Amrita Doctors Reconstruct India's First Breast Bone of Infant Using 3D Printing

A team of doctors from the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi has carried out a rare surgical procedure using 3D printing technology to give a new lease of life to an infant who was born without a sternum or breast bone – a rare condition known as complete cleft sternum. The doctors made use of 3D model to perform the complex surgery several times and then used titanium to print the implant that was fixed in place in the body of the infant during the surgery.

Amrita Doctor Trained in Advanced Cardiovascular MRI at Red Cross Hospital, Lisbon

Dr. Hisham Ahamed, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Project Lead at the Amrita Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, underwent Advanced Cardiovascular MRI Training, with a focus on the imaging of cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease, cardio-oncology and heart failure and transplantation over the period of two weeks at the prestigious cardiac imaging program at the Heart Center, Red Cross Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal, during November 1-15, 2019.

Faculty Member Attends 11th Annual Conference of Science and Non-Duality, California

Dr. Sivakumar V., faculty member and coordinator in Research/Genomics, Department of Health System Research, Amrita Health Sciences Campus, Kochi, attended the 11th Annual Conference of Science and Non-Duality (SAND19 US) from October 23-27, 2019, held at San Jose, California, USA. The highlight of this year’s program was the talk and panel discussion by Swami Sarvapriyananda, of the Vedanta Society of New York and currently at the Harvard School of Divinity. 

From Neglect to Equity – Lymphatic Filariasis Morbidity Management and Rehabilitation – an Indian Experience

Among neglected tropical diseases, lymphatic filariasis remains dominant due to its disabling and disfiguring manifestations. One of the disturbing features of this disease is that the majority of the diseased are in their advanced old age and are the poorest of the poor. 

Kerala State Renewable Energy Research Award for Amrita

On November 11, 2019, the Kerala State Renewable Energy Award in the category of Research and Innovation was presented to the Kochi campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, by Kerala Chief Minister Mr. Pinnarayi Vijayan on behalf of ANERT, the Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technologies, at a function held in Trivandrum.