National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), the city-based premier nutrition research institute working under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has appointed R. Hemalatha as the new director.
Ms. Hemalatha, senior grade deputy director, is a highly accomplished scientist and has a vast experience in the field of maternal and child health, clinical and population based studies.
She has been a student of Gandhi Medical College, and obtained her M.D. in 1996 and she is a recipient of several ICMR awards.
Ms. Hemalatha, who served as a secretary of Nutrition Society of India, is a recipient of fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences in 2016 and fellow of International Union of Nutritional Sciences in 2017.
The 1000 Days Programme of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), piloted by the NIN to take care of the nutrition health of the mother and child up to age two, will be an important driver for her.
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