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. There are total 6 Post Graduation seats in the department.

Faculty Pharmacology

Publication/Presentation

Research publications since last three years in indexed journals dated July 2018

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Name of teachers

Title of research article

Authors

1

Dr.V .M. Motghare

1.Impact of educational intervention on knowledge and attitude about rational use of medicine among doctors doing internship. Indian journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, January-March 2017;4(1):62-65.

Bajait CS, Motghare VM, Pimpalkhute SA, Dakhale GN, Jire AS

 

 

2.A retrospective study to determine adverse effects of anti-retroviral agents in tertiary care hospital in Central India. Indian journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2017;4(3):147-152

VS Sharma, VM Motghare, GN Dakhale, SA Pimpalkhate, CS Bajait.

 

 

3.Study of prescription pattern and adverse drug reaction monitoring  in patients of oral cavity malignancies attending radiotherapy  department at a tertiary care teaching institute. Indian journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, January-March 2017;4(1):62-65.

Motghare VM, Dhargave NH, Bajait CS, Mahobia V,Diwan AK..

 

 

4.Prescription pattern and adverse drug reaction profile of drugs prescribed in dermatology out patient department at a tertiary care teaching hospital. Indian journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, October-December 2016;3(4):173-177.

Motghare VM, Bajait CS, Turankar A, Sontakke SD, Chavan S.

 

 

5.Prescription pattern and adverse drug reaction profile of drugs prescribed with focus on NSAIDs for orthopaedic indications at a tertiary care teaching hospital. Indian journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, October-December 2016;3(4):178-181.

Motghare VM, Bajait CS, Turankar A, Pimpalkhute SA, Dholpure M

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Dr.G.N. Dakhale

1.Comparison of efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of Rupatidine, Olapatidine in patients of allergic rhinitis, A prospective randomized, double blind , parallel group study. Jornal of pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics. 2016;7(4):171-76.

Dakhale GN, Tathod Y, Patel S, Pimpalkhute SA, Raghute L, Khamkar A.

 

 

2.Comparison of efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of Rupatidine and Olapatidine in patients of chronic spontaneous urticaria: A randomized double blind,comparative , parallel group trial. Indian journal of Dermatology. 2016;61(1):63-69.

Dakhale GN, Wankhede S, Mahatme M, Hiware S, Mishra D, Dudhagaonkar S.

 

 

3.Clinical efficacy and Safety of Telmisartan versus Losartan and their effect on lipid profile. A Randomized, double blind, 12 week trial.IJPR2015;5(4):80-85.

Dakhale Gn, Salve A, Hardas M, Mahatme M, Hiware S, Shinde A.

    4.Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome due to anti-TB medication. International Journal of Current Advanced Research 2018;7: 15878-15880.  
    5. ADR profile at radiotherapy,paediatrics and ENT dept. of  a tertiary care teaching hospital :A descriptive cross sectional study. International Journal of Current Advanced Research 2018;7: 15082-87.  
    6.Vitamin D status in chronic kidney disease: an observational study. World journal of pharmaceutical sciences 2016; 5(1): 1376-82.  
    7. Evaluation of knowledge, attitude and practice about anti-hypertensive drug use in hypertensive patients in tertiary care teaching hospital.World journal of pharmaceutical sciences 2016;4(9):385-8. Efficacy & safety of oral diclofenac sustained release verses transdermal diclofenac patch in chronic musculoskeletal pain:randomized open label trial. J pharmacol & pharmacotherapeutics,8(4)2017:166-71.  
    8. Efficacy and tolerability of olmesartan,telmisartan and losartan in patients of satage I hypertension:a randomosed open label study. J pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics,Oct,8(3) 2017: 106-11.  
    9. Impact of educational intervention on knowledge and attitude about rational use of medicine among doctors doing internship. J Pharmacy and Pharmacology, jan-mar 2017; 4(1): 62-65.  
    10. Comparison of efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of rupatadine and olopatadine in patients of allergic rhinitis: A prospective, randomized, double blind, parallel group study.J Pharmacolgy and Pharmacotherapeutics, 2016; 7(4): 171-6. 11.
    11.  Comparison of efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of montelukast- levocetirizine and montelukast-fexofenadine in patients of allergic rhinitis: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial.Indian J Pharmacol,2016; 48(6):649-53. 1
    12. Evaluation of knowledge, attitude and medication adherence among asthmatic outpatients in tertiary care teaching hospital-a questioner based study. J Young Pharm 2016; 8(1): 39-43.  
    13. Comparison of efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of rupatadine and olopatadine in patients of chronic spontaneous urticaria:a randomized double blind comparative parallel group trial. Indian J Dermatology 2016; 61(1):63-9.  
    14. Evaluation of knowledge, attitude and practice of rational use of medicine among interns and resident doctors in a tertiary care teaching hospital. J Young Pharm 2016; 8(2): 114-7.                                                                                        

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Dr. S. Mahakalkar

1.N-acetyl cysteine as an add on to directly observed therapy short 1 therapy in fresh pulmonary TB patients. A randomized placebo controlled, double blinded study. 2017;117(8):132-38.

Mahakalkar S, Nagrare D, Gaur S, Urade C.Murar B, Turankar A.

 

 

2.Comparison of effect of fluvoxamine or risperidone to clozapine in chronic partially responsive schizophrenic patients on clinical response, QTc interval and lipid profile.. International journal of Pharmacological research.2016; 6(7):231-37.

Mahakalkar S, Patil ,Urade C, Bajait C

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Dr Smita Sontakke

1.Medication prescribing pattern in pediatric diarrhea with focus on zinc supplements. International journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological diseases. 2016;42:152-56.

 

 

 

2.Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with haematological disorders. World J Pharm Sci 2016;4910):43-49.

Sontakke SD, Sinde V, Motghare VM, Pimpalkhute SA, Bajait CS, Jaiswal KM

 

 

3.Evaluation of parental perception about self medication and other medicine use practices in children. Europeon journal of pharmaceutical and medical research. 2015;2(7):179-85.

Sontakke SD, Magdum A, Jaiswal KM, Bajait CS, Pimpalkhute SA, Dakhale GN.

 

 

4.Evaluation of adherence to therapy in patients of Type II diabetes mellitus. Journal of Young Pharmacist. 2015;7(4):462-69.

Sontakke SD, Jadhav M, Pimpalkhute SA, Jaiswal KM, Bajait CS.

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Dr. A.V. Turankar

1. Effect of power posing on Basic cardiovascular parameters: A short term pilot study; Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research; December 2016: Vol.-6, Issue- 1, P. 137-142.

 

Dr Avinash Vikram Turankar, Dr Rushikesh Prabhakar Deshpande, Yogesh Ajmera, Dr Latesh Raghute

 

 

2. Effect of levofloxacin on psychomotor performance test and blood sugar level in healthy human volunteers , Medpulse International Journal ofpharmacology, March 2017, 1( 3), P. 01 to 05.

 

Amruta Dawari , Turankar Avinash,Bankar Mangesh

 

 

3. Comparative study of knowledge, attitude and practices of pharmacovigilance programme between clinicians and nurses in tertiary care Teaching Hospital of Central India, Indian Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, April June 2017, 4( 2), P. 95 to 100.

Chetan urade, AvinashTurankar, Vinay Bajaj, Vijay motghare, Ganesh Dakhale

 

 

4. Effect of ciprofloxacin a fluoroquinolone drug on psychomotor performance tests  and blood sugar levels in healthy humans., published in medpulse international journal of pharmacology ,March 2017, 1 (3 ), P. 33 - 37.

Amruta Dawri, Turankar  AV, Bankar M A

 

 

6. Influence of digit ratio digit ratio 2D 4D on reaction time and athletic sprint performance , a short-term term pilot study ,original research article, medpulse International Journal of physiology: Feb 2018,5(2), P. 17-21.

MK Tambe AV Turankar,  S Lingawar et all

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Dr Mrunalini Kalikar

1.Efficacy and tolerability of olmesartan, telmisartan and losartan in patients of stage I hypertension: A randomised open label study. J pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics.Oct 2017; 8 (3) :106-11

M.kalikar,K.Nivangune,G.Dakhle,C.Bajait, S.Sontakke.V.Motghare,R.Budania.

 

 

2.Evaluation of knowledge, attitude and practice about antihypertensive drug use in hypertensive patients in a tertiary care teaching hospital. World J Pharm Sci 2016;4(9):385-388.

Pimpalkhute SA, Bajait CS, Dakhale GN,   Jaiswal KM, Sontakke SD, Niwangune KS

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Dr Chaitali Chindhalore

1. Impact of educational intervention on knowledge and attitude about rational use of medicine among doctors doing internship. Indian journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, January-March 2017;4(1):62-65.

Bajait CS, Motghare VM, Pimpalkhute SA, Dakhale GN, Jire AS

 

 

2.Vitamin D status in chronic kidney disease: an observational study. World journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2016;5(1):1376-82.

Bajait CS, Dakhale GN,. Pimpalkhute SA,Tathod Y, Raghute L.

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Dr Harshal Pise

1. Awareness and impact of educational intervention regarding kangaroo mothercare among pediatricians of Marathwada region of Maharashtra

Manish Tiwari1, Harshal N Pise2

 

 

2. Clinico-epidemiological profile of acute poisoning cases admitted in a rural tertiary care hospital of Maharashtra

Vinod Limbanath Vedpathak, Harshal Nutanrao Pise, Pramod Kharade

 

 

3. Drug prescribing and dispensing pattern in pediatrics

outpatient clinic of a rural tertiary-care teaching hospital

Harshal N Pise, Sudhir L Padwal, Rakesh R Jadhav, Vinod S Deshmukh, Asha D Jadhav, Atul M Kolhe

 

 

4. Investigation of analgesic activity of Xanthine Oxidase inhibitor Allopurinol: An experimental study

Pise HN, Padwal SL, Motghare VM, Deshmukh VS, Jaykare SC, Jadhav SS

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Dr Vishal Ubale

Evaluation of antidepressant activity of tramadol in mice - An experimental study.

 International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology | May-June 2015 | Vol 4 | Issue 3 Page 463-68.

Vishal M. Ubale, Jugalkishore B. Jaju, Punam A. Gosavi, Ganesh R. Pawar, Shrikant C. Dharmadhikari, Sonal M. Parekar

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Dr Punam Gosavi

Study of evaluation of anti-inflammatory activity of macrolide antibiotics in  rats: an experimental study.

International journal of basic & clinical pharmacology.  (September-October, 2015/Vol.4/Issue 5, 987-992)

Gosavi PA,  Jaju JB,  Ubale VM, Pawar GR,  Dharmadhikari SC

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Dr Nishikant Mankar

1.Efficacy of alternate day versus daily atorvastatin in reduction of low density lipoprotein cholesterol: a prospective, randomized, open labelled, parallel group study. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol. 2016 Aug;5(4):1421-1424

Mankar NN, Zad VR,Vakharia MP.

 

 

2.Knowledge, attitude and practices towards ayurvedic medicine use among second year mbbs students.

 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2015; Vol. 4, Issue 02, January 05; Page: 223-227

 

 Mankar NN, Zad VR , Agharia M. Sawant S , Bansode A.

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Dr Bhushan Dudhe

1.Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Clinician Regarding Reporting of Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) in Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Medical College, Amravati. World J Pharm Sci 2018; 6(2): 62-69

Dudhe B., Bhore A.

 

 

2.Effect of flupirtine on seizure activity and its interactions with antiepileptic drugs in rats. Int. J. Adv. Res. 5(7), 1824-1828

Dudhe BG,  Badwaik RT, Bhore AS.

 

 

3.Anticonvulsant Action of Flupirtine and its Interaction with Antiepileptic Drugs in Rats. J Cont Med A Dent .2016 Volume 4 Issue 2

Dudhe BG, Bhore AS

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Dr Ulhas Ghotkar

 Identification and assessment of adverse drug reactions in patients with bronchial asthma receiving anti-asthmatic medication. National Journal of Medical and Dental Research, July-Sep. 2016: Volume-4, Issue-4, Page 247-251

Ghotkar UM ,  Khandelwal PN. Kulkarni M,  Thawani V, Doifode SM, Sayad A Maaz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Swarnank Parmar, Senior resident

“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

 

Research

Ongoing Research Projects in the Department of Pharmacology

 

Dr. Ganesh Dakhale, Professor

  1. Comparative assessment of efficacy,safety and cost effectiveness of sertraconazole verses luliconazole in pts of dermatophytosis:randomized open label study

  2. Comparison of efficacy,safety and cost effectiveness of minocycline hydrochloride extended release verses minocycline in moderate to severe non nodular facial acne velgaris

  3. Comparative study of efficacy,safety and cost effectiveness of topical combination therapy with clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide verses adapalene-benzoyl peroxide in patients of mild to moderate facial acne valgaris

  4. Effect of educational intervention on awareness of pharmacovigillance among medical undergraduates in tertiary care teaching hospital

  5. A comparative of efficacy and safety of sodium valproate versus propranolol in prophylaxis of common migraine headache without aura: A randomized ,prospective, parallel, open label study.

                 

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”.

 

Dr. Ashish Gupta- Jr III

Guide: Dr. Ganesh Dakhale

Title:- Comparative assessment of an efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of Sertaconazole (2%) versus Luliconazole (1%) cream in patients with Dermatophytoses:  A prospective, randomized, open label, parallel study

 

Dr. Vinay Bajaj     Jr III

Guide: Dr. Avinash Turankar

Title:- A comparative study of effect of Sodium valproate and Flunarizine on psychomotor performance in patients of Common Migraine: A randomized, parallel, open label, prospective, observational study

 

Dr. Neha Sawant    Jr III

Guide: Dr. Shrikant Paranjpe

Title:- Evaluation of anti-nociceptive effect of Agomelatine by comparing with morphine anaelgesia and to explore the underlying mechanism involved: An experimental study

 

Dr. Bhagyashree Mohod     Jr III

Guide: Dr. Sunil Mahakalkar

Title:- Comparative evaluation of efficacy and safety of Lurasidone and Olanzapine in patients of Schizophrenia: A randomized , parallel, open-label clinical study.

 

Dr. Nikita Ingale  -   Jr II

Guide: Dr. Vijay Motghare

Title:- Drug utilization study and adverse drug reactions profile of drugs in patients of ovarian cancer in tertiary care teaching hospital: An Observational, Cross sectional study

 

Dr. Shubhangi Gawade   - Jr II

Guide: Dr. Vijay Motghare

Title:- Drug utilization study and adverse drug reactions profile of drugs in patients of lymphoma in tertiary care teaching hospital: An Observational, Cross sectional study

 

 

 

Dr. Anisha Pamarthi - Jr II

Guide: Dr. Ganesh Dakhale

Title:- Comparison of efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of minocycline hydrochloride extended release versus minocycline in moderate to severe non-nodular facial acne vulgaris: A randomized, parallel, open label, prospective study

 

Dr. Akhil Giradkar-  Jr I

Guide: Dr. Ganesh Dakhale

Title:- Comparative study of efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of topical combination therapy with clindamycin 1% - benzoyl peroxide 2.5% versus adapalene 0.1% - benzoyl peroxide 2.5% in cases of mild to moderate facial acne vulgaris patients: A prospective, randomized, open label, parallel study

 

Dr. Ashwita Shetty - Jr I

Guide: Dr. Avinash Turankar

Title:- Comparative assessment of Quality of life, Adherence and Safety of Imipramine versus Escitalopram in patients with depression: A cross sectional, open label study.

 

Dr. Rucha Vinay Punse - Jr I

Guide: Dr. Vijay Motghare

Title:- Drug Utilization Study and Adverse Drug Reactions Monitoring in Geriatric Population in Dermatology  Out-patient Department in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital: An observational and cross-sectional study

Workshop/CME/Conference

Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC), Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College (GMC), Nagpur successfully organized training workshops on ‘Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Schedule Y Update’ on 24th July 2018 and 28th July 2018. These were 13th and 14th workshops in tandem. Approximately 50 participants were present in each workshop. The essence of the workshops were the interactive sessions.

The participants were enlightened on various topics like Responsibilities of Investigator, Sponsor and Monitor, Principles of ICH-GCP and Indian GCP, Ethical issues in biomedical research, Role of Ethics Committee members in protocol review, Serious Adverse Events & Compensation, Indian regulatory guidelines and update on Schedule Y. Dr. V. M. Motghare, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Dr. G. N. Dakhale, Professor and Member Secretary of IEC, GMC, Nagpur, Dr. A. V. Turankar, Associate Professor and Dr. M. V. Kalikar, Associate Professor were available as the faculty. Dr. A. K. Niswade, Dean GMC Nagpur, was present as the chief guest for the valedictory function on 24th July 2018, who shared his experience and thoughts about the workshop and clinical research.

 

‘Pharmaconclave’: A Four day national training workshop on ‘Recent Trends in Pharmacology’ held. Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College (GMC), Nagpur organized a four day national training workshop ‘Pharmaconclave’ on ‘Recent Trends in Pharmacology’ at Department of Pharmacology, GMC, Nagpur. Forty three participants, including senior faculty and post graduate students in pharmacology from Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and from all over Maharashtra attended the workshop. Dr. V. M. Motghare (Professor and Head, Department of
Pharmacology), Dr. G. N. Dakhale (Professor and Member Secretary, Institutional Ethics Committee, Department of Pharmacology, GMC,
Nagpur), Dr. Shilpa Kaore (Prof. & Head, RIIMS, Raipur), Dr. S. P. Dhaneria (DM, Prof. & Head, AIIMS, Raipur), Dr. Shilpa Deshpande (PhD, Asso. Prof, Chaturvedi College of Pharmacy, Nagpur), Dr. Nitin Gaikwad (Professor, AIIMS Raipur), Dr. A. V. Turankar (Associate Professor), Dr. M. V. Kalikar (Associate Professor), Dr. Smita Sontakke (Associate Professor), Dr. Sachin Hiware (Associate Professor, Pharmacology, IGMC, Nagpur ), were available as the faculty. Some faculty from the pharmaceutical industry, namely Dr. Dhanraj Ethiraj (Head PV, Biocon, Bengaluru), Dr. Sanjay Mandhane (Head, Animal studies, Sunpharma, Vadodara), Dr. Atul Raut (MD, PhD [USA], Associate VP, Sunpharma, Mumbai), Dr Vino Gyanchandani (Country Head, Clinical operations, GDD Experts, Nagpur) also delivered lectures on various topics.
                    The participants were enlightened on various topics like Animal research & Ethics, Alternative to animal experiments, Phases of
clinical trials, Overview of Good Clinical Practice, Ethical issues in Biomedical research, Role of EC members in protocol review, SAE and compensation guidelines in clinical trial, Protocol Designing, Literature Search, Scientific writing, Referencing, Biostatistics, Use of MS Excel in Statistics, Ethics in Scientific Publications, Clinical Pharmacology practicals in human volunteers, Clinical Pharmacokinetic exercises, Preclinical studies and regulatory requirements, Biologicals & Biosimilars, Pharmacovigilance in clinical research and Schedule Y and updated regulatory guidelines. A panel discussion on ‘Career opportunities in Pharmacology -Industry versus Academics’ was also held, which was very useful for postgraduate students as per career perspective. The workshop comprised of group activities which made the event even more interesting and productive.

 

Awards & Achievements

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.

Achievements in 2018

PHARMAQUEST

Department of Pharmacology, GMC, Nagpur, had organized the regional level pharmacology quiz, PHARMAQUEST 2018, on 04-09-2018. GMC, Nagpur emerged as the winner, whereas GMC Gondia were the runner-up. Dr. V. M. Motghare, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology was the Organizing Chairman and Dr. G.N. Dakhale, Professor, Department of Pharmacology was the Organizing Secretary for the quiz. Five medical colleges from Vidarbha region participated in the quiz. Dr. D. Gosavi and Dr. S. Mahakalkar were available as the judges for the contest. Dr. A. V. Turankar and Dr. Chaitali Chindhalore acted as quiz masters. Dr. A. Niswade, Dean, GMC, Nagpur, was present as the chief guest and handed over the trophies to the winner and runner up team. This quiz was the result of endless efforts of Dr. Paranjape, Dr. Balani, Dr. Sontakke, Dr. Kalikar, Dr. Chakravorty and other faculty. Postgraduate students and the nonteaching staff of Department of Pharmacology, GMC, Nagpur played a vital role in the success of this quiz.

Exams & Results

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.

Other notices/ Announcements

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.

 Pharmacovigilance                                                                                                         

The Department of Pharmacology, GMC Nagpur has been recognized as an Regional adverse drug reaction (ADR) monitoring centre in March- 2013 under Indian pharmacopoeia commission (IPC), National Coordination Centre (NCC) - Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI), Ghaziabad Under this Programme, all suspected ADRs (Known & Unknown) are to be reported to the national centre. The National Co-ordinating centre, Pharmacovigilance Programme of India has appointed Mr. Piyush Nama as a Pharmacovigilance Associate for Adverse drug reaction Monitoring, on an average this centre routinely reports 40 to 50 ADR per month.

Name of Responsible Person:

 1) Coordinator – Dr. G.N Dakhale, Professor Dept. of Pharmacology

2) Deputy Coordinator – Dr. Smita Sontakke, Associate Professor Dept. of Pharmacology

3) Pharmacovigilance Associate – Mr. Piyush Nama, Dept. of Pharmacology, Mobile No.  9993768283, 8329652980, Email id- piyushnama@gmail.com                                                                                                  

ADR reporting form:

Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) & patients are encouraged to report adverse events due to Pharmaceutical Product (if any) by using this form. The ADR reporting forms are available for drugs, vaccines and medical devices. Medicine side effect reporting forms for patients are available in Hindi & Marathi.

A) Pharmacovigilance Committee:

1) Dr.G.N.Dakhale (Prof in Pharmacology) :- Chairmen and Co-ordinator ADR monitoring centre

2) Dr. Archana Deshpande (Associate Prof in Medicine) : Member

3) Dr. Smita Sontakke (Associate Prof in Pharmacology) : Member

4) Shri Jafar Ahmed ( M. Pharm Pharmacist) : Member

5) Mr. Piyush Nama ( M. Pharm Technical associate pharmacovigilance) : Member

B)  Causality Assessment Committee :

1) Dr.G.N.Dakhale (Prof in Pharmacology) :- Member secretory and Co-ordinator 

2) Dr. Smita D. Sontakke (Associate Prof in Pharmacology) : Member and  deputy co-ordinator

3) Dr. Deepa Jahagirdar (Associate Prof in Surgery) : Member

4) Dr. Archana Deshpande (Associate Prof in Medicine) : Member

5) Dr. Mohini Apte (Associate Prof in Paediatrics) : Member

4) Dr. Rutuja Fuke (Associate Prof in Obstetrics and Gynaecology) : Member

7) Mr. Piyush Nama (Pharmacovigilance associate, PvPI, Pharmacology) : Member