CR.SOMAN AWARDS

Health Action by People had instituted an Award, named after Dr. C.R.Soman, the founder-Chairman of HAP, who passed away on November 6, 2009. It is intended to encourage original research among the post-graduate students of the Government medical colleges in Kerala. The Award was proposed to be given every year to the person whose Post Graduate thesis during the previous year was adjudged to be the best. The Award carries a cash prize of Rs.25,000/- and a Certificate.

List of award winners:-

1. 2010- Dr. M.V.Sajna, (Department of Community Medicine, Medical College, Kozhikode).

2. 2012-Dr. P.V.Lisha, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Medical College, Kozhikode was selected for the Second Dr. C.R.Soman Award and it was presented to her in a function organized in the Trivandrum Medical College on January 13, 2012.

3. 2013- Dr. R.Devisree, Department of Gynaecology, Medical College,Trivandrum was selected for the Third Dr C.R.Soman Award, which was presented on January 11, 2013.

4. 2014-Dr. Poornakala (Department Pathology, Medical College, Trivandrum) was selected for the Fourth Dr C.R.Soman Award, which was presented on January 11, 2014.

5. 2014- Dr M Dhanya Unnikrishnan,Department of Paediatrics, SAT, Medical college, Trivandrum was selected for the Fifth Dr C.R.Soman Award, which was presented in a function organised on December 20, 2014 at the Old Auditorium of Trivandrum Medical College.

6.  2015-Dr. Hisham Moosan, Assistant professor, Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Palakkad was selected for the Sixth Dr C.R.Soman Award. It was awarded by Dr.Ramadas Pisharady,Former Principal, Government Medical college, Trivandrum on December, 04,2015 at the Old Auditorium of Trivandrum Medical College.

7.  2016-Dr.Koushik department of Paediatrician Government Medical College, Kottayam was selected for the Seventh Dr.C R Soman AwardIt was awarded by Dr Ramankutty, Chairman, Health Action by People on December 2, 2016 at the Old Auditorium of Trivandrum Medical College.

8. 2017-Dr.Navya J Thaikattil , MD community Medicine, Amala Institute of Medical Science, Thrissur was selected for the Eighth Dr.C R Soman Award. It was awarded by Smt.K K Shylaja, Hon. Minister for Health and Social Justice, Government of Kerala on10th November, 2017 at the Old Auditorium of Trivandrum Medical College.

9. 2018 – Dr Archana Selvaraj, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Trivandrum was selected for the 9th Dr C R Soman Award. She was awarded by Honourable Governor of Kerala, Shri.Justice (Rtd) P Sathasivam on 9th Nov 2018 at the Old Auditorium of Trivandrum Medical College.

10. 2019 – Dr Joe Abraham, Department of Community Medicine, Amala Institute of Medical Science, Thrissur was selected for the 10th Dr C R Soman Award. He was awarded by Dr Rajan N Khobragade IAS, Health Secretary, Government of Kerala on 15th November 2019 at the Old Auditorium of Trivandrum Medical College.

11. 2020- Dr Arya Rahul, Department of Community Medicine, Trivandrum was selected for the 11th Dr C R Soman Award for her Thesis ‘Efficacy of Non –Pharmacological Intervention in Controlling Diabetes Among Patients Attending NCD Clinics of Primary Health Care Settings’ which was presented in a function organized on March 13th 2021 at the office premises of Health Action by People..

12. 2022- Dr Lakshmi Rajeev , PG Student, Department of Community Medicine, Govt T D Medical College, Alappuzha was selected for the 13th Dr C R Soman Award for her Thesis ‘Caregiver Burden and Profile of patients with Mental Illness registered in the Community Based Palliative Care Units of two Local Self Governments in Alappuzha District’ which was presented in a function organized on 14th Jan 2023 at the office premises of Health Action by People.

A first round of evaluation, including a thorough plagiarism check and a double-blinded evaluation by a team of three accomplished health research academics was conducted. Four candidates who ranked top in the first round were selected for the second round, including an open defence before an expert jury. The 4 shortlisted candidates after preliminary screening and their thesis titles are as follows:

Sl No: Name Affiliation Title of Thesis
1. Dr.Lakshmi Rajeev PG Student, Department of Community Medicine, Govt T D Medical College, Alappuzha Caregiver Burden and Profile of patients with Mental Illness registered in the Community Based Palliative Care Units of two Local Self Governments in Alappuzha District
2. Dr.Jazeela Mohammad Siddique Junior Resident, Department of Community Medicine, Govt Medical College, Alappuzha. Treatment Adherence Among Hypertensives - A Community Based Study
3. Dr Ria Elizabeth Thomas PG, Department Of Community Medicine, Govt Medical College, Trivandrum. Menstrual hygiene practices among women in the reproductive age group (15-45 years) residing in the field area of Integrated Family Health Centre, Pangappara, Thiruvananthapuram
4. Dr Vishnu B Menon Senior Resident, Department Of Community Medicine, Amritha Institute of Medical Science, Kochi Catastrophic Health Expenditure Among Households with Elderly in Ernakulam District

 

The panel of judges is given below:

Sl No: Name Affiliation
1. Dr Srikant A Associate Professor, AMCHSS
2. Dr Priya Srinivasan Paediatrician, SAT Hospital, Trivandrum
3. Dr Anil Kumar TV HOD, Dept Psychiatry, GMC, Trivandrum
4. Dr Jeemon P Associate Professor, AMCHSS

On the basis of the presentation, the Judging committee adjudged Dr Lakshmi Rajeev to be the winner. The award will be presented in a separate function organised for the purpose,The judges handed over the participation certificates for the rest of the short listed candidates.


Dr Lakshmi Rajeev presenting her thesis titled “Caregiver Burden and Profile of patients with Mental Illness registered in the Community Based Palliative Care Units of two Local Self Governments in Alappuzha District”as part of Dr CRS Award presentation on 14th Jan 2023 at HAP premises.

Dr Jazeela Siddique presenting her thesis titled “Treatment Adherence Among Hypertensives - A Community Based Study”as part of Dr CRS Award presentation on 14th Jan 2023 at HAP premises

Dr Vishnu B Menon presenting his thesis titled “Catastrophic Health Expenditure Among Households with Elderly in Ernakulam District”as part of Dr CRS Award presentation on 14th Jan 2023 at HAP premises

Dr Ria Elizebeth Thomas presenting her thesis titled “Menstrual hygiene practices among women in the reproductive age group (15-45 years) residing in the field area of Integrated Family Health Centre, Pangappara, Thiruvananthapuram”as part of Dr CRS Award presentation on 14th Jan 2023 at HAP premises

THE PANEL OF JUDGES: From left, Dr Anil Kumar TV , Dr Priya Sreenivasan, Dr Jeemon P & Dr Srikant A