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  • Binaytara Foundation to Provide Research Grants to Medical Students

    Published on July 27, 2010

    Chicago:  Binaytara Foundation (BTF) has announced that it will be providing upto ten medical research grants for the year 2010. The purpose of the research grants is to promote evidence based medicine in developing countries by familiarizing medical students to the research process, encouraging them to conduct small scale research, and inspiring them to practice more scientific and cutting edge medicine that is based on evidence and not only on experience.

    BTF has been providing research grants to medical students since 2008. Medical students studying in medical schools in Nepal or India apply for the grant using online submission system on BTF website www.binayfoundation.org. Each proposal is thoroughly evaluated and graded by members of BTF scientific committee which is chaired by Dr. Damiano Rondelli, a distinguished researcher in the field of bone marrow transplant and myeloproliferative disorder. Based on the recommendations of the scientific committee, medical students are awarded the research grants to conduct their proposed study.

    BTF believes that today’s medical students are the future healthcare leaders and an experience in conducting research early in their career will encourage them practice scientific and evidence based medicine that is essential to manage complex health problems. BTF board member Dr. Divyesh Mehta, Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine says “Education and research are both tools to improve future of health care. Medical students need to develop inquisitive minds that go beyond textbooks and ask and solve questions of tomorrow. BTF wants to pave the way for a bright and inquisitive group of students to be involved and contribute.”

    Binaytara Foundation (BTF) is a United States public charity established to bring positive changes in the society by promoting health and education. BTF’s current activities include providing scholarships to underprivileged schoolchildren in Nepal, providing medical research grants to medical students in primarily in Nepal and India, and telemedicine between the expert physicians in USA and physicians in the Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara Nepal.