Achievements & Milestones
Workshop in an ICMR institute – July 2019
In July we were invited to conduct a special two day workshop at the ICMR RMRC, Bhubaneswar. We had twenty five participants – a mix of Students of a Masters Degree in Public Health, PhD scholars, medical doctors and other research personnel.
At the end some senior scientists declared that this workshop should be conducted in all the ICMR centres.
Badges from GlobalGiving – May 2019
In 2017, QMed was awarded three badges from GlobalGiving. This year – we got a fourth badge – for Effectiveness.
QMed does its first two workshops in AIIMS Bhubaneswar – April 2019
AIIMS Bhubaneswar is the second AIIMS to have our workshops; the first being AIIMS Jodhpur. We have done workshops at the RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences and Institute Rotary Cancer Hospita, AIIMS Delhi; a few years ago
We have also delivered lectures at AIIMS Raipur, Delhi and Bhubaneswar.
Vasumathi Sriganesh mentors around 25 participants of MECOR January 2019.
MECOR is an annual event conducted by a section of the American Thoracic Society, to strengthen research skills in India. Vasumathi Sriganesh has participated in this for years. This year, participants were made to view her recorded lectures before the event, and then work on search strategies for their topics and get mentored to improve them. The experiment was pretty successful!
Our E-Learning venture is gaining ground! – October, 2018
We now have over 30 individuals enrolled, and importantly the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons (AMASI) has also come on board! They have taken access for their 10000 plus members.
Vasumathi Sriganesh invited to be a member of GlobalGiving’s India Leadership Council. – May 16, 2018
Vasumathi Sriganesh has been invited by GlobalGiving to be a member of their India Leadership Council. She will be assisting, when required any NGO from India, currently listed with GlobalGiving and soon, she will also help new NGOs that require help to get onto GlobalGiving. We are honoured that she has been featured in GlobalGiving’s India page
GlobalGiving chooses QMed for a mentoring program to increase its Social Impact – May 15, 2018
We are now part of a selective cohort participating in their Social Impact Academy, which focuses on teaching us how to plan and measure the long term impact of what we do. We have embarked on a major self-learning activity through this forum, and wish to work on the Social Impact of QMed with full gusto.
Our standing in GlobalGiving has also improved by leaps and bounds. Our project rank has shot up (currently 315/4424) where earlier we were in a 1000+ ranking We have taken part in a campaign that taught us new ways to approach people for funding.
Our First E-Learning Module is Live! – May 13, 2018
We are happy to announce that our long cherished dream of having an E-learning venture is now a reality. The first of our E-learning courses on Mastering PubMed is now up and running. You will have access to 11 lectures elaborating using PubMed as efficiently as you can. We’ve also provided quizzes and a final assessment to test your understanding.
In addition, we provide you with mentoring support for a year! To know more about this, visit www.qmed.ngo/elearning-reg
First workshop in collaboration with the Campbell Collaboration & Chitkara University, Chandigarh – Jan 31, 2018 – Feb 1, 2018
We will be doing our first workshop in collaboration with the Campbell Collaboration & Chitkara University, Chandigarh. This is a workshop on “Searching for Studies for doing a Campbell Systematic Review”. The course will cover details about what it takes to develop an effective search strategy for a systematic review. The importance of using both thesaurus terms as well as all possible text words, the use of Boolean operators and truncation symbols will be covered in detail. The steps in creating a systematic search strategy that can be documented and reported will be demonstrated. For brochure click here.
We incorporated a payment solutions platform for Fundraising on our website on December 26, 2017. For Indian donors, the process of giving a donation is now really simple. One can donate using a debit or credit card, do a bank transfer or even have a cheque picked up – just by filling in details on the Danamojo platform. The debit and credit card options will work for International donors too, but we recommend that these donors use the GlobalGiving option.
Do go to our updated Donation Page to see both options. For those in India, do try the Danamojo option. You will make a fresh start in helping medical students and researchers learn about searching for evidence, for 2018
We delivered our 300th lecture at Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Kalwa, Mumbai