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Dr Narendra Pamidi specialized in human anatomy, diabetes, and neuroscience teaching and research. He holds a Master of Medical Anatomy from Kasturba Medical College (Manipal University) and a PhD in Diabetes and Neuroscience from Manipal University. Dr Narendra has extensive teaching and research expertise as an Assistant Professor at various medical institutes in India (KMC & MMMC: Manipal). He taught clinically oriented anatomy for MBBS, BDS, Allied Health, Biomedical, and Nursing students. He joined the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JSCMHS) in 2013 and is currently the Coordinator for the Anatomy discipline. 

For outstanding academic performance in undergraduate studies, Dr Narendra secured the TJPS College Topper Award and merit Certificate (1999). His passion for anatomy education and research has been honoured with the 'Annual Best audio-visual Award' (2009), the "Best Presenter Award" (2018), the "Pro-Vice-Chancellor Award for Excellence in Education" (Individual category, 2020), "Pro-Vice-Chancellor Award for Excellence in Educational leadership" (Individual category, 2022), Commendation, JCSMHS GR Publication (2022), ITEX Gold Medal (2023). Dr Narendra consistently ranked under the ‘Best teachers’ category and secures outstanding Students Evaluation of Teaching Units (SETU: 4.95 out of 5) in JSCMHS, Monash University Malaysia. He serves as an external examiner for several medical schools. 

Dr Narendra has published over 65 peer-reviewed research papers, and case series on diabetes, neuroscience, and variable architecture of the human body. He is on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals and serves as a reviewer for them. Dr Narendra has been successful in obtaining both internal and external research funding (ECR, GA 21, Education Excellence, Learning & Teaching, FRGS etc..). He has supervised several research projects (PhD, Master & Honors), and his students have won first place in several competitions. Dr Narendra also serves as a mentor for graduates, postdocs, and young faculty at the American Association of Anatomy network. His current research is focused on medical education (anatomy & peer mentoring), diabetes & neuroscience.   

Research Grants 

  1. ITEX seed grant, MUM. 2023 (Chief- Investigator)
  2. Innovation Sandbox (MUMIS) for the research proposal ‘SHADE’ 2022 that will advance to the development of the proof of concept stage. Monash University Malaysia.
  3. “Therapeutic testing of an in vitro hydrogel model of Alzheimer’s disease”. JCSMHS ECR grant 2022. (Co-investigator)
  4. Pro-Vice-chancellor grant award research grant for excellence in education: Awarded for exhibiting effective innovation in teaching Anatomy, for giving students a better visual and tactile sense of the human body structures and engaging students enthusiastically. Monash University Malaysia, 2020.
  5. The Foundations of The Mechanisms of Action of Thermochemical Ablation Towards A Cheap and Effective Cancer Treatment. FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) 2019, Malaysia. (Co-investigator).
  6. Effect of Antidiabetic Drugs Towards Marrow Adiposity in Diabetic Induced Mice Models. Early career researcher grant. (Chief Investigator). Monash University Malaysia. 2019. 
  7. Effect on Antidiabetic Drugs Towards Marrow Adiposity in Diabetic Induced Mice Models. GA 21 grant. (Chief Investigator). MUM. 2019. 
  8. Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Learning & Teaching Travel Grants. Monash University, Australia, 2019. 
  9. Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) leaders today: Are they leaders tomorrow? Education Excellence Grant, Campus Education, MUM, 2018 (Chief Investigator)
  10. Neuroprotective and antioxidative nature of environmental enrichment exposure on diabetic and stressed rat hippocampus and identification of associated molecular pathways, FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) 2016, Malaysia. (Chief investigator) 
  11. Multidisciplinary Research Competitive grant for the project titled ‘Extracorporeal perfusion of the ex vivo liver to mimic the pressure environment of the liver in vivo: application to saline infusion study’’, MUM, 2015 (Co-investigator) 
  12. Computational modelling technique as an effective tool for studying saline-infused radiofrequency ablation treatment of liver cancer. Advanced Engineering Platform, MUM, 2014 (Co-Investigator). 
  13. ‘Early Carrier Researcher’ grant for the project titled “Effectiveness of metformin as a dual application in treating obesity and hyperglycemia in a rat model”, MUM, 2014. (Chief investigator). 
  14. Manipal University, Seed Money Grant for the research project titled “Effects of Diabetes and Chronic Restraint Stress on Rat Brain Morphology: Treatment with Environmental Enrichment”, 2008. (Chief investigator)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015

Diabetes & Neuroscience, PhD, Manipal University

Award Date: 12 Jan 2012

Biostatistics & Research Methodology , 6 months certificate course in “Biostatistics and Research Methodology”, Kasturba Medical College , Manipal University

Award Date: 20 Sept 2008

Medical Anatomy, Master of Science (2000-2003), Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Award Date: 29 Jul 2003

Research area keywords

  • Clinical anatomy education
  • diabetes & neuroscience
  • histo-pathology

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