GKII May 16 Newsletter

GUPTA-KLINKSY INDIA INSTITUTE, May 16, 2023 This newsletter covers new awards, a letter from Director Melody McCoy, multiple publications and a spotlight on faculty member Kunal Parikh.

GKII Director Melody McCoy Shares India Visit Insights

GUPTA-KLINKSY INDIA INSTITUTE, May 18, 2023 From Director Melody McCoy: Dear Gupta-Klinsky India Institute Community, I am delighted to share an exciting update on my recent trip to India as the new Executive Director of the Gupta-Klinsky India Institute. Alongside our Deputy Director, Neetisha Besra, we had the opportunity to embark on a remarkable journey through Mumbai, Pune, and Delhi. Our trip was filled with insightful meetings, engaging discussions, and valuable connections with various stakeholders.

First Cohort of GKII Student Travel Grants Announced

GUPTA-KLINKSY INDIA INSTITUTE, May 17, 2023 We are so pleased to announce Siddhaparna Sannigrahi and Babu Seenappa as the 2023 awardees of GKII’s Girish and Himangi Rishi Student Travel Grant for the Maternal and Child Health in India cohort! The Girsh and Himangi Rishi Student Travel Grant is designed to support student travel to India, leveraging the strengths of existing Johns Hopkins University research programs. Mr. Rishi, an alumnus of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), is an accomplished tech executive, now CEO of the industrial software company Cognite. He and his wife, Himangi Rishi, established the fellowships with GKII to connect their passion for business and technology with the challenges of urban hunger, sustainable diets, and health inequity.

Kunal Parikh Faculty Spotlight

GUPTA-KLINKSY INDIA INSTITUTE, May 15, 2023 Dr. Kunal Parikh, a research faculty member in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine sees a future where technology is a great equalizer in medicine. The surface has barely been scratched. “My mission is to create a world where no person is limited by the circumstances of their birth.”

GKII May 1 Newsletter

GUPTA-KLINKSY INDIA INSTITUTE, May 01, 2023 This month we showcase an event with Barkha Dutt, Provost Kumar and Amita Gupta being named to a new task force, Chirag Parikh's visit to India and more!

GKII April Newsletter

GUPTA-KLINKSY INDIA INSTITUTE, April 17, 2023 This month we showcase an event for Provost Sunil Kumar, a spotlight on Dr. Parul Christian, and multiple events held in Baltimore and in India!

Parul Christian Faculty Spotlight

GUPTA-KLINKSY INDIA INSTITUTE, April 15, 2023 “I'm passionate about the work that I do, and I speak up about maternal nutrition to push the agenda forward. Everything being done right now is limited and we need to double down.”

JHU Undergraduate Student Engagement

GUPTA-KLINKSY INDIA INSTITUTE, April 01, 2023 The Gupta-Klinsky India Institute was thrilled to engage with The Johns Hopkins University students for food and conversation at Tamber’s Restaurant to discuss opportunities for professional development, collaboration, and student mentorship. We look forward to more events that forge impactful and enduring ties with JHU’s Indian student diaspora!

Honoring Provost Sunil Kumar

GUPTA-KLINKSY INDIA INSTITUTE, March 20, 2023 On March 20, The Gupta Klinsky India Institute had the pleasure of hosting a distinguished gathering of Johns Hopkins University Deans, faculty, staff, and students to celebrate the outstanding leadership and contributions of JHU Provost Dr. Sunil Kumar. Held on the first day of spring, the event marked the start of a new season, symbolizing a new beginning for Dr. Kumar, who has been appointed the 14th president of Tufts University, effective July 1, 2023.

Heaps of Success at HEEP Event

GUPTA-KLINKSY INDIA INSTITUTE, March 11, 2023 On March 11, Sridevi Sarma, Vice Dean for Graduate Education and Lifelong Learning and Associate Professor and Hong Lan, Director of Special Projects, hosted the inaugural Hopkins Engineering Exploratory Program (HEEP) for prospective graduate students. The seven-day event brought together 23 students, including 13 from India, to view 16 curated lectures by Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) faculty.

Combatting Childhood Pneumonia

GUPTA-KLINSKY INDIA INSTITUTE, February 28, 2023 Senior investigators and PREVAIL researchers–including laboratory personnel, clinical research officers, and data analysts–met in Greater Noida, UP, on 11-12 February 2023 to discuss the preliminary results of the study.

Partnering on Prevention: Leadership Training Program Empowers Nurses in Infection Control

GUPTA-KLINSKY INDIA INSTITUTE, February 28, 2023 In partnership with India’s National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), several Johns Hopkins faculty developed and recently implemented a master nursing leadership training program on infection prevention and control practices. Dr. Nancy Reynolds, Dr. Vinciya Pandian, and Maria Docal of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Dr. Brian Wahl of the Bloomberg School of Public Health represented JHU’s contributions to the program, which is part of a nationwide initiative by the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW). Between October 2022 and February 2023, training was provided to 128 nurses representing northeastern, northwestern, and southern states in India.

World TB Day: Richard Chaisson Spotlight

GUPTA-KLINSKY INDIA INSTITUTE, March 24, 2023 “There are literally billions of people in the world who are infected with TB already and are at risk of getting sick with it in the future. It’s a problem that will stick around for a long time to come, even if we developed the most perfect tools imaginable.”

GKII March Newsletter

GUPTA-KLINSKY INDIA INSTITUTE, March 15, 2023 This month we showcase a seminar with Dr. Ganesh Ramakrishnan, and a new collaboration agreement with IITB.

Ishir Sharma Student Spotlight

GUPTA-KLINSKY INDIA INSTITUTE, March 13, 2023 “Being an international student is a huge part of my identity.” Ishir Sharma, a Bengaluru native, can easily be defined as a modern-day Renaissance man. Read more to find out why.

Collaboration Agreement with IIT Bombay and Roundtable Discussion Shine a Spotlight on Digital Health

GUPTA-KLINSKY INDIA INSTITUTE, March 03, 2023 Johns Hopkins University has finalized a collaboration agreement with the Indian Institute of Bombay (IIT-B) with the goals of conducting joint research in digital health and provide training opportunities that build capacity in interdisciplinary health science research.

GKII February Newsletter

GUPTA-KLINSKY INDIA INSTITUTE, February 20, 2023 This month we showcase many new publications, a webinar with Dr. Sheela Magge, and a faculty spotlight on Dr. Nilanjan Chatterjee.

Nilanjan Chatterjee Faculty Spotlight

Gupta-Klinsky India Institute, February 13, 2023 “I wanted to give back, but I felt there was a dearth of epidemiology and genetic data studies in India.” Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Nilanjan Chatterjee points to his childhood in India, attending public schools, as a driving force behind his work in applying mathematical statistics and probability theory to public health, cancer, epidemiology, and genetics. 

GKII January Newsletter

Gupta-Klinsky India Institute, January 19, 2023 This month we showcase our new faculty co-chair and executive director, a spotlight on Dr. Robert Bollinger, and the awardees of our 2022 Breakthrough Research Grant program.

Breakthrough Research Grant Awardees Announced

Gupta-Klinsky India Institute, January 17, 2023 We pleased to announce the 2022 awardees for GKII’s Breakthrough Research Grants Program! The Breakthrough Research Grants Program is designed to support JHU faculty pilot projects involving interdisciplinary collaborations with India-based research institutes. This inaugural opportunity focused on non-communicable diseases and disorders (NCDs) across the human lifespan.

Bob Bollinger Faculty Spotlight

Gupta-Klinsky India Institute, January 13, 2023 “My career in India has pivoted multiple times because of need and opportunity.” Read more to learn about Dr. Bollinger's past and current work spanning decades in India.

McCoy Joins GKII as Executive Director

Gupta-Klinsky India Institute, January 12, 2023 After an extensive search led by the GKII faculty steering committee, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Melody McCoy as the new executive director for GKII.

Announcing New GKII Faculty Co-Chair, Dr. Sara Bennett

Gupta-Klinsky India Institute, January 12, 2023 We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Bennett, PhD, to Faculty Co-Chair of the Gupta-Klinsky India Institute Dr. Bennett fills the role vacated by faculty co-chair Dr. David Peters, who left JHU recently to become dean of the faculty of health at York University in Toronto.