Community Health, Clinical Research and Education

Developing transdisciplinary links and turning research into outreach solutions in primary healthcare

Our key activities are community health research, documentation, assessment and validation of traditional health practices. We have expertise in developing innovative curriculum merging Shastra and science to wide range of stakeholders starting from layman to medical and paramedical experts.

The Centre for Community Health, Clinical Research and Education plays a leading role in developing transdisciplinary links across the university and turning research into outreach solutions in primary healthcare. We have established wide range of network with traditional healers across the country which strengthens the 4th tier healthcare system

The centre has experience in conducting whole systems studies, clinical trials and observational studies for the effect, efficacy and safety of Ayurveda based treatment in non-communicable diseases.

We are currently collaborating with the following organisations.
# CCRAS
# ASTER CMI Hospital, Bangalore
# HCG Hospital, Bangalore
# NCBS
# Thera Index Life Sciences Pvt Ltd.
# NAWA (Nilgiris Adivasi Welfare Association)
# Traditional healers’ associations across the country
# Mbarara University of Health Sciences and Technology, Uganda
# Institute of Public Health (IPH), Bengaluru

Our Current Research Projects.

VCSTCHP, a National Scheme established by the Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), Bangalore and Quality Council of India (QCI), New Delhi to certify prior learning of traditional healers, following the International norms as per ISO 17024.

IDA Community Outreach, leveraging traditional healers as knowledge partners in addressing one of the major public health problems of our country i.e., iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA)

Integrative Health Sciences, pilot proof of practice project to learn lessons for design and execution of a scalable community health program for enhancing general immunity and respiratory health in the communities.

Our Expertise and Resources.

  • Leading role in developing transdisciplinary links across the university and turning research into outreach solutions in primary healthcare

  • Wide range of network with traditional healers across the country which strengthens the 4th tier healthcare system

  • Community health research, documentation, assessment and validation of traditional health practices are some of the key activities

  • Dedicated GCP trained professionals to conduct clinical research in a well-equipped 100 bedded NABH accredited Ayurveda Hyperlink to the hospital (www.iaimhealthcare.org)

  • Team of Ayurveda physicians trained in various branches as medical experts.

  • Collaboration with other hospitals for need based clinicians.

  • Experienced in conducting Whole systems studies, clinical trials and observational studies for the effect, efficacy and safety of Ayurveda based treatment in non-communicable diseases.

  • Exploratory studies for mechanism of action of Panchakarma treatments.

  • Drug trials for herbal formulations as per the GCP guidelines.

  • Community based studies to explore the potential of Ayurveda based interventions

  • Sophisticated HMIS for data extraction and analysis in retrospective studies.

  • Well-equipped lab facilities for molecular studies.

  • Expertise in Exosome biology and proteomic studies.

  • Expertized in developing innovative curriculum merging Shastra and science for different stakeholders starting from layman to medical and paramedical experts.

Our Team

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Dr. Unnikrishnan Payyapalli

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