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Dr. Padma Gurumadhva Rao

Professor & Dean RAKCOP

Educational Qualification
  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmaceutical Sciences), 1997.
  • Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal, India. M.Pharm in Pharmacology, 1978.
  • College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Medical College, Trivandrum, India. B.Pharm., 1975.
Professional Career
  • Dean, RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. 2017 September till date  
  • Associate Dean & Chairperson, Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacology RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. August 2008 - August  2017
  • Director, clinical Research & Bio availability & Bioequivalence studies Contract Research Organization (CRO) Manipal Acunova Ltd.,  Manipal, India. 2003 2008
  • Professor & Head Department of Pharmacy Practice, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal, India. 2001 2008
  • Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. 1997 2001
Achievements/ Interests/Publications/Awards
No. of post graduates guided: 40
No. of Ph.D guided: 04
Publications: 91
(Selected publications) 
  • Experiential training during COVID-19 pandemic: a virtual attachment experience from a college of pharmaceutical sciences in the United Arab Emirates, Pharmacy Education
  • Study and evaluation of the different types of poisoning cases encountered in a secondary care hospital in Ras Al Khaimah. Pharmacology and Toxicology 
  • Perception of health promotion practices among the faculty of selected university, ras al khaimah, United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Studies in Nursing 
  • Proton pump inhibitor use and appropriateness analysis: a snapshot from a secondary care hospital. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
  • Prevalence and associations of moderately increased albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes in United Arab Emirates. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome Journal
  • Evaluation of antihypertensive prescriptions for rationality and adherence to treatment guidelines: an experience from united arab emirates. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health
  • Therapeutic potential of Rhododendron Arboreum polysaccharides in an animal model of lipopolysaccharide-inflicted oxidative stress and systemic inflammation, Molecules 
  • Phytochemical Screening, In Vitro Antioxidant, Antimicrobial And Anticancer Activity Of Microalgae Nannochloropsis Oculata Extract, Separations
  • National: 25
  • International: 07
Workshops : 35
  • Life Member of Indian Pharmacological Society
  • Life Member of Indian Pharmacological Association
  • Life Member of Association of Pharmacological Teachers of India
  • Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of IPA Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy Division, JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore
  • Co-ordinator, Peripheral Pharmacovigilance Centre, KH, Manipal.
Research Interests
  • In the area of Medical Plants
  • Toxicological Studies of commonly used Pesticides
  • Implementation and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting and Monitoring System
  • Establishment of a Drug Information Centre
  • Post Marketing Surveillance Study of Olanzapine, Divalproex, Paroxetine in the Psychiatric Patients.
  • Patient Medication Counselling Activities.