Dr Sonal Sekhar M

Dr Sonal Sekhar M

Assistant Professor-Selection Grade

Department of Pharmacy Practice

My Name is Dr Sonal Sekhar M, my profilePage is. I am aAssistant Professor-Selection Gradein Department of Pharmacy Practice, MCOPS, Manipal University.
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Sonal Sekhar M teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students. He conducts research activities including practical classes and bedside teaching.   He has following role and responsibilities:

    • Co-ordinator for Fourth Year Pharm.D and First Year Pharm.D (PB) program
    • Subject-Incharge for Clinical Toxicology (PPR 4.6 T) for IV Pharm.D, Principles of Qulaity Use of Medicines (MPP201 T) for M.Pharm and Case Based Learning of Therapeutics Lab(PPR 401 L) for IV B.Pharm program
    • Guide for M.Pharm dissertation work and Pharm.D project
    • Member of Publicity Committee, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Member of Antibiotic Stewardship Program, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal
    • Co-ordinator for Pharmacovigilance activities of Department of Pharmacy Practice

     

     

  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject
    :
    Pharmacotherapeutics-III
    Subject code
    :
    PPR 4.1T
    Year / Semester
    :
    Fourth Year Pharm.D
    Subject
    :
    Clinical Toxicology
    Subject code
    :
    PPR 4.6 T
    Year / Semester
    :
    Fourth Year Pharm.D
    Subject
    :
    Pharmacotherapeutics I & II
    Subject code
    :
    PPR 4.7 T
    Year / Semester
    :
    First Year Pharm.D (PB)
    Subject
    :
    Case Based Learning of Therapeutics Lab
    Subject code
    :
    PPR 401 L
    Year / Semester
    :
    Fourth Year B.Pharm
    Subject
    :
    Pharmacotherapeutics-I
    Subject code
    :
    MPP 102 T
    Year / Semester
    :
    First Semester MPharm
    Subject
    :
    Pharmacotherapeutics-II
    Subject code
    :
    MPP 202 T
    Year / Semester
    :
    First Semester MPharm
    Subject
    :
    Principles of Quality Use of Medicines
    Subject code
    :
    MPP 201 T
    Year / Semester
    :
    Second Semester MPharm
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree
    :
    Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy)
    Specialisation
    :
    Pharmacy Practice, Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Institute
    :
    Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
    Year of passing
    :
    2016
    Degree
    :
    MPharm (Master of Pharmacy)
    Specialisation
    :
    Pharmacy Practice
    Institute
    :
    VIPS (Visveswarapura Instititute of Pharmaceutical Science )/ RGUHS(Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences)
    Year of passing
    :
    2006
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Children’s Hospital Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada
    Designation
    :
    Pharmabridge Fellow
    Role:Clinical Pharmacy Rotation (Paediatric Pharmacy)
    Tenure
    :
    2013
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Department of Pharmacy Practice
    Designation
    :
    Assistant Professor-Senior Scale
    Role:Teaching and research
    Tenure
    :
    2011
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Department of Pharmacy Practice
    Designation
    :
    Lecturer
    Role:Teaching and research
    Tenure
    :
    2011
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi
    Designation
    :
    Senior Lecturer
    Role:Teaching and Guiding PharmD, MPharm and BPharm students. Participating in research activities
    Tenure
    :
    2006 - 2011
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Milind Institute of Pharmacy, Bangalore
    Designation
    :
    Lecturer
    Role:Teaching BPharm students
    Tenure
    :
    2006 - 2006
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Sonal Sekhar M teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students. He conducts research activities including practical classes and bedside teaching.   He has following role and responsibilities:

    • Co-ordinator for Fourth Year Pharm.D and First Year Pharm.D (PB) program
    • Subject-Incharge for Clinical Toxicology (PPR 4.6 T) for IV Pharm.D, Principles of Qulaity Use of Medicines (MPP201 T) for M.Pharm and Case Based Learning of Therapeutics Lab(PPR 401 L) for IV B.Pharm program
    • Guide for M.Pharm dissertation work and Pharm.D project
    • Member of Publicity Committee, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Member of Antibiotic Stewardship Program, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal
    • Co-ordinator for Pharmacovigilance activities of Department of Pharmacy Practice

     

     

  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject Subject code Year / Semester
    Pharmacotherapeutics-III PPR 4.1T Fourth Year Pharm.D
    Clinical Toxicology PPR 4.6 T Fourth Year Pharm.D
    Pharmacotherapeutics I & II PPR 4.7 T First Year Pharm.D (PB)
    Case Based Learning of Therapeutics Lab PPR 401 L Fourth Year B.Pharm
    Pharmacotherapeutics-I MPP 102 T First Semester MPharm
    Pharmacotherapeutics-II MPP 202 T First Semester MPharm
    Principles of Quality Use of Medicines MPP 201 T Second Semester MPharm
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
    Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy) Pharmacy Practice, Pharmaceutical Sciences Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal 2016
    MPharm (Master of Pharmacy) Pharmacy Practice VIPS (Visveswarapura Instititute of Pharmaceutical Science )/ RGUHS(Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences) 2006
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
    Children’s Hospital Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada Pharmabridge Fellow Clinical Pharmacy Rotation (Paediatric Pharmacy) 2013
    Department of Pharmacy Practice Assistant Professor-Senior Scale Teaching and research 2011
    Department of Pharmacy Practice Lecturer Teaching and research 2011
    Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi Senior Lecturer Teaching and Guiding PharmD, MPharm and BPharm students. Participating in research activities 2006 - 2011
    Milind Institute of Pharmacy, Bangalore Lecturer Teaching BPharm students 2006 - 2006
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest
    :
    Diabetic research, Antibiotic Stewardship, Probiotic research, Drug Safety
    Areas of expertise
    :
    Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapeutics
    Areas of research
    :
    Diabetic foot ulcer and Antimicrobial Suceptability Pattern
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
     
    Memberships:
    • Life Member of International Society of Infectious Disease, 2012.
    • Founder Member of Association of Practicing Pharmacists and Clinical Pharmacologists of India, 2011.
    • Life Member of Association of community pharmacist of India, 2011.
    • Life Member of Inpharm Association, 2011.
    • Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education, 2010.
    • Life Member of Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association, 2010.
    • Life Member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers, 2006.

    Achievements:

    • First prize for the poster entitled “Statin Induced Diabetes Mellitus in Cardiovascular Patients: A Multicentric Observational Study of Hospital Databases in South Indian Tertiary Healthcare Facilities” in  Manipal Cardiology Update-2016 CME on Infection and the Heart  on 1st November 2016 at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.
    • First prize for the poster entitled “Development and evaluation of Onconurse Practice- A Smartphone Application for Oncology Nurses” in  the Conference on Technological Applications in Healthcare (TAHCON-2016)  17th -18th September 2016 at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.
    • ISPE’s Scholarship granted  to  attend the 32nd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE), Dublin,  Ireland August 25-28, 2016.  
    • ISPE’s Scholarship granted  to  attend The ISPE's 9th Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, November 14-16, 2015 in Thailand.
    • Sir Dorabji Tata Trust - Travel Grant for ISPOR 18th European Congress, November  7-11, 2015 in Milan, Italy.  (Ref:DTT:TG:349:2015-16)
    • Second  prize for poster presentation entitled “Surveillance Study on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern and Quality Of Life (QoL) in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients in a South-Indian Tertiary Care Hospital” at International Conference on Roles and Responsibilities of Pharmacist on Chronic Disease Management, Adverse Drug Reaction and Therapeutic Monitoring on 24th & 25th, April 2015 at PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore co-sponsored  by DST, New Delhi.
    • Best poster award for poster presentation entitled “Adverse drug reaction related hospitalization in a tertiary care hospital in a South India: A study based on WHO ICD Classification”. At 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacovigilance & Clinical trials on 27th to 29th Oct.2014 at Hyderabad.
    • ICMR International Travle grant for Non-ICMR scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research,New Delhi for attending 5th FIP- Pharmaceutical Science World Congress (PSWC) 2014 held 13-16 April 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
    • Pharmabridge training fellowship from Pharmabridge, FIP in 2013
    • INSA-CSIR-BRNS/DAE-CICS Joint Travel Fellowship from Centre for International Co-operation in Science(CICS), Chennai for attending Pharmabridge Training Programme at CHEO Hospital, Ottawa, Canada in 2013.
    • Travel Grant  from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi for attending International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Centennial Congress of   Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 3rd -8th October 2012 at Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • First prize for poster presentation entitled “ Indian Herbal Drug for General Healthcare:An  Overview”. at  National Conference on Novel concepts on Pharmaceutical Research-PHYCOPHARM 09” Sponsored by AICTE & Organized by Nehru College of Pharmacy on 21st & 22nd 2009, Thrissur, Kerala.
    • Second  prize for poster presentation entitled “Secrets of anti-aging science”.at National Seminar on Recent Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education on 28th Nov.2008 at Al Shifa College of Pharmacy, Perinthalmanna.
    Other Associations:
    • Board of Studies (BoS) member of Pharm.D programme of  Amrita School of Pharmacy, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Kochi, Kerala.
  • CORPORATE EXPERIENCE
    Organisation
    :
    Innovex (Pvt) Ltd
    Role:Executive Scientific information. Pharmaceutical marketing
    Tenure
    :
    Organisation
    :
    Micro-labs (Pvt) Ltd
    Role:Industrial Trainee. Industrial training programme
    Tenure
    :
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest Diabetic research, Antibiotic Stewardship, Probiotic research, Drug Safety
    Areas of expertise Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapeutics
    Areas of research Diabetic foot ulcer and Antimicrobial Suceptability Pattern
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
     
    Memberships:
    • Life Member of International Society of Infectious Disease, 2012.
    • Founder Member of Association of Practicing Pharmacists and Clinical Pharmacologists of India, 2011.
    • Life Member of Association of community pharmacist of India, 2011.
    • Life Member of Inpharm Association, 2011.
    • Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education, 2010.
    • Life Member of Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association, 2010.
    • Life Member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers, 2006.

    Achievements:

    • First prize for the poster entitled “Statin Induced Diabetes Mellitus in Cardiovascular Patients: A Multicentric Observational Study of Hospital Databases in South Indian Tertiary Healthcare Facilities” in  Manipal Cardiology Update-2016 CME on Infection and the Heart  on 1st November 2016 at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.
    • First prize for the poster entitled “Development and evaluation of Onconurse Practice- A Smartphone Application for Oncology Nurses” in  the Conference on Technological Applications in Healthcare (TAHCON-2016)  17th -18th September 2016 at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.
    • ISPE’s Scholarship granted  to  attend the 32nd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE), Dublin,  Ireland August 25-28, 2016.  
    • ISPE’s Scholarship granted  to  attend The ISPE's 9th Asian Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology, November 14-16, 2015 in Thailand.
    • Sir Dorabji Tata Trust - Travel Grant for ISPOR 18th European Congress, November  7-11, 2015 in Milan, Italy.  (Ref:DTT:TG:349:2015-16)
    • Second  prize for poster presentation entitled “Surveillance Study on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern and Quality Of Life (QoL) in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients in a South-Indian Tertiary Care Hospital” at International Conference on Roles and Responsibilities of Pharmacist on Chronic Disease Management, Adverse Drug Reaction and Therapeutic Monitoring on 24th & 25th, April 2015 at PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore co-sponsored  by DST, New Delhi.
    • Best poster award for poster presentation entitled “Adverse drug reaction related hospitalization in a tertiary care hospital in a South India: A study based on WHO ICD Classification”. At 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacovigilance & Clinical trials on 27th to 29th Oct.2014 at Hyderabad.
    • ICMR International Travle grant for Non-ICMR scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research,New Delhi for attending 5th FIP- Pharmaceutical Science World Congress (PSWC) 2014 held 13-16 April 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
    • Pharmabridge training fellowship from Pharmabridge, FIP in 2013
    • INSA-CSIR-BRNS/DAE-CICS Joint Travel Fellowship from Centre for International Co-operation in Science(CICS), Chennai for attending Pharmabridge Training Programme at CHEO Hospital, Ottawa, Canada in 2013.
    • Travel Grant  from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi for attending International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Centennial Congress of   Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 3rd -8th October 2012 at Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • First prize for poster presentation entitled “ Indian Herbal Drug for General Healthcare:An  Overview”. at  National Conference on Novel concepts on Pharmaceutical Research-PHYCOPHARM 09” Sponsored by AICTE & Organized by Nehru College of Pharmacy on 21st & 22nd 2009, Thrissur, Kerala.
    • Second  prize for poster presentation entitled “Secrets of anti-aging science”.at National Seminar on Recent Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education on 28th Nov.2008 at Al Shifa College of Pharmacy, Perinthalmanna.
    Other Associations:
    • Board of Studies (BoS) member of Pharm.D programme of  Amrita School of Pharmacy, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Kochi, Kerala.
  • CORPORATE EXPERIENCE
    Organisation Role Tenure
    Innovex (Pvt) Ltd Executive Scientific information. Pharmaceutical marketing
    Micro-labs (Pvt) Ltd Industrial Trainee. Industrial training programme