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Fulbright-Nehru fellowship:

Dr Lekha Pandit, Professor & Head, Department of Neurology, KSHEMA, has been selected for the prestigious Fulbright Nehru fellowship for academic and professional excellence for 2018-2019. Dr Lekha Pandit has been chosen for her exceptional work in understanding the cause and treatment of autoimmune disorders of the brain. During her fellowship she will teach and conduct research in the Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. She is the first neurologist from India to be awarded in this category.

Invited speaker:
Dr Lekha Pandit was invited to speak at the 10th Congress of the Pan-Asian Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (PACTRIMS) in November 2017 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

PhD awarded:
Dr Mary Anitha D’Cunha has been awarded PhD by Nitte university for her thesis titled “Association of single neucleotide polymorphisms in the non major histocompatibility loci in Multiple Sclerosis among Indian population”.

  • Pandit L, Mustafa S, Uppoor R, Nakashima I, Takahashi T, Kaneko K. Reversible paraspinal muscle hyperintensity in anti-MOG antibody– associated transverse myelitis. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 2018;5:e412; doi: 10.1212/ NXI.0000000000000412.
  • Pandit L, Nakashima I, Mustafa S, Takahashi T, Kaneko K. Anti Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein associated Immunoglobulin G (AntiMOG-IgG)‑associated Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder with Persistent Disease Activity and Residual Cognitive Impairment. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2017:20; 4.
  • Pandit L, Mustafa S. spontaneous remission lasting more than a decade in untreated AQP4 antibody–positive NMOSD .Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 2017;4:e351; doi: 10.1212/ NXI.0000000000000351.
  • D’Cunha A, Pandit L & Malli C.Genetic variations in the Dravidian population of South West coast of India: Implications in designing case-control studies. Indian J Med Res 2017: 145; 753-757 DOI: 10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_1435_15.