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Senior Leadership

Prof. S. K. Dash, PhD, DSc

Internationally renowned probiotic scientist; Chairman and Founder-UAS Laboratories (USA), a leading global probiotic company, Director, Kalinga Hospital-Bhubaneswar. Currently he is the Chairman of Asian Institute of Public Health (AIPH).


Prof. Nirmal Kumar Ganguly, MD, FRCPath

A national and international icon in the field of health and medical research is a distinguished Biotechnology Research Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Former president of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), former Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR); former Director, PGIMER (Chandigarh); and former Director, National Institute of Biologicals (Noida), Prof. Ganguly, is the founding president of Asia Institute of Public Health.

Prof. Pinaki Panigrahi, MD, PhD

A professor of paediatrics, clinician scientist and elected fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, former Director, Intl Affairs at the University of Maryland President’s office, is the founding director of the Center for Global Health and Development at University of Nebraska Medical Center. He, as directed multiple health projects (>$10M) in USA and South Asia funded by NIH and the Gates Foundation. Dr. Panigrahi is the founding secretary of AIPH.

Prof. Omkar Nath Mohanty, PhD, FNASc

Former Professor, IIT, Kharagpur, Ex-Vice Chancellor-BPUT, former director R&D, Tata Steel, director, Technology & Academic Initiative, RSB Group, Bhubaneswar. Prof Mohanty is a scholar and educationist of international repute. Currently he is the chair of Academic Committee and an AIPH board member.

Prof Aditya Prasad Dash, PhD, DSc

Vice Chancellor of Central University of Tamil Nadu. Professor Dash has significantly contributed in the field of biomedical sciences particularly on transmission biology of tropical diseases affecting the poorest of the poor. Founding director of Institute of Life Sciences under DBT spent 12 years as Director of different research institutions under Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and at WHO-Delhi office. Currently he is one of the board members of Asian Institute of Public Health.

Prof. Bharat Bhasker, PhD

Director of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Raipur. An avid expert and educator in the field of IT and systems management, Prof Bhasker is a recipient of various prestigious awards like the Research Productivity Award, NASA and Asia's Best Professor of Information Technology Award by CMO Council Singapore and Wall Street Journal. He has authored two books in IT field with Tata McGraw Hill Publications. Currently he is one of the board members at Asian Institute of Public Health.

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