Vasudha Devi

Professor and HOD

Overall administration of the department Coordinator-Center for Cardiovascular Pharmacology, MAHE Faculty at Center for Bioethics, MAHE Member - Curriculum Development Committee, MMMC Member- Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Group (IRAG), MMMC PhD Guide, MAHE

Department of Pharmacology

Qualification: MD (Pharmacology)

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Overall administration of the department 
    • Guiding PhD scholars
    • Coordinator, Center for Cardiovascular Pharmacology 
    • Curriculum planning, delivery and assessment of undergraduate students of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)  program and allied health science courses
    • Faculty at Center for Bioethics, MAHE
    • Internal auditor on integrated management system of ISO 
    • Member of Curriculum Development Committee, MMMC
    • Member of Institutional Research Committee, MMMC
    • Member of Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Group (IRAG),  MMMC

     

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Pharmacology Second year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Research Ethics Students and faculty of MAHE

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) KMC, Mangalore, India 2000
MD (Master Degree) Pharmacology KMC, Manipal, India 2004
Professional Diploma in Clinical Research Clinical Research Catalyst Clinical Services, India 2005
Foundation in Advancement of Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) fellowship Medical Education GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute, Mumbai, India 2012
Post-graduate diploma in bioethics and medical ethics Research Ethics and Medical Ethics Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India 2017

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
MMMC, Manipal Professor and Head 2012 onwards
MMMC, Manipal Associate Professor and Head 2010 - 2012
MMMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2009 -2010
MMMC, Manipal Assistant professor 2008-2009
KMC, Manipal Assistant professor 2004 - 2008
MMMC, Manipal Mentored Student Project Coordinator 2010-2016
KMC, Manipal KH-KMC, Institutional Ethics Committee member 2017-2018
MAHE, Manipal PhD guide 2012 onwards
MMMC, Manipal Internal Auditor Integrated Management System 2014 onwards
Center for Bioethics, MAHE Coordinator of MMMC and Faculty 2015 0nwards
Center for Cardiovascular Pharmacology, MAHE Coordinator 2019 onwards

Clinical research:

Worked as co-investigator in pharmaceutical company sponsored clinical trials with drugs for hyperlipidemia, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchial asthma and osteoarthritis

Translational research:

Efficacy of indigenous compounds on wound healing and amelioration of anticancer drug induced nephrotoxicity; Evaluation of cardioprotective effects of drugs in animal models 

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Drug discovery, Bioethics, Medical Education

Area of Expertise

Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Research ethics, pedagogic innovations

Area of Research

Translational research in areas of cardiac hypertrophy and myocardial infarction; innovative teaching learning strategies and program evaluation

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Indian Pharmacological society
  • Life Member of Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India
  • Full Member of the World Association of Medical Editors  
  • Member of Forum for Ethics Review Committees in India (FERCI)

Amuthan A, Devi V, Shreedhara CS, Rao VE, Puri KU, Jasphin SH. Vernonia cinerea (neichitti keerai) regenerates proximal tubules in cisplatin induced renal damage in mice. Asian J Pharm Clin Res. 2019;12(1):332-5.

Shetty M, Shenoy S, Devi V, Kumar N, Amuthan A, Shenoy GK, Pavithra P. Protective effect of kadukkai maathirai (Terminalia chebula-based polyherbal siddha formulation) in ethanol-induced liver disease in rats. Asian J Pharm Clin Res. 2018 Jan 1;11(11):368-71.

Amuthan A, Devi V, Shreedhara CS, RaO V, Lobo R. Cytoprotective Activity of Neichitti (Vernonia cinerea) in Human Embryonic Kidney (HEK293) Normal Cells and Human Cervix Epitheloid Carcinoma (HeLa) Cells against Cisplatin Induced Toxicity: A Comparative Study. Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research. 2019 Feb 1;13(2).

Asha Vashe, Vasudha Devi, Raghavendra Rao, Reem Rachel Abraham, Vinod Pallath, and Shashikiran Umakanth. Using an integrated teaching approach to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes in a preclinical medical curriculum in India. Adv Physiol Educ 43: 522–528, 2019; doi:10.1152/advan.00067.2019

Vashe A, Vasudha D, Rao R, Abraham RR, Pallath V, Torke S. 2016. Curricular impact on learning approaches and critical thinking skills of medical students. Education in Medicine Journal. 8(4):39–45. DOI: 10.5959/eimj.v8i4.468

Asha Vashe, Vasudha Devi, Raghavendra Rao, Reem Rachel Abraham, Vinod Pallath. Link between self-directed learning readiness and academic performance of medical students, 2013 IEEE International Conference in MOOC, Innovation and Technology in Education (MITE), IEEE conference Publications, 2013 , Page(s): 130 – 133. DOI: 10.1109/MITE.2013.6756320

Copyright: Tool: Manipal Inventory for Curriculum Evaluation (MICE) Registration No: L-78154/2018 Date: 01-10-2018 Authors: 1. Dr. Asha. V., Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, MMMC, Manipal 2. Dr. Vasudha Devi, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, MMMC, Manipal

Amuthan A, Devi V, Shreedhara CS, Rao V, Puri K, Jasphin S Vernonia cinerea (neichitti keerai) regenerates proximal tubules in cisplatin induced renal damage in mice. Asian J Pharm Clin Res 12 332-335 2019

Nephroprotection studies of aqueous extract of Vernonia cinerea (Asteraceae) and its fractions against cisplatin induced damage - An experimental pharmacological approach

Asha Vashe, Vasudha Devi, Raghavendra Rao, Reem Rachel Abraham, Vinod Pallath, and Shashikiran Umakanth. Using an integrated teaching approach to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes in a preclinical medical curriculum in India. Adv Physiol Educ 43: 522–528, 2019; doi:10.1152/advan.00067.2019

A strategic framework for continuous curriculum development in physiology through curriculum mapping and implementation of an integrated curriculum

Establishing the cardioprotective activity of rapamycin in mice model of cardiac hypertrophy

Cardioprotective and neuroprotective effects of indigenous drugs

Clinical and patient-reported outcomes in patients receiving Siddha standard of care and allopathic standard of care for psoriasis: A prospective cohort study