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Dr. Tarun Wadhwa

Assistant Professor

Educational Qualification:
  • PhD: KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.
  • M.Pharm (Pharmacy Practice): Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India (2007).
  • B.Pharm: Hindu College of Pharmacy, Sonepat, M D University, Haryana, India (2004).
Professional Career:
  • ICMR Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at J N Medical College, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India (Aug. 2007 to Dec. 2009).
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, KLEU’s College of Pharmacy, Belgaum, Karnataka, India (March 2010 to Oct. 2012).
  • Deputy in charge, Pharmacovigilance center, KLES Dr Prabhakar Kore Charitable Hospital, Belgaum, Karnataka, India (May 2011 to Oct 2012).
  • Faculty, Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research (PGDCR), KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India (Jan 2008 to Oct 2012).
  • Clinical Research Coordinator at Site Management Office (SMO), KLES Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital & MRC, Belgaum, Karnataka, India (Jan 2008 to Oct. 2012).

Teaching activities:

  • Pharmacotherapeutics, Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical Research, Research Methodology, Hospital Pharmacy
Achievements/ Awards :
  • Won third prize in Presentation making competition for pharmacy teachers on theme “Safety first with medicines- ask your pharmacist” for National Pharmacy Week 2010 organized by Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) [Pharma Times;42(10):Oct 2010].
  • Won first prize and awarded as “Best Speaker” for the Debate competition organized by KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research, KLE Deemed University, Belgaum held on the occasion of Teachers’ Day Celebration at Dr. B. S. Jirge Memorial Hall, J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India (05 Sep 2011).
Research Interests:

Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacoeconomics, Clinical Research, Patient Reported Outcomes, Quality of life issues, Public health

  • Publications: National: 7; International: 1
  • Conferences: Conferences/ workshops: 42
  • Symposium: 5
  • CPE/CME: 33
  • Webinar: 5
  • Presentations: 46 (including workshops, QIP, WHO prog, Conferences)
  • Scholarship/ Fellowship : Fellowship: 1 (ICMR)
  • Scholarship: 3 (Indo French, WHO)
  • Registered pharmacist in Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).
  • Association of Community Pharmacist of India (ACPI).
  • International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research (ISPOR).
  • Network of Rational Use of Medicines (NetRUM).
  • Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA).
  • Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS).
  • Society of Pharmacovigilance, India (SOPI).
Other research activities:
  • External reviewer for International Journal “Value in Health” (ISPOR).
  • Member of Research Abstract Review Committee (ISPOR).
  • Deputy in charge, Pharmacovigilance center, KLES Dr Prabhakar Kore Charitable Hospital, Belgaum, Karnataka, India (May 2011 to Oct 2012).
  • IJP Referee for Indian Journal of Pharmacology (IJP).
  • Peer Reviewer for Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice (IJOPP).
  • Peer Reviewer for Chronicles of Young Scientists (CYS).
  • Peer reviewer for Annals of Ayurvedic Medicine (AAM).
  • Peer reviewer for ClinicoEconomics and Outcome Research.
  • Interactive learning sessions (Post graduate lecture series).
  • Live demonstration and hands-on-training (first-aid, CPR training).
  • Bed side teaching (case discussion).
  • Group exercises (patient simulated experiments).