India center at TJU aims to raise $5 million

Philadelphia: India center at Thomas Jefferson University is aiming to raise $5 million to expand the horizons of research and medical education. Ravishankar Bhooplapur, President of the Xavier University School of Medicine, has been entrusted to head the leadership of fundraising.

Jefferson India Center has also collaborated with institutions such as KLE University in Belagavi, and the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, to provide the framework necessary to keep pace, empower public-private partnerships that address the social determinants of health, and provide access to care in the world’s two largest democracies – the US and India.

To commemorate these joint ventures a special celebration of the Jefferson India Center will be organized at the historic Union League in Philadelphia on May 26. The event will be recognizing KLE Chancellor Prabakar Kore for his efforts in the field of medical science. He will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Nag Rao, a leading force in eye health in Hyderabad will be present at the event. Consul General Randhir Jaiswal is also expected to attend.

“Our ongoing work through the India Center has changed healthcare for millions—it has helped to expand access to maternal-child health trials that have substantially impacted maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity globally. In addition, our alliance has supported KLE’s recent designation as a nodal site for MCH research by the World Health Organization,” Mark L. Tykocinski, Provost and EVP for Academic Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University said.

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