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Clinician-Scientist from LVPEI bags J C Bose Fellowship

  • Prof Dr Javed Ali, a Clinician-Scientist at the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), has been awarded the prestigious ‘J C Bose Fellowship’ for Medicine for his incredible research in Dacryology within Ophthalmology. 
  • Named after the eminent scientist Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, this fellowship is awarded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), emphasizing excellence in science and technology. 

Hyderabad, January 2024: L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) proudly announces that Clinician-Scientist Prof Dr Javed Ali has been honoured with the prestigious ‘JC Bose Fellowship’ for Medicine, recognizing his exceptional contributions in Dacryology within Ophthalmology. This esteemed fellowship, named after the eminent scientist Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, is awarded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, emphasizing excellence in science and technology. 

Dr Javed Ali, a global leader in oculoplastic surgery and lacrimal drainage sciences, heads the Govindram Seksaria Institute of Dacryology at LVPEI. His illustrious career includes serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the esteemed journal Seminars in Ophthalmology, holding distinguished academic positions worldwide, and receiving accolades such as the Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship Award and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize. With 605 publications, including a comprehensive textbook on lacrimal surgery, Dr Javed Ali’s impact on ophthalmology is profound.

Upon receiving the JC Bose Fellowship, Dr Javed Ali expressed his gratitude, stating, “I am deeply honoured to receive the JC Bose Fellowship, an acknowledgement that underscores the significance of advancing Dacryology in Ophthalmology. This award fuels my commitment to pushing the boundaries of research and innovation in eye care. With this support, I aim to delve deeper into understanding lacrimal drainage sciences and contribute to groundbreaking advancements that can positively impact patients’ lives.”

Dr Javed Ali’s unparalleled dedication to the field of Dacryology and his global impact as a clinician-scientist have earned him this prestigious recognition. In the words of Dr Prashant Garg, the Executive Chair of LVPEI, “On behalf of L V Prasad Eye Institute, I extend heartfelt congratulations to Dr Javed Ali for being awarded the prestigious JC Bose Fellowship. Dr Ali’s unwavering commitment and contributions to the field are truly commendable. This recognition highlights his excellence and reflects LVPEI’s commitment to fostering groundbreaking research. We are confident this fellowship will further catalyze Dr Ali’s impactful contributions to eye care, reinforcing our mission of providing excellent and equitable eye care to all.” 

As a JC Bose Fellow, he will receive a fellowship of Rs 25,000 per month and a research grant of Rs 15 Lakh annually for 5 years, supporting his research work. Additionally, the institute would also receive overhead funding every year.

About LVPEI: Established in 1987, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness, is a comprehensive eye health facility. The Institute has ten functional arms to its areas of operations: Clinical Services, Education, Research, Vision Rehabilitation, Rural and Community Eye Health, Eye Banking, Advocacy and Policy Planning, Capacity Building, Innovation, and Product Development. The LVPEI Eye Care Network has 290 Centres spread across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Karnataka in India. The institute’s mission is to provide equitable and quality eye care to all sections of society. The LVPEI’s five-tier ‘Eye Health Pyramid’ model, covering all areas of the community right from the villages to the city, provides high quality and comprehensive – prevention, curative, and rehabilitation – eye care to all. It has served over 36.89 million (3 crores 68 lakh people), with more than 50% entirely free of cost, irrespective of the complexity of care needed.

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