Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Haryana and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purpose of bridging the clinician-scientist gap through AIIMS-THSTI collaborative platform. The MoU was signed by Dr. Gagandeep Kang, Executive Director, THSTI and Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS in an open house session held at AIIMS recently, in the presence of Dean (Clinical Research), THSTI; Dean (Academics), Assoc Dean (Academics) Assoc Dean (Research), AIIMS; Nodal Officer-THSTI, Department of Biotechnology. The mission of the collaborative platform is to promote a systematic organized approach to solve the unmet challenges in medical practice and health services by engaging experts from multiple disciplines both within and outside the scope of a problem.
This collaborative platform may help in critical identification of the problems faced by the practicing doctors in diverse situations ranging from primary health center to tertiary care super-specialty hospitals and initiate the work for sustainable solution which can be commercialized following the regulatory guidelines. Developing specialized human resources in interdisciplinary domains will be an important goal of the collaborative platform. A joint colloquium series, intra-mural research funding for collaborative proposals, joint summer school/workshop for students are some of the main features of the collaborative platform. – BioSpectrum India