Research Achievements

Best paper award at National Symposium of Indian Society of Veterinary Medicine 2015  

COHEART conducted a pilot study to determine the prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus  (MRSA) among canines that were presented to the Teaching Veterinary Hospital of College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Wayanad during the year  2014. The paper in this regard was presented by Dr. Preethi Unnithan, Senior Research officer, COHEART during the 33rd Annual convention and National Symposium of Indian Society of Veterinary Medicine 2015 on January 23rd 2015. The presentation won bagged the best paper award.

One Health concept: Best presentation award

On 14/05/2015, COHEART organized “Best presentation award- 2015”. The students enrolled in PG Diploma/ Certificate in One Health was the contestants. The topic allotted was “One Health benefiting the health of Man, Animal and surrounding environment”. Dr. Koshy John, Professor and Head, Veterinary Microbiology, Dr. N. D. Nair, Professor and Head, Veterinary Pathology and Dr. B. Sunil, Professor and Head, Dept. of Veterinary Public health were the judges. The presentation of Dr. Nandakumar S (14-PGDOH-018) was judged as the best presentation and award was distributed

Travel Grants for Outreach on One Health

SPAIN: Dr. Prejit, was invited by World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Medical Association (WMA) to attend the Global conference on One Health Concept to be held on 21st and 22nd of May in Madrid, Spain and to deliver a presentation on the issue of One Health - multidisciplinary holistic approach for harmony among Man, Animal and Nature   

NEPAL: Dr. Prejit received invitation and travel grant by Skoll Global Threats, San Francisco, to attend a 2 day workshop on “One Health regional collaboration in South Asia” at Kathmandu, Nepal from May 29 and 30, 2014. The workshop stressed on the need for strengthening “one health” approach to the management of emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases in South Asia

AMERICA: Dr. Prejit, received travel grant and invitation from International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) to participate the 14th annual conference at Denver, United States from December 8th  and 10th, 2015

NEPAL: Dr. Prejit, received travel grant and invitation from Centre for Molecular Dynamics, Nepal for participating the workshop entitled " Zoonotic Disease Pandemic Preparedness for South Asia " on March 13-15, 2017   

BANGKOK: Dr. Prejit, received travel grant and invitation from SGTF and FAO to participate in the workshop on “Development of Governance Structure and Roadmap for Establishment of a South Asia One Health Disease Surveillance Network” during 11-13 Dec 2017 in Bangkok   

THAILAND: Dr. Prejit, received invitation from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to attend the Regional Workshop on Surveillance and Cross-Border collaboration on transboundary Diseases in South Asia on 5th  October 2018 at Thailand. The Meeting was organized to support implementation of the Framework for South Asia One Health Disease Surveillance Network and Roadmap.

ITALY: Dr. Prejit received invitation and travel grants for participating the conference on “Creating impact for One Health and Eco Health: Advancements in implementation, evaluation and governance” at Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy from 10-12 September 2018


Best Poster Award at Annual Conference of Indian Society of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology

PGDOH Dissertation work of Dr. Bibu John received Best Poster Award in the XVII Annual Conference of Indian Society of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology held at Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Haryana from Dec. 20-22, 2017. Dr. Bibu did the research work under the guidance of Dr. Usha PTA at Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, CVAS, Pookode


Certificate of completion of One Health course from St. George University, Grenada, West Indies

Dr. Prejit, Officer- In- Charge of COHEART has successfully completed the online course “One Health, One Medicine: A Global Health Approach” Offered by the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine St. George University, Grenada, West Indies.


PGDOH 2014-15: Best Dissertation award- 2015

Dr. Tessy D.L., PG Diploma student of One Health was honoured for her Best Dissertation with a cash award and citation during the National Seminar on ‘Sustainable Rabies Control in Kerala held at KVASU, Pookode to commemorate World Rabies Day- 2016.  The cash award was sponsored by Chemik Chemicals, Thrissur. The award was distributed by Smt. Ushakumari T., District Panchayat President, Wayanad. Dr. Tessy D.L is a Veterinary Surgeon working in State Animal husbandry department. The award was received for PG Dissertation on “Evaluation of stability of Rabies Viral antigen for diagnosis in decomposing brain samples”. Dr. Arun George, Assistant Professor of KVASU and Dr. Julie B from SIAD acted as the Major guide and Co-guide respectively. The work was done at SIAD, palode.


Best Poster presentation award during Kerala Science Congress

Dr. Hamna Hakim received best poster presentation award during Kerala Science Congress held on 28/01/2018 for the work done at COHEART. Dr. Hamna is PGDOH student of COHEART

KSCSTE Springer Award

Dr. Hamna Hakim received KSCSTE Springer Award during Kerala Science Congress held on 28/01/2018. This is received for the presentation of a COHEART project work for antibody titre estimation in veterinarians   

PGDOH 2016-17: Best Dissertation award- 2017

Dr. Savitha Rudrappa, PG Diploma student of One Health received Best Dissertation Award with a cash and citation. Her dissertation work was on “Occurrence of thermotolerant campylobacter in dogs in Thrissur, kerala”. The work was done at Dept. of Veterinary Public Health, CVAS, Mannuthy under the guidance of Dr. Bincy Mathew, Assistant Professor. The cash award was sponsored Origin Company.

Appreciation Award from CMDN for insights on One Health

Dr. Prejit, received appreciation award from Centre for Molecular Dynamics, Nepal during the workshop entitled " Zoonotic Disease Pandemic Preparedness for South Asia " on March 13-15, 2017.  The award was received as a token of appreciation for providing various insights on One Health activities in India and deliberating on “Regional Stakeholders role in One Health”.

First prize in the poster competition for XVth Annual Conference of IAVPHS 

PGDOH Dissertation work of Dr. Sumanth Bedre received First Prize in poster competition for XVth Annual Conference of IAVPHS & National Symposium, on Intersectoral Approaches to combat zoonoses strategies and challenges held from 11th to 13th Oct. 2017 at Tirupati. Dr. Sumanth did the research work on the area of Anti- Rabies titre assessment under the guidance of Dr. Prejit at COHEART

Outstanding One Health Surveillance Award

Dr. Prejit, Officer-In-Charge, COHEART has secured “Outstanding One Health Surveillance Award” during the 2015- Annual Conference of International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) held at Marriott City Center, Colorado, USA from December 8-10, 2015. Dr. Prejit presented on “One Health” experience in India: A partnership among veterinarians, physicians and other healthcare professionals”.

Asian Regional spokesperson for One Health

Dr. Prejit was nominated as the Asian Regional spokesperson for One Health Day 2018 by One Health Commission, United States. The goal is to bring attention around the world to the need for One Health interactions. One Health Day is commemorated on November 3 and spokespersons duty is to propagate Indian Organizations and others in Asia to conduct activities to commemorate OH Day and this year there were good participation in Asian countries (Including India) to commemorate the One Health Day 2018

Best Poster Award in AMST conference 2019 held at Ghannavaram, Andra Pradesh

PGDOH Dissertation work of Dr. Pavan M received Best Poster award during AMST conference 2019 held at Ghannavaram, Andhra Pradesh for the abstract titled “Innovative technology for composting of poultry feather waste". The work was done at Dept. of Livestock Products Technology under the guidance of Dr. Sathu T.            

Dr. Pankaj, PGDOH student is recognized as Mentor under Student One Health Alliance Program

Dr. Pankaj, PGDOH 2017-18 batch is recognized as a mentor under the pilot “International Student One Health Alliance- Mentorship Program" (ISOHA mentorship program). He is mentoring three international graduate students via distance learning mode.

First prize in the Oral presentation at ISVM Annual Conference at Rajasthan 

PGDOH Dissertation work of Dr. Rani Maria Thomas received First prize in the Oral presentation at ISVM Annual Conference and National Symposium on Holistic approach in veterinary Medicine for better animal health to meet the challenges of One health mission held at Rajasthan from Feb. 1-3 2019.  The work was done at Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine under the guidance of Dr. Deepa PM, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

2nd best paper award for XXVI Annual Convention of ISAPM

PGDOH Dissertation work of Dr. Silpa Sasi received 2nd best paper award for XXVI Annual Convention of Indian Society of Animal Production and Management (ISAPM) and National Conference on Innovations in Animal Production for Sustainability and Doubling Farmers Income organized by Dept of LPM, KVASU.  The work was done at Department of Livestock Products Technology under the guidance of Dr. Sathu T, Assistant Professor

PGDOH student Annie Navomi Philip received Certificate of Merit for essay competition

Dr. Annie Navomi Philip  is awarded with a ‘Certificate of Merit’ for International Essay competition conducted by Lloyd Law College as part of World Environment day. There were participants from nine countries. The essay submitted on the topic “Climate Change and One Health approach”. Dr. Annie is a PGDOH student of COHEART

2nd best paper award for Kerala Veterinary Science Congress

The part of PGDOH Dissertation work of Dr. Riya Bakde received 2nd prize in oral presentation for 10th Kerala Veterinary Science Congress organized by Indian Veterinary Association. The topic was on “Fungal flora causing Canine Ringworm - Zoonotic Implications and Antifungal sensitivity”. The work was done in Department of veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine under the guidance of Dr. Rathish R. L, Asst Professor of the department

Best research paper award during 7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference

PGDOH Dissertation work of Dr.  Sathya sooryan A. M received Best research paper Award (Session on Livestock and Poultry Health and production) during the 7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference of the Commonwealth Veterinary Association that was held from 3rd to 7th March 2019 at National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore India. The work was on occurrence and characterization of E. coli from broiler chicken. The work was done under the guidance of Dr. Senthil Murugan, Assistant Professsor, Dept. of Animal Nutrition

Best research paper Award (Poster) during 7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference

Dr. Aswathy S received Best research paper Award (Session on Veterinary Continuing education) during the 7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference of the Commonwealth Veterinary Association that was held from 3rd to 7th March 2019 at National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore India. The work was on Awareness survey on rabies among school students which was part of COHEART’s Plan project.

 

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