RAM MANOHAR P, MD (AY)
Dr. P. Ram Manohar, received BAMS and MD (Ay) degrees from Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru respectively. He has been contributing in the field of Ayurvedic research since the last 24 years.
He was the Principal Investigator on the Indian side of the National Institutes of Health, USA sponsored research study to scientifically evaluate the efficacy of Ayurveda in rheumatoid arthritis which was conducted in collaboration with the University of Washington, Seattle, University of California, Los Angeles and AVP, Coimbatore under the leadership of Daniel Furst, MD, eminent Rheumatologist. The outcomes of this study was published in Annals of Rheumatic Diseases and Journal of Clinical Rheumatology and won the prestigious Excellence in Integrative Medicine Research Award from the European Society of Integrative Medicine. This study was recommended as a blue print for future studies on CAM by Dr. Edzard Ernst, a vehement critic of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.He has spearheaded the clinical documentation program called RUDRA and also established the first online indexing service for Ayurveda research papers called DHARA. He has served as Principal Investigator on projects granted by the Department of AYUSH, Indian National Science Academy and the Coconut Development Board.
He has to his credit more than 50 publications including research papers published in peer reviewed indexed research journals and contributions in other journals and chapters in books. For details, CLICK HERE
Under his editorial leadership, Ancient Science of Life became the largest PubMed indexed research journal in the field of Ayurveda. He serves in the Editorial Board of the Indian Journal for History of Science published by the Indian National Science Academy. He is also the Chief Editor of Abhinava Dhanvantari, the new edition of the first journal for Ayurveda from Kerala published in the early part of the 20th Century. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Global Advances in Health and Medicine.
He has participated in 25 major international conferences and more than 100 national conferences. He serves in the Communications Committee of the 6th International Conference on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) scheduled to be held at Las Vegas in May 2016. He also serves in the Scientific Committee of International Network for Development of Research In Ayurveda (INDRA), which will organise the third International Research Seminar on Ayurveda at Milan, Italy in September 2016.
He was honored with the Ayurveda Marga Pravarthaka Award by the L. Mahadevan’s Ayurveda Foundation in 2014 and Vaidya Sundarlal Joshi Smriti Sodha Puraskara by the Mahagujarat Medical Society in 2015.
He has made research visits to United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Argentina, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Latvia, Russia, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Thailand and Sri Lanka for the promotion of Ayurveda.
He is presently serving as Research Director at Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda (ĀCĀRA) attached to Amrita School of Ayurveda managed by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University). He is Research Advisor and a Founding Director of AVP Research Foundation, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He also participates in academic activities at Southern California University of Health Sciences, USA, European Academy of Ayurveda, Germany, Ayurvedic Point, Italy and National University of Rosario, Argentina. He is an approved guide for the PhD program in Ayurveda and Chair of the PGP Committee for Ayurveda at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University).
He currently serves as a member of Scientific Advisory Group of Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Government of India and as Research Advisor for Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Government of India.. He served as member of Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), Government of India. He has also served as Member, Program Advisory Committee,National Health Systems Resource Centre, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India and Member, Sub-Committee for Public Relations, Scientific Communication and IEC for International Cooperation, Dept. of AYUSH, Government of India.
He has been featured in the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in USA in a documentary titled “INDIA - A SECOND OPINION” highlighting the scope of Ayurveda in chronic diseases. He was one of the anchors in the documentary on “THE JOURNEY OF AYURVEDA” produced by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. He also made a brief appearance on German TV channel RBB for the documentary “HOW HEALTHY IS VEGETARIAN DIET”. He was interviewed by BBC Radio 4, London on the theme “HERBS, PILLS AND POTIONS”, broadcast and webcast by BBC Radio. He was also featured on Doordarshan Documentary Serial “AYURVEDA- MEDICINE FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM” co-produced by the Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Cbe) Pvt Limited.
Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda (ĀCĀRA), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Amrita School of Ayurveda Campus, Vallikkavu, Kollam - 690525, Kerala, India
AVP Research Foundation,
136/137, Trichy Rd, Ramanathapuram Coimbatore - 641045 Tamil Nadu, India
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To watch Documentary "THE JOURNEY OF AYURVEDA", please CLICK HERE
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Current projects & Programs
THIRD INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SEMINAR ON AYURVEDA 2016 will be held on 19th September 2016 in Milan, Italy as part of the 3rd International Congress on Ayurveda organised by Ayurvedic Point, Italy.
The International Ayurveda Research Seminar aims to establish Ayurveda as an acknowledged medical system on a global scale. In addition, systematic research activities are intended to promote the comprehension of Ayurvedic concepts and therapies, thus encouring the integration of Ayurveda into modern medical practice. About 100 delegates coming from 19 countries attended the International Research Seminar on Ayurveda in 2014 and 2015 in order to take part in this process. A major outcome of last year's seminar has been the establishment of a Research Network of individuals and institutions across the globe to promote, initiate and coordinate research activities known as INDRA - International Network for Development of Research in Ayurveda. About 50 researchers have joined INDRA for cooperation in Ayurvedic research.
Please visit www.ayurvedicpointcongress.com for more details.
AMRITASŪTRAM 2016 is scheduled from 07 to 14 August 2016 at Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri, Kollam. Kerala. It is an intensive seven day workshop focussing on specific sections of the Astanga Hrdaya. The goal of the workshops is to dig into the basics of Ayurveda through an in depth study of the classical text. The workshop approximately covers 72 hours of exposure to the text comprising of 12 hours of chanting, theoretical discussions, practicals and meet the acharya sessions every day. Candidates are selected after telephonic interview and online test.
Amrita University is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research university that is accredited 'A' by NAAC and is ranked as one of the best research universities in India. The university is spread across five campuses in three states of India - Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with the University headquarters at Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
The university continuously collaborates with top US universities including Ivy league universities and top European universities for regular student exchange programs, and has emerged as one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning in India.The university is managed by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math. Amrita University has been ranked in the Ivy League of Indian universities in the 2009 review of Deemed Universities constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India. Amrita is placed in Category A in this review, popularly known as the Tandon Committee report conducted by a high power committee consisting of reputed academicians.
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