SOUMYA SWAMINATHAN
DIRECTOR GENERAL

  SOUMYA SWAMINATHAN

Publications

Date of Birth: 02-05-1959
Date of Joining Present Post: 17-08-2015

Address (Off):

INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
ANSARI NAGAR
NEW DELHI - 110029 .
Telephone (off): 91-011-26588204
Fax : 91-011-26588662
Email : soumya.s@nic.in, doctorsoumya@yahoo.com
Educational Qualifications:

Degree Institution and Location Year(s) Field of Study
Fellowship
Childrens Hospital of L.A
Univ of Southern California
USA
1989 Pediatric Pulmonolgy
Dip. N.B./MNAMS
National Board of Examinations
New Delhi
1987 Pediatrics
M.D.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
New Delhi 110029
1985 Pediatrics
M.B. B.S.
Armed Forces Medical College
Pune University
1980  
Premedical Delhi University 1976 (Zoology Hons. 1st year)

Discipline:
PAEDIATRICS



Research Experience:
  • Fellowship in Neonatology and Pediatric Pulmonology (1987 - 1989) at the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, University of Southern California, USA. 
  • Research Fellow (Registrar) in the Dept of Pediatric Respiratory Diseases, University of Leicester, UK: 1989-1990.
  • Senior Research Officer (Supernumerary Research Cadre), Cardiopulmonary Medicine Unit, Tuberculosis Research Centre, Madras: January to June 1992. 
  • Assistant Director at the Tuberculosis Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, Madras: from July 1992 to June 97, Deputy Director July 97 to June 2002, Deputy Director Sr. Grade from July 2002 to April 2008 and Scientist ‘G’ from May 2008 onwards. Took over as Head of the Division HIV/AIDS in February 2000 
  • Coordinator, Research in Neglected Priorities, TDR, WHO: from June 2009 to June 2011
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :

Professional Memberships

  1. Chair, HIV Section, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases 
  2. Member, International Scientific Advisory Expert Group for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global 
    Tuberculosis (APPG TB) 
  3. Member, Third World Organization of Women Scientists 
  4. Member, International AIDS Committee 
  5. Life Member, Indian Academy of Pediatrics 

 

Membership on Committees

National

  1. Member, National Editorial Advisory Board, Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 
  2. Chair, Indo – Brazil Working Group on Science & Technology 
  3. Member, Indo-US Joint Working Group on Maternal and Child Health, ICMR 

International

  1. Member, International Editorial Board, Clinical Infectious Diseases 
  2. Member, Childhood TB subgroup, DOTS Expansion Working Group, Stop TB partnership 
  3. Member, Tuberculosis Steering Committee, IMPAACT Network, NIH, USA 
  4. Member, International Conference Organizing Committee, International AIDS Society Conference, Rome 2011 and Kuala Lumpur, 2013

 

Workshops/Conferences/Symposiums :

( Since 2012) 

  1. 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) at Seattle, WA, USA from 5 to 8, March 2012. 
  2. First meeting of the Task Force for the development of policies for introduction of new drugs for the treatment of TB at Geneva, Switzerland, from 26 to 27 April 2012. 
  3. Tuberculosis Strategy Meeting at Boston, USA from 30th May to 1st June 2012. 
  4. IAS 2013 Scientific Programme Committee on 20th July 2012 and the International Consultation on Transforming the HIV/TB Response: Defining the next 10 years on the 21st July 2012 at Washington DC. 
  5. Second meeting of the Task Force for the development of policies for introduction of new drugs for the treatment of TB at Geneva, Switzerland on 10-12th October 2012. 
  6. 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health organized by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung disease (The Union) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14 – 17thNovember 2012. 
  7. 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) held in Atlanta, GA - March 3-6,2013. 
  8. Third meeting of the Task Force for the development of policies for introduction of new drugs for the treatment of TB at Geneva, Switzerland from 22-23rdApril,2013. 
  9. Workshop on Toward Earlier Involvement of Children and Pregnant Women in Trials of New TB Drugs at Bethesda, USA From 22-23rd May, 2013. 
  10. Pre-STAG Consultation on TB Research (on 10th June, 2013) and (2) Meeting of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis (11-12th June, 2013) at Geneva, Switzerland form 10-12th June, 2013.

Awards:
  • 1999 Dr. Keya Lahiri Gold Medal for best paper presented, XI National Pediatric Pulmonary Conference 
  • 2008 Indian Council of Medical Research, Kshanika Oration Award 
  • 2009 Elected Vice-Chair, HIV section, International Union against TB and Lung Diseases 
  • 2009 Appointed Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor, Dept. of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine 
  • 2011 Fellow, Indian Academy of Pediatrics 
  • 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, Indian Association of Applied Microbiologists 
  • 2012 Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Award 
  • 2012 Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India 
  • 2013 Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
  • Member, International Editorial Board Clinical Infectious Diseases

    Foreign Visits:
    1. GLOBAL WORKSHOP ON IMPLEMENTING THE END TB STRATEGY TO SWITZERLAND
      FROM 2015-06-18 TO 2015-06-20

    2. 15TH MEETING OF THE STRATEGIC AND TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP F OR TUBERCULOSIS (STAG-TB) TO SWITZERLAND
      FROM 2015-06-15 TO 2015-06-17

    3. INDIA-SOUTH AFRICA WORKSHOP ON HIV/TB TO SOUTH AFRICA
      FROM 2015-05-18 TO 2015-05-20

    4. PARTICIPATION IN THE MEETING "4TH GLOBAL FORUM ON TB VACCINES". TO CHINA
      FROM 2015-04-21 TO 2015-04-24

    5. PARTICIPATION IN THE 42ND UNION WORLD CONFERENCE ON LUNG HEALTH AND TO PRESENT PAPERS. TO FRANCE
      FROM 2011-10-26 TO 2011-10-30

    6. PARTICIPATION IN THE 6TH IAS CONFERENCE ON HIV PATHOGENESIS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION(IAS 2011). TO ITALY
      FROM 2011-07-17 TO 2011-07-20

    7. TO ACCEPT FIXED-TERM APPOINTMENT FOR THE NO. 190728, COORDINATOR. TO GENEVA
      FROM 2009-06-01 TO 2011-05-31

    8. PARTICIPATION IN THE CONSULTANTS MEETING ON "NUTRITION AND MALARIA, TB AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES. TO AUSTRIA
      FROM 2009-03-23 TO 2009-03-25

    9. PARTICIPATION IN THE "BIOVISION 2009-THE WORLD LIFE SCIENCES FORUM". TO FRANCE
      FROM 2009-03-08 TO 2009-03-11

    10. PARTICIPATION IN THE 16TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS (CROI 2009). TO CANADA
      FROM 2009-02-08 TO 2009-02-11

    11. TO UNDERGO THE ADVANCED TRAINING IN HIV/AIDS CLINICAL TRIALS. TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2008-06-15 TO 2008-12-15

    12. PARTICIPATION IN THE BIO-VISISION ALEXANDRIA CONFERENCE. TO EGYPT
      FROM 2008-04-12 TO 2008-04-16

    13. PARTICIPATION IN THE 15TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS(CROI 2008). TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2008-02-03 TO 2008-02-06

    14. PARTICIPATION IN THE 12TH MEETING OF THE NATIONAL TB PROGRAMME MANAGERS AT DHAKA TO BANGLADESH
      FROM 2007-12-03 TO 2007-12-06

    15. PARTICIPATION IN THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON AIDS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC. TO SRI LANKA
      FROM 2007-08-19 TO 2007-08-23

    16. MEETING ON REGIONAL CONSULTATION ON NUTRITION & HIV/AIDS IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA:EVIDENCE LESSONS&RECOMMENTATIONS FOR ACTION. TO BANGKOK
      FROM 2007-10-08 TO 2007-10-11

    17. PARTICIPATION IN THE 4TH IAS CONFERENCE ON HIV PATHOGENESIS AND PREVENTION. TO AUSTRALIA
      FROM 2007-07-22 TO 2007-07-25

    18. PARTICIPATION IN THE STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING ON NUTRITION AND HIV/AIDS. TO AUSTRIA
      FROM 2007-07-11 TO 2007-07-13

    19. PARTICIPATION IN THE IBSA TUBERCULOSIS RESEARCH WORKSHOP. TO SOUTH AFRICA
      FROM 2006-11-06 TO 2006-11-07

    20. PARTICIPATION IN THE 37TH UNION WORLD CONFERENCE. TO FRANCE
      FROM 2006-10-31 TO 2006-11-04

    21. PARTICIPATION IN THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE TO CANADA
      FROM 2006-08-13 TO 2006-08-18

    22. PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKSHOP ON HIV SEQUENCE,IMMUNOLOGY AND VACCINE TRIAL DATABASE IN KEYSTONE. TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2006-03-27 TO 2006-04-01

    23. PARTICIPATION IN THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASE IN THE PACIFIC RIM. TO VIETNAM
      FROM 2005-11-16 TO 2005-11-17

    24. PARTICIPATION IN THE 36TH UNION WORLD CONFERENCE ON LUNG HEALTH. TO FRANCE
      FROM 2005-10-18 TO 2005-10-22

    25. 3RD INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY CONFERENCE ON HIV PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT. TO BRAZIL
      FROM 2005-07-24 TO 2005-07-27

    26. PARTICIPATION AS A WHO TEMPORARY ADVISOR IN THE EXPERT CONSULTATION MEETING ON TB/HIV RESEARCH PRIORITIES TO GENEVA
      FROM 2005-02-14 TO 2005-02-15

    27. PARTICIPATION IN THE 12TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS (CROI) TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2005-02-22 TO 2005-02-25

    28. PARTICIPATION IN THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF THE US- JAPAN CO-OPERATIVE MEDICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM (USJCMSP). TO JAPAN
      FROM 2004-12-07 TO 2004-12-10

    29. PARTICIPATION IN THE HIV/TB CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTRES TO SOUTH AFRICA
      FROM 2004-09-27 TO 2004-10-02

    30. PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKSHOP ON "GRANTMANSHIP ON HIV/AIDS. TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2004-05-06 TO 2004-05-07

    31. PARTICIPATION IN THE 11TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIOUS. TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2004-02-08 TO 2004-02-11

    32. PARTICIPATION IN THE 2ND IAS CONFERENCE ON HIV PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT. TO FRANCE
      FROM 2003-07-13 TO 2003-07-16

    33. PARTICIPATION IN (I) ATS 2003 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE (II) TO REVIEW HIV/AIDS CLINICAL TRIAL PROCEDURES. TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2003-05-14 TO 2003-05-20

    34. PARTICIPATION IN 10TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPORTUNISITE INFECTIONS. TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2003-02-05 TO 2003-02-15

    35. PARTICIPATION IN THE 9TH CONFERENCE ON RETROVIRUSES AND OPPO RTUNISTIC INFECTION TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2002-02-24 TO 2002-02-28

    36. VISIT UCLA TO ANALYSES DATA FROM THE COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2001-06-18 TO 2001-06-23

    37. 3 MONTHS COURSE ON INTERNATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY OF AIDS AND ON A CLINICAL RESEARCH ISSUES IN HIV/AIDS. TO U.S.A.
      FROM 2000-04-03 TO 2000-06-30

    38. AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY 1998 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO U.S.A.
      FROM 1998-04-24 TO 1998-04-29


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