BTF Announces the recipients of Medical Research Grant 2015

Binaytara Foundation announced the recipients of BTF Medical Research Grant 2015. Supram Gowda of Manipal Medical College, Pokhara and Dr. Saroj Thapa of BPKIHS Dharan were awarded the grant to conduct the following research projects respectively.

“Fecal Carriage of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae and Carbapenem-resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli from healthy humans and food producing animals, in Western Nepal” – Supram Gowda

“Iron, Iodine and thyroid profile among primacy school children.” – Saroj Thapa

BTF started providing medical research grants to medical students, allied health students, and physicians in training in 2007, the same year it was founded. Since 2007, BTF has provided more than 20 research grants to conduct various research projects. This year, BTF received over 25 research proposals for funding. Though most proposals were impressive, not all projects can be funded due to financial constraints and other limitations. All proposals were thoroughly evaluated using a grading criteria based on the Design of the study, Relevance,       Feasibility, and Budget. The above two proposals were chosen for funding based on their overall merit.

BTF has modified the Medical Research Grants to encourage and allow clinicians and healthcare organizations in Nepal  to implement evidence based practices, and experiment practice changing, innovative ideas into their clinical settings. This new project is called “Dr. Daminao Rondelli Mini Project” – named after a long time BTF supporter and board member Dr. Damiano Rondelli.

Click here to learn more about the “Dr. Daminao Rondelli Mini Project.”