MCOPS student represents India, wins best poster award

By Alexander Chandy
Udupi Today Media Network


Manipal, 12 July 2017: Sangeetha Iyer, a PharmD student of Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University representing India at the Euro Heart Care-2017 in Jonkoping, Sweden in May, brought back laurels when her research poster was declared the best in a competition that had participation from countries like UK, USA, Japan, Russia, Netherlands, Portugal, Norway, Spain, Turkey, Iceland and others.



Sangeetha was also one among the 10 research scholars from across the globe to receive an exclusive CCNAP travel scholarship to participate in the Congress of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP), organized by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).


She has been working in the domain of ‘Preventive Cardiology’ emphasizing on preventing heart diseases in the community. Research scholars from countries like UK, USA, Japan, Russia, Netherlands, Portugal, Norway, Spain, Turkey, Iceland and others took part in the poster presentation.


Sangeetha was invited to present her research paper at Euro Heart Care-2016, Athens, Greece where over 1000 participants from over 40 countries took part. The abstracts of her work have also been published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (EJCN), an official Journal of The Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions. Her interview is also published on the official website of destination Jonkoping:


She had also represented MCOPS and Manipal University at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) - 6th Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress (PSWC) in Stockholm, Sweden from May 21 to 24, 2017 having received the PSWC-2017 Young Scientist Travel scholarship for her presentation. She has successfully completed this interdisciplinary project under the supervision of Dr. Ranjan Shetty K, a highly renowned interventional cardiologist in India.


On her arrival back to India, she said “My parents have been very supportive and also I am equally blessed to have good friends and teachers to support me. As long as such organizations continue to invest in education and research, I believe we can have many young scientists working for path-breaking research.”


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