Friday, September 7, 2018

12th STIP Forum Lecture 'Frugal Innovation for Health Care' by Prof Balram Bhargava, DG ICMR | IHC, New Delhi, 10 September

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) Forum Lecture Series

You are cordially invited to the Twelfth STIP Forum Lecture on

'Frugal Innovation for Health Care'
Prof. Balram Bhargava
Secretary, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare & DG, ICMR

Chair: Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Government of India

Date: 10 September 2018 (Monday) Time: 7.00 PM
Venue: Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road New Delhi (Entry from Gate No.3)

About the Speaker: Prof. Balram Bhargava is Secretary, Department of Health Research, (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare), and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Prof. Bhargava is Professor of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and also serves as the Executive Director for Stanford India Biodesign Centre, School of International Biodesign (SiB). He is an outstanding cardiologist, one of the foremost leaders in biomedical innovation, public health, medical education and medical research. He has been awarded many prestigious national and international awards such as SN Bose Centenary award by the Indian National Science Congress and National Academy of Sciences Platinum Jubilee Award, Tata Innovation Fellowship and Vasvik Award for Biomedical Technology Innovation, Ranbaxy Award and the OP Bhasin Award in the field of Health and Medical Sciences. He is the Founding, Editor in Chief of the British Medical Journal Innovations (BMJi). He has been awarded the 'Padma Shri' by the Government of India and the UNESCO Equatorial Guinea International Prize for research in Life Sciences at Paris.

About STIP Forum: The Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) Forum has been set up with the objective of promoting debate on various aspects of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. The Forum would go beyond the disciplinary boundaries by taking into account the intersectionality of S&T and I. It aims to will also bridge the gap between the science and society for dissemination of scientific achievements as well as for generalising debate of societal aspirations and promoting responsible research and innovations. The monthly lecture series of public lectures has been launched to sensitize the public discourse on science, technology and innovation policy. Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA), Vigyan Prasar and India Habitat Centre (IHC) are collaborative institutes.

RSVP: Mr. Tish Malhotra/Mr. N. N. Krishnan | Tel.: 011-24682176, 011-24682184 Email:

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