WELCOME TO
Prof. M. VISWANATHAN DIABETES RESEARCH CENTRE


(26.8.1923- 1.3.1996)
“Founder Director”

Prof. M. VISWANATHAN, M.D., FAMS

Prof. M. Viswanathan, who has been acknowledged as a “Doyen in Diabetology“ in India, was a relentless crusader against diabetes for 50 years. He was responsible for setting up and running the first organised diabetes clinic in India at the famous Stanley Medical College in Chennai. He was a clinician, teacher, researcher and administrator and was devoted to his profession, with keen and discerning intellect and organisational skills. He had a passionate commitment to decrease the suffering of people with diabetes.

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Prof.MVDRC ACTIVITIES

Research

  • Recognition by the DST as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
  • Prof. M. Viswanathan DRC National Research Grant for Diabetes offered since 1996 to young scientists & researchers in India
  • Researching in Epidemiology, Health economics,Diet,Diabetic foot,Nephropathy,CVD
  • Over 500 publications in peer reviewed journals
  • 5000 reprints on various aspects of diabetes available in the library

Training in Diabetes

  • Intensive foot care training for doctors
  • Intensive training in diabetes prevention and management for doctors
  • Intensive training in diabetes prevention and management for nurses
  • Special training courses: Lab techniques for diabetes related diagnosis
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Courses

  • Post Doctoral fellowship in Diabetology
  • Post Doctoral fellowship in Podiatry
  • Fellowship programme in Clinical Diabetology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetes Education
  • B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Diploma in Podiatry
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Activities as a WHO Collaborating Centre

  • To conduct epidemiological research on prevention and identification of predictors of diabetes and its complications and its associated co-morbid conditions of public health importance.
  • To strengthen education and training in diabetes research, prevention and management.
  • To develop methods for reducing diabetes risk factors at the community level

NATIONAL RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS

Prof. M. Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre has several ongoing research collaborations with various research organizations in both India as well as abroad.

National Collaborations
  • WHO Country Office for India (South-East Asia Regional Office), New Delhi
  • Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai
  • National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (ICMR), Chennai
  • Resource Group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health (REACH), Chennai
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  • National Institute of Epidemiology- ICMR Chennai
  • Central Footwear Training Institute Guindy
  • Central Leather Research Institute Adyar
  • Chizophrenia Research Foundation Chennai
  • SRM Research Institute under SRM University

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS

Prof. M. Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre has several ongoing research collaborations with various research organizations in both India as well as abroad.

International Collaborations
  • University of Southampton School of Medicine, UK
  • International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, France
  • Guy’s Campus King’s College, London
  • World Diabetes Foundation, Denmark
  • Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania