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Research Department

Prof. Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand,

Director

1. Institute of Medicine and Research Department

Institute of Medicine (IOM), the first medical college of the country was established in 1972 under the aegis of Tribhuvan University (TU). The main objectives were to make Nepal self-reliant in the production of human resources for health. Initially, IOM was entrusted with a responsibility to train primary and mid-level of health manpower, responding to the immediate need of the country. Later, as the institutional capacity of IOM strengthened, the Institute realized that it should also focus on the training of higher level of human resources for health, and thus a bachelor degree in medicine and surgery (called MBBS) started at IOM for the first time in the country. This was followed by the initiation of several other post-graduate programs (MD level). Since then, IOM has been established as a center for excellence in training all kind of human resources for health providing quality health care and undertaking scientific research in health sciences.

The curriculum at Institute of Medicine is a blend of theoretical and practical exposures in which students acquire adequate experiences in both cognitive and pragmatic aspects of health care. Traditionally, the focus has been on the community experiences, owing to the greatest need of the country to produce comprehensive, compassionate, and competent health professionals who can deliver the best of their knowledge and skills to the people living in various communities and remote areas. This organ system based integrated medical curriculum focused on community need has created tremendous opportunities for both the faculty and student to conduct research that is need-based and community-oriented.

Over the years, IOM has been instrumental in promoting health research in the country through all its total 22 departments that includes clinical, para-clinical and community health. Clinical research, Biomedical and laboratory-based research have been reported in several national and international publications, some of which have gained tremendous popularity abroad. Thus, Institute of Medicine is committed to improve the quality of research; as it helps to promote quality teaching learning activities and to provide better health care services.

To facilitate research works, Institute of Medicine has established Research Committee, Institutional Review Board (IRB), and Research Department under the Dean of IOM, TU.

 

2. Research Committee

Dean of the Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University is the Chairperson of Research Committee. Members of Research Committee are nominated by Dean from various disciplines. The objective of Research Committee is to set policy and guidelines in order to promote research in health science at the Institute of Medicine and create a research environment.

 

Research Committee

Chairperson: Professor Dr. Rakesh Prasad Shrivastav, Dean

Member: Professor Dr. Sarala Shrestha, Asst. Dean

Member: Professor Dr. Jeevan Kumar Shrestha, Campus Chief, Maharajgunj Medical Campus

Member: Professor Dr. Bharat Mani Pokhrel, Head, Department of Microbiology

Member: Professor Dr. Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand, Research Director, Institute of Medicine

Member: Professor Dr. Rajendra Raj Wagle, Head, Department of Community Medicine & Public Health

Member: Executive Director, RECAST, Tribhuvan University

Member: Mr. Hira Kaji Manandhar, Kathmandu University

Member Secretary: Prof. Sharad Raj Onta, Asst. Dean – Academic

 

A. Research Department

Research Department was established in March 2008 by Dean, Institute of Medicine to strengthen research in the institute. Director of Research Department appointed by Dean will implement the decision of Research Committee and coordinate the research activities between the Dean of IOM, and other concerned bodies such as IRB, Campus Chief of Maharajgunj Campus and others.

Objectives of Research Department:

  • To activate and promote research activities of various Campuses and their Departments
  • To provide technical expertise as per their need
  • To conduct research methodology workshops and trainings for faculties  and post graduate students
  • To build up collaboration in research with various national and  international organizations
  • To identify and explore research areas.
  • To support teaching/learning activities.
  • To monitor the progress of enrolled research work in the institute
  • To help in the publication of research articles
  • To process and provide ethical approval
  • To supervise and monitor of research activities of IOM and national and international linkage research project.
  • To promote and link with INGOs/NGOs for research collaboration

 

Contact:
Professor Dr. Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand
Director, Research Department

Institute of Medicine
Tribhuvan University
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: 00977-1-4413187 (Office)
Fax: 00977-1-4418186
G.P.O. Box: 1524
E-mail: jeevanbsherchand@gmail.com
research@iom.edu.np

 

Administrative Staffs:
1. Ms. Sarala Sherchand, Senior Health Inspector
2. Mr. Chet Nath Bhandari, Typist “K”
3. Mr. Rajiv Budhathoki, Head Technical Assistant (Computer)
4. Ms. Ganga Dhakal, Peon

Research Department
Institute of Medicine
Tribhuvan University
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: 00977-1-4413187 (Office)

 

B. Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Institutional Review Board (IRB) was established in 2004 in the Institute of Medicine as helping hand to Research Committee with the objective to do ethical review of the proposals submitted by the faculties and the students within the institute. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Institute of Medicine consists of members from various departments within the Institute. The role of the IRB is to review in advance all research proposals involving human subjects’ data, and to monitor the progress of projects that have been reviewed by the IRB. The purpose of IRB review is to insure that the rights of human subjects are protected. The mandate of the IRB is to monitor and review all research conducted by IOM faculty, students and staff that compiles and analyzes data gathered about human subjects. In addition, the IRB reviews research conducted by parties not affiliated with the Institute, but which uses IOM students, faculty or staff as research subjects.

 

Following members of Institutional Review Board (IRB), nominated from the Research Committee of Dean’s office are as follows:

Prof. Dr. Mohan Raj Sharma, Chairman
Prof. Dr. Dhanik Lal Bharkher, Member
Prof. Dr. Benu Lohani, Member
Prof. Dr. Ramesh Prasad Aacharya, Member
Prof. Kiran Bajracharya, Member
Asso. Prof. Dr. Anil Kumar Das, Member
Asso. Prof. Dr. Amod Kumar Poudyal, Member
Asso. Prof. Dr. Meenu Choudhary, Member
Asso. Prof. Dr. Biswas Pradhan, Member
Asso. Prof. Dr. Abhimanyu Jha, Member
Advocate Mr. Narayan Khanal, Member
Prof. Dr. Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand, Member Secretary

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