Faculty & Advisory Board

 

Department of Life Sciences , St. Xavier’s College initiated its first clinical research course in 2007 as a Certificate program.  In 2008, the course was converted to a Diploma in Clinical Research.

Clinical research is a branch of healthcare science that determines the safety, efficacy and effectiveness of drugs, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use.

Clinical trials are conducted in a highly regulated and controlled environment and form an integral part of the drug development process. Before a new drug is marketed, it has to be proven safe and efficacious, using controlled clinical trials.

By 2007, there was steady increase in the clinical trial activities in India which had given rise to a huge demand for trained clinical research professionals. The clinical research course at St. Xavier’s College was designed to meet this industry demand.

 

The lectures are conducted by industry professionals with practical experience.

Course Founders –

Shehnaz Vakharia,

Aditi Hazra Ganju

Course Directors –

Shehnaz Vakharia

Dr Aamir Shaikh

 

Current Advisory Board Members .

 

Dr. Suresh Menon
Chief Scientific Officer
Novartis India Limited

Dr. Shoibal Mukherjee
Senior Vice President, Medical,
Quintiles

Dr. Sunita Rajadhyaksha
Medical Director
OncoRx India Limited

Dr. Nithya Gogtay
Associate Professor in Clinical  Pharmacology ,
Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital

The core committee of this course consists of a combination of academicians from the St. Xavier’s College Department of Life Sciences and Biochemistry and clinical research professionals from the industry:

Ms. Shehnaz Vakharia, Course Director
Director, Adamas consulting Pvt,
QA & Training,
Clinical Research & Medical Affairs

Dr. Aamir Shaikh,
Course Director
Founder, Health Care Consultant, Assansa

Dr. Radiya Pacha Gupta,Course Co-ordinator
Associate Professor,
Department of Life Sciences and Biochemistry,
St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Ms. Aditi Hazra-Ganju
Clinical Research Consultant

Dr. Seema Das, Associate Professor,
Department of Life Sciences and Biochemistry,
St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Dr. Sheela Donde, Immediate Past HOD
Department of Life Sciences and Biochemistry,
St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.