IITKGP welcomes Dr. S. Mangani Mangalavalli, joining in as the first lady faculty (Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology) of Dr. B.C Roy Multi Speciality Medical Research Centre, IITKGP. She is deployed as an. Dr. Mangalavalli has completed her M.B.B.S from the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research Centre (JIPMER), Pondicherry University in 2006 and her M.D in Physiology from Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Pondicherry University in 2016. She is also enrolled in a Fellowship in Diabetes Mellitus from IMA eVarsity.
Dr. Mangalavalli has 14 years of clinical practice. Her thesis was on the ‘Effect of Stress on Heart Rate Variability in Type-A and Type-B Personalities with Prehypertension in young adults’. She has served at various eminent government as well as private hospitals. She had also set up her own private clinic in Pondicherry. With 5 years of teaching experience post her MD as a faculty in Physiology, several of her research papers have been published in renowned indexed journals like Pubmed and Scopus. Her paper on ‘Prevalence of prehypertension among type-A and type-B personalities’ received the best paper award presented at SIMSCON. Her core field of interest in research is in HRV heart rate variability and P300 on cognition. ‘Removal of carotid bodies – key to the silent killer’ paper of Dr. Mangalavalli was presented at NIMHANS in an all India National Conference. Her journal ‘Does your personality make you fat!!!- a study on young prehypertensive’ was published in a national journal, Indian Journal of Basic & Applied Medical Research and ‘Impact of Stress and Personality on Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in Prehypertensives by Mangani Mangalavalli et al in International Physiology are well acclaimed. She had also undergone a special training in Qualitative Research Methodology.
Another major field of interest which she adorns is Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in medical field. She has conducted a number of webinars and workshops as well as delivered guest lectures in IPR and Physiology. 6 design patents have already been granted to her. She also has 9 copyright proposals, 2 patents and 4 design patents filed at the India Patent Office.
Among her other accreditations, she is the General Secretary of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) – Women Doctor’s Wing (WDW) at the Puducherry branch. She is also the Vice President of mission PINK in Pondicherry, a member of Ethics committee at JECC and also the IPR coordinator at Institute Innovation Convener (IIC). She was a member of the NAAC team in her previous institute.
As a lecturer, she is very popular amid her MBBS students. Her classes are generally classified to be very interactive and gives a thorough insight of the subject matter with precision. Her persona is well acclaimed by her students and colleagues as a women of substance. With a fluency in four languages consisting of Tamil, English, French and Hindi, she comes forward as an easy going person. At present, she is penning down a book on Intellectual Property Rights. IIT KGP is delighted to have this association and invites others to join in the institute and to contribute to an enriched experience.
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