Dean Message

Message from Dean IHMR

On behalf of all our faculty, staff and students, welcome to the School of Health Management Research. As dean of the school, I’m extremely proud of the rich tradition of providing practical, experience-based health education that our college has upheld since its founding. Our programs prepare our students to become leaders with the moral depth and intellectual intensity necessary to meet the challenges of a time of critical transition in society.

IIHMR University is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As the situation n continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off campus. We are planning for several possibility scenarios and taking decisive, informed action to limit the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring the continuity of our teaching and research mission.

We have moved to online mode of teaching, as a response to COVID-19, we have started online teaching in MPH program – a collaborative program with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA. Faculty and students are satisfied with this move. 

Dr. P. R. Sodani
PhD, MPH (UNC-CH, USA)
Dean – IHMR

During the lockdown, the faculty were engaged in writing research proposals, writing papers in peer reviewed journals, mentoring students for summer training and dissertation. Students are encouraged to do online courses to enhance their skill set and use this time appropriately. In response to COVID-19, we are organizing daily e-meeting of faculty to review the current situation and trends on COVID-19 globally and locally. We have started webinar series for our students and alumni on important thematic issues and participation is encouraging. Students mentoring are going on through online meetings and webinars.

In response to COVID-19, we are coming with a Special Issue of Journal of Health Management on COVID-19. Faculty have contributed papers on various dimensions of COVID-19 such as global scenario, health systems response, hospital preparedness, safety of health workforce, economy, supply chain, society, migratory labourer, social distancing, communication, and pharmaceutical sector, etc.  

Similarly, we have prepared ourselves to offer online MDPs for senior and middle level executives.   I want to thank all of our students, faculty, staff and alumni for adjusting to the challenges of this rapidly evolving and uncertain time and for rising to the moment as members of a community dedicated to promoting and protecting health.

As thought leaders in their industry, the knowledge and research contributions of our faculty continue to drive change both at the university and across the globe.

I would like to cordially invite all of you who are interested in expanding your knowledge and enriching your careers to explore our school further either online or through a visit to campus.


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