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Research @ CARE - The mission of CARE is to assemble talented faculty and students to address key and emerging biomedical problems with implications in human health. CARE supports cohesive research through its research advisory committee, IPR Cell and earnest attempt at further improving research by appointing faculty of international repute1.

Translational research focus on the following thrust areas:
- Nanotechnology & Bio-technology in diagnostics, targeted drug delivery & vaccination
- Human genomics and genetic epidemiology in infectious & lifestyle diseases
- Native medicine, marine pharmacology, drug discovery, environment, pollution & infection surveillance
- Bioinformatics & systems biology, pathway analysis in diseases, innovation, import substitutions & diagnostics
- Stem Cell Biology / Regenerative Medicine
- Tele Medicine
- Point of Care diagnostics

CARE has established State of art instrumentation facility for its biomedical research incorporating genomics, nanotechnology laboratories, tissue culture facility, bioinformatics & computational biology labs, in-vitro fertilization lab, high throughput computing facility for drug discovery, in vivo small animal imaging and CPCSEA-approved animal facility2. CARE is accorded SIRO status by DSIR and has linkages with 29 academic institutions and industries for enhancing teaching, training and research3. CARE has hosted many conferences with eminent speakers invited from across the country and abroad4. In addition CARE has a host of luminaries as Visiting faculty to foster quality research and also act as mentors5.

CARE has started to attract extramural funding from Government agencies like DST, DBT, CSIR, etc6. We have recently been successful in securing the Indo-Italy project through DST initiative. In the pursuit to promote quality research CARE offers, JRF for full time PhD scholars7, Postdoctoral fellowship8 and seed money for faculty research9. The benefit of translational research of CARE to the society is widened through our extension activities that provide greater interface with society through, extension and field service related programs. CARE has over 1100 publications with an overall citation of 3194 and an H index of 2010.

Committees to strengthen Research at CARE
- Dr. T. Ramasami took up charge as the Chairman of the Research Advisory Committee of CARE recently11. Based on the advice of the Research advisory committee a subcommittee was formed. This committee would meet at frequent intervals in an academic year to give course correction and suggestions to strengthen research. With the inputs of the RAC, new thrust areas have been added to the existing thrust areas; Stem Cell Biology/ Regenerative Medicine, Telemedicine and Point of care diagnostics.

- Quality of research at CARE has been up kept by the monthly Internal Review Board12 which reviewed all the PhD and Post Doctoral Research work. In addition this committee has also been reviewing all the research proposals that are being submitted to external funding. With the valuable inputs from the committee members few of the submitted proposals have been successful and a few more are under various stages of consideration.

- To strengthen post graduate and undergraduate research as well as PG13 and UG Research Review committee14 have been formed. With the inputs from the UG review committee 8 ICMR STS projects have been cleared and sanctioned15.

- The human16 and animal17 ethics committees have been reconstituted and meet periodically to clear the research proposals.

- In addition plagiarism standing committee18 and IPR cell19 are also active and add to the quality of research and convert them to patent as well20.

- PhD regulations and guidelines intune with UGC are discussed and updated by the Board of Research Studies21. To upload the theses in to the Shodhganga set up by the INFLIBNET centre, a INFLIBNET committee22 have been constituted.

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