Introduction:

With the inauguration of government medical college, Nagpur in 1947 the department of pharmacology was established. Dr N K Sinha was 1st Head of Department. Till then total 17 professors guided the department as a Head & at present Dr V M Motghare is the Head of Department since 2014. The department is situated on the second floor of college building which include the offices of main department, institutional ethics committee, pharmacovigilance committee, drug store and the undergraduate teaching section which include museum, library and laboratories for experimental pharmacology, pharmacy & clinical pharmacology. The department has instituted innovation in teaching like introduction of computer added teaching methods, p drug concept and case based discussion etc. along with age old experimental pharmacology. Various research activities are also going on in the department.

Faculty Pharmacology

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Paper Presentations by the Teachers and PG Students From Department of Pharmacology, GMC, Nagpur
Dr. G.N. Dakhale, Prof.
  • 44 th National conference of IJP at Manipal in December 2011. Prescribing pattern of medicine in paediatric patients suffering from acute diarrhoea in IGGMC, Nagpur.
  • 44th National conference of IJP at Manipal in December 2011. Comparative double blind study of safety and efficacy of oral Rupatidine and Cetirizine in patients of chronic idiopathic urticaria.
  • Presented paper in Staff Research Society at IGGMC, Nagpur on 13.03.2012 on Medical store management
  • Compete for Suryakumari Award in 45th National conference of IPS at Nagpur in January 2013. Supplementation of vitamin C reduces blood glucose and improves glycosylated hemoglobin in type 2 DM: a randomized double blind study. Advances in paharmacological sciences, vol 1, 2011.
Dr. Turankar , Associate Prof.

A research paper entitled “Comparitive evaluation of serum vitamin D levels in healthy volunteers and patients of rheumatoid arthritis. “ authored by Dr Satyajit Jagtap , Dr A.V. Turankar , dr Mangesh Bankar, Dr Kavita Jaiswal , Dr Chetan Urade , Dr Suresh Pawar (presenter), Dr Mayur Jadhav, Dr Ayudh Magdum in Third international and sixth national Annual conference of Indian Society for Rational Pharmacotherapeutics ISRPTCON -2014 at Dept of Pharmacology and clinical pharmacology,JIPMER Puducherry

Dr. Smita Sontakke, Associate Prof.

“Prescription audit of antidiabetic medicines: a comparison between government and private set-up” at 45th annual conference of Indian pharmacological society from 5 to 7 jan 2013 at Nagpur

Dr. Mrunalini Kalikar, Associate Prof.

In 45th annual conference of Indian pharmacological society on 5 to 7 jan 2013- Evaluation of awareness about pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction monitoring in resident doctors of a tertiary care teaching hospital

Dr Viraj Shinde, JR 3

“Analysis of off label use of drugs among paediatric inpatients of a tertiary care teaching hospital”at . 3rd International & 6th National Annual conference of ISRPT – JIPMER, Puducherry 21/11/2014 & 22/11/2014

Dr Ajita Khamkar , JR 3

“ Drug utilization study in geriatric patients attending various opds at tertiary care teaching hospital in central India” International & 6th National Annual conference of ISRPT – JIPMER, Puducherry 21/11/2014 & 22/11/2014

Dr Latesh Raghute, JR 3

“ Evaluation Of Knowledge, Attitude And Practice Of Rational Use Of Medicine Among Interns And Residents In A Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital” International & 6th National Annual conference of ISRPT – JIPMER, Puducherry 21/11/2014 & 22/11/2014

Dr. Swarnank Parmar, JR 3

“Drug Utilization study in Special Neonatal Care Unit of a teaching tertiary care hospital” International & 6th National Annual conference of ISRPT – JIPMER, Puducherry 21/11/2014 & 22/11/2014

Dr. Renuka Kadam, (JR 2)

“ Study of drug utilization pattern & Adverse drug reactions of Antineoplastic drugs in patients of Carcinoma breast” in 7 th National Annual conference of Indian Society of Rational Pharmacotherapeutics –PGI, Chandigarh on 5th – 6 th December 2015

Dr. Ankita Jire,(JR 2)

“ Study of drug utilization pattern & Adverse drug reactions of Antineoplastic drugs in patients of carcinoma cervix” in 7th National Annual conference of Indian Society of Rational Pharmacotherapeutics –PGI, Chandigarh on 5th – 6 th December 2015

Dr. Nikhil Dhargave, (JR 2)

“ Study of drug utilization pattern & Adverse drug reactions of Antineoplastic drugs in patients of hematological malignancies” in 7th National Annual conference of Indian Society of Rational Pharmacotherapeutics –PGI, Chandigarh on 5th – 6 th December 2015

Dr. Vikas Sharma (JR 2)

“ A retrospective observational study to determine adverse effects of anti-retroviral agents in tertiary care hospital in central India” in 7th National Annual conference of Indian Society of Rational Pharmacotherapeutics –PGI, Chandigarh on 5th – 6 th December 2015

Research

Ongoing Research Projects in the Department of Pharmacology

Dr. Turankar, Associate Prof.
1. ICMR short term student ship 2015 with the research topic “effect of power posing on basic cardiovascular parameters : A short term pilot study” reference ID 2015-01792 : name of the MBBS 2nd year student Mr Yogesh Ajmera.
2. Completed PG thesis :Title” to evaluate and compare effect of Ecitalopram amitriptyline and Mirtazapine on psychomotor performance and cognitive function in patients of depression” the name of the post graduate student is Dr Suresh Pawar .

Dr. Mrunalini Kalikar , Associate Prof.
1. Comparative evaluation of efficacy and safety of oral diclofenac versus transdermal diclofenac patch in patients suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain: a randomized, open label trial.
2. Adherence to treatment of tuberculosis and AIDS in patients with TB/HIV co-infection on concomitant treatment .
3. Evaluation of knowledge, attitude and practice of rational use of medicine among interns in a tertiary care teaching hospital .

Dr. Chaitali Bajiat, Assistant Prof.
1. Estimation of serum level of vit D3 in chronic kidney disease patients.
2. Adherence to treatment of tuberculosis and AIDS in patients with HIV-TB co-infection.
3. Evaluation of knowledge , attitude and practice of rational use of medicine among interns in a tertiary care teaching hospital

Dr. Chetan S. Urade, Assistant Prof.
Comparative study of knowledge, attitude and practices of pharmacovigilance programme between clinicians and nurses in tertiary care teaching hospital of central India

Dr. Swarnank Parmar JR 3
“Drug Utilization study in Special Neonatal Care Unit of a teaching tertiary care hospital in central India”

Dr Ajita Khamkar JR 3
“ Drug utilization study in geriatric patients attending various OPDs at tertiary care teaching hospital in central India”

Dr Shinde Viraj JR 3
“ Comparative evaluation of efficacy and safety of oral diclofenac versus transdermal diclofenac patch in patients suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain : A randomized. open label trial”

Dr Latesh Raghute JR 3
“Adverse drug reaction profile at Radiotherapy, Paediatrics and Ear, Nose and Throat department of a tertiary care teaching hospital : A descriptive cross sectional study”

Workshops

Workshops Conducted by Department of Pharmacology Workshops attended by the Teachers and PG Students From Department of Pharmacology

Awards & Achievements 2013 – 2016

  • There are total 68 research publications in various national and International indexed journals from department in last 3 years.
  • In last 3 years, 5 workshops on ‘GCP & ethics in biomedical research ‘had been conducted by Institutional Ethics Committee, Dept of Pharmacology.
  • Department had conducted two workshop on ‘Basic Biostatistics in medical research’ in last 3 years.
  • Department had completed two projects sponsored by ICMR entitled ‘ Effect of power posing on basic cardiovascular parameters in healthy volunteers: a short term pilot study’ which was presented at MEDICON 2016 10th International undergraduate medical student research conference of informer hosted by Era’s Lucknow medical college and hospital Lucknow on 15th july 2016 under the guidance of Dr A V Turankar and ‘Medication prescribing pattern in paediatric diarrhoea with focus on zinc supplements’ under the guidance of Dr Sontakke.
  • Department has established Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) unit with establishment of LCMS/MS instrument.