Dr Menka Loomba is enrolled in PhD at the Max Institute of Medical Excellence and Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research(AcSIR).
She is a public health researcher with over 7 years of experience in handling public health research projects. As a Project Manager at Max Healthcare, she currently manages a surveillance project’s operations on non-communicable diseases. She began her career as a dental surgeon for a multi-speciality clinic in Chandigarh before obtaining her master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.
Menka has worked on a range of projects including the supervision of community health workers, the effectiveness of a community-based randomised control trial for the prevention and control of oral diseases among 0-6-year-old children, burden of food insecurity among urban slum dwellers of Delhi, screening of non-communicable diseases, and slum profiling. Her research interests include epidemiological research on non-communicable diseases, urban slum health, oral health, menstrual hygiene, and mental health. Menka is passionate about improving the health of communities through her research and experience.
Max Institute of Medical Excellence, India
Max Institute of Medical Excellence (MIME) is a highly regarded educational division of Max Healthcare Institute Ltd. It offers advanced medical training and education to medical and non-medical professionals to enhance their skills and competencies. MIME has been conducting programs that are meticulously crafted and benchmarked to the highest standards for the past 16 years. The vision of MIME is to create a unique institution that drives excellence in healthcare delivery through academic education and training by developing a highly skilled and committed workforce and by building a healthy society for future generations.
Max Healthcare is dedicated to promoting and supporting a strong culture of research and evidence-based medicine. Max Healthcare provides operational, administrative, scientific, academic, and technological support to researchers who wish to conduct clinical research. Max Healthcare has a well-established Division of Public Health, a Clinical Trials Unit, a Regulatory Office (with committees and accreditation), a Biostatistics Centre, a Grants Office, a Patent Unit, and a Biobank.
Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Noida
Established in 2011 as an ‘Institution of National Importance’ (interim operations started in June 2010), the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) has adopted the mandate to create and train some of the best of tomorrow’s Science & Technology leaders through a combination of innovative and novel curricula, pedagogy and evaluation. AcSIR’s focus will be on imparting instruction and providing research opportunities in areas that are not routinely taught in regular academic universities in India.
AcSIR has been set up based on a ‘hub and Spoke’ model where the hub (AcSIR-HQ Ghaziabad) is responsible for centralised administrative functions. The spoke are located in the 38 institutes/units (AcSIR Academic Centres) and 14 non-CSIR Institutes (AcSIR Associate Academic Centres) spread along the length and breadth of India, which act as the academic campuses of AcSIR. In addition, AcSIR has collaborative academic programs with other national and international educational institutions.
Currently, the Academy has 2719 faculty members from CSIR Laboratories, around 6000 students enrolled in various programmes and 43 non-academic staff members.
AcSIR is listed in the Ministry of Education, Government of India’s website under “Institutions of National Importance” at Serial Number 148 (https://www.education.gov.in/en/institutions-national-importance).
Presently, AcSIR is ranked 2nd by “Scimago Institutions Rankings” (2022), 11th by “Nature Index” (2020-21) and 18th by “NIRF” (2022) in the Research Category among the academic institutions in India.