Winners and Runners Up of Maiden Bioethics Essay Competition

Dr Cheryl Ann Thomas is the winner under the theme ‘Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Ethical and Regulatory Challenges’. She is currently a student at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai (Maharashtra, India). Dr C.A. Thomas has completed her degree in dentistry (BDS) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bengaluru, worked in Admin at the Mumbai Port Trust Hospital, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) course as part of the 2018-2020 batch.

Dr Migita D’cruz is working as a senior resident and pursuing her doctorate in Geriatric Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore. Originally from Kollam, Kerala. Dr. D’cruz grew up and did her schooling in Dubai, before relocating to India to pursue a career in Medicine. She completed her MBBS from Government Stanley Medical College in Chennai and her MD in Psychiatry from at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore.

Dr. D’cruz has completed her MD thesis on Functional asymmetry of cortical language processing areas during word generation in male subjects with schizophrenia having continuous auditory hallucinations. She is currently pursuing her DM Thesis Longitudinal functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of the predictors of dementia in Alzheimer’s disease (DAT).

Dr. D’cruz was drawn to psychiatry as it focuses upon the person rather than the disease, and also because, it provides remarkable opportunities to advocate for individual autonomy and inclusivity.

Dr Saibal Das is the joint winner under the theme  ‘Ethical Challenges and Responsibilities in Health Journalism ‘ At present, he is  pursuing his DM (Clinical Pharmacology) at JIPMER, Puducherry. Dr S. Das has completed his MBBS from NRS Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and his MD (Pharmacology) from Christian Medical College Vellore.

Dr Sayali Tiwari is the joint winner under the theme  ‘Ethical Challenges and Responsibilities in Health Journalism ‘. She is currently working as a Senior Resident in Department of Community Medicine, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital. Dr S. Tiwari finished her MBBS from Indira Gandhi Government medical College, Nagpur and finished her MD in Community Medicine from Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital.

Dr Sharon Pradeeptha is the Runners Up for the entry under the theme ‘Ethical and Challenges and Responsibilities in Health Journalism’. She currently works at the Christian Medical College, Vellore while completing her internship there. Dr S. Pradeeptha is a MBBS graduate from the same institution.

Dr Sreejith H. Das is the Runners Up for the entry under the theme ‘Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Ethical and Regulatory Challenges’. He is presently doing post-graduation in public health administration at AIIH&PH, Kolkata. Dr S.H. Das received his MBBS from Government Medical College, Thrissur.

Dr Kamal Suna is the Runner Up for the entry under the theme ‘Health Professionals and the Death Penalty: Ethical Obligations and Challenges’.  Dr K. Suna has recently completed his Master in Hospital Administration from TISS, Mumbai. He has completed his MBBS from JNMC, Bhagalpur and has 17 years of work experience.

2 thoughts on “Winners and Runners Up of Maiden Bioethics Essay Competition

Shobha Mocherla

May 21, 2019 at 6:50 pm

Congratulations to all participants and winners! Where can we read the essays – is there a link to it. Please let me know.

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Navneet wadkar

May 23, 2019 at 3:53 pm

Dear Shobha,
All the winners now will work with IJME-FMES members to get their essays published in Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME). The journal is openly accessible for all.

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