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Research on animal models of Retinopathy

Dr. Angayarkanni Narayanasamy, Reader & Head, Biochemistry and Cell Biology Department, Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, was awarded the ICMR overseas fellowship for Young Biomedical Scientists – 2009-2010. She completed her fellowship at the Cell Biology and Physiology Department at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA under her mentor Dr. Arup Das, MD, [...]

Unnikrishnan benefit concerts

Leading Carnatic classical vocalist P. Unnikrishnan performed a series of benefit concerts, in aid of Sankara Nethralaya, in the US in May 2010. Held in San Jose (May 16), Washington DC (May 22) and Atlanta (May 23), the concerts have helped raise close to $30,000. The amount will be used towards Sankara Nethralaya’s community services, [...]

SN OM Trust receives grant-in-aid

The SN OM Trust’s unstinting support to Sankara Nethralaya has been acknowledged yet again! The Human Services Committee of the Shiva Vishnu temple at California have awarded the SN OM Trust a grant-in-aid of $1,000 for providing free ophthalmic treatment to poor patients at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India.
This is the fourth time in a row [...]

Sankara Nethralaya-MSSRF collaboration

The MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) recently published two books detailing the work done by its Village Knowledge Centres and Village Resource Centres and the impact its work has had on people living in rural India.
Sankara Nethralaya is privileged to be associated with a reputed organisation like the MSSRF. Sankara Nethralaya’s collaboration with MSSRF and [...]

Professor S. Venkateswaran passes away

Professor S. Venkateswaran, Emeritus-cum-advisor, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, passed away on May 15, 2010 after a brief illness. A brilliant academician, Prof. Venkateswaran was instrumental in bringing about the Sankara Nethralaya-BITS collaboration in offering the four-year BS optometry degree. During his tenure as Director, BITS, Pilani, he also spearheaded the introduction of several [...]

Health Expo 2010

The best of healthcare was brought under one roof, courtesy Health Expo 2010!  Organised by Sai Publications, the 2010 edition was held in Chennai from May 14-16.
The Health Expo, which was inaugurated by Additional Director General of Police Mr. Sekar, saw numerous hospitals put up their stalls. Stalls promoting various health food, Indian Medicines, health [...]

Sankara Nethralaya at ARVO 2010

The annual ARVO conference, which was held at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US, saw ophthalmic experts from around the world participate in a series of symposia, poster presentations and deliberations. A seven-member team from Sankara Nethralaya took part at the event held from May 2- May 6.
Dr. Lingam Gopal, senior Vitreo Retinal consultant and Director, Research, Sankara [...]

Nurses’ Day at Sankara Nethralaya

An informative session on Hospital Acquired Infections and a quiz contest marked the International Nurses’ Day celebrations at Sankara Nethralaya on May 12, 2010.
Sponsored by Dispoline, which manufactures pre-sterile single usage operation theatre kits, the programme was a fitting tribute to acknowledge the services of nurses in the hospital.
Dr. Lily Therese, Head of Department, Microbiology, [...]

Science comedy staged for Nethralaya family

The United Amateur Artistes (UAA) staged their 61st production “Venkata 3” for Sankara Nethralaya employees on May 8, 2010 at the Narada Gana Sabha. The play, which explores the issue of cloning, revolves around the protagonist Venkatadhri, who is torn between his family, work and passion for scriptwriting, and agrees to create two clones in [...]

Management Guru C K Prahalad Passes Away

Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad, one of the world’s most influential management thinkers and Distinguished Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, passed away on April 16, 2010 in San Diego, US, after a brief illness.
French Mathematician and Philosopher Blaise Pascal had once said, “Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.” And it [...]