BTF announces 2012 research grant recipients

Binaytara foundation (BTF) has selected five research proposals for its 2012 medical research grants. BTF received 38 research proposals for its 2012 medical research grants. Each year BTF awards such grants to young researchers to encourage them to understand and practice evidence-based medicine early in their careers. Winners were selected by BTF scientific advisory committee.

The BTF medical research grant 2012 recipients are:

1. Research Project: Neonatal sepsis; an overview of the risk factors and its correlation with etiological agents
Investigator: Asmita Parajuli
Mentor: Anya Sharma
Institution: Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital

2. Research Project: The screening modalities for gestational diabetes mellitus: one – step versus two – step
Investigator: Dr. Shyam Nandan Gupta
Mentor: Dr. Dhruba K Uprety
Institution: B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

3. Research Project: Quality assuarance of a clinical laboratory in a developing nation: Nepal
Investigator: Dr. Roshan Khatri
Mentor: Prof. Jitendra Nath Sharma
Institution: College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Bharatpur, Chitwan

4. Research Project: Study on mass casualty management in major hospitals of Kathmandu valley
Investigator: Jeetendra Bhandari
Mentor: Mr. Shital Bhandary
Institution: Patan Academy of Health Sciences- School of Medicine

5. Research Project: Reproductive health and sexual behavior among college students in Lalitpur District, Nepal
Investigator: Drishti Poudel
Mentor: Dr. Gopal Sedhai
Institution: Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj

BTF awards medical research grants to medical students and physicians of Nepal and India to encourage them to understand and learn the practice of evidence-based medicine early in their medical career. The investigators apply electronically through BTF’s website The scientific advisory committee members review the research proposals. After detailed peer review for scientific merit and relevance of the proposed study, committee members select research grant awardees. Researchers are required to conduct the supported project within the stipulated time frame from the date of the award and, as a condition of the grant, furnish project reports at regular intervals.

Binaytara Foundation (BTF) is an Illinois non-profit organization exempt from taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The mission of the foundation is to bring positive change in society by promoting health and education.