application security program for a top financial organization, while driving innovation to enhance the company’s risk posture and protect critical applications. Demonstrated success in developing and delivering successful, impactful projects through a combination of deep technical and managerial skills.

The talk is available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4x9eWvt2ug 

events

Zotero Online Workshop

Nov 23 - Nov 24, 2023

The workshop aims to familiarize researchers with different types of citation and the creation of reference lists using Zotero software.

Zotero is a free and open-source reference management software and tool designed to help researchers, students, and academics organize, manage, and cite their research materials. It streamlines the process of collecting, storing, and citing sources, making it an indispensable tool for anyone engaged in academic or scholarly writing. Here are some key applications and features of Zotero:

  1. Reference Collection: Zotero allows users to easily collect and store references from various sources, including websites, library catalogs, and academic databases. It can automatically retrieve citation information and PDFs for many sources, simplifying the research process.
  2. Organization: The software provides a user-friendly interface to organize references into folders and tags. This helps users keep track of their research materials and quickly locate sources when needed.
  3. Citation Management: Zotero supports various citation styles, such as APA, MLA, Chicago, and more. Users can generate citations and bibliographies in their chosen style with a few clicks, reducing the time and effort required for proper formatting.
  4. Collaboration: Zotero facilitates collaborative research by allowing users to share their reference libraries with others. This is especially useful for research teams and academic collaborations.
  5. Note-taking: Users can attach notes and annotations to their references, making it easy to store ideas, thoughts, and summaries alongside the source material.
  6. Full-Text Search: Zotero includes a powerful search function that can search through the content of your PDFs and notes, making it easy to find specific information within your research materials.
  7. Integration: It integrates seamlessly with word processing software like Microsoft Word and Google Docs, enabling users to insert citations and create bibliographies directly within their documents.
  8. Synchronization: Zotero offers cloud synchronization, allowing users to access their reference library and research materials from multiple devices, ensuring seamless workflow and accessibility.

In summary, Zotero is a versatile tool that helps researchers and scholars efficiently manage their references, streamline the citation process, and stay organized throughout their research projects. Its user-friendly interface and collaborative features make it an invaluable asset in academic and professional settings.

Please fill in the below google form after making payment: 

https://forms.gle/p1ZP9pX5s3ExuN4e7

Theory and Practice of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EpiBio 2023)

Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2023

Theory and Practice of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

This hybrid course in Epidemiology and Biostatistics has an online introductory component spread over a week prior to the start of the course and an intensive 8-day face-to-face component. Completion of quizzes at the end of online phase is mandatory prior to attending the face-to-face course. The course introduces research methods, epidemiological designs, and statistical analyses in relation to health sciences. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, clinical medicine, public health, and biostatistics.

  • The workshop is designed to address each study design using a specific example.
  • The study designs and associated biostatistical methods will be dealt with together such that the knowledge gap in adopting a statistic to a study design will be addressed.

Dates:

Online Course: 15th - 20th Nov 2023 &
On-site Course: 21th - 29th Nov 2023

Course Fee :

Before 14th Nov: Rs. 8,500/- (for students) & Rs. 12,500/- (for faculty) [* Rs 1000 extra for Demography session]
After 14th Nov: Rs. 10,500/- (for students) & Rs. 17,000/- (for faculty)  [* Rs 1000 extra for Demography session]                                        [plus 18% GST applicable on all fees]                                                                                                                                                       [USD 250/- all incl. for foreign candidates] 

Application Process: See the attached EpiBio / EpibioDem brochure, fill in the online registration form and pay the tuition fees.

Registration 

To register click the link below and fill in the form. Please note the course fee is to be paid either through NEFT/IMPS transfer. Please do mail us a copy of NEFT transfer ID after the trasanction.

REGISTRATION

You can write to us for further queries at epibioonline@gmail.com

Exploring digital health promises and practices through a sustainability lens - A collaborative project

Nov 16,2023

The collaborative project, ‘Exploring digital health promises and practices through a sustainability lens’, will examine the environmental impacts of using Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled health, and explore how ethical principles can be integrated to improve the sustainability of these digital health systems. The 12-month project, led by Dr. Samuel from the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, King's College, London with Dr Federica Lucivero (University of Oxford). Partners of the project include NHS Digital, and colleagues in Canada, India, Australia, and Kenya.

More about this project: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/research/shade-research-hub and https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/manjulika-vaz 

events

AI -Ethics workshop: The Right Thing, The Realistic Way.

Nov 06,2023

A series of stakeholder engagements on what it takes to use AI responsibly in Health and Health Research.

ICMR Collaborating Center of Excellence (ICMR-CCoE)

Nov 04,2023

The Indian Council for Medical Research designates St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru led by Prof. Suman P Rao & Dr. Prem K Mony as an ICMR Collaborating Center of Excellence (ICMR-CCoE) in recognition of commendable achievements in Biomedical Research.

The ICMR-CCoE Award was presented by Dr. Rajiv Bahl, Director General, ICMR, on 4th November 2023.

 

events

Ethical and Legal Usage of ChatGPT and AI Apps for Academic Writing and Research - A Hands-On Workshop

Oct 19

Welcome to the "Ethical and Legal Usage of ChatGPT and AI Apps for Academic Writing and Research" workshop! This hands-on session is designed to provide participants with essential insights and practical guidance on responsibly harnessing the power of ChatGPT and AI apps in the realm of academic writing and research. With a focus on both ethical considerations and legal compliance, this workshop aims to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills to navigate journal guidelines, adhere to legal requirements, and leverage AI tools effectively. Join us to explore the boundaries and best practices for utilizing ChatGPT and AI apps, ensuring integrity and excellence in your academic pursuits.

Workshop Highlights

> Introduction to ChatGPT and Emerging Trends in Artificial Intelligence

> Practical session: Learn the fundamentals of creating effective prompts in ChatGPT to enhance your academic writing and brainstorm research ideas.

> Exploration of Additional Artificial Intelligence Apps for Research: Discover a range of diverse AI applications that can further augment your research efforts.

> Receive guidance on the responsible and lawful utilization of ChatGPT and AI apps for academic writing and research purposes.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for beginners. It welcomes anyone with an interest in research.

Benefits

Gain confidence and effectiveness in using artificial intelligence apps like ChatGPT for academic writing and research by understanding boundaries and limitations. Enhance your academic work and research outcomes with this workshop.

Workshop details

> Date: 19th October 2023 (Half Day)

> Time: 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

> Venue: Academic Block Conference Hall (Adjacent to SJRI Cafeteria)

Prerequisites:

[1] Participants are required to bring a laptop with internet connectivity.

[2] A ChatGPT account is necessary (Instructions for account creation will be provided to registered participants)

Registration Details:

> Capacity: Limited to 20 participants, based on first-come, first-served.

> Registration Fees: Rs. 590/- (inclusive of GST)

Registration process

[1] Verify Registration Status: Please check the Google form to ensure that registration is open.

[2] Payment: If registration is open, proceed to pay the registration fees of Rs. 590/-.

[3] Complete the Google Form: Fill in all required details and submit the Google form.

[4] Confirmation: A confirmation email will be sent to you three days prior to the workshop.

Account Details for payment:

> Beneficiary name: St. John’s Research Institute

> Bank name: Bank of Baroda Branch: John Nagar

> St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore-560034

> A/c no: 05210100024920

> IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit Zero)

 

Google form link: https://forms.gle/WTRxRdFF9Unm4w5H8

 

Contact

> Office: o8o-4946-7036/6123

> Mobile: +91 9538147676

> Email: biostatws@stjohns.in

> Website: www.stjohns.in / www.sjri.res.in

Important Notice: Kindly be advised that the registration form will be closed upon reaching the maximum capacity of 20 participants with confirmed payment. Should you have any further inquiries, please feel free to contact us for assistance.

Workshop Director

Dr. Tinku Thomas

HOD & Professor

Dept of Biostatistics

St John’s Medical College, Bengaluru

 

Workshop Coordinators

Dr. Arjun M. C., MD &

Mr. Ashikh Ahmed

St John’s Research Institute

St John’s Medical College, Bengaluru

Micronutrient Forum 6th Global Conference - Early Career Award

Oct 16,2023

Ms. Chandni Peris, a Research Associate from St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore India, was an early career awardee of the Micronutrient Forum (MNF) 2023 and presented a paper titled 'Daily Low Dose Vitamin D Supplementation and Response – An Evaluation of The Current Estimated Average Requirements (Ear) In Vitamin D Deficient Indian Women' at the Nutrition for Resilience (N4R): MNF 6th Global Conference, at The Hague, The Netherlands, held during the period October 16th to 20th, 2023.

Link: https://mnforum2023.org/early-career-awardees/

 

events

A workshop on Implementation Science Research (ISR)-2023

Oct 04 - Oct 05, 2023

A Diamond Jubilee Event

Introduction:

On the occasion of Diamond Jubilee celebration of St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, the Division of Clinical Research and training (DCRT) and the Centre for Advanced Research & Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders (CARE-ADD) jointly organized a two days’ workshop on Implementation Science Research from October 4th to 5th, 2023.

Four CME credits were awarded to eligible participants by Karnataka Medical Council.

Objectives of the course:

  1. To provide a primer on Implementation Science Research (ISR)
  2. To make friends and build collaborations for future large grants and projects.

Participants:

The course has been designed for faculty, postgraduate and PhD students from medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy colleges, ethics committee members, regulators, librarians and health policy makers. It may also be of interest to anyone looking to learn more about Implementation Science Research. We had 51 participants from 21 different specialties across 16 cities in India.

 Faculty:

The faculties were from St. John’s Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, The George Institute for Global Health India, Hyderabad and Public Health Foundation of India.

Course methods:

We had 6 interactive lectures, 2 plenary sessions, 2 fireside chats, and 5 small group discussion sessions. The topics covered in the workshop included, need for Implementation Science Research, why some evidence-based interventions do not work in the community, how do we understand “what works” for people who need it and with better speed, fidelity, efficiency, and quality. Different models and frameworks for Implementation Science Research were covered along with their appropriate usage in terms of context and aim of the study.

Award to Group Winner:

Prize for the best group was awarded based on the performance during project presentation. Project presentations were evaluated by 4 judges; Dr. Kavita Singh, PHFI, Dr. Roopa Shivashankar, ICMR, New Delhi and Dr Jeemon Panniyammakal (SCTIMST), Trivandrum.

Feedback:

  • Participants rated our CME 4.3/5 for fulfilling objectives of CME.
  • Things that participants liked the most were the choice of topics, conceptual framework of ISR,

Process indicators, evaluation of methodology, Policy briefs, policy dialogues, venue and food.

 

The Professor Prakash Shetty Public Lecture on 29 September 2023

Sep 29,2023

This year’s Professor. Prakash Shetty Public Lecture will be delivered by Ms. Aranyani Bhargav, Founder-Director, Vyuti Dance Company, Master's Oxford University.  

On the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of St John's Medical College, we celebrate the life and memory of Professor Prakash Shetty with a Bharatnatyam lecture-demonstration, connecting the arts with the sciences, humanities with health. 

Date: September 29th, 2023 [Friday] 

Time: 2.30- 3.30 pm 

Venue: Pope Paul Auditorium , St John's Research Institute 

Speaker-Performer: Ms. Aranyani Bhargav [ Founder -Director, Vyuti Dance Company, Masters Oxford University, trained with Padmashri Leela Samson, New Delhi]  

Theme: Embodying Art: Looking within and beyond the body 


We look forward to welcoming you to the 5th Professor Prakash Shetty Annual Public Lecture, in person! 

The Poster is attached for your reference.   Please circulate this widely and display this on the notice boards in the Academy.  
Please mark this date and time in your calendar. 

To Register: https://forms.gle/vGPkgnNzSRLf3K9T6 

Workshop on Longitudinal Data Analysis for Clinical Trials and Observational Studies

Sep 25 - Sep 26, 2023

About the course:

This two-day workshop is designed to train participants to apply of commonly used techniques for analyzing longitudinal data, where measurements are made on individuals over time.  The course emphasizes techniques for handling longitudinal data from Observational Cohort studies and randomized control trial with a pre-post design.

The workshop will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Longitudinal study design, data structure and data representation
  • Linear and logistic mixed models
  • Analysis of panel and cohort studies
  • Analysis of randomized control trial
  • Generalized Estimating Equation

The workshop will incorporate a combination of theory session and practical exercises using an open-source software Jamovi to illustrate concepts.

Who should Attend?

The course is designed for clinical researchers, public health researchers, data analysts, and statisticians who need to analyze longitudinal data.

Jamovi

Jamovi is a free and open-source statistical software that simplifies the analysis process with its menu-driven options and R syntax. It can be used for all standard and complex statistical analyses. (https://www.jamovi.org)

Resource person:

Experienced faculties from the Department of Biostatistics at SJMC will be conducting the workshop, bringing their extensive expertise in the statistical analysis of longitudinal data.

Course Fee:

Rs:4720/-

(4000/-  (Course fee)+  720 (18% GST))

Registration:

https://forms.gle/epMkpS7HGEENcJ7LA

Secretariat:

Ms Shameem

+91 9538147676

biostatws@stjohns.in

 

Accommodation:
Paid accommodations can be arranged within the campus upon request. The tariffs for the accommodations are as follows:

  • Sigle Non-Ac room Rs:840/-
  • Two sharing Non-AC room Rs:1,120/- per room
  • Single AC room Rs:1068/-
  • Two sharing AC room Rs:2240/- per room

Diamond Jubilee One week course on Randomized Controlled Trials 2023

Sep 04 - Sep 08, 2023

Division of Clinical Research and Training and Department of Pharmacology

Introduction:

The 3rd One-week course on Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) was conducted as part of Diamond Jubilee celebration of St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore. It was conducted by the Division of Clinical Research and Training, St. John’s Medical College & Research Institute, in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada and Duke University from September 4th to 8th, 2023.

Six CME credits were awarded to eligible participants by Karnataka Medical Council.

Objectives of the course:

To provide participants a comprehensive understanding of the various aspects of designing, conducting and managing different types of RCTs.

Participants:

The course has been designed for faculty, postgraduate and PhD students from medical, dental, nursing and pharmacy colleges, ethics committee members, regulators, librarians and health policy makers. It may also be of interest to anyone looking to learn more about randomized controlled trials. We had 60 participants from 21 cities across India.

Faculty:

The faculty were from St. John’s Medical College, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, McMaster University, Canada, Duke University USA and Thrombosis Research Institute, UK.

Course methods:

We had 20 interactive lectures, 4 small group protocol discussions, 4 journal clubs and 4 project presentations. There were 10 lectures on various RCT designs and methods, 7 on statistics, 2 on project management and 1 on Ethics.

The group activities included four journal clubs (Cluster RCT, Factorial Design, Non-inferiority and Adaptive Trials) and four project presentations (Cluster RCT, Factorial Design, Non-inferiority and Large Simple Trials)

The Zen protocol sessions were conducted with discussions between the group members and the faculty on the research question, design, methods, data analysis & budget. The projects developed during the sessions were presented at the end of the course.

The speakers for journal clubs and project presentations were picked up randomly by chits. After the presentations, the entire group answered questions from the audience and faculty.

Awards to participants

There were 2 categories of awards for the participants

  1. Dr. Peter Sleight Award was given to the top 3 participants
  2. Dr. Salim Yusuf Team Awards was given to best group for their performance

Feedback:

  • Participants rated our course 4.4 out of 5 for fulfilling the objectives.
  • Overall participants liked the choice of topics, excellent speakers, time management, group activities, attitude fostering team building and collaboration.

The M & E Course - a mini course on Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programmes

Aug 01 - Aug 02, 2023

About this course:
Health programme stakeholders such as beneficiaries, implementers, policymakers and funding organizations all rely on monitoring and evaluation of programmes to make critical decisions on continuation or scale-up. These stakeholders may however have varying levels of control/interest in the completion of the health care project/programme. There are limited learning resources for an overall understanding of the full scope of seeing if a proposed project has tangible results. This course will be of use to all the above stakeholders. Participants will be able to learn:

  1. What is the complexity and dimensions of a healthcare project work?
  2. How to track progress of the project?
  3. How to demonstrate the impact of the undertaken activities?
  4. How to communicate using standard language used in this field of M&E?

Who is this course for?

Donors/Funders, Health Service Providers, National/ Regional Health Managers, M & E Officers, Program Directors/ Managers and Researchers.

Course Schedule

Day 1 Day 2
Program Cycle &   Logic Model : How is the program supposed to work? Log Frame : What are the main elements &
linkages in the project?              
Monitoring vs Evaluation : What is the difference between Monitoring and Evaluation? Sample Size : How many should be studied?
Evaluation Designs : What research design options are available? Survey Methods & Sampling : How to go about survey?
Indicators : What sort of Indicators for
Monitoring and Indicators for
Evaluation?
Resources & Timelines 
  Data Analysis : How to make sense?
  Dissemination : How to share findings?

 

Dates

1st - 2nd Aug 2023

Registration

Registration is to be done online at the weblink given below. Payment for registration is accepted via credit/debit card or net banking using a payment gateway. It is to be paid along with the submission of the registration form directly on the website.
Registration is CLOSED.

 

Course fee

Before 15th July 2023: INR 8000/- plus 18% GST 

After 15th July 2023: INR 10000/- plus 18% GST 

Course Director

Dr Prem K. Mony, MD                                                                                                                                                                                       

Professor & Head                                                                                                                                                                                   

Division of Epidemiology & Population Health                                                                                                                                                 

St. John’s Research Institute

Course Co-Director

Dr Tinku Thomas, MPH                                                                                                                                                                                     

Head, Dept of Biostatistics,                                                                                                                                                                          

SJMC&RI   

For further enquiry and registration, contact

Dr Kavya, MPH                                                                                                                                                                                       

Course Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                           

Assistant Professor                                                                                                                                                                                   

Division of Epidemiology & Population Health                                                                                                                                                 

St. John’s Research Institute                                                                                                                                                               

Bangalore – 560034, India                                                                                                                                                                               

E-mail: epibio@sjri.res.in     Ph: 91-80-49467030

 

 

Workshop on Bayesian concept of Health Data Analysis

Jul 20 - Jul 22, 2023

OVERVIEW

This workshop with two modules will cover the theoretical background of Bayesian statistics with hands-on examples of parametric inference using the popular software R & WinBUGS.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Module 1: Overview of Bayesian statistics: Students, Research Scholars, health professionals & data analyst in the area of Health research with basic knowledge of statistics

Module 2: Advanced Bayesian statistics with hands on Examples using Bayesian Softwares: Successful completion of module1 with basic knowledge of R programming,statistics & probability

SYLLABUS

Days (Modules)     Topics to be covered
20 July
(Module 1)
Basics concepts in probability, An overview of Bayesian statistics with important differences from the classical paradigm, Demonstration of Bayesian models, Bayesian Models: A medical Scientist’s Perspective, Reading Bayesian Papers and understanding terminologies,
Bayesian computing software
21 July
(Module 2)
Probability model used in medical research, Bayesian computation and Diagnostics,
Introduction to WinBUGS and R interface to WinBUGS
22 July
(Module 2)
Bayesian regression
Hands on using R2winBUGS

REGISTRATION

Pay course fee through NEFT Complete the registration by filling the google form.

ACCOUNT DETAILS

BENEFICIARY NAME: ST. JOHN'S RESEARCH INSTITUTE

BANK NAME: BANK OF BARODA

 

BENEFICIARY'S BANK A/C#: 05210100024920

BRANCH: JOHN NAGAR

IFSC CODE: BARB0STJOHN (5TH DIGIT ZERO)

FEE DETAILS

  Students Research Scholars Professionals
Module 1 590 1180 2360
Module 1 & 2 3540 5900 9440

CO-ORDINATORS

Dr. Tinku Thomas

HOD & Professor Dept. of Biostatistics,

St.John's Medical College

Dr. Joby K Jose

Registrar & Professor

Dept. of Statistical Science

Kannur University

INSTRUCTORS

Dr. Sebastian George

HOD & Associate Professor,Kannur University

Mr. Jeswin Baby

Research Officer, Caritas Hospital

Dr. Arjun M. C., MD

Research Fellow, St Johns Research Institute

Ms. Aswathi Saji

Statistician, St Johns Research Institute

For further enquiry and registration, contact

Mrs. Shameeem: 9538147676

Ms. Aswathi Saji: 9605362895

Office: 080-4946-7036

biostatws@stjohns.in

Workshop on Advanced Regression methods for health science data Using SPSS/R

Jul 12 - Jul 15, 2023

Course 1

Learning Multiple linear regression

12th-13h July 2023, 9.30am to 5pm

Fee

Rs:4130 (3500/- (Course fee)+  630 (18% GST))

Course 2

Learning Logistic and Cox regression methods

14th – 15th July 2023, 9.30am to 5pm

Fee

Rs:4130 (3500/- (Course fee)+  630 (18% GST))

Course I & II (Combined)

Fee

Rs:5900 (5000/- (Course fee)+  900 (18% GST))

E Mail: biostatws@stjohns.in  contact 09538147676

Workshop objectives

Regression is perhaps the most widely used statistical technique in public health data analysis. It helps to understand the relationships such as causation and confounding. Regression models can also be used to predict actual outcomes.

In this course you will learn how to derive Linear, Logistic and Cox regression models, how to use SPSS/R software to implement them, and what assumptions underlie the models. You will also learn how to test whether your data meets those assumptions, what can be done when those assumptions are not met, and strategies to build and understand useful models.

Who should Attend:

All health science researchers who have a basic knowledge on statistical methods and desirous to improve their understanding on relationship modelling using regression methods using SPSS/R software.

Resource Persons:

Faculties from St. John’s Medical College and St. John’s Research institute, Bangalore.

Registration

Filled registration form (www.sjri.res.in) should be submitted by 10th July, 2023. 

google form

Fee is to be paid by NEFT.

Bank Account Details 

Beneficiary name: St.John’s Research Institute

Bank name: Bank of Baroda

A/c no: 05210100024920  Branch: John Nagar

St.John’s Medical College,Bangalore-560034

IFSC code:BARB0STJOHN(5th digit Zero)

 

 For further enquiry and registration, contact

 Dr. Tinku Thomas                   

 Course Director  

 Professor & Head   

 Dept. of Biostatistics               

 SJRI & SJMC                       

MRS. Sumithra Selvam

Course coordinator

Senior Resident

Dept. of Biostatistics

SJRI                                                               

Secretariate: Shameem contact:+91 9538147676

E-Mail: Biostatws@stjohns.in

 

Tribute to Dr. Ashok Mysore on 1st July 2023

Jun 27,2023

Join us as we gather to celebrate the life of Dr. Ashok Mysore with a musical tribute by special children. Details on the image below.

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Workshop on Basics of Biostatistics (Using SPSS/R)

Jun 15 - Jun 16, 2023

Workshop Objectives

This workshop will use a combination of lectures, individual exercises, discussions, interactive learning, and guided assignments to help participants understand the research designs and biostatistical method in health research. By the end of the workshop participants are expected to: Understand the fundamentals of study design. Understand the aspects of fundamentals of biostatistical methods. Understand the basic statistical terminology and methods of analyzing the data. Be confident in classifying datatypes and conducting analysis of their own data using SPSS/R software and interpreting the results.

Participants will be trained in either SPSS or R software based on their preference

Who should attend?

Any Person with a background in the health sciences, health policy or health administration, who is desirous of improving their understanding of fundamentals of research design and data analysis methods in health research. Post graduate students in the health sciences and those involved in public health should find this workshop relevant.

Organization and delivery

Course faculty will be from St. John’s Medical College & Research Institute. All course material will be provided. The participants must bring a laptop of their own. The workshop will use a variety of teaching-learning methods. These include lectures, quizzes, hands-on training using SPSS/R, one-to-one discussions, and self-directed study.

Venue

St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, India

Registration Fees

Tuition fee: Rs:4130 (3500/- (Course fee)+ 630 (18% GST))

Workshop fee includes tuition fee and workshop expenses (Food & Materials). Fee is to be paid along with the registration form.

Registration Form Link -  COURSE REGISTRATION

NEFT details for Course Fee Payment

NEFT [beneficiary name: St. John’s Research Institute; bank name: Bank of Baroda; beneficiary’s bank A/c #: 05210100024920; branch: John Nagar, St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore-560034; IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit zero)]

Contact Course Secretariat Ms Shameem for registration. Contact number: 9538147676

E-mail: workshopws@stjohns.in

Participants will have to bear their own travel and accommodation expenses. Accommodation inside St. John’s campus can be arranged on request.

For further enquiry and registration, contact:

Dr Tinku Thomas,                                                                                                                                                                                              PhD Course Director Head,                                                                                                                                                                        Department of Biostatistics                                                                                                                                                                                St. John’s Medical College Bangalore – 560034

Ms Sumithra S                                                                                                                                                                                                  Course Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                          Senior Resident, Biostatistics Unit                                                                                                                                                                    St. John’s Research Institute Bangalore – 560034

Zotero

May 11 - May 12, 2023

Managing References

Are you struggling with too many References and looking for help to manage those? Then Zotero a free reference manager comes handy.

The workshop aims to familiarize the researchers about different types of citation and creation of reference list. We will teach “Zotero” an Open source software, which can be effectively used for collection of citations, managing multiple citation for different research, creating different citation styles like Vancouver, USA etc and creation of biblography list at one click. The main advantage of Zotero is that it can be connected directly with Microsoft Word and Open office word. Zotero extension in Chrome and Safari browser makes the collection of references much easier. The reference list can be shared with multiple researchers simultaneously through free Online cloud storage space. Through this workshop you will learn how to use Zotero effectively manage your citations.

 

Date

11 -12 May 2023, 6 pm to 8 pm

 

Register now

Venue:St.John’s Medical College

Workshop Fee - Rs 500/- (incl.GST& Materials)                                                                                                                                                   

For Registration and Payment Contact Ms Shameem : 7019224462

 

Top Reviewer Awards for The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) in 2023

Apr 29,2023

Dr. Arpita Mukhopadhyay (India Alliance Fellow) has been selected for one of the Top Reviewer Awards for The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) in 2023.

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Tripartite Agreement was signed between St. John’s Research Institute, St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita School of Engineering), and the Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), Bangalore.

Apr 08,2023

A Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by St. John's Research Institute (St John's National Academy of Health Sciences), Bangalore; Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita School of Engineering), Bangalore; and the Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), Bangalore for collaboration and ideation to address problems of social and clinical relevance, using the C-CAMP Inter-Institutional Biomedical Innovations (CIBIP) Program Platform. An MOU ceremony was organized between the Institutes on 6th April 2023 at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangalore to discuss the use of the CIBIP Platform and sign the MOU.

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14th Annual International One week course on Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine-2023

Mar 13 - Mar 17, 2023

St. John’s Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore, India
In Collaboration with faculty from
McMaster University, Canada
 

Background and Inauguration :

The 14th Annual One-week Course on ‘Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (HRM-EBM) was conducted by Division of Clinical research and training (DCRT), St. John’s Research Institute, in collaboration with faculty from McMaster University, Canada, from March 13th to 15th 2024.

The inaugural function was held on 13th March. It was attended by Rev. Dr. Paul Parathazham, Director of St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Rev. Fr Dr. Charles Davis, Associate Director, St. John’s Medical College, and Dr. Tony DS Raj, Dean of Research Institute, special guests, faculty, staff & students.

Objectives of the course :

  • To familiarize a wide range of health professionals in fundamentals of health research methods, and in evidence based medicine.
  • To provide an opportunity to interact with like-minded professionals from varied health fields and to explore collaborations.

Participants :

We had 103 participants from 65 institutes who represented 38 cities from India and Sri Lanka.

Faculty :

The faculty were from St. John’s Medical College, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, AIIMS, Bhopal, AIIMS Nagpur, Public Health Foundation of India, Delhi and McMaster University, Canada.

Course methods :

We had 20 interactive lectures, 4 small group protocol discussions, 4 journal clubs and 4 project presentations. There were 14 lectures on health research methods, 4 on statistics and 2 on project management. The topics were on study design and methods, ethics, grants and publications, project & data management, evidence based medicine, real world evidence and statistics with interactive practical session in SPSS.

The lectures on evidence based medicine (EBM) were given by Dr. Gordon Guyatt and Dr. P J Devereaux from McMaster University, Canada.

Awards to participants :

There were 2 categories of awards for the participants

1. Dr. David Sackett Memorial Award

2. Best Research Presentation Group award

Dr. David Sackett Memorial Award was presented to the top 3 participants.

Best Research Presentation Group award was presented to Group B.

Valedictory :

The course ended on 17th Mar with valedictory function. A valedictory report was presented by the Course Director. Two participants from each group provided feedback on the course. Valedictory function was attended by Rev. Dr. Charles Davis, Associate Director, St. John’s Medical College & Dr. Tony D S Raj, Dean of Research Institute, special guests, faculty, staff & students.

Awards were announced by the Course Director Dr. Denis Xavier. Plaques and Certificates were handed over to the participants by Associate Director, SJMC & Dean, SJRI.

ONLINE COURSE ON FUNDAMENTALS OF R- PROGRAMMING

Jan 14 - Jan 23, 2023

Course details

This course aims to aid individuals in the field of health science, health policy and health administration who are keen on developing their knowledge in quantitative research methods and building computation skills under an open-source platform. This course will teach you the fundamentals of R, a widely known open-source language. This course is the first step on your R programming language learning path. With the skills you'll learn in this course, you'll be ready to conduct your first data analysis.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of programming languages
  • Explain the basic ideas of programming in R, such as functions, variables, data types, pipelines, and vectors.
  • Create summary tables using R
  • Create basic bar charts, histograms, pie charts, scatter plots, line plots, box plots, and maps using R
  • Conduct data analysis

 

Course Schedule

No

Topic

Duration

1

Introduction, Installation, and orientation

2 Hour

2

Basic operations and data structures in R

2 Hour

3

Data import, export, and manipulation

4 Hour

4

Control Structures and Repeat Operations

4 Hour

5

Functions in R

4 Hour

6

Learning Debugging through developing and using user-defined functions in R

4 Hour

7

Data Visualization using Base R

4 Hour

8

Data Visualization using ggplot2

4 Hour

9

Exploratory data analysis in R

5 Hour

10

Statistical inference using R

5 Hour

11

Multivariate data analysis using R

5 Hour

12

A case study using R

5 Hour

 

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in improving their understanding of data analysis methods who has a background in the health sciences, health policy, health administration, pharmaceutical industry, data science enthusiasts, or aspiring programmers. This workshop should be of interest to postgraduate/graduate students in the health sciences, public health, and statistics.

 

Organization and delivery

The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Medical College through Microsoft Teams. After successful registration, all participants will be shared with the link to online classes and login details. The course can then be accessed at any time from a desktop, laptop.

 

Course fee

Rs 11,800(Including 18% GST) /

Registration

Pay course fee through NEFT

Beneficiary name: St. John's Medical College

Bank Name: Bank of Baroda

Beneficiary's Bank A/c#: 05210200000212

Branch: John Nagar

IFSC Code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit zero)

Complete registration by filling the google form.

https://forms.gle/sXgaXxkv4LKpcsEB9

Registration closes on 16th JAN 2023

 

For further enquiry and registration, contact

  1. Dr. Tinku Thomas

(HOD & Professor)

Dept of Biostatistics

St John’s Medical College, Bangalore

  1. Dr. Santu Ghosh

(Asst Professor)

Dept of Biostatistics

St John’s Medical College, Bangalore

 

Office: 080-4946-7036/6123

Mobile: +91 9538147676

Email: biostatws@stjohns.in

Professor Prakash Shetty Public Lecture

Oct 29

St John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, cordially invites you to the Professor Prakash Shetty Public Lecture to be delivered by Dr. Sharachchandra Lele, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Environment & Development, ATREE; Adjunct Professor, IISER Pune and Honorary Professor, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi, on the topic: "The Earth is ill: Science, Ethics and the Way Forward"

This year, we will be having the Lecture Online as a Zoom Webinar.

The YouTube link of the recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYlzGssa_BA

Date: Saturday, October 29th, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM (Indian Standard Time)

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Professor Prakash Shetty Public Lecture

Oct 29

St John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, cordially invites you to the Professor Prakash Shetty Public Lecture to be delivered by Dr. Sharachchandra Lele, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Environment & Development, ATREE; Adjunct Professor, IISER Pune and Honorary Professor, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi, on the topic: "The Earth is ill: Science, Ethics and the Way Forward"

This year, we will be having the Lecture Online as a Zoom Webinar.

The YouTube link of the recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYlzGssa_BA

Date: Saturday, October 29th, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM (Indian Standard Time)

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One week course on Randomized Controlled Trials

Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2022

 

Click Here for Registration

We have been conducting various training programs in Health Research Methods for physicians and researchers from various backgrounds. We started with a NIH grant in 2009 for 5 years, and continued thereafter.

In the last 13 years we have trained over 1,900 health professionals including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ethics committee members, industry professionals, post graduate students, study coordinators, regulatory officials and health policy makers from India and 11 countries in 24 different courses.

In this intense RCT course there are 23 interactive lectures, 4 journal clubs on different RCT designs, 4 Zen protocol sessions and 4 project presentations. All participant presentations are made in small groups with feedback from peers and faculty.

The course is on-campus and some international faculty may take their session online via Zoom.

The course book with relevant course details and important scientific papers will be given to the registered participants.

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.
 

Note: Scholarships and Travel bursaries are available for select candidates (T&C apply)

Concession Criteria: 25% discount in the registration fees:

  1. For students/ trainees, candidates from our network institutions
  2. For 3 or more candidates from the same institution

To avail of the discount, a letter from the Department / Institutional Head should be sent by email to rct_training@sjri.res.in & addressed to:

Dr Denis Xavier MD, MSc,

Professor, Dept of Pharmacology,

St. John's Medical College,

Head, Division of Clinical Research and Training,

St. John's Research Institute,

Bangalore

 

The registration fees can be sent as:

  1. Demand Draft or
  2. NEFT

 

  1. Demand Draft drawn in favour of St. John's Research Institute payable at Bangalore

Kindly mention the following behind the DD:

  1. Name of the participant
  2. Name of the Institution
  3. Name of the course as RCT_2022

Kindly send us a scanned copy of the DD to rct_training@sjri.res.in before posting it.

Address for posting the DD
Radha P

Accountant
Division of Clinical Research & Training
St. John's research Institute
Koramangala,Bangalore-560 034
Ph: 080 49467086, 49467088

The demand draft should reach us as per the timelines mentioned in the poster to avail the early bird discount.

2.  NEFT

Beneficiary Name: St.John’s Research Institute,

Bank Name: Bank of Baroda,

Beneficiary’s bank A/C: #05210100024920,

Branch: John Nagar, St. Johns Medical College, Koramangla, Bangalore-560034,

IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit is zero)

Kindly Note: In the remark section, please mention the name of the person attending the course and the name of the Course as RCT_2022 without fail.

VITAMIN D SYMPOSIUM 2022 - Role of Vitamin D in Early Life

Sep 19 - Sep 20, 2022

VITAMIN D SYMPOSIUM 2022 - Role of Vitamin D in Early Life

Sep 19 - 20, 2022

About

This symposium will highlight the role, trends and way forward in the area of vitamin D research. It shall attempt to highlight key messages that can be translated into quality research to bridge the existing lacunae. 

Programme Details

This symposium will take place in hybrid-mode where speakers/delegates shall be participating off-line as well as online. Off-line attendance is permitted only for faculty/students/staff of St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences. All others may join us through registering on the link given: HERE

 

Day 1

 
Welcome & Introduction
 
Session 1: Current global evidence on vitamin D requirements pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, during lactation, and in early life.
 
Speakers:
  • Prof. Pratap Kumar (KMC, Manipal)
  • Prof. Martin Hewison (University of Birmingham)
  • Prof. Shobha Gudi (St. Philomena’s Hospital)
  • Prof. Suman Rao (St. John’s Medical College Hospital)
Session 2: Vitamin D as Biomarker: Horizon to expand
 
Speakers:
  • Prof. Vandana Jain (AIIMS)
  • Dr. C. S. Yajnik (KEM Hospital) 
  • Dr. Carol Wagner (MUSC)
 
Round Table Discussion
Chairs: Prof. Suman Rao and Prof. Catherine Hawrylowicz
 

Day 2

Welcome

Session 3: Global Challenges Research Funds (GCRF-UKRI): study design and ancillary investigations - where we stand.
 
Speakers:
  • Dr. Pratibha Dwarkanath (SJRI)
  • Prof. Catherine Hawrylowicz (KCL)
  • Prof. Annapurna Vyakarnam (SJRI & KCL)
Session 4: Important issues from studies and addressing the lessons learnt
 
Speakers:
  • Prof. Scott Weiss (Harvard University)
  • Dr. Bhanuprakash Reddy (ICMR-NIN)
  • Prof. Colin Smith (University of Surrey)
Round Table Discussion
Chairs: Dr. C. S. Yajnik and Dr. Bhanuprakash Reddy
 
Delegates
  • Dr. Geeta Trilok-Kumar (Director IHE)
  • Dr. Sadhana Joshi (Nutritional Medicine Division, Bhartiya Vidhyapeeth)
  • Dr. Annamma Thomas (SJMCH)
  • Dr. Mary Dias (Vice Dean Allied Health Science, SJRI)
  • Prof. Anura V. Kurpad (SJRI)
 

Organisers:

Dr. Pratibha Dwarkanath

Associate Professor, 

Division of Nutrition, 

St. John’s Research Institute 

Prof. Catherine Hawrylowicz

Professor of Immune Regulation in Allergic Disease, 

Head, Peter Gorer, 

Department of Immunobiology, King’s College London

For further details contact:
Nandini Chopra (Coordinator ) & Guru Prasad (Coordinator): vitdsymposium2022@sjri.res.in

A Session on - 'Creating a Real-time Data Ecosystem in Public Healthcare....'

Jul 27 - Aug 04, 2022

Dear All,

The Division of Medical Informatics in association with the St Johns Health Innovation Foundation (SJHIF) have organized a Session by Mr Krishnan Dharmarajan, Executive Director, CDFI and Mr Anuj Bhati, Director, ViewZen Labs Pvt. Ltd, on "Creating a Real-time Data Ecosystem in Public Healthcare for Improving Maternal and Childcare Outcomes" – 4th August 2022 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Interested participants are requested to send a mail confirmation to the below mail ID:  

a.rajan@sjri.res.in and if any queries please call Dr Abijeet - 8123057173.  

 

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Mini Mentorship Workshop - Dr. Monica Gandhi

Jul 13 - Jul 30, 2022

Dear All,

The Department of Pediatric Nephrology, SJMCH in coordination with the Division of Medical Informatics, SJRI is organizing a Mini-Mentorship Workshop on 30th July 2022 (Saturday), 9.30 am to 12.30 pm at the Cardinal Gracias Hall, SJMC.  Dr. Monica Gandhi, Professor in Medicine, from UCSF will be leading the session along with other faculty from SJNAHS.

The Workshop will include didactic lectures from the faculty, breakout sessions and hands-on activities for the participants and each participant will be awarded a certificate on completion of the Workshop.  

Kindly send your confirmation in participating in the Workshop by emailing to: deansoffice@sjri.res.in (Extn No. 7001), and copying it to the respective Head of Department/Division.

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Invited Lecture by Dr. K.Ganapathy, Emeritus Professor, National Academy of Medical Sciences

Jun 02,2022

Invited Lecture by Dr. K.Ganapathy, Emeritus Professor, National Academy of Medical Sciences at St. John's Research Institute on the 2nd of June 2022.

Topic: 'Science and Art of Reviewing Papers to maintain standards in Academia',
Time: 11:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Venue: Pope Paul VI Auditorium, SJRI

Topic: 'Clinical Research- Missed opportunities and Lessons Learnt over 54 years. A clinician's perspective'.
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Venue: Conference Hall, SJRI

About the Speaker: Dr. K. Ganapathy is a Past President of the Telemedicine Society of India & the Neurological Society of India and formerly an Adjunct Professor @ IIT Madras, & Anna University Formerly Honorary Consultant and Advisor in Neurosurgery Armed Forces Medical Services. In 1990, he became the first in South Asia to get a Ph.D. in neuroimaging. He is Member of the Editorial Board of 4 International and 3 National Journals in Telemedicine and Neurosciences. First neurosurgeon from South Asia to be trained in Stereotactic Radiosurgery in 1995 and later in robotic radiosurgery in 2008. He ventured into Telehealth in 1998. During the last 46 years, he has presented 588 papers in national conferences and 192 in international conferences. He has published 122 scientific papers, 185 articles in magazines and newspapers and 20 chapters in textbooks. He was guest editor for two special supplements of a national and international journal and has edited a book on Health IT . He is on the editorial board of 8 and review articles for 15 national and international journals. Formerly member of the Advisory Committee Dept of Science & Technology, GoI. He is currently a member of BIRAC committees, (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) Govt of India reviewing research projects for funding. He is also on the WHO Roster of Experts on Digital Health.

UG Research Mentorship Program 2022

May 16 - May 31, 2022

Division of Clinical Research and Training, St. John's Research Institute, is inviting grant application for research project from undergraduate medical students of St. John's Medical college hospital.

Please refer to the attached PDF for details.

The PDF document contains:

  • Application
  • Instructions
  • FAQ

Hands-on workshop on Data collection and Data entry using Smartphone

Apr 07

Workshop Details

We are living in the information age, where our entire life is going digital. The limitless potential of information technology has found news way in data analysis and data capture. In 21st century it is no longer a viable option to collect data using paper and the research community is quickly adopting the digital way.

This Hands-on workshop will train the participants to use a cool digital tool which can be used for both data collection and data entry, using a smartphone application called Epicollect5.

Why Epicollect5?

  • Convenient and User friendly
  • Uses Smartphones with wide range of data input options
  • Does not require internet connection during data collection
  • Ensures clean data
  • Open Source (free) and secure

 At the end of the Workshop the participants will be able to do the following:

  1. Design a data collection form in Epicollect5
  2. Load the form in Smartphone and collect the data digitally (without internet!)
  3. Assign different roles to users (Creator, Manager, Curator, Collector)
  4. Export the data for analysis
  5. Use advanced features like Data Mapping and creation of Child forms

Who should attend?

Faculty, Residents, Students, Researchers, Data entry operators or anyone dealing with data collection and data entry.

Organization and delivery

  • The Hands-on workshop will be conducted offline.
  • Venue: Admin Block Ground floor, St. John’s Research Institute
  • Date: 07 April 2022
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Pre-requisites:

  • Participants must bring a laptop with internet connection.
  • Participants must bring a smartphone. (Android 4.4+ or iOS 8+)
  • A Gmail address. (Please create if you don’t have one)

Registration Details:

  • Number of participants: 20 only (First come, first serve basis)
  • Registration fees: Rs.150/- (One hundred and fifty only)

Registration process

  1. Login to Google form with Gmail ID. (Link below)
  2. Please check for seat availability before initiating payment.
  3. If the form shows that seats are available, complete the payment.
  4. Fill and submit the Google form.

Last date for registration: 04 April 2022 (Please note that the form maybe closed after enrolling 20 participants with confirmed payment. You can send email for further enquiry.)

Account Details for payment:

  • Beneficiary name: St. John’s Research Institute
  • Bank name: Bank of Baroda Branch: John Nagar

Bangalore-560034

  • A/c no: 05210100024920
  • IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit Zero)

Registration link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrjiZX2Q0cgo_FMBbuIu2CKaduSR49ljgejHZxjMrWcyOoGA/viewform

For further enquiry, Contact:

  • Office: 080-4946-7036/6123
  • Mobile: +91 9538147676
  • Email: biostatws@stjohns.in
  • Website: www.stjohns.in / www.sjri.res.in

Workshop Director

Dr. Tinku Thomas                                                                                                                                                      (HOD & Professor)                                                                                                                                            Dept of Biostatistics                                                                                                                                                  St John’s Medical College, Bangalore

 

Workshop Coordinator

 Dr. Arjun M. C.                                                                                                                                                     MD Community Medicine (AIIMS, New Delhi)                                                                                                         CRTP Fellow                                                                                                                                                         Dept. of Biostatistics                                                                                                                                             St John’s Medical College, Bangalore

One-Week Online International Course on Health Research Methodology & Evidence-Based Medicine

Feb 21 - Feb 25, 2022

 Click Here To View Course Poster 

Click Here for Registration

We have been conducting various training programs in Health Research Methods for physicians and researchers from various backgrounds. We started with a NIH grant in 2009 for 5 years, and continued thereafter.

In the last 12 years we have trained over 1,772 health professionals including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ethics committee members, industry professionals, post graduate students, study coordinators, regulatory officials and health policy makers from India and abroad.

Due to the COVID pandemic, the course will be fully online this year. ALL SESSIONS ARE LIVE and not pre-recorded with ample scope and time for interaction with faculty as well as small group sessions. We will use different teaching / learning methods such as lectures, journal clubs, demonstrative statistics practical and group discussions. The faculty are experienced researchers and teachers from India & abroad.

The course book with important scientific papers will be sent to the registered participants.

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

CME credits are awarded to the eligible candidates.

Concession Criteria

- For 3 or more candidates from the same academic institution

- 25% discount in the registration fees for students/ trainees, candidates from our network institutions

To avail of the discount, a letter from the Department / Institutional Head should be sent by email to hrmebm_training@sjri.res.in & addressed to:

Dr Denis Xavier MD, MSc,

Professor, Dept of Pharmacology,

St. John's Medical College,

Head, Division of Clinical Research and Training,

St. John's Research Institute,

Bangalore

 

The registration fees can be sent as:

  1. Demand Draft or
  2. NEFT

Early bird registration for our One-week online course on “Health Research Methodology and Evidence-Based Medicine” has been extended till 25th January 2022.  

Demand Draft drawn in favour of St. John's Research Institute payable at Bangalore

Kindly mention the following behind the DD:

  1. Name of the participant
  2. Name of the Institution
  3. Name of the course as HRM_EBM_2022

Kindly send us a scanned copy of the DD to hrmebm_training@sjri.res.in before posting it.

Address for posting the DD
Deepak P
Research Assistant
Division of Clinical Research & Training
St. John's research Institute
Koramangala,Bangalore-560 034
Ph: 080 49467086, 49467088

The demand draft should reach us as per the timelines mentioned in the poster to avail the early bird discount.

2. NEFT

Beneficiary Name: St.John’s Research Institute,

Bank Name: Bank of Baroda,

Beneficiary’s bank A/C: #05210100024920,

Branch: John Nagar, St. Johns Medical College, Koramangla, Bangalore-560034,

IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit is zero)

Kindly Note: Name of the participant and name of the course, HRM_EBM_2022, must be mentioned in the remark section.

 

Inviting Applications for the History of Medicine Archives & Museum Projects

Feb 17 - Mar 04, 2022

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with SL Bhatia History of Medicine Museum, Library & Archives, Bangalore invites applications for two Creative Projects under its Archives and Museums programme which IFA will implement.

 

Objectives:

  1. To provide arts practitioners and researchers an opportunity to generate new, critical, and creative approaches for public engagement with archive and museum collections;
  2. To energise these spaces as platforms for dialogue and discourse.

 

About the Creative Projects:

The Creative Projects offer Project Coordinators the opportunity to engage with and research the museum, library and archives over a period of a year, and create public programmes such as artworks, exhibitions, talks, performances, workshops, outreach programmes for students in schools and colleges, etc. both online and offline, over the project period, which IFA will implement with the S.L.Bhatia Musseum at St Johns Medical College.

 

Who Can Apply?

We seek applications from curators, artists, researchers from the medical field and elsewhere, writers, performers and other creative practitioners with a strong interest in research and working with museum and archival collections. We also encourage applicants to think through interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches and methods for their public programmes.

 

 

Application Guidelines:
Your application must include:

  1. A proposal briefly describing a project that could be developed from the archival material. The description should include the vision, approach and possible outcomes.
  2. A brief note on public programmes that could be developed from the material.
  3. A detailed budget.
  4. Your curriculum vitae with a brief description of a project you have been involved with as an arts practitioner or researcher. This description should comprise the vision, approach, processes, and outcomes that have resulted from that project. Please send us links and not attachments.

 

Project Budget:

  1. The project costs should not exceed Rs 2,00,000/-.
  2. You may budget for an honorarium of Rs 12,000/- per month subject to a limit of Rs 1,44,000/- for the entire duration of the project. Please note that the total amount is inclusive of the honorarium.
  3. Our funds will cover only project-related costs and activities and will not pay for infrastructure costs or equipment purchase.
  4. Please ensure that each budget category pertains to a specific item of project-related expenditure.

 

Key Dates:

  1. The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, March 04, 2022.
  2. Interviews with shortlisted candidates are expected to take place in mid-March 2022.
  3. The project will commence at the end of March 2022 for a period of one year.

 

Regression methods for health data analysis Using SPSS – Online course

Dec 07 - Dec 17, 2021

Workshop objectives:

Regression is perhaps the most widely used statistical technique in public health data analysis. It helps to understand the relationships such as causation and confounding. Regression models can also be used to predict actual outcomes.

In this course you will learn how to derive Linear, Logistic and Cox regression models, how to use SPSS software to implement them, and what assumptions underlie the models. You will also learn how to test whether your data meets those assumptions, what can be done when those assumptions are not met, and strategies to build and understand useful models.

 

Schedule:

Workshop 1  -  Multiple linear regression

                           7-10th December 2021; 3 to 5pm

Workshop 2  - Logistic and Cox regression methods

                         14 – 17th December 2021; 3 to 5pm

Who should attend:

All health science researchers who have a basic knowledge on statistical methods and desirous to improve their understanding on relationship modelling using regression methods using SPSS software.

Resource Persons:

Faculties from St. John’s Medical College and St. John’s Research institute, Bangalore.

Registration

Filled registration form (www.sjri.res.in) should be submitted by 5th December 2021.To fill the form CLICK HERE

Course Fee - Rs.2950/- (including 18% GST) for each workshop. Fee is to be paid along with the registration form by NEFT

Bank Account Details 

Beneficiary name: St.John’s Research Institute

Bank name: Bank of Baroda

A/c no: 05210100024920  Branch: John Nagar

St.John’s Medical College,Bangalore-560034

IFSC code:BARB0STJOHN(5th digit Zero)

For further enquiry and registration,

Dr. Tinku Thomas
Course Director
Professor & Head
Dept. of Biostatistics
SJRI & SJMC                                                                                                         

Mrs. Sumithra Selvam
Course coordinator
Senior Resident
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, SJRI

Secretariate: Shameem: contact:09538147676

email: biostatws@stjohns.in 

World Bioethics Day 2021 -Theme: Social Responsibility and Health

Oct 29

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to our celebration of World Bioethics Day 2021!

We return after a gap during 2020 due to Covid19. In fact, the pandemic has made us more aware than ever before of our social responsibilities as a community and country, to promote and maintain health.

This year the theme chosen is Article 14 of UNESCO’s Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights  - Social Responsibility and Health 

As part of our celebrations, we invite all students of St John's (UG, PG, MPhil, PhD-all subjects) to participate in a competition based on the Theme.

In recognition of the heightened use of technology, the competition entries will be only Audio or Video expressions on the Theme.  Send us a video file, photo shoot/digital art, or an audio file of a recited poem, original song or narration linked to the theme.

(Details of the competition are in the attached poster)

The last date for entries in Oct 22nd, 2021, and entries are to be sent to humanities_events@sjri.res.in

There will be prizes and certificates for the two best entries that will be screened and awarded at a special program on 29th October 2021 at the Friday Hospital meeting. Assoc. Director Rev. Dr. Charles Davis will speak on the occasion of World Bioethics Day 2021 and felicitate the awardees. 

Please spread the word to encourage reflection on the theme and participation in large numbers.

Good wishes,

Health and Humanities Team, SJRI

Professor Prakash Shetty Public Lecture | By Dr V Ravi - "The science behind COVID Vaccines" and Dr Anant Bhan - ‘The Ethics around Covid 19

Sep 25,2021

This year’s Prof. Prakash Shetty Public Lecture will be delivered by 

1. Dr. V Ravi, Nodal Officer for Genomic Confirmation of SARS-CoV-2, Government of Karnataka. Formerly Senior Professor and Head, Dept of Neurovirology, Registrar & Dean - Basic Sciences, NIMHANS, on "The science behind COVID Vaccines

                                      And  

2. Dr Anant Bhan, Researcher, Global Health, Bioethics and Health Policy. Former President, International Association of Bioethics, Adjunct Professor, Yenepoya  University, Mangalore, Sangath Bhopal Hub, on ‘The Ethics around Covid 19 Vaccines’. 

The lecture is now available on YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B19Pyubkn-U

 

Topics:   Dr. V Ravi -            "The science behind COVID Vaccines" 

                Dr. Anant Bhan – The Ethics around Covid 19 Vaccines”

Date & Time: 25th September 2021 at 7.00PM  (IST)

Online course on Randomized Controlled Trials

Sep 20 - Sep 24, 2021

CLICK HERE  for Registration

We have been conducting various training programs in Health Research Methods for physicians and researchers from various backgrounds. We started with a NIH grant in 2009 for 5 years, and continued thereafter.

In the last 12 years we have trained over 1,686 health professionals including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ethics committee members, industry professionals, post graduate students, study coordinators, regulatory officials and health policy makers from India and abroad.

This year we are also conducting a short course exclusively on RCT. This course will provide the participants a comprehensive understanding of the various aspects of designing, conducting and management of different types of RCTs.

Due to the COVID pandemic, the course will be fully online. ALL SESSIONS ARE LIVE and not pre-recorded with ample scope and time for interaction with faculty as well as small group sessions. We will have 4 journal clubs on different RCT designs. We will also have 4 project presentations that will be developed by participants and presented to all with feedback from peers and a panel of faculty.

The course book with important scientific papers will be sent to the registered participants.

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

CME credits are awarded to the eligible candidates.

Concession Criteria: 25% discount in the registration fees:

  1. For students/ trainees, candidates from our network institutions
  2. For 3 or more candidates from the same institution

To avail of the discount, a letter from the Department / Institutional Head should be sent by email to rct_training@sjri.res.in & addressed to:

 

Dr Denis Xavier MD, MSc,

Professor, Dept of Pharmacology,

St. John's Medical College,

Head, Division of Clinical Research and Training,

St. John's Research Institute,

Bangalore

The registration fees can be sent as:

  1. Demand Draft or
  2. NEFT
  3. Demand Draft drawn in favour of St. John's Research Institute payable at Bangalore

Kindly mention the following behind the DD:

  1. Name of the participant
  2. Name of the Institution
  3. Name of the course as RCT_2021

Kindly send us a scanned copy of the DD to rct_training@sjri.res.in before posting it.

Address for posting the DD
Deepak P
Research Assistant
Division of Clinical Research & Training
St. John's research Institute
Koramangala,Bangalore-560 034
Ph: 080 49467086, 49467088

The demand draft should reach us as per the timelines mentioned in the poster to avail the early bird discount.

2.  NEFT

Beneficiary Name: St.John’s Research Institute,

Bank Name: Bank of Baroda,

Beneficiary’s bank A/C: #05210100024920,

Branch: John Nagar, St. Johns Medical College, Koramangla, Bangalore-560034,

IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit is zero)

 

Kindly Note: In the remark section, please mention the name of the person attending the course and the name of the Course as RCT_2021 without fail.

Training on Database Management for Research Studies

Sep 13 - Sep 15, 2021

Workshop Objective

A vast amount of research is carried out by faculty, staff and students in health research. As part of the research huge amounts of information / data are collected. Appropriate management of database is an important aspect of research.
This training aims to provide the participants appropriate knowledge and competence to comprehensively understand database management, starting from the do’s and don’ts while creating questionnaires /CRF’s for the re-search, to choosing a suitable database platform, such as Excel, Epi data, EPIINFO etc, to enter data collected from research studies/ thesis and suita-bly preparing for analysis.

Organization and Delivery

Course faculty will be from St. John’s Research Institute and St. John’s Medical College. All course material will be provided.

Who should attend

This workshop is primarily planned for faculty and postgraduate medical/allied health sciences students, PhD students (in any life sciences), post-doctorates and others associated with health research. Database templates will be provided for all participants. These templates can be used to prepare their data sets.

Course Dates

13th & 15th of September 3 hours (1pm to 4Pm). (Participants can opt for one of the above two

dates)

Course Fee 

Free online course

Registration

Registration for the course is now open. To register please click the link below and fill in your application form.

https://forms.gle/82dXrrMwSYemoZcf9

For further enquiry and registration, contact:

 

Sumithra Selvam                                                                                                                                                                                         Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Population Health                                                                                                                           St. John’s Research Institute                                                                                                                                                                     Bangalore – 560034

 

You can write to us for further queries – epibio@sjri.res.in

Contact: 9740205485/ 9108452597

Training course on Methods in Cancer Biology Research

Sep 01 - Sep 08, 2021

The molecular oncology lab at the Division of Molecular Medicine, SJRI has been involved in investigating the biological basis of breast cancer that are exaggerated in Indian women.

The department is now inviting applications for short term training course on ‘Methods in Cancer Biology Research’ comprising of theory sessions from 1st September 2021 to 8th September 2021 and practical demo sessions from 20th September 2021 to 25th September 2021. The extensive sessions will be handled by senior faculty members/scientists with several years of experience in cancer biology research.

Candidates who are pursuing and/or completed M.Sc in any branch of life sciences/M.tech biotechnology/ MBBS/MD/ B. Pharm/M. Pharm can apply. Selection is based on pre-screening and merit. Interested candidates are encouraged to e-mail your brief CV and cover letter (specifying research interests and reasons for applying) to molecularoncologylab@sjri.res.in on or before 11 Aug 2021.

Online Course on Grant Management for Health and Social Science Researchers

Jul 01 - Jul 31, 2021

This web-based course on ‘Grant Management for Health Researchers’ can be taken up at one’s own free time and convenience. It provides an opportunity for busy investigators who are otherwise unable to travel to learn and update their grant management skills.

The complete duration of this course is 1 hour but it can be completed over a period of one month.
Upon successful completion, each participant will receive a Course Completion certificate from St. John’s Research Institute.

Course Objectives:
You may have already got a grant or research or project going on (or) you may be planning to get one started. This course will help you understand various categories of health research, different stages of grant management, diverse responsibilities of a researcher at various stages of grant management and basic competency requirements of a researcher during grant management.

At the end of the module you will be able to:

1.  Define and list different types of health research
2.  Describe different types of researcher roles in grant management
3.  Enumerate tasks for an investigator at various stages of the research cycle
4.  List and explain basic competency requirements for an investigator

 Course Schedule:

NO NAME
1 Unit 1: Introduction
1.1 Definition and Types of Health Research
1.2 Types of Researcher Roles
2 Unit 2: Research Cycle - Related Tasks
2.1 Tasks at Various Stages of the Research Cycle
3 Unit 3: Basic Competency Requirements
3.1 Six Different Management Skills

 

Who should Attend:
This online course is aimed at health researchers and social science researchers in their capacities as early career scientists, principal investigators or project managers.

Organization and Delivery:
The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Medical College and Research Institute. After successful registration, all participants will be provided with a ‘username’ and ‘password’. The course can then be accessed any time using a desktop, laptop or tablet.

Registration:
Registration is to be done online at the web link given below. Payment for registration is accepted via credit card, debit card or net banking. It is to be paid along with the submission of the registration form directly on the website.

For Registration, please CLICK HERE

Course Fee:
For participants from within India: INR 1950/- plus 18% GST (50% off for intramural St. John's participants INR 1000/- plus 18% GST )

For participants from outside India: US $ 50/- (fifty US dollars only) all inclusive

For further enquiry and registration, contact

Course Director
Dr Prem K. Mony, MD
Professor & Head
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute

Course Coordinator
Dr Kavya. R, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute

E-mail: epibio@sjri.res.in

Online Course on Research Ethics Committee (REC)

Jun 01,2021

This web-based course can be taken up at one’s own free time and convenience. It provides an opportunity for new/old, busy ethics committee members and researchers who are unable to travel to learn and update their knowledge on Ethics Committees (ECs).

  • The complete duration of this course is 8 hours, but it can be completed over a period of one month
  • Upon successful completion, participant will receive a Course Completion certificate from St John’s Research Institute

Course Objectives

The challenges of conducting human health research are technical and financial — and beyond that, they are also moral, requiring us to conduct health research of the highest standards.

The main objective of this course is to introduce basic ethical concepts useful for the ethics review of research protocols involving human participants. The materials presented in this course are to serve as a starting point for a basic understanding of research ethics. It is designed to draw attention to critical issues, without necessarily resolving them.

We invite you to read all the modules along with the exercises and complete the entire course. In addition, for it to be of practical application in your regular work, we encourage you to:

  • Review a study protocol along with a reading of the relevant portions of this course
  • Participate in REC processes/meetings (if possible) and see how the material presented here matches with the conduct of the meeting

And get back to us for clarifications and also to provide feedback and suggestions on ways to improve the course

Course Schedule

 

Module #

Module Title

Duration

1

Institutional Ethics Committee Formation

 70 min

2

Protocol Review and Decision-making

50 min

3

Scientific Assessment

80 min

4

Research Ethics Committee (REC) - Primary Responsibility

60 min

5

Informed Consent

70 min

6

EC - Documentation

40 min

7

Miscellaneous

70 min

8

Committee Registration

40 min

 

Who should attend

This online REC course is intended to help ethics committee members, researchers, regulatory authorities, medical college faculty and others interested in health care and research

Organization and delivery

The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Medical College and Research Institute. After successful registration, all participants will be provided with a ‘username’ and ‘password’. The course can then be accessed any time using a desktop, laptop or tablet.

Registration

Registration is to be done online at the weblink given below. Payment for registration is accepted via credit/debit card or net banking using a payment gateway. It is to be paid along with the submission of the registration form and the medical council registration details (for doctors only) directly on the website.

The course starts on 1 June 2021. Registration is now open

For Registration please CLICK HERE

Course fee

For participants from within India: INR 2000/- plus 18% GST  [or INR 1200/- plus 18% GST for intramural St John’s participants only]                                                                                                                             

For participants from outside India: US $ 60/- (Sixty US dollars only)                                                                     


For further enquiry and registration, contact

Dr Prem K. Mony, MD

Course Director

Professor & Head                                                           

Division of Epidemiology & Population Health

St. John’s Research Institute

Bangalore – 560034, India

 

Dr Kavya, MPH

Course Coordinator                                                   

Assistant Professor

Division of Epidemiology & Population Health          

St. John’s Research Institute

Bangalore – 560034, India                       

E-mail: epibio@sjri.res.in

Ph: 91-80-46497030

 

3rd Annual Research Day - 2021

Apr 08 - Apr 09, 2021

St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences cordially invites you to its 3rd Annual Research Day to be held from 8th April 2021 to 9th April 2021

The Theme of the Research Day is "Research during crisis".

8th April 2021 Zoom webinar link

9th April 2021 Zoom webinar link
 

PhD Applications at St. John’s Research Institute (Affiliated to MAHE) Open

Jan 25,2021

PhD Applications at St. John’s Research Institute (Affiliated to MAHE) is now open.

For more details, click HERE

One-Week Online International Course in Health Research Methodology & Evidence Based Medicine, 2020

Nov 23 - Nov 28, 2020

Click Here to View Course Poster

Click Here for Registration

We from the Division of Clinical Research & Training (DCRT) at St. John's have been conducting courses in Health Research Methods, Evidence Based Medicine and Data Management in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada and supported by the NIH, USA, since 2009 as part of the Centre of Excellence Program

Since 2009, we have trained 1,575 health professionals including, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ethics committee members, industry professionals, post graduate students, study coordinators, regulatory officials and health policy makers from India and other countries such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Oman, Singapore, Nepal, Australia and the UK.

We will use different teaching / learning methods such as lectures, journal clubs, demonstrative statistics practical and group discussions. The faculty are experienced researchers and teachers from India & abroad.

At the end of the workshop, a certificate of participation will be given to deserving candidates.

CME credits are awarded to eligible candidates.

Concession Criteria: 25% discount in the registration fees:
(1) For students/ trainees, candidates from our network institutions
(2) For 3 or more candidates from the same institution

To avail of the discount, a letter from the Department / Institutional Head should be sent by email to hrm_training@sjri.res.in & addressed to:

Dr Denis Xavier MD, MSc,
Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology,
St. John's Medical College,
Head, Division of Clinical Research and Training,
St. John's Research Institute,
Bangalore

The registration fees can be sent as:
(1) Demand Draft or
(2) NEFT
(3) Credit / Debit Card

 

1.   Demand Draft drawn in favour of St. John's Research Institute payable at Bangalore

Kindly mention the following behind the DD:
(a) Name of the person attending the course
(b) Name of  Institution of the person attending the course
(c) Name of the course as HRM_EBM, 2020

Kindly send us a scanned copy of the DD to hrm_training@sjri.res.in before posting it.

Address for posting the DD:
Nandini Mathur
Senior Training Coordinator
Division of Clinical Research & Training
St. John's research Institute
Koramangala, Bangalore - 560 034
Ph: (080) 49467086, 49467082

The demand draft should reach us before the dates mentioned in the poster to avail concession.

 

2.   NEFT

Beneficiary Name: St.John’s Research Institute
Bank Name: Bank of Baroda
Beneficiary’s bank A/C: #05210100024920
Branch: John Nagar, St. Johns Medical College, Koramangala, Bangalore - 560034,
IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit is zero)

Kindly Note: In the remark section, please mention the name of the person attending the course and the name of the course as HRM_EBM_2020 without fail.

 

3.   Credit / Debit Card

Please use the paymet gateway link: https://sjri.res.in/paynow

 

Registration fee includes course material, complimentary gift & snacks.

National Webinar II - by Professor Anura Kurpad

Nov 12,2020

The Division of Nutrition, St John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, cordially invites you to the National Webinar - II to be delivered by Prof. Anura Kurpad MD,PhD,FRCP; Co-chair ICMR Nutrient Requirement Group, on the topic titled “Basis for Calculating Dietary Requirements - Micronutrients".

Date: November 12th, 2020

Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (IST)

Registration for the webinar is closed.

 

Online Course on Research Ethics Committee (REC)

Nov 01,2020

This web-based course can be taken up at one’s own free time and convenience. It provides an opportunity for new/old, busy ethics committee members and researchers who are unable to travel to learn and update their knowledge on Ethics Committees (ECs).

>  The complete duration of this course is 8 hours, but it can be completed over a period of one month
>  Upon successful completion, participant will receive a Course Completion certificate from St. John’s Research Institute

Course Objectives:
The challenges of conducting human health research are more than technical or financial — they are also moral, requiring us to conduct health research of the highest standards.

The main objective of this course is to introduce basic ethical concepts useful for the ethics review of research protocols involving human participants and to link the technical aspects such as epidemiologic research designs, basic biostatistics and health research methods relevant to the scientific assessment of research protocols.

The materials presented in this course are to serve as a starting-point for a basic understanding of research ethics as well as health research designs.

We invite you to read all the modules along with the exercises and complete the entire course. In addition, for it to be of practical application in your regular work, we encourage you to:

>  Review a study protocol along with a reading of the relevant portions of this course
>  Attend REC meetings and see how the material presented here matches with the conduct of the meeting
>  Participate in REC processes and see how the material is in synch with the usual processes

And get back to us for clarifications and also to provide feedback and suggestions on ways to improve the course.

 

Course Schedule:

         MODULE #        

                         MODULE TITLE

                1

            Institutional Ethics Committee Formation

                2

              Protocol Review and Decision-making

                3

                         Scientific Assessment

                4

  Research Ethics Committee (REC) - Primary Responsibility  

                5

                                 Informed Consent

                6

                                EC - Documentation

                7

                                    Miscellaneous

                8

                              Committee Registration

 

Who Should Attend:
This online REC course is intended to help ethics committee members, researchers, regulatory authorities, medical college faculty and others interested in health care and research.

Organization and Delivery:
The course will be hosted and delivered online by St John’s Medical College and Research Institute. After successful registration, all participants will be provided with a ‘username’ and ‘password’. The course can then be accessed any time using a desktop, laptop or tablet.

Registration:
Registration is to be done online at the weblink given below. Payment for registration is accepted via credit/debit card or net banking using a payment gateway. It is to be paid along with the submission of the registration form and the medical council registration details (for doctors only) directly on the website. 

Registration is now open.

For Registrations, please CLICK HERE

For participants from within India: INR 2000/- plus 18% GST 
[or INR 1200/- plus 18% GST for intramural St John’s participants only]

For participants from outside India: US $ 60/- (fifty US dollars only)   

 

For further enquiry and registration, contact

Dr. Prem K. Mony, MD
Course Director
Professor & Head
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute
Bangalore - 560034, India
 

Dr Kavya. R, MPH
Course Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology & Population Health
St. John’s Research Institute
Bangalore - 560034, India

E-mail: epibio@sjri.res.in

Ph: (080)49467032

National Webinar - by Professor Anura Kurpad

Oct 27,2020

The Division of Nutrition, St John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, cordially invites you to the National Webinar to be delivered by Prof. Anura Kurpad MD,PhD,FRCP; Co-chair ICMR nutrient requirement group, on the topic titled “Basis for Calculating Dietary Requirements - Macronutrients".

Date: October 27th, 2020

Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (IST)

Registration for the webinar is now closed

 

Professor Prakash Shetty Public Lecture_2020

Oct 03,2020

St John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, cordially invites you to the Professor Prakash Shetty Public Lecture to be delivered by Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, MD, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO) on the topic titled "The Pandemic: Lessons for Science and Public Health".

This year, we will be having the Lecture Online as a Zoom Webinar, the link to which will be shared here shortly.

Register in advance for this webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8GOyyPTsRSqlmB9b9f4Y5A
Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing the details of the webinar.

Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM (Indian Standard Time)

 

CLICK HERE to view the recorded session of this lecture.

 

CLICK HERE to view the Online Exhibition of Professor Prakash Shetty's Archives.

 

Epidemiology & Biostatistics for Synopsis Submission [Rapid EpiBio]

Oct 01 - Oct 30, 2020

THIS YEAR  >> owing to the COVID crisis, there will be no face-to-face course; we however have the EpiBio course in online format.

This online course in Epidemiology and Biostatistics has 2 introductory modules and 5 substantive modules. Completion of quizzes at the end of the introductory modules is mandatory prior to continuing to the substantive modules.

The course introduces research methods, epidemiological designs, and statistical analyses in relation to health sciences. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, clinical medicine, public health, and biostatistics.

The course is designed to address each study design using a specific example.

The study designs and associated biostatistical methods will be dealt with together such that the knowledge gap in adopting a statistic to a study design will be addressed.

The sessions will be delivered in two formats: real-time sessions are live sessions (for which the timings will be intimated in in advance); and the other sessions are pre-recorded videos.

Medical Council Credits:
Doctors will be eligible for 1 KMC Credit point from the Karnataka Medical Council.

Dates:
Online Course: 1st - 30th October, 2020

Course Fee:
Before 30th September, 2020: Rs. 5,000/- (for faculty) & Rs. 4,000/- (for students) [plus 18% GST applicable on all fees]
Late entry till 7th October, 2020: Rs. 8,000/- (for faculty) & Rs. 5,000/- (for students) [plus 18% GST applicable on all fees]

Application Process: See the attached Rapid EpiBio brochure, fill in the online registration form and pay the tuition fees

Registration:
Registration for the course is now open. To register please click the link below and fill in your application form.

https://forms.gle/kHAiPjQ5GHD5qUEt5

Course Fee Payment:
*Payment can be made through credit card, debit card, net banking or through NEFT transfer.

**If you are making payment through credit card, debit card, net banking, you will be directed to payment after you submit your registration form.

***If you are making payment through NEFT transfer, please make sure you have NEFT transfer ID while filling in the registration form

You can write to us for further queries – epibio@sjri.res.in

 

Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative Short Course

Sep 17,2020

St John’s Research Institute in collaboration with The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Tufts University has been conducting the International Nutrition Research Methods, Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC) short course annually since January 2010 and have trained over 500 students.

In view of the COVID 19 pandemic, we will not be conducting the BBNC 2021 short course in January.  We will review the situation mid-year.  Kindly check our website regularly for updates.

EpiBio 2020

Jun 10,2020

Theory and Practice of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

The annual EpiBio course (Theory and Practice of Epidemiology and Biostatistics) is a popular 9-day course which teaches the theoretical and methodological aspects of medical and public health research through pedagogical and practical experiential methods. Our course has an online component followed by an 8-day face-to-face component. After a successful run of 9 years and training more than 350 researchers and practitioners from across India, we are unable to conduct the course in the usual manner this year.

However, we at St. John’s Research Institute, are happy to release a set of videos of the online component of the course. These video presentations will introduce you to the fundamental concepts typically covered on the first day of the course. The videos can be viewed in leisure and at your pace. Please feel free to go through the content and reach out to us with queries through a chat box provided. You can find below the brochure for the full course which we hope we can do this later year dependent on the COVID 19 situation. Hope to see you all soon in the chat box or in person at the course.

Wishing you all safe stay during this time.

 

Watch a video from the organizers  >  EpiBio 2020

 

Dates:
Online Course: June - August 2020 and
On-site Course: Will be announced based on COVID Situation

Course Fee: No fee for online course

 

Registration for the course is now CLOSED.  

You can write to us for further queries at epibio@sjri.res.in

 

Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative Short Course.

Jan 13 - Jan 24, 2020

Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative Short Course

The 11th Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative short course will be conducted from 13th to 24th January, 2020.  We will continue our vision and expand this unique, multidisciplinary training and educational program to increase public health research and educational capacity, which could help meet many health demands and challenges faced by India and the global community. This year, we will be conducting didactic sessions in the morning and hands on session in statistics, body composition, molecular nutrition, manuscript writing and implementation research in the afternoon. The seats are limited this year and hence the selection process will be highly competitive.

For further details on the course and the application form, please CLICK HERE

One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology & Evidence Based Medicine, 2019

Oct 14 - Oct 18, 2019

One Week International Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (Oct 14th - 18th, 2019)

Click Here to View Course Poster

Click Here for Registration

We from the Division of Clinical Research & Training (DCRT) at St. John's have been conducting courses in Health Research Methods, Evidence Based Medicine and Data Management in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada and supported by the NIH, USA, since 2009 as part of the Centre of Excellence Program. 

In December 2018, we celebrated the 10th year of conducting the course. Since 2009, we have trained 1,345 health professionals including, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ethics committee members, industry professionals, post graduate students, study coordinators, regulatory officials and health policy makers from India and other countries such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Oman, Singapore, Nepal, Australia and the UK.

We will use different teaching / learning methods such as lectures, journal clubs, demonstrative statistics practical and group discussions. The faculty are experienced researchers and teachers from India & abroad.

At the end of the workshop, a certificate of participation will be given to deserving candidates.

CME credits are awarded to eligible candidates.

Concession Criteria: 25% discount in the registration fees:

  1. For students/ trainees, candidates from our network institutions
  2. For 3 or more candidates from the same institution

To avail of the discount, a letter from the Department / Institutional Head should be sent by email to hrm_training@sjri.res.in & addressed to:

Dr Denis Xavier MD, MSc,
Vice Dean (PG)
Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology,
St. John's Medical College,
Head, Division of Clinical Research and Training,
St. John's Research Institute,
Bangalore

The registration fees can be sent as:

  1. Demand Draft or
  2. NEFT

1.   Demand Draft drawn in favour of St. John's Research Institute payable at Bangalore

Kindly mention the following behind the DD:

  1. Name of the person attending the course
  2. Name of  Institution of the person attending the course
  3. Name of the course as HRM_EBM, 2019

Kindly send us a scanned copy of the DD to hrm_training@sjri.res.in before posting it.

Address for posting the DD:
Nandini Mathur
Senior Training Coordinator
Division of Clinical Research & Training
St. John's research Institute
Koramangala, Bangalore - 560 034
Ph: (080) 49467086, 49467082

The demand draft should reach us before the dates mentioned in the poster to avail concession.

2.   NEFT

Beneficiary Name: St.John’s Research Institute
Bank Name: Bank of Baroda
Beneficiary’s bank A/C: #05210100024920
Branch: John Nagar, St. Johns Medical College, Koramangala, Bangalore - 560034,
IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit is zero)

Kindly Note: In the remark section, please mention the name of the person attending the course and the name of the Course as HRM_EBM_2019 without fail.

Registration fee includes course material, breakfast, coffee/tea/snacks & lunch

Please note 18% GST is applicable on the registration fees.

ASEAN-INDIA Research Training Fellowship (AIRTF) Program

May 03,2019

The ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship (AIRTF) Scheme is a flagship funding program started by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India under the ASEAN India Science and Technology Development Fund (AISTDF), with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), as their implementation partner to support ASEAN young researchers to work at any of the Indian research/academic Institution. This prestigious fellowship aims at capacity building of young researchers of ASEAN Member Countries in science and technology and further strengthen the bond between India and ASEAN Member States. This fully funded fellowship is for a period of six months each with financial support for international travel, subsistence allowance, research contingency and domestic travel etc.

Applications are invited from ASEAN researchers for award of this fellowship for conducting research in Indian institutions across all areas of science and technology.

For more information, please see the attached brochure.

Research Training Fellowship - Developing Countries Scientist (RTF-DCS) Program

May 03,2019

The Research Training Fellowship-Developing Countries Scientist (RTF-DCS) Scheme is a flagship funding program started by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), as their implementation partner to support young researchers and scientists from Developing Countries (except India) to work at any of the Indian research/academic Institution. This prestigious fellowship aims at capacity building of young researchers and scientists of Developing Countries working in the field of science and technology and further strengthen the bond between India and other countries. This fully funded fellowship is for a period of six months each with financial support for international travel, subsistence allowance, research contingency and domestic travel etc.

Applications are invited from researchers, and scientists from Developing Countries for award of this fellowship for conducting research in Indian institutions across all areas of science and technology.

For more information, please see the attached brochure.

Health Research Methods Workshop for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Feb 25 - Feb 27, 2019

The course aims to strengthen research skills among nursing and allied health professionals and students (post-graduate) encouraging them to utilize research-generated knowledge in routine clinical practice. It presents an overview of research designs and statistical methods and provides a hands-on training on various stages of research from problem formulation to study design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of conducting research
  • Plan, design and conduct a research study 
  • Communicate the study findings

This workshop is primarily aimed at faculty and (postgraduate) students of nursing and allied health sciences.

Dates:
25th - 27th February, 2019

Course Fee (inclusive of 18% GST):

  • Before 5th February: Rs. 2,400/- (for students) & Rs. 3,600/- (for faculty)
  • After 5th February: Rs. 2,950/- (for students) & Rs. 4,200/- (for faculty)

Application Process:

  • Click the Course Registration link below to fill in the online registration form and pay the tuition fees
  • You can also pay the fees through NEFT or DD

* Please send in details of DD/NEFT/online transfer (your name and transaction ID) to: epibio@sjri.res.in

To Register please CLICK HERE

For more details, please see the attached Course Brochure

Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative Course

Jan 07 - Jan 18, 2019

Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative Course (supported by TATA Trusts)

St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts University are offering an interdisciplinary two-week course at SJRI. This International Nutrition Research Methods Course will introduce students to public health research topics through critical evaluation of scientific literature and exploration of a variety of demographic, epidemiological, biological and social factors that affect nutritional status. In addition to completing a core curriculum, students will have an opportunity to explore selected research areas in-depth through development of a research presentation and collaboration with faculty members from three institutions.

The Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative has successfully conducted this 2-week short course in International Nutrition Research Methods since 9 years and is planning to continue it in 2019.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the role of nutritional factors and health outcomes, through critical evaluation of the scientific literature and exploration of demographic, epidemiological, biological, social, political, and economic determinants
  • Gain substantive knowledge in topic areas related to public health nutrition research, including: clinical nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular nutrition
  • Enhance methodological skills in areas of nutritional, infectious disease, and chronic disease epidemiology, with emphasis on clinical, research, and laboratory areas
  • Discuss the latest findings from epidemiologic studies on the role of nutrition in the prevention, care, and treatment of health outcomes - including interpretation and synthesis of research findings, potential mechanisms, study design limitations, and public health implications - and integrate research findings to inform public health recommendations and program design and implementation, based on current evidence

Who Can Apply:
Potential candidates may be currently involved in nutrition, clinical, research, program, policy, or laboratory work, including medical students, physicians and allied health professionals. Junior faculty in medicine, nursing, and public health at academic institutions throughout India are also invited to participate in this training program. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to public health practice and/or research.

Course Dates:
7th to 18th January, 2019

Course Fee:
There is no course fee for participants from India. The candidates will be selected on competitive selection method. The candidates will be provided with the relevant course material (including background reading material and handouts).

Accommodation:
Food (breakfast and lunch during course days) and stay arrangements at St. John's will be made by Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC). Travel costs (2nd AC train tickets ) will be reimbursed to participants from India.

To Apply:
The application form is available in the attachment below.

The Course:
Didactic lectures and small group practical sessions will be given on the following topics:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Health Policy and Nutrition
  • Micronutrient Interventions
  • Ethics in Nutrition and Global Health
  • Nutrition in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Survey Methods and Data Analysis
  • Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Obesity & Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Scientific Manuscript & Proposal Development
  • Using Internet to Extract Evidence

10th One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology & Evidence Based Medicine, 2018

Dec 17 - Dec 21, 2018

One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (December 17-21, 2018)

We from the Division of Clinical Research & Training (DCRT) at St. John's have been conducting courses in Health Research Methods, Evidence Based Medicine and Data Management in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada and supported by the NIH, USA, since 2009 as part of the Centre of Excellence Program.

The Karnataka Medical Council accredited and awarded 6 credit points for this course.

The course was designed for faculty and postgraduate students from medical, nursing and pharmacy colleges, ethics committee members, regulators and health policy makers.

We had 57 participants who represented 25 institutions from India Sri Lanka and Nepal.

The faculty were from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, Eternal Heart Care Centre, Jaipur, AIIMS, Bhopal, Bengaluru and McMaster University & University of Toronto, Canada.

We had 22 interactive lectures, 4 small group Zen protocol discussions, 3 statistical practical sessions, 4 journal clubs and 4 project presentations.

The group activities included four journal clubs (Registry/Cross Sectional Study, Case Control, Randomised Controlled Trial and Systematic Review/Meta Analysis) and four project presentations (Registry/Cross Sectional Study, Cohort Study, Randomised Controlled Trial Design and Case Control)

Certificates of CME accreditation and participation were given to candidates who had attended all the sessions. The outcome of the course was to enhance the awareness in clinical research methods and evidence based practice.

The course ended on 21st December, 2018, with a valedictory function & 10th year celebration at which prizes were distributed.  The chief guest for the function was Dr Rajeev Gupta, Chairman, Preventive Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Research at Eternal Heart Care Centre and Research Institute, Mount Sinai New York Affiliate, Jaipur, India. A souvenir commemorating the 10 years of conducting the course was released by the chief guest and Rev. Dr Paul Parathazham, the Director of St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences. The function was also attended by alumni of the course.

events

The 14th World Congress of Bioethics & IJME’s 7th National Bioethics Conference

Dec 04 - Dec 07, 2018

THEME:

Health for All in an Unequal World: Obligations of Global Bioethics

 

DATES AND VENUE:

Pre-conference satellite meetings: Monday, December 3, 2018

Main Conference: Tuesday-Friday, December 4-7, 2018

St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences,
Sarjapur Road, John Nagar, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034 (http://www.stjohns.in/medicalcollege/)

 

CONGRESS CO-ORGANISERS:

Forum for Medical Ethics Society (www.ijme.in)

Sama Resource Group for Women and Health (http://www.samawomenshealth.in/)

St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences (http://www.stjohns.in/medicalcollege/) &

Society for Community Health Awareness, Research and Action (http://sochara.org/)

 

Five plenaries will be woven around these sub-themes of the conference: Bringing Rights and Ethics to the Centre in the ‘Health for All’ discourse; Rethinking Bioethics Boundaries in the Context of Health for All; Challenges for Bioethics in an Unequal World; Implications of Gender and Sexuality in Bioethics; Interrogating the Construct of Marginalisation and Vulnerabilities as Obligations of Bioethics.

Presentation of papers, posters workshops, pre Congress symposia and conferences will similarly be organized around the conference sub-themes, as well as include themes from within the broader discipline of bioethics.

Workshop on Understanding the Role Of Skeletal Muscle in Nutrition and Health

Nov 02,2018

The Division of Nutrition, Department of Physiology, St John’s Medical College and St John’s Research Institute is conducting a workshop on the assessment of skeletal muscle mass and function. The workshop will also cover the clinical nutrition aspect including sarcopenia.

Date: 2nd November, 2018

Workshop Objectives:

  • Demonstration of methods of assessment of muscle mass and function
  • Hands on experience on muscle function assessment
  • Current updates in the field of muscle and nutrition

Who Can Apply:
Any person or student from the field of nutrition, health sciences or medicine, interested in improving their understanding of role of skeletal muscle, its assessment and research methods.

Venue:
CG Hall, Ground Floor, St John’s Medical College, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore-34

Workshop Fee: Rupees 1000/-.

Payment through: NEFT

Details:
Beneficiary Name: St. John’s Research Institute,
Bank Name: Bank of Baroda,
Beneficiary’s bank A/C: 05210100024920
Branch: John Nagar, St. Johns Medical College, Koramangala, Bangalore - 560034,
IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit is zero)

Last Date for Registration: 31st October, 2018

Workshop Organizer:
Dr Sucharita Sambashivaiah, Professor and Head, Clinical Physiology Unit, Department of Physiology, St John’s Medical College, Bangalore-34

Email: sucharita@stjohns.in

The schedule for the workshop is available in the attachment below.

Courses in Molecular Biology Techniques

Sep 15 - Nov 20, 2018

The St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) is a part of the St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, which is run by the CBCI Society for Medical Education. From its inception, St. John’s has set before it an ideal of excellence in academic courses as well as service to society as a result of which it has truly become holistic both in its outlook and in its approach to the problems of community health. The Nadathur Lab for breast cancer research in the Division of Molecular Medicine, SJRI, has been involved in investigating the biological basis of those aspects of breast cancer that are exaggerated in Indian women. The department is now inviting applications for short term courses (theory, demo and hands on sessions) on:

Course 1: GENE EXPRESSION ANALYSIS OF FORMALIN FIXED TISSUES

Course 2: PROTEIN DETECTION METHODS BY IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY AND IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE ASSAYS

Training Theme/Objectives:

  1. Gene expression analysis of formalin fixed tissues: Includes basics of PCR, methods of primer design, extraction of nucleic acids, cDNA conversion, Real time PCR, normalization and interpretation of results.
  2. Protein detection methods by Immunohistochemistry and Immunofluorescence: Tissue processing, immunohistochemistry of tissues, immunofluorescence on tissue and cell lines, imaging and interpretation.

Dates:

Gene expression analysis by PCR: 10 contact classes between 15th September, 2018 and 15th October, 2018.

Protein detection methods by Immunohistochemistry and Immunofluorescence: 10 contact classes between 22nd October, 2018 and 20th November, 2018.

Contact classes will be held on specified dates not exceeding 4 hours a day. The dates will be communicated to the candidates after the selection procedure.

Target Audience/Eligibility:

Candidates who have completed M.Sc. in any branch of Life Sciences / B.Tech. / M.Tech. Biotechnology / MBBS /MD / B.Pharm. / M. Pharm. can apply.

Each course is limited to 10 members only and the selection is based on prescreening and merit. Candidates can apply for one or both the courses.

Course Fee:

Rs.12000/- per course

EpiBio 2018

Jul 31 - Aug 08, 2018

Theory and Practice of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

This hybrid course in Epidemiology and Biostatistics has an online introductory component 2 weeks prior to the start of the course and an intensive 8-day face-to-face component. Completion of quizzes at the end of the online phase is mandatory prior to attending the face-to-face course. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, medicine, population health and biostatistics. This workshop is for faculty and postgraduate medical/allied health sciences students, PhD students, post-doctorates and others associated with health research. No prior knowledge of research methodology or biostatistics is required.

Dates:
Online Course: 15th - 26th July, 2018 & 
On-site Course: 31st July – 8th August, 2018

Course Fee (all inclusive):
Before 10th July: Rs. 8,500/- (for students) & Rs. 12,500/- (for faculty)
After 10th July: Rs. 12,500/- (for students) & Rs. 17,500/- (for faculty)

Application Process: See the attached EpiBio brochure, fill in the online registration form and pay the tuition fees

Registration for the course is now closed.

Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative Course.

Jan 08 - Jan 19, 2018

St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts University are offering an interdisciplinary two-week course at SJRI. This International Nutrition Research Methods Course will introduce students to public health research topics through critical evaluation of scientific literature and exploration of a variety of demographic, epidemiological, biological and social factors that affect nutritional status. In addition to completing a core curriculum, students will have an opportunity to explore selected research areas in-depth through development of a research presentation and collaboration with faculty members from three institutions.

The Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative has successfully conducted this 2-week short course since 8 years and is planning to continue it in 2018.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the role of nutritional factors and health outcomes, through critical evaluation of the scientific literature and exploration of demographic, epidemiological, biological, social, political, and economic determinants
  • Gain substantive knowledge in topic areas related to public health nutrition research, including: clinical nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular nutrition
  • Enhance methodological skills in areas of nutritional, infectious disease, and chronic disease epidemiology, with emphasis on clinical, research, and laboratory areas
  • Discuss the latest findings from epidemiologic studies on the role of nutrition in the prevention, care, and treatment of health outcomes - including interpretation and synthesis of research findings, potential mechanisms, study design limitations, and public health implications - and integrate research findings to inform public health recommendations and program design and implementation, based on current evidence

Who Can Apply:
Potential candidates may be currently involved in nutrition, clinical, research, program, policy, or laboratory work, including medical students, physicians and allied health professionals. Junior faculty in medicine, nursing, and public health at academic institutions throughout India are also invited to participate in this training program. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to public health practice and/or research.

Course Fee:
There is no course fee*. The candidates will be selected on competitive selection method. The candidates will be provided with the course manual (including background reading material and handouts), and relevant books.

Accommodation:
Food and stay arrangements at St. John's will be made by Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC) and travel costs (train) will be reimbursed to the participants*.

To Apply:
The application form is available in the attachment below.

The Course:
Didactic lectures and small group practical sessions will be given on the following topics:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Health Policy and Nutrition
  • Micronutrient Interventions
  • Ethics in Nutrition and Global Health
  • Nutrition in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Survey Methods and Data Analysis
  • Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Obesity & Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Scientific Manuscript & Proposal Development
  • Using Internet to Extract Evidence

*Applicable only for students from India

Applications are now closed for the BBNC 2018 course. The list of selected participants will be announced shortly.

One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology & Evidence Based Medicine, 2017

Oct 09 - Oct 13, 2017

One Week International Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (October 09 - 13, 2017)

We from the Division of Clinical Research & Training (DCRT) at St. John's have been conducting courses in Health Research Methods, Evidence Based Medicine and Data Management in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada and supported by the NIH, USA, since 2009 as part of the Centre of Excellence Program.

The Karnataka Medical Council accredited and awarded 6 credit points for this course.

The course was designed for faculty and postgraduate students from medical, nursing and pharmacy colleges, ethics committee members, regulators and health policy makers.

We had 99 participants who represented 33 institutions from 18 cities from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Australia.

The faculty were from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, Eternal Heart Care Centre, Jaipur, AIIMS, Bhopal, Bengaluru, McMaster University and University of Toronto, Canada.

We had 19 interactive lectures, 4 small group Zen protocol discussions, 3 statistical practical sessions, 4 journal clubs and 4 project presentations.

The group activities included four journal clubs (Registry/Cross Sectional Study, Case Control, Randomised Controlled Trial and Systematic Review/Meta Analysis) and four project presentations (Registry/Cross Sectional Study, Cohort Study, Randomised Controlled Trial Design and Case Control)

The course ended on 13th October, 2019, with a valedictory function & Hi- tea at which prizes were distributed.

Certificates of CME accreditation and participation were given to candidates who had attended all the sessions. The outcome of the course was to enhance the awareness in clinical research methods and evidence based practice.

events

EpiBio 2017

Jul 18 - Jul 26, 2017

Theory and Practice of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

This hybrid course in Epidemiology and Biostatistics has an online introductory component spread over 2 weeks prior to the start of the course and an intensive 8-day face-to-face component. Completion of quizzes at the end of online phase is mandatory prior to attending the face-to-face course. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, medicine, population health and biostatistics. This workshop is for faculty and postgraduate medical/allied health sciences students, PhD students, post-doctorates and others associated with health research. No prior knowledge of research methodology or biostatistics is required.

Dates:
Online Course: 1st –12th July, 2017 &
On-site Course: 18th -26th July, 2017

Course Fee:
Before 3rd July: Rs. 8,500/- (for students) & Rs. 12,500/- (for faculty)
After 3rd July: Rs. 12,500/- (for students) & Rs. 17,500/- (for faculty)
[Additional 15% service tax applicable on all fees]

Application Process: See the attached EpiBio brochure, fill in the registration form and send in the tuition fees

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

Stable Isotopic Techniques in Human Nutrition – Introductory Workshop

Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2017

SJRI is planning to conduct a two-day introductory course on “Stable Isotopic Techniques in Human Nutrition”.   The proposed course will help to build capacity and train young professionals in the use of stable isotopic techniques in nutrition.  Since the potential participants of the course are from academic and research background, this training will help them to start using stable isotopes in their nutrition related research and answer questions related to nutrients, body composition and energy expenditure. 

Who Can Apply:
Potential candidates may be currently involved in nutrition, clinical, research, program, policy, or laboratory work, including medical students, physicians and allied health professionals. Junior faculty in medicine and public health at academic institutions throughout India are also invited to participate in this training program.

Date: June 12-13th, 2017

Course Fee:
There is no course fee. The candidates will be selected on competitive selection method. The candidates will be provided with the course reading material and handouts.

Accommodation & Travel:
Accommodation (Twin sharing basis) arrangements at St. Johns will be made by SJRI. Breakfast & Lunch will be provided.

Travel Reimbursement will not be made - You will have to arrange for your own travel.

The Course will cover:
Didactic lectures and small group hands-on sessions on the following topics:

  • The use of stable isotopic methods in public health nutrition
  • Estimation of energy expenditure using doubly labelled water technique
  • Use of stable isotopes in assessing breast milk intake
  • Assessing Vitamin A Status using stable isotopes
  • Stable isotopic approaches to assess iron bioavailability
  • Hands on session with Data sets for body composition, lactation energy expenditure and iron metabolism.

To Apply:
Fill in the application form available in the attachment below and send it back by 15th May, 2017.

Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative.

Jan 09 - Jan 20, 2017

St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts University are offering an interdisciplinary two-week course at SJRI. This International Nutrition Research Methods Course will introduce students to public health research topics through critical evaluation of scientific literature and exploration of a variety of demographic, epidemiological, biological and social factors that affect nutritional status. In addition to completing a core curriculum, students will have an opportunity to explore selected research areas in-depth through development of a research presentation and collaboration with faculty members from three institutions.

The Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative has successfully conducted this 2-week short course since 7 years and is planning to continue it in 2017.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the role of nutritional factors and health outcomes, through critical evaluation of the scientific literature and exploration of demographic, epidemiological, biological, social, political, and economic determinants
  • Gain substantive knowledge in topic areas related to public health nutrition research, including: clinical nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular nutrition
  • Enhance methodological skills in areas of nutritional, infectious disease, and chronic disease epidemiology, with emphasis on clinical, research, and laboratory areas
  • Discuss the latest findings from epidemiologic studies on the role of nutrition in the prevention, care, and treatment of health outcomes - including interpretation and synthesis of research findings, potential mechanisms, study design limitations, and public health implications - and integrate research findings to inform public health recommendations and program design and implementation, based on current evidence

Who Can Apply:
Potential candidates may be currently involved in nutrition, clinical, research, program, policy, or laboratory work, including medical students, physicians and allied health professionals. Junior faculty in medicine, nursing, and public health at academic institutions throughout India are also invited to participate in this training program. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to public health practice and/or research.

Course Fee:
There is no course fee*. The candidates will be selected on competitive selection method. The candidates will be provided with the course manual (including background reading material and handouts), and relevant books.

Accommodation:
Food and stay arrangements at St. Johns will be made by Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC) and travel costs (train) will be reimbursed to the participants*.

To Apply:
The application form is available in the attachment below.

The Course:
Didactic lectures and small group practical sessions will be given on the following topics:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Health Policy and Nutrition
  • Micronutrient Interventions
  • Ethics in Nutrition and Global Health
  • Nutrition in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Survey Methods and Data Analysis
  • Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Obesity & Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Scientific Manuscript & Proposal Development
  • Using Internet to Extract Evidence

*Applicable only for students from India

One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology & Evidence Based Medicine, 2016

Nov 08 - Nov 12, 2016

One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (November 08-12, 2016)

We from the Division of Clinical Research & Training (DCRT) at St. John's have been conducting courses in Health Research Methods, Evidence Based Medicine and Data Management in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada and supported by the NIH, USA, since 2009 as part of the Centre of Excellence Program.

The Karnataka Medical Council accredited and awarded 6 credit points for this course.

The course was designed for faculty and postgraduate students from medical, nursing and pharmacy colleges, ethics committee members, regulators and health policy makers.

We had 88 participants who represented 41 institutions from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Cameroon.

The faculty were from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, Eternal Heart Care Center, Jaipur, AIIMS, Bhopal, Narayana Health, Bengaluru and McMaster University, Canada. 

We had 19 interactive lectures, 4 small group Zen protocol discussions, 3 statistical practical sessions, 4 journal clubs and 4 project presentations.

The group activities included four journal clubs (Registry/Cross Sectional Study, Case Control, Randomised Controlled Trial and Systematic Review/Meta Analysis) and four project presentations (Registry/Cross Sectional Study, Cohort Study, Randomised Controlled Trial Design and Case Control)

The course ended on 12th Nov with a valedictory function & Hi- tea at which prizes were distributed.

Certificates of CME accreditation and participation were given to candidates who had attended all the sessions.

The outcome of the course was to enhance the awareness in clinical research methods and evidence based practice.

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EpiBio 2016

Jul 11,2016

This intensive 9-day course in Epidemiology and Biostatistics introduces research methodologies, epidemiological designs, and statistical analyses in relation to health sciences. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, medicine, population health and biostatistics. This workshop is for faculty and postgraduate medical/allied health sciences students, PhD students, post-doctorates and others associated with health research. No prior knowledge of research methodology or biostatistics is required.

Dates: 11th - 20th July, 2016

Course Fee: Registration before 30th June = Rs. 9000/- (nine thousand only); after 30th June = Rs. 10000/- (ten thousand only)

Application Process: See the below attached EpiBio brochure, fill the registration form and send in along with the demand draft.

Note: All seats are filled. Registration is closed.

EpiBioDem 2016

Jul 11 - Jul 21, 2016

This intensive one week course in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Demography introduces research methodologies, epidemiological designs, demographic techniques and statistical analyses in relation to population health sciences. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, medicine, population health and biostatistics. This workshop is for faculty and postgraduate students in the field of population health. No prior knowledge of research methodology, biostatistics or demography is required.

Dates: 11th July - 21st July, 2016

Course Fee: Registration before 30th June = Rs. 10000/- (ten thousand only); after 30th June = Rs. 11000/- (eleven thousand only)

Application Process: See the below attached EpiBioDem schedule, fill the registration form and send in along with the demand draft.

Note: All seats are filled. Registration is closed.

Statistical Analysis of Count Data

Jul 07,2016

Course Overview:

The workshop will introduce count data, understanding assumptions, assessing fit of the model and interpreting model parameters and associated statistics. We will cover modern approaches to analyzing count data including Poisson regression, Negative Binomial regression, Generalized Poisson model, Zero-inflated and Zero Truncated Poisson and Negative Binomial models. The workshop is intended for practicing researchers who wishes to analyze count data. The course will be mostly non-technical with lecture and some hands-on analysis. The lecture analyses will be demonstrated using STATA software.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain understanding of count data and its characteristics
  2. Learn about different count data models (Poisson, Negative Binomial, Generalized Poisson, ZIP and ZINB models.
  3. Hone skills in comprehension and evaluation of statistical methods for count used in articles data from important studies in public health and medicine

Participants: Maximum 20 participants.

The course is open for practicing researcher who wishes to model count data  with following backgrounds biostatistics or statistics, epidemiology, medicine, dental and public health. Prerequisite for this workshop is general competency in understanding of multivariable linear regression and logistic regression models.

Application: You can apply by sending an email to the below mentioned email ID followed by the payment of fees -

  • Demand draft (DD) drawn in favour of St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore or
  • By NEFT [beneficiary name: St. John’s Research Institute; bank name: Bank of Baroda; beneficiary’s bank A/c #: 05210100024920; branch: John Nagar, St. John’s Medical College, Koramangala, Bangalore-560034; IFSC code: BARB0STJOHN (5th digit zero)]

Course Fee: Rs. 5000/- per participant (excludes travel and incidentals)

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (One day)

Venue: Biorepository conference hall, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore - 560034

Course Faculty:
Dr. Shankar Viswanathan, DrPH, MSc
Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
Bronx, New York, USA

Course Co-ordinator:
Dr. Tinku Thomas PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
St. John’s Research Institute
Koramangala
Bangalore – 560034
Email: tinku.sarah@sjri.res.in

For registration form and further details, please see the attachment below.

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St. John's Research Institute Re-designated as an IAEA Collaborating Centre

Jan 06,2016

The International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations has renewed and re-designated St. John’s Research Institute as their First and Only Nutrition Collaborating Centre in the World.  The Institute was first recognised in the year 2010 which has since been renewed from 2015 to 2019.

Dr. Anura Kurpad, who heads the Division of Nutrition, was responsible for this recognition for St. John’s.

More Information is available at: http://www-naweb.iaea.org/na/news-na/na-st-johns-research-institute.html

Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative.

Jan 04 - Jan 15, 2016

St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts University are offering an interdisciplinary two-week course at SJRI. This International Nutrition Research Methods Course will introduce students to public health research topics through critical evaluation of scientific literature and exploration of a variety of demographic, epidemiological, biological and social factors that affect nutritional status. In addition to completing a core curriculum, students will have an opportunity to explore selected research areas in-depth through development of a research presentation and collaboration with faculty members from three institutions.

The Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative has successfully conducted this 2-week short course since 6 years and is planning to continue it in 2016.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the role of nutritional factors and health outcomes, through critical evaluation of the scientific literature and exploration of demographic, epidemiological, biological, social, political, and economic determinants
  • Gain substantive knowledge in topic areas related to public health nutrition research, including: clinical nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular nutrition
  • Enhance methodological skills in areas of nutritional, infectious disease, and chronic disease epidemiology, with emphasis on clinical, research, and laboratory areas
  • Discuss the latest findings from epidemiologic studies on the role of nutrition in the prevention, care, and treatment of health outcomes - including interpretation and synthesis of research findings, potential mechanisms, study design limitations, and public health implications - and integrate research findings to inform public health recommendations and program design and implementation, based on current evidence

Who Can Apply:
Potential candidates may be currently involved in nutrition, clinical, research, program, policy, or laboratory work, including medical students, physicians and allied health professionals. Junior faculty in medicine, nursing, and public health at academic institutions throughout India are also invited to participate in this training program. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to public health practice and/or research.

Course Fee:
There is no course fee. The candidates will be selected on competitive selection method. The candidates will be provided with the course manual (including background reading material and handouts), and relevant books.

Accommodation:
Food and stay arrangements at St. Johns will be made by Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC). Travel costs (train) will be reimbursed to the participants.

To Apply:
The application form is available in the attachment below.

The Course:
Didactic lectures and small group practical sessions will be given on the following topics:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Health Policy and Nutrition
  • Micronutrient Interventions
  • Ethics in Nutrition and Global Health
  • Nutrition in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Survey Methods and Data Analysis
  • Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Obesity & Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Scientific Manuscript & Proposal Development
  • Using Internet to Extract Evidence

ICMR One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology & Evidence Based Medicine, 2015

Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2015

ICMR One-Week International Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (November 23-27, 2015)

We from the Division of Clinical Research & Training (DCRT) at St. John's have been conducting courses in Health Research Methods, Evidence Based Medicine and Data Management in collaboration with McMaster University, Canada and supported by the NIH, USA, since 2009 as part of the Centre of Excellence Program. 

In the last 6 years, we have trained close to 1,000 health professionals that include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ethics committee members, industry professionals, post graduate students, study coordinators, regulatory officials and health policy makers from India and other countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania and the UK.

The Karnataka Medical Council accredited and awarded 6 credit points for this workshop

104 participants attended from 33 institutions from India, Kenya, Singapore and Oman. 36 were clinicians and 68 were are non-clinicians

We had 17 interactive lectures, 4 small group Zen protocol discussions, 3 statistical practical sessions, 4 journal clubs and 4 project presentations.

9 lectures were on health research methods, 4 on evidence based medicine, 2 on statistics and 2 on project management. 

This course enabled participants to give essential skills in designing, developing and conducting high quality health research projects and communicating the findings.

Furthermore, most participants expressed that they made wonderful friends and several potential collaborators. This will help them to take on meaningful and large research projects in the near future.

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Student Exchanges at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)

Mar 01,2015

The Division of Nutrition at SJRI, in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition at HSPH and funded by the United States India Education Foundation's Obama Singh Knowledge Initiative, is offering the opportunity for student exchange visits to HSPH.  Faculty at HSPH have longstanding interests in maternal and child health, nutritional epidemiology, chronic diseases, global health, biostatistics, ethics, and other areas of relevance to public health problems of India, and short courses in many of these topics are taught at HSPH. Students will be paired with a mentoring faculty member at HSPH for the duration of their 4-8 week visit as well as an SJRI faculty member to jointly mentor their work. Travel costs, visa, housing and limited per diem costs will be reimbursed to the student.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a current SJRI student in health or allied sciences
  • Provide current SJRI transcripts
  • Describe their research experience
  • Describe their long-term career interests and how their participation in this program will be furthered

To Apply: Complete the application form linked below and send it before March 1, 2015, along with the required supplemental statements.  All applications should be submitted to rebecca@sjri.res.in

Date of Earliest Exchange Visit: July 1, 2015

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Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative.

Jan 12,2015

St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts University are offering an interdisciplinary two-week course at SJRI. This International Nutrition Research Methods Course will introduce students to public health research topics through critical evaluation of scientific literature and exploration of a variety of demographic, epidemiological, biological and social factors that affect nutritional status. In addition to completing a core curriculum, students will have an opportunity to explore selected research areas in-depth through development of a research presentation and collaboration with faculty members from three institutions.

 

The Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative has successfully conducted this 2-week short course since 5 years and is planning to continue it in 2015.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the role of nutritional factors and health outcomes, through critical evaluation of the scientific literature and exploration of demographic, epidemiological, biological, social, political, and economic determinants
  • Gain substantive knowledge in topic areas related to public health nutrition research, including: clinical nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular nutrition
  • Enhance methodological skills in areas of nutritional, infectious disease, and chronic disease epidemiology, with emphasis on clinical, research, and laboratory areas
  • Discuss the latest findings from epidemiologic studies on the role of nutrition in the prevention, care, and treatment of health outcomes - including interpretation and synthesis of research findings, potential mechanisms, study design limitations, and public health implications - and integrate research findings to inform public health recommendations and program design and implementation, based on current evidence

Who Can Apply:

Potential candidates may be currently involved in nutrition, clinical, research, program, policy, or laboratory work, including medical students, physicians and allied health professionals. Junior faculty in medicine, nursing, and public health at academic institutions throughout India are also invited to participate in this training program. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to public health practice and/or research.

 

Course Fee:

There is no course fee. The candidates will be selected on competitive selection method. The candidates will be provided with the course manual (including background reading material and handouts), and relevant books.

 

Accommodation:

Food and stay arrangements at St. Johns will be made by Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative (BBNC). Travel costs (train) will be reimbursed to the participants.

 

To Apply:

The application form is available in the attachment below.

 

The Course:

Didactic lectures and small group practical sessions will be given on the following topics:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Health Policy and Nutrition
  • Micronutrient Interventions
  • Ethics in Nutrition and Global Health
  • Nutrition in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Survey Methods and Data Analysis
  • Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Obesity & Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Scientific Manuscript & Proposal Development
  • Using Internet to Extract Evidence 

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National Bioethics Conference

Dec 11 - Dec 14, 2014

The fifth NBC is being held at the St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore.  The priority themes of this year’s conference are dual issues of integrity and corruption in healthcare and research. The conference aims to explore various sides of corruption and examines the limits and dimensions of integrity for health professionals and the health system.  In addition to the keynote addresses, there will be paper and poster presentations and workshops which will be selected by a scientific committee.  There will also be screening of films centred around the conference theme. “The Dolls Speak” is a special exhibition at the conference which is guaranteed to enlighten and enthral all.

Dates: 11th to 13th December, 2014

Venue:  
St. John’s Medical College,  
Koramangala,  
Bangalore

Further details regarding the conference and the registration process are available in the attachment linked below:

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Health Technology Assessment Workshop

Dec 08 - Dec 12, 2014

The Division of Medical Informatics, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, in collaboration with The Maastricht University, Netherlands, is conducting the “Health Technology Assessment Workshop” at St. John’s Research Institute between December 8th and 12th, 2014.

 

This mentorship training program targets researchers who want to start or continue their career in HTA / health economic  research.

 

The objective of the workshop is to support researchers in developing HTA research projects in India. Every HTA research project consists of a number of elements i.e.; design of an HTA study; choosing between a model-based and/or trial-based economic evaluation study; outcomes and quality of life assessment ; identification and measurement of resource use; valuation of costs; synthesizing costs and outcome; uncertainty and reporting. In this workshop, all these elements will be covered and lectured by international experts.  Next to that, during the workshop, several sessions on “Research Ideas” will be planned in which small subgroups will work on research ideas for each element of the workshop. The last day will be devoted to synthesizing the research ideas into complete research project.

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South Asian Regional Mentoring the Mentors in Global Health Research Workshop

Nov 20 - Nov 21, 2014

The Division of Medical Informatics, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, in collaboration with The University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) is conducting the “South Asian Regional Mentoring the Mentors in Global Health Research Workshop” at St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore on November 20th and 21st, 2014.

 

 This mentorship training program targets mid-level to senior-level investigators interested in further developing their mentorship skills in global health research.

 

 There is a very interesting line-up of seminars, breakout sessions and presentations for this workshop.  These include presentations from various regions throughout South Asia, which will allow sharing of challenges and successes at individual institutions.

ICMR One-Week Course in Health Research Methodology & Evidence Based Medicine, 2014

Nov 17 - Nov 22, 2014

ICMR One-Week Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (November 17 - 22, 2014)

ICMR One-Week Course in Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine (November 17 - 22, 2014)

St. John’s Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore in association with Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Canada, conducted a one-week course on Health Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine from November 17th to 22nd , 2014.

The Karnataka Medical Council had awarded accreditation and 6 credit points for this workshop.

The workshop was designed for faculty and postgraduate students from medical, nursing and pharmacy colleges, ethics committee members, regulators and health policy makers.

Of the total 49 that registered, 36 attended this workshop that represented over 17 institutions from India and Sri Lanka.

The course methods had 21 interactive lectures, 4 small group Zen project discussions, 4 statistical practical sessions, 4 journal clubs and 4 project presentations.

The course ended on 22nd Nov with a valedictory function at which prizes were distributed to the best two groups. The course prizes were awarded based on the academic performance of the group. Certificates of CME accreditation and participation were given to candidates who had attended all the sessions on all the days.

The outcome of the course was to enhance the awareness in clinical research methods and evidence based practice.

This course would also help to empower them with skills in designing, developing and conducting high quality research projects and communicating the findings.

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Quantitative Methods in Nutrition - Analytical Approaches to Incorporating Dietary Biomarkers & Reducing Measurment

Oct 27,2014

This one week workshop will introduce participants to analytical methods for data arising from different study designs in nutrition.  The course aims to integrate theory and application in nutritional epidemiology and biostatistics with a focus on public health perspectives. The workshop will include lectures, group work, participant presentations and hands-on training using statistical software. Junior researchers, physicians, doctoral and post doctoral fellows, and practitioners of public health in nutrition and obesity related research are welcome to participate.
 
The discounted rates are extended till 15th October, 2014.
 
For more details, please see the attachment below.

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Fundraiser for Senior Citizen Outreach Service of St. John's Medical College

Sep 28,2014

The Senior Citizen Health Service (SCHS) at the department of Community Health, St. John's Medical College implements outreach services for senior citizens in rural and urban areas in and around Bangalore. We try to reach out to rural elderly through rural geriatric clinics at 8 villages sites catering to over 50 villages, to destitute elderly living in old age homes through our institutional support program and to seniors at home in Koramangala through the home health service. This involves expense incurred in transport, in supporting manpower and in supply of material including drugs and investigations at low cost. In order to consolidate our program and expand so that we can reach more elderly persons in need, we are organizing a FUNDRAISER event at. St John's Medical College.

In association with the CAUSE foundation, we are staging the popular musical drama Fiddler on the Roof at 6:30 pm on Sunday 28th September, 2014, at St. John's Auditorium, opposite the BDA complex, Koramangala.

For tickets and other ways of supporting our work with Senior Citizens, please see the attached brochure.

As a friend and well-wisher, we look forward to seeing you at the show and to your support to a worthy cause.

Course on Conducting Systematic Reviews in Nutrition

Jul 07,2014

Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences, is offering a WHO / Cochrane / Cornell course on conducting systematic reviews in nutrition at the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the Ithaca campus this summer.
 
Further details regarding the course are available in the attachment linked below:

FAO Expert Meet - St. John's Research Institute, Bangalore 2014

Mar 07,2014

If you think Indians have a balanced diet, you may be wrong. But the blame cannot be pinned on junk food alone. The problem lies with policies of the government which don’t encourage the growth of pulses, an expert working group of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) observed.
 
The team was at the St John’s Research Institute from March 2-5 to evaluate the quality of protein in the diet of Indians.
 
“The best approach for optimal health and well-being is to prioritize protein quality so that we eat neither more nor less than what we really need, and spend wisely on protein-rich food,” said the FAO team. The team is evaluating staple diets of people from various countries and coming up with a report on how to make them protein sufficient. The report focuses on measuring protein quality in foods from animal and plant sources.
 
Speaking to TOI, Dr Anura V Kurpad, Head of Nutrition, St John’s Research Institute, and President, Nutrition Society of India, said some dietary surveys have shown that Indians mainly get proteins from serials, pulses and milk. “Consumption of rice and wheat, a major component of the Indian diet, has limited the quality of amino acids. Pulses, milk and meat are rich in quality proteins. But over the decades, the production of pulses has decreased. The Food Security Bill has ignored the importance of pulses and thereby this rich source of protein is missing from the platter. Agricultural policies have to look into these concerns,” said Anura, who worked with the FAO team. According to him, there is need to define the protein quality in food sources.
 
J Albert, Nutrition Officer, FAO, who is stationed in Rome, said, “The Italian diet is one of the healthiest. “Vegetables, fruits, fish and olive oil, sources of quality proteins, are major components of staple Italian food. Being an American and having lived in Italy for the past 20 years, I find that Italians follow a nutritious diet. Wealthy countries consume excess of meat proteins, which is not a good sign. A case in point is the increasing incidence of obesity in the US,” she said.
 
It was in its meeting in 2011 that FAO decided to conduct a research on protein quality in human diet. “We are currently in the process of collecting data from various countries. Just as rice is widely grown and consumed in India, corn is given way too much importance in African countries. Good quality proteins are also missing from the African diet,” said Dr Warren Lee, FAO representative.

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Student Exchanges at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)

Feb 15,2014

The Department of Nutrition at SJRI, in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition at HSPH and funded by the United States India Education Foundation's Obama Singh Knowledge Initiative, is offering the opportunity for student exchange visits to HSPH.  Faculty at HSPH have longstanding interests in maternal and child health, nutritional epidemiology, chronic diseases, global health, biostatistics, ethics, and other areas of relevance to public health problems of India, and short courses in many of these topics are taught at HSPH. Students will be paired with a mentoring faculty member at HSPH for the duration of their 4-8 week visit as well as an SJRI faculty member to jointly mentor their work. Travel costs, visa, housing and limited per diem costs will be reimbursed to the student.
 
The successful candidate will:

  • Be a current SJRI student in health or allied sciences
  • Provide current SJRI transcripts
  • Describe their research experience
  • Describe their long-term career interests and how their participation in this program will be furthered

To Apply: Complete the application form linked below and send it before February 15, 2014, along with the required supplemental statements.  Applications should be submitted to rebecca@sjri.res.in
 
Date of Earliest Exchange Visit: July 1, 2014

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Research Methods in Maternal Health

Jan 20 - Jan 25, 2014

The MHYP is a professional development program that selects mentors and trains young health professionals working to improve maternal health outcomes in India. The overall goal of the program is to enhance the knowledge, skills and capabilities of young professionals and to build their capacity to improve maternal health in India.
 
Date: 20 to 25 January, 2014
 
Venue: St. John’s Research Institute
 
Workshop Fee: Rs. 3000/- (three thousand only)
 
Application Process: See attached brochure for details

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45th National Conference of the Nutrition Society of India (NSI)

Nov 23,2013

The 45th National Conference of the Nutrition Society of India (NSI) was held between 21st and 22nd November, 2013, at the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Anura V Kurpad, President, NSI .  The dignitaries included  Dr. Anura V Kurpad, President, NSI,  Dr. V. M. Katoch, Director General, ICMR,  Prof Barrie M Margetts, President, World Public Health Nutrition and Dr. B. Sesikeran, Former Director, NIN.
 
There were 15 presentations from the Division of Nutrition, St. John’s Research Institute at the NSI Conference - 3 Oral presentations and 12 Poster presentations.
 
Oral presentation were by - 

  1. Ms. Lisha Shastri
  2. Ms. Sarita Devi
  3. Ms. Agnita Narendra

Poster Presentations were by - 

  1. Dr. Rebecca Kuriyan
  2. Ms. Prathiba Dwarkanath
  3. Ms. Priyanka Bannikoppa
  4. Mr. Kishore Bhat
  5. Ms. Pauline Anand
  6. Ms. Pooja Mishra
  7. Ms. Ramya Rajendran
  8. Ms. Deepa P Lokesh
  9. Ms. Farheen Dhinda
  10. Ms. Mamatha Philip
  11. Ms. Jayachitra K G
  12. Ms. Nidhi Jaikrishna

Of the presentations “Four” won prizes:

  1. Dr. Rebecca Kuriyan for the presentation “Innovations in Nutrition Education and Global Health: The Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative”.
  2. Ms. Lisha Shastri for the presentation “ Effects of high oral Iron supplementation on birth weight in South Indian pregnant women with a normal haemoglobin in trimester 1”.
  3. Ms. Pooja Mishra for the presentation “Simple Anthropometric Measures as Indicators for Risk of High Blood Pressure”.
  4. Ms. Priyanka Bannikoppa for the presentation "Understanding HDL functionality in Indians".

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Grand Challenges Canada Award

Oct 23,2013

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, extended a total of $10.1 million to 14 bold, creative projects aimed at improving the early brain development of kids in low-resource countries.
 
All 14 projects will be implemented in developing countries: five in Africa, six in Asia and three in Latin America and the Caribbean.
 
In India, St. John's Research Institute, Unit of CBCI Society for Medical Education, Bangalore, has been awarded a Seed grant of CDN $270,000 for the project Iron-fortified biscuits to reduce maternal and child anemia.
 
Anemia -- a low level of red blood cells causing a body's reduced capacity to carry oxygen -- results from micronutrient deficiencies, most often iron.
 
India has one of the highest rates of anemia globally: over 79% of children aged 6 to 8 months and 58% of the 26 million pregnant women each year. Some 17 million of these women have access to iron pills yet 11 million do not take them for the recommend time (adherence rate: 35%). Why? The pill is big and tastes metallic.
 
Yet iron deficiency anemia dramatically affects the health of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby, increasing risks of death and sickness during childbirth, including hemorrhage and low-birth weight. Long-term, iron deficiency anemia delays psychomotor development and impairs cognitive development in infants, preschool and school-aged children around the world.
 
Moreover, researchers say, the effects of anemia are, "not likely to be corrected by subsequent iron therapy... anemic children will have impaired performance in tests of language skills, motor skills, and coordination, reportedly equivalent to a 5 to 10 point deficit in IQ."
 
Part of the answer may be an iron-fortified biscuit for use by pregnant women, indistinguishable in taste from popular Indian biscuits.
 
Coupled with marketing, project leaders say their new biscuit is more likely to be used by previously non-adherent pregnant women, and increase iron stores in newborns, "which translates to more sustainable and protected early brain development."
 
"After extensive consumer research, the nutrition team led by Dr A.V. Kurpad and the project collaborators, Violet Health Inc have developed several prototypes specifically designed with the tastes and preferences of pregnant women in India," says project leader Dr. Pratibha Dwarkanath of St John's Research Institute, unit of CBCI Society for Medical Education.
 
"We estimate our solution to be more cost-effective than the iron pill, while reaching more anemic women and their children"
 
"After proof of concept, we anticipate a scaled trial in Karnataka within three years and reducing anemia in women and infants."
 
Project collaborators include Violet Health, Inc., NY, and the Indian Institute of Management, India Bangalore.
 
 
For more details on the award and projects, please click on the link given below:
http://www.grandchallenges.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/SavingBrains_NewsRelease_2013Oct23_EN.pdf

Maternal Health Young Professionals (MHYP) India - Mentoring Program

Oct 19,2013

The MHYP is a professional development program that selects mentors and trains young health professionals working to improve maternal health outcomes in India.  The overall goal of the program is to enhance the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of young professionals, and to build their capacity to improve maternal health in India.
 
Eligible applicants

  • Health professionals (doctors, nurses, health managers, health administrators, health economists, etc.) who are working in hospitals or maternal health programs
  • Candidates working with governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or intergovernmental organizations in India are all eligible;
  • Candidates must design and implement a project aimed at improving the quality (technical or interpersonal) of maternal health care
  • Age less than 40 years (with a relaxation of  up to 5 years for women and disadvantaged persons)
  • Employed for at least one year in their current institution.

Funding (up to Rs 3 lakhs) for a 6 -9 month implementation/research project on improving quality of Maternal Health to be conducted by the candidate.
 
Last date for receipt of application with Project Proposal15th November 2013

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Major General S.L. Bhatia Memorial Oration 2013

Sep 13,2013

You are cordially invited to the  Major General S.L. Bhatia Memorial Oration 2013, which will be delivered by Professor Waltraud Ernst, History of Medicine, Oxford Brookes University, U.K., on "The 'Indianisation of Colonial Medicine'. The Case of the Ranchi Indian Mental Hospital and Lt-Col J.E. Dhunjibhoy, c. 1925-1940."
 
Venue: The Pope Paul VI Auditorium, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, India
 
Date: 13th September, 2013
 
Time: 2:30 PM

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EpiBio 2013

Jul 22 - Jul 31, 2013

This intensive 9-day course in Epidemiology and Biostatistics introduces research methodologies, epidemiological designs and statistical analyses in relation to health sciences. The course aims to integrate theory and application in epidemiology, medicine, population health and biostatistics. This workshop is for junior faculty and postgraduate medical / allied health sciences students, PhD students, post doctorates and others associated with health research. No prior knowledge of research methodology or biostatistics is required.
 
Dates: 22nd - 31st July, 2013
 
Course Fee: Rs. 7000/- (seven thousand only)
 
Application Process: See EpiBio brochure below; fill the registration form and send in along with the demand draft

Quantitative Methods in Nutrition

Jul 01,2013

This one-week workshop will introduce participants to analytical methods for data arising from different study designs in nutrition.  The course aims to integrate theory and application in nutritional epidemiology and biostatistics with a focus on public health perspectives. The workshop will include lectures, group work, participant presentations and hands-on training using statistical software. Junior researchers, physicians, doctoral and post doctoral fellows and practitioners of public health in nutrition and obesity research are welcome to participate.

Obama - Singh Award

Jun 26,2013

We are happy to inform you that The Division of Nutrition, St. John's Research Institute (SJRI), has been selected for the prestigious Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative award.  The award is a part of the ongoing educational partnership between India and the United States.
 
The Division of Nutrition will partner with Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) for the Harvard India Nutrition Initiative.  This initiative will aim to substantially contribute to the establishment of sustainable public health research and education capacity in India through mutually beneficial exchanges of faculty and students between Bangalore and Boston, the expansion of an existing and very successful short course in nutrition research methods (the Bangalore-Boston Nutrition Collaborative) co-taught by SJRI, HSPH and Tufts faculty, the development of new nutrition epidemiology courses by SJRI and HSPH faculty and the expansion of access to a website for distance learning via the newly launched edX initiative.  The three-year Initiative will be led at SJRI by Dr. Rebecca Kuriyan Raj and Dr. Anura Kurpad.

Film Screening at SJRI

Apr 13,2013

HAVE YOU SEEN THE ARANA?” 
“Ningal Aranaye Kando?”
(A documentary film of 72 minutes in Malayalam / Kannada with English sub titles)
 
Winner of the John Abraham National Award for Best Documentary, 2013
 
Directed by Sunanda Bhat
 
The film is set in Wayanad and looks into the rapidly changing landscapes of lives and livelihood in Wayanad. It looks at the disappearance of medicinal plants from the forests, threatened cropping practices, farmer suicides and loss of traditional knowledge systems. More on the film and the director is in the attached note.
 
Date: Apr 13th 2013
 
Time: 2 pm to 3.30 pm
 
Venue: Pope Paul Auditorium, SJRI
 
The Director, Sunanda Bhat will be present and Dr.Bobby Joseph, Professor Department of Community Health will moderate the discussion.
 
ALL ARE WELCOME! PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO COLLEAGUES, FAMILY AND FRIENDS !
 
To confirm, please email humanities@sjri.res.in or call Manjulika at 9845727821

Three-Day Course in Clinical Trial Management, 2013

Mar 07 - Mar 09, 2013

The Division of Clinical Research and Training has been granted an unconditional educational grant from Pfizer India for 5 years to set up a preferred research centre (PRC) to promote educational and research related activities in the field of clinical research. The proposed training activities under this grant are to train clinicians and research coordinators in health research methods, GCP and clinical trial management.
 
As part of this activity, we are conducting a Three-day Clinical Research and Training Management Course from the 7th to 9th March, 2013, for study coordinators.  At this course, 30 participants will be selected based on application forms, research interests and research experience.  The last date of application is 20th January, 2013.  A selection committee is set up for selection of the candidates. The faculty will include experts from St. John’s Research Institute and Pfizer, India.

Clinical Investigator Development Program

Feb 07,2013

St. John's Research Institute , St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, is organising a 3-day training workshop on “Conducting Regulatory trials in India” from 7th to 9th February, 2013, to support the Clinical Development Services Agency (CDSA), an extramural unit of Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India partnering with the Institute for OneWorld Health (OWH), an affiliate of the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), to catalyze development of clinical trial capacity in India through Clinical Investigator Development Program (CIDP). The objective is to improve clinical research in India and to enable the design, development and execution of a clinical trial training program in India of global standards.

Symposium - Vaccines for India: Innovations and Roadmap

Feb 05,2013

Time: 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM
 
Venue: St. John’s Research Institute,
Pope Paul VI Auditorium,
Opposite Koramangala BDA Complex,
Koramangala, Bangalore
 
Organizers:
St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) and Global Health Strategies (GHS)
 
Event Coordinators: 
Dr. John Kenneth, SJRI and Ms. Aastha Bhakhri, GHS

Bangalore Boston Nutrition Collaborative.

Jan 21,2013

St. John’s Research Institute (SJRI) in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts University are offering an interdisciplinary two-week course at SJRI. This International Nutrition Research Methods Course will introduce students to public health research topics through critical evaluation of scientific literature and exploration of a variety of demographic, epidemiological, biological and social factors that affect nutritional status. In addition to completing a core curriculum, students will have an opportunity to explore selected research areas in-depth through development of a research presentation and collaboration with faculty members from 3 institutions.