Managing Director, Dr.Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and Vice President, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation,
Gopalapuram, Chennai – 600 086
Dr R M ANJANA, is the Managing Director of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre which is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Non Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control and IDF Centre of Excellence. She is also the Vice President of the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, which is an ICMR Centre for Advanced Research on Diabetes. Her main research areas are prevention of diabetes, epidemiology, physical activity and translational research and metagenomics.
She obtained her MBBS in 2002 first class with distinction and MD in 2007. She has also obtained Diploma in Diabetology with distinction from the University of Cardiff (UK) in 2010 and has been awarded the Ph.D. degree from the Madras University in 2013. She has been conferred with the prestigious Fellowship of the American College of Physicians (FACP) from the American College of Physicians and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), Glasgow, Edinburgh and London and recently she has been conferred with the Fellowship of the Indian College Physicians (FICP).
Dr Anjana has over 10 years of expertise in the field of epidemiology. She is lead investigator of the Indian Council of Medical Research–India Diabetes (ICMR–INDIAB) study, which. is a cross-sectional, community- based survey of adults of either sex, aged 20 years and above, aimed at estimating the prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in all the 28 states, National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi and 2 union territories (UT’s). This is the largest epidemiological survey undertaken in India, with over 83,000 individuals being enrolled in this study till date. In addition, she has demonstrated the usefulness of the Diabetes Electronic Medical Record system (DEMR at Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre for clinical and research purposes.
She is the Principal Investigator of the ongoing project “The impact of yoga on stress, metabolic parameters and cognition (attention & concentration) in Indian adolescents” funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India. She was part of the Diabetes Community Lifestyle Improvement Program (D-CLIP), which was an RCT that compared an intervention group, which received 16 weekly sessions on lifestyle behavior change, nutrition, and physical activity, followed by 8 weeks of maintenance classes, with a control group, which received standard of care.
She has published over 192 papers in prestigious national and international peer reviewed journals. Anjana has received several awards to date from various national organizations including the prestigious Dr. Leela Krishnamoorthy Award from the Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists (IABMS). She has also obtained (ICMR) – Short Term Studentship in May 2000 from the Indian Council of Medical Research and also Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Scholarship from the Indian Council of Medical Research in 2001-2002. She has been conferred the “Boehringer-Knoll Junior Lectureship in Diabetes” for the year 2012 by the Association of Physicians of India (API). This award has been given to her for her research work on diabetes particularly in the area of epidemiology of diabetes. She has also been conferred the “Young Outstanding Women Achievers Award” by the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai (2012) and has been conferred the Young Innovator Award at the Indo-UK Diabetes Summit organized by Indo-British Health Initiative (IBHI) and the British Deputy High Commission, Chennai (2013) the Tamil Nadu Young Scientist Award by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu (2014), the E-MERCK Award (2015) for the best paper presentation at the APICON 2015, Gurgaon, Haryana, the Novartis Young Investigator Award in recognition for the research contribution to the field of Diabetes Complications by Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) (2015), the Healthcare Excellence Award by Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, the Times Healthcare Achievers award (Stalwart Diabetes) 2018 by The Times of India and recently she has been conferred the Kesavadev JPEF Award for the Young Researcher in Diabetes in India, 2018. (MACE).
Link to publications: https://www.mdrf.in/department/cv/DR.%20R.%20M.%20ANJANA.html