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Announcing the Vattikuti Foundation School of Academics

25 February 2024

Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, CEO of the Vattikuti Foundation has announced a new initiative of the Foundation, the School of Academics. The goal of the school is to provide series of video lectures from prior VF-sponsored programs dealing with important ideas and issues for medical professionals today.

The first program series is called : The Art and Science of High-impact Research. Here is a short synopsis:
Research is an integral component to the practice of medicine. The knowledge gained from research is necessary in order to optimally treat patients and proceed with a course of care. The global faculty share their experiences in research and provide participants with knowledge and insights on how to take their research to the next level – focusing on high throughput, high impact research, grant applications, and focusing on building global collaborations to have a larger impact in medicine.

This series of lectures is by design repackaging educational programs conducted by the Vattikuti Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Urology at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in Manipal, Karnataka, India August 2022 during the symposium on “The Art and Science of High Impact Publications.” It also includes select presentations from the “VCORE Research Retreat,” held in September, 2023 at the Vattikuti Urology Institute (VUI) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The lectures are generic in nature and would serve to benefit faculty, residents, and fellows irrespective of their specialty. They also give a glimpse into reviewers’ and editors’ mindsets, to enhance the probability of acceptance of work by high impact journals.

Subscribers will have the opportunity to learn from experts and/or highly published researchers on how to steer through early academic careers, building successful global collaborations needed for conducting multi-centric studies- with the aim of producing high-level evidence. The lecture series delivery is deliberately designed to restrict it to serious researchers, who would be willing to dedicate their time to learn directly from the masters. Participants would be encouraged to send their questions to be answered by the faculty in a Q&A session at the end of the course.