Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology​

NAME: Dr. USHA SADASIVAN, MD (Pharmacology,Ph.D)

EMAIL: drjagan.uj@gmail.com

Contact Number :9445291308

Experience :31 years

Area Of Interest

  • Pharmacovigilance

  • Pharmacogenomics

  • Molecular Pharmacology

Expertise:

  • Post Graduate Teaching

  • Animal Research

  • Administration

Achievements

  • Former Dean of Government Chengalpet Medical College.

Name

Designation

Name of the Department

Year of Appointment

Dr.Usha Sadasivan

Professor&HOD

Pharmacology

05.02.2020

Dr. P. Jacob Varghese

Professor

Pharmacology

04.12.2013

Dr. B. Prathap

Associate Professor

Pharmacology

08.06.2012

Dr. E. Seshathri

Assistant Professor

Pharmacology

01.07.2016

Dr.Vishwasrao Sunil Mhatarba

Assistant Professor

Pharmacology

11.7.2017

Dr Chandran

Veterinary Surgeon

Pharmacology

12.11.2013

Dr. Srinath

Tutor

Pharmacology

29.05.2017

Dr. Sivagami

Tutor

Pharmacology

31.05.2017

Dr. Dr. S. Sarguna

Tutor

Pharmacology

31.05.2018

Dr. R. Deepthi Krishna

Tutor

Pharmacology

28.05.2018

Dr. S.Priyadharsini

Tutor

Pharmacology

18.5.2019

About Department:

Department of Pharmacology is an important paraclinical department that renders academic services to undergraduate and postgraduate students and support patient related services to clinical departments by providing drug information and assisting Pharmacy in-charge in preparing hospital drug formulary. It imparts knowledge about Journey of the drugs starting from its origin, action, its movement in the body (pharmacokinetics) and its beneficial and hazardous effect on our body.

The Department is situated at first floor of college building and welcomes the students of II-year MBBS, II-year BDS and first year postgraduates of MD (Pharmacology). The department also provides teaching-learning support to B.Sc. (OT & AT) students.

The department is headed by Dr Usha Sadasivan, retired Dean of reputed Govt. Medical College with outstanding administrative & educational excellence record. She is having 31 years of teaching experience.  

The department has necessary teaching learning facilities for undergraduates as well as postgraduates as per MCI norms. The department has an animal house that was established in year 2014 to initiate research on small animals for postgraduate training. It is registered in 17/8/2015 and license is renewed (1818/GO/Ere/S/15/CPCSEA) on 4/12/2018. Facilities of animal house are available to all other departments as well as sister institutes. Students are trained about the animal experiments in Computer simulated model installed in central library.   

The department has Pharmacovigilance unit to support pharmacovigilance program. Postgraduates students daily visit the clinical departments, collect adverse drug reactions (ADR) and report it to our department. After causality assessment, report is sent to approved ADR monitoring centre. The department is very keen in creating awareness among students, faculties and hospital staff about adverse drug reactions. Every 2 monthly pharmacology department conducts awareness program about ADR and drug safety.

Department houses spacious museum with models developed by students about mechanism of action of drugs. Pharmacokinetics charts, charts with history of drugs, herbal medicine charts, various commonly used drugs, and different medical devices for understanding routes of drug administration are also displayed in the museum.

Department promotes students’ participatory activities by organising model /quiz / poster competition for the students in order to develop creativity and kindle their interest in Pharmacology. Postgraduates are motivated to conduct research other than dissertation with emphasis on Animal Research, Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacogenomics and Toxicology. Research aptitude of undergraduates is encouraged by undertaking ICMR-STS project. In last 3 years, two ICMR-STS projects have been accepted from our Department.

Research:

Total number of Publications: 17

  1. In-Vitro Anthelmintic activity of Ethanolic leaf extract of Luffa Acutangula on Indian Earthworms PheretimaPosthuma
  2. Pharmacokinetic interaction of Phosphorus on the treatment of sputum positive Pulmonary tuberculosis patients
  3. Assessment of Hepatoprotective activity of SymplocosRacemosa bark againstparacetamol induced liver damage in rats and its possible mechanism of action
  4. Antiulcer activity of Aqueous extract of WaltheriaIndica leaf against pyloric ligated ulcer model in rats
  5. A Randomized Comparative Study of Efficacy and Safety of Epalrestat and Methylcobalamin in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy
  6. Scientific validation of antiurolithiatic activity of Luffa Acutangula root extract against Ethylene Glycol induced urolithiasis in Wistar albino rats
  7. Evaluation of efficacy and safety of Gluosamine and Chondroition sulphate in Osteoarthritis of knee
  8. Anxiolytic activity of aerial parts of WaltheriaIndica using experimental anxiety model
  9. Prevalence of Hepatitis –B and hepatitis C co-infection in seropositive HIV individuals from tertiary care hospital
  10. Prescribing pattern of anti-microbials in a tertiary care hospital
  11. Cough suppressant and expectorant activities of ethanolic extract of PergulariaNaevia in mice model
  12. Inhibition of cyclic adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate (cAMP) in the generation of seizure threshold by potent specific phosphodiesterase (PDE-3) inhibitors
  13. Carbamazepine induced steven Johnson syndrome
  14. Assessment of Prescribing Pattern and cost analysis of Topical Steroids for skin Disorders in Dermatological Outpatient Department of a Tertiary care hospital
  15. Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude towards alternative to animal experimentation in research and education among interns and post graduate medical students in a teaching hospital Tamilnadu, India
  16. Proteasome Inhibitor: A Targeted Therapy
  17. Haloperidol Induced Rabbit Syndrome
  1. Department Research Lab
  2. Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology Lab
  3. Pharmacovigilance Centre
  4. Animal House with full time veterinary Surgeon: for Animal Research
  5. Clinical Pharmacology room:
  6. Computer Simulated Model (as an alternative to animal experiment)
  7. Museum: with adequate number of models, charts, specimens and drugs
  1. Sl. No

    Name of the Event

    Date when organized

    Total number of participants

    1

    CME-Pharmacovigilance – Drug Sensitization & ADR Reporting

    05.04.2017

    96

    2

    Poster competition

    17.8.2017

    101

    3

    Workshop- Zebra Fish Promising Research Model

    03.03.2018

    43

    4

    Model competition

    29.10.2018

    103

    5

    CME- Recent Advances in Management of Drug Addiction

    28.09.2018

    86

    6

    National Work-shop on Good Clinical Practice

    02.04.2019

    71

    7

    CME-Pharmacovigilance – Drug Safety Signals

    27.08.19

    72

    8

    Pharmacology Quiz Competition

    26.11.2019

    109

  1. Sl. No.

    Name of the Student

    PG Guide

    Co-guide

    Duration

    Year of dissertation acceptance

    Year of Course completion

    1

    Dr.P. Kalaiselvi

    Dr. Purabi Roy

    —————

    3 years

    2013

    2016

    2

    Dr. Lekshmanan

    Dr. Purabi Roy

    Dr. Swaminathan

    3 years

    2013

    2016

    3

    Dr. Sunil M Vishwasrao

    Dr. Jacob Verghese

    Dr. Sufala S Vishwasrao

    3 years

    2014

    2017

    4

    Dr. V.D.Deepti

    Dr. Kavitha

    —————

    3 years

    2015

    2018

    5

    Dr. Preeth

    Dr. Jacob Verghese

    Dr. V. Gopal Dass

    3 years

    2015

    2018

    6

    Dr. E. Akila

    Dr. Jacob Verghese

    Dr. Prathap

    3 years

    2016

    2019

    7

    Dr. Ganesh Kumar

    Dr. Kavitha

    —————

    3 years

    2016

    2019

Undergraduates

Year

No. of students appeared

No. of students passed

Pass %age

2014

90

89

99

2015

98

97

99

2016

108

101

93

2017

99

99

100

2018

102

100

98

2019

105

103

98

Postgraduates

Year

No. of students appeared

No. of students passed

Pass %age

2016

2

2

100

2017

1

1

100

2018

2

2

100

2019

2

2

100

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