Kochi: In a first for an Indian hospital, the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi has signed an MOU with the Harvard Medical School to exchange and promote best practices and research in Critical Care, Pain medicine and Anesthesiology.
The areas of cooperation under the MOU include identifying opportunities for joint research, an active exchange program for faculty and students from both the institutions, organizing joint events, workshops and training programs to support the advancement of medicine, and development of specialized advanced fellowships for faculty.
A three-member team from Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) visited the Amrita Hospital to sign the MOU, including Dr. Daniel S. Talmor, Chief, Dept. of Anesthesia, Pain Medicine & Critical Care at BIDMC; Dr. Peter J. Panzica, Vice Chief, Dept. of Anaesthesia at BIDMC; and Dr. Satya Krishna Ramachandran, Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology at BIDMC.
The first joint research project between Amrita and Harvard will focus on sepsis.