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Our Chairman Jehangir H C Jehangir has always envisioned Jehangir Hospital to be committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in medical education and research. The belief that clinical services supported by Medical Education & research of the highest quality can help both the medical community and our patients is an integral part of our ethos at Jehangir. From JCDC which is ISO certified and meets the gold standard for research centers world wide to HCJMRI which works in the area of infant and children health to carry out research, educational and training programs in the quest of quality health care-- we have raised the bar with scientific papers and community programs being done by these teams.Jehangir Centre for Learning and our Department of Academics work on incubating, training and skilling new talent. It is our way of giving back to the community and helping our skilled pool of talent share their expertise with new medical professionals.
Jehangir Clinical Development Centre (JCDC) is the first and only hospital based research centre which is ISO 9001:2008 certified. JCDC is the third institute in India and seventh in Asia to receive the AAHRPP Accreditation which is a gold standard for research centres worldwide.
Areas of Activity:
Quality Assurance Services:
Medical Writing Services:
Authoring of clinical study documents like:
Institutional Ethics Committee:
Expertise in over twenty major therapeutic fields including Oncology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Respiratory, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Orthopedic, Medicine and Microbiology. JCDC works with nine out of the top ten pharmaceutical companies in the world and several contract research organizations worldwide. They include:
Independent Quality Control Department
Jehangir Centre of Learning (JCL)
The Hirabai Cowasji Jehangir Medical Research Institute (HCJMRI) was founded in 1995 with the objective of contributing to Scientific Research and improving quality of life of humans. HCJMRI is a sister concern of the Jehangir Hospital, Pune and is situated on the premises of the Hospital. The HCJMRI is recognized by the Directorate of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India as a centre for multi- disciplinary research in various branches of research and holds a prestigious certificate which allows maximum tax exemption to donors ( 35 i ,ii). Major areas of work include diabetes and nutritional disorders in children, HIV, maternal and infant health, osteoporosis and bone health, cancer prevention and diabetes in children.
Beneficiaries of various research and community programs include the following:
Some key projects carried out at the HCJMRI are as follows: 1. Program for health and nutrition of underprivileged girls from urban slums: Programs have been carried out over the years for improvement of health and nutrition of growing girls from urban slums. Supplementation for nutritional deficiencies, treatment of existing disorders, health and nutrition education and guidance for carrier, marriage and child bearing has been given. Participation and follow up of girls in the program is encouraged by providing academic help such as books and other educational material. As a part of these programs, community health workers have been trained for giving education to girls to help sustain the project. Education material and low cost recipes have been developed to sustain nutrition. Over 2000 families have been helped through these projects. 2. Prevention of cervical cancers in women with HIV: this program was started around 2005 and is still ongoing; it concentrates on women sex workers. Early detection and prevention of cervical cancers has been the mandate of this program and early stages of cancer are also treated through this program. Over 4000 women have been helped by this program so far. Also, health awareness about cervical cancers and sexually transmitted diseases is a major part of the project. Work in sex workers in red light areas is also a major part of this project. 3. Prevention of malnutrition in children under 5 years: Anemia and other nutritional deficiencies are very common under 5 years of age. Programs are being carried out for the prevention of anemia (substituting aluminium cooking vessels with iron pots, development and promotion of iron rich recipes), and improvement of calcium and protein intake to prevent malnutrition. Over 2000 children have benefited from these programs. We continue to support children with milk and have been doing so for the last 5 years. 4. Promotion of health of lactating mothers: Breast feeding mothers, especially poor women, are prone to developing anemia and calcium and other nutritional deficiencies. A program is being carried out to promote their health and nutrition through locally available, iron and calcium rich traditional foods, together with supplements for improving their health. Over 500 women have been helped through this program thus far. 5. Osteoporosis/ Brittle bones: Calcium deficiency is very common in the Indian population, especially in women. Fractures lead to pain and long term debility. A program for early detection of brittle bones has been carried out for the last 10 years at the HCJMRI. Over 11,000 people have benefited from it so far. Raising awareness about osteoporosis is also a major part of this program. 6. Charity Diabetes Clinic at the HCJMRI/Jehangir Hospital: The diabetes clinic at the HCJMRI/ Jehangir hospital was started in April 2011 and soon will complete 6 years. It has gone from supporting children with basic insulins to a truly holistic clinic where children are given all the care they need plus we also provide help socially, in their schools, home visits, etc. The clinic now supports close to 350 children. 7. Bone health program for children with Thalassemia: Thalassemia is another very severe childhood chronic disorder. Because of the blood transfusions that they receive and other hormonal disturbances, these children's bones are very weak. To help children with thalassemia, we are running a program for improving their bone health at the HCJMRI. 8. Program for health of rural children: Rural children still suffer from malnutrition and hence suffer in adulthood because of ill health and poor physical capacity and reproductive outcomes. We are running a National program across 6 centers in India to assess nutritional status of rural school going children, to study uptake of Govt programs and to devise strategies for improvement of health and nutrition of rural school children. Over 20,000 children will be helped by this program. 9. Program for bone health of post menopausal slum dwelling women: Women from the lower socio economic class are likely to have poor calcium intake and thus poor bone health. We are running a program in the Tadiwala slum for improving health of post menopausal slum dwelling women. 250 women beneficieries.
HCJMRI is conducting a National program for assessment of health and nutritional status (through anthropometric measurements, medical examinations, blood tests and tests of muscle function) of rural children to define the extent of malnutrition.
The program was started in April 2016 and will continue till 30 th March 2019. Further, imparting health and nutrition education to the children and caregivers and suggesting situation specific strategies to combat malnutrition are parts of this program. We also hope to provide supplementation with iron, micronutrients and vitamin D to improve the health of these children.
Aims of our program are thus: 1. To assess health, nutritional status and muscle function of rural children. 2. To test for iron and vitamin D deficiency as well as for growth factors in rural children. 3. Record the uptake and effectiveness of government programs run in selected rural centers. 4. Provide health and nutrition education for children, parents, rural teachers and healthcare providers, including teaching them charting of growth to assess poor nutrition. 5. To supplement deficient children with iron, micronutrients and vitamin D to improve their health. 6. To assess impact of supplementation after one year. 7. Centers where all assessments have been performed are Rural areas around Pune, Gujrat, Tamilnadu, Assam, Chandigarh and Chattisgarh.
Centre for Learning (JCL) is a division of Jehangir Clinical Development Centre (JCDC) which is one of the most experienced clinical trial investigator sites in India. JCL is offering high quality training to aspirants in the field of clinical research with a view to grooming them towards becoming the next generation of knowledgeable, ethical and professional leaders in this field. JCL offers weekend courses in clinical research. It also has short knowledge packed workshops and online courses. The common thread of all courses being taught at JCL is the thorough emphasis on practical aspects.
The following are the details of courses of JCL:
Post Graduate courses conducted in DNB
Fellowship course of M.U.H.S. (Post MD/ MS)
IDCCM Course in association with Indian Society Of Critical Care Medicine
Infrastructure facilities of Academic dept.
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