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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 311
 

In fond memory of Dr. Ishwar Chandra Tiwari


Professor, Academic Staff College, Devi Ahilya University, Khandwa Road, Indore - 452 017, Madhya Pradesh, India

Date of Web Publication3-Jan-2012

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Namrta Sharma
Professor, Academic Staff College, Devi Ahilya University, Khandwa Road, Indore - 452 017, Madhya Pradesh
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Sharma N. In fond memory of Dr. Ishwar Chandra Tiwari. Indian J Community Med 2011;36:311

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Sharma N. In fond memory of Dr. Ishwar Chandra Tiwari. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Jul 16];36:311. Available from: http://www.ijcm.org.in/text.asp?2011/36/4/311/91423





Prof. Ishwar Chandra Tiwari was born on September 12, 1935. After completing medical education from Nagpur and Jabalpur Medical Colleges and a brief service in MP, he joined IMS, BHU, as Reader on July 9, 1966, and was appointed as Professor in January 1977. He headed the department for three terms between 1978 and 1990. He superannuated on September 30, 1995, after an illustrious career of over 29 years, studded by exemplary leadership and commendable achievements.

Prof. Tiwari played a pivotal role in raising the department to its prominent position in the country. He undertook several research projects of public health importance and policy relevance in the areas of cholera, Ganges pollution, reproductive health and family welfare, urban health, nutrition, and disability limitation, which were sponsored by organizations such as WHO, UNIFCEF, ICMR, MEMISA of The Netherlands, NFI, IPPF, etc. He has over 80 publications in national and international journals and supervised over 20 MD and 5 PhD students.

Owing to his depth of knowledge, breadth of perspective, and analytical approach, Prof. Tiwari was nominated to serve in many an advisory/expert committees and board of studies by various institutions, ICMR, and Ministry of Health, Government of India. He also served as Advisor (Health) to Planning Commission of India; Senior Consultant (Health), UNICEF; and a visiting professor at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, and University of Jos, Nigeria.

In recognition of significance of his contributions to the discipline, Indian Associations of PSM and Public Health bestowed Prof. Tiwari with the highest honor of Dr. BC Dasgupta Oration and Dhanwantari Oration and also elected him their president.




 

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