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Milestones
2009
October 2009 IDF Centre of Education

June

2009

The Food Science Lab was established.

2008

September

2008

The Department of Projects and Scientific Publications was established.

September

2008

The Department of Proteomics was established.

September

2008

The Department of Transcriptomics and Molecular Immunology (TMI) was established.

August

2008

The Department of Community Medicine rechristened as the Department of Translational Research.

March

2008

Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre designated as the "‘WHO collaborating centre for non-communicable diseases prevention and control".

2007

September

2007

The Tenth Anniversary of MDRF Celebrated.

September
   

2007

Inauguration of the MDRF's second Research Centre set up at the Golden Jubilee Women's Biotech Park at Siruseri (outskirts of Chennai), called the "Kallam Anji Reddy Centre" after Dr. K. Anji Reddy, Chairman, Dr.Reddy's Laboratories.

 August
   

2007

Established the MDRF-Emory Global Diabetes Research Centre as part of a collaboration between the MDRF and Emory University at Atlanta, USA.

 July

2007

In collaboration with Prof. Jeya Henry and Dr. Helen Lightowler of the Oxford Brookes University, UK, MDRF has set up the Glycemic Index Testing Centre for foods.

 January
   

2007

Inauguration and implementation of the MDRF/WDF rural diabetes project-telemedicine facility [supported by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)] by Prof. Martin Silink, President International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

2006

 July
   

2006

Inauguration of the MDRF-ICMR Advanced centre for the Genomics of Type 2 diabetes by Dr. N.K. Ganguly, Director General ICMR.

 July
   

2006

Developed and released the unique 'Epi-Nu' Nutritional Epidemology software for the first time in India.

 March
   

2006

MDRF/WDF Rural Diabetes Project launched with the support of the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF), Denmark to track the burden of diabetes in the rural India and to make innovative health care available accessible and affordable to rural population using telemedicine facilities.

2005

 September
   

2005

Developed a simplified Indian Diabetes Risk Score (IDRS) for detecting undiagnosed diabetes in India.

 March
   

2005

Release of the "ICMR WHO National Guidelines for Management of Diabetes".

2004

 September

2004

Inauguration of the ‘PACE' (Prevention Awareness Counseling and Evaluation) Diabetes Project by Dr. Alan Cherrington, President, American Diabetes Association (ADA), which is supported by the Chennai Willingdon Corporate Foundation.

2003

 September  

2003

Implementation of the ‘Chunampet Rural Diabetes Project' in and around Chunampet Village in Kancheepuram District in Tamilnadu in collaboration with the National Agro Foundation (NAF).

2002

 July  

2002

MDRF selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Indian Council of Medical Research as a Sentinel Site for non-communicable diseases (NCD's).

 January  

2002

Training grant awarded for scientists at the MDRF from the National Institute of Health (NIH) U.S.A in Diabetes and Cardiovascular epidemiology.

 January  

2002

Received the training grant in collaboration with University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Epidemiology.

2001

 September  

2001

Inauguration of a separate building for the MDRF – the S.S. Jhunjhnuwala Diabetes Research centre by Dr. N.K. Ganguly, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research Centre.

 August  

2001

Recognised by the University of Madras, Chennai for conducting Ph.D courses in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

 August  

2001

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the MDRF recognized by University of Madras to conduct Ph.D programmes.

 April  

2001

Recognised by  the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai for conducting Ph.D courses in the field of Ophthalmology.

2000

 November  

2000

MOU signed with the University of Wales for implementation of the 'Tele-Diabetic retinopathy' and other research projects.  

 November  

2000

Inauguration of the Genetics the Department and Department of Cell and Molecular Biology.

1999

 July  

1999

Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA for studies on cardiovascular risk factors.

 February   

1999

Memorandum of Understanding  (MOU) signed between the University of Minnesota, USA and the MDRF  for research on diabetes.

1998

 December

1998 

Land acquired for MDRF adjacent to the Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre hospital building.

1997

 September  

1997

MDRF allotted 2 rooms at the new hospital premises of Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre (DMDSC Hospital division).

1996

 November

1996

Recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO)  by Department of  Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

 June  

1996

MDRF affiliated  to the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai.

 June  

1996

Recognised by  the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai for conducting Ph.D courses in the field of Diabetology.

 March

1996 

Inception  of Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF).

 

 
 
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