Indian Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology
Professor Anju Seth, an alumnus of IIM Calcutta, has become the first woman director of the institute. Professor Seth has most recently held the position of Pamplin Professor of Management at Virginia Tech, USA. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, she was Professor of Business Administration at the University of Illinois. She completed her PhD from the University of Michigan and has an academic career spanning over twenty-five years. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and research and is on the editorial board of many scholarly journals. IIM-Calcutta has welcomed its first-ever woman director, with Professor Anju Seth taking over from Saibal Chattopadhyay. While Seth officially took over the post yesterday, she will take over the charge after around a month.
Dr Anurag Bajpai underwent undergraduate and postgraduate training from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Subsequently, he worked initially as a Fellow and then as a Consultant at the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Melbourne, Australia. He was awarded Fellowship in endocrinology by the Royal College of Physicians (FRACP) during this period.
Dr Anurag Bajpai has authored over fifty indexed papers, thirty text-book chapters and two books related to pediatric endocrinology. Dr Anurag Bajpai is the section editor for endocrinology in Indian Journal of Pediatrics, reviewer for Pediatrics, Indian Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatrics and Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. He has delivered over a hundred invited lectures in India and abroad.
His area of research includes the role of estrogen in peripubertal males, neuroprotective effects of insulin-like growth factor I, growth hormone deficiency, pubertal disorders, obesity, rickets, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and type 1 diabetes mellitus. He has authored Practical Pediatric Endocrinology, a book outlining an approach to children with endocrine disorders and Children with Diabetes, an educational book for parents of children with Diabetes. He is currently working as a Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinologist at Regency Hospital Limited, Kanpur and Fortis CDOC, New Delhi and Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon. He has set up the Pediatric Endocrine Unit at the Regency Hospital limited, the first of its kind in the private sector in the state.
Dr Anurag Bajpai has taken an active interest in spreading awareness about pediatric endocrinology across the country and has set up Grow India, a non-governmental initiative to improve the care of children with growth disorders.