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Name                                                                    :           Dr. Younis Iftikhar Munshi

Father’s Name                                                    :           Mr. Iftikhar Hussain Munshi

Date of Birth/Age                                               :           02-03-1967

Field of Specialization                                      :           Preventive and Social Medicine

Basic Qualification                                            :           BUMS, MD (Unani Medicine)

Present Position                                                  :           Assistant Director

Permanent Address                                            :           Near Police Training School , Manigam,

Ganderbal, Srinagar , J&K, India

Postal Address                                                    :           RRIUM, University of Kashmir , Srinagar ,

Jammu & Kashmir, India-190006

E mail address                                                    :           younismunshi@gmail.com

                                                                                          younismunshi@yahoo.com

Phone No’s                                                          :           Mob: +919419086700

Res: +91-194-2419220

Off: +91-194-2421604

Educational Career

S.N.

Degree/Diploma/Certificate

Grade/Class

University/Board

Year of Passing

1.

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

First

Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

2006

2.

Bachelor’s Degree (BUMS)

First

SV University Tirupathi-AP

1992

3.

12th Class

Second

J&K Board of School Edn

1986

4.

10th Class

Second

J&K Board of School Edn

1982

5.

Certificate programme in Computing

Second

IGNOU, New Delhi

2001

 

Additional Qualification/Training acquired in India or Abroad

Qualification/Training

From

To

Department

Training on PC familiarization

05-09-2000

07-09-2000

Department of Bioinformatics, University of Kashmir , Srinagar

Training Programme on Research Methodology

26.10.2002

30.10.2002

CCRUM, New Delhi and WHO Collaborative Programme

Training Programme on Research Methodology

21.12.2005

22.12.2005

CCRUM, New Delhi and WHO Collaborative Programme

Capacity Building Training Programme on Pharmacovigilance

7-02-2011

8-02-2011

National Institute of Ayurveda , Jaipur , India .

 

Employments held so far

Name of the employing organization

Designation

Pay Scale

Date of Joining

Date of Leaving

Nature of Duties

CCRUM, New Delhi

Asstt. Research Officer

6500+NPA

Jan 1993

 

Clinical Research

CCRUM, New Delhi

Research Officer

8000+NPA

March 1996

 

Clinical Research

CCRUM, New Delhi

Assistant Director

15600+6600GP

March 2001

 

Clinical Research

 

Projects in Hand:

            Different projects had been assigned to me from time to time in addition to my routine works which are as follows:

i)                   Effect of leeching in different diseases: The study was started way back in 1995 at RRIUM, Srinagar . In this direction the study of the leeching in Frostbite was evaluated and the data published in the Council Journal. Evaluation of effect of leeching in Essential Hypertension was also evaluated and the data compilation is under process. Presently we are evaluating the effect of leeching in Osteoarthritis, Varicose veins, Hyperlipidemia, Hyperurecemai, and the study is going on.

ii)                Development of new formulation: A study was conducted in RRIUM, Srinagar under the intimation to Headquarters to formulate a compound which can enhance the efficacy of UNIM-301 therapy and the data in this regard stands submitted to the Council Headquarters.

iii)              Dietotherapy in Arthritis: In this direction a proposal was submitted to the Council and was subsequently sanctioned. The data thus compiled has been submitted to council and a paper in this regard has been published in international journal.

 

Research Papers Published:

      Foreign Journals:

1.      Leeching in History – A ReviewThe paper has been published by Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 2008 Vol.11 No.13. pages 1650-1653

2.      The paper entitled "Role of Diet in the Disease activity of Arthritis: A Questionnaire based Survey” published in Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 2008;7(1):137-140

3.      The paper entitled “Geriatric Morbidity Pattern and Depression in Relation to Family Support in Aged Population of Kashmir Valley published in Internet Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology 2008; Volume 4, Number 1.

 

      Indian Journals:

i)                   The paper entitled “Leeching in Traditional Practices of Kashmir was published in the Journal of Research and Development University of Kashmir 2002;2:137-144.

ii)                The paper entitled “Prophylactic and Curative Treatment of Zarabatul Salaj (Frostbite) by Regimental Therapies (Taleeq was Takmeed)” stands published in the Council journal Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine 2005; 1(1):21-25.

iii)              The paper entitle “Dietary relations to Osteoarthritis – A Preliminary Study” stands published in the Council journal Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine 2007;2(1):14-19

iv)              The paper entitled Autoimmune Disorder and Unani Medicine-A Case Studywas published in Journal of Research and Development, CORD, University of Kashmir . 2007;7:131-134

v)                 The paper entitled “ Management of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis by Unani Medicine: A Case Study” published in Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine 2008;3(1):29-34

vi)              The paper entitled “Effect of Leeching in Osteoarthritis of Knees – An uncontrolled Pilot study” published in Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine 2010;5;2

vii)            The paper entitled “Traditional Management of Essential Hypertension” published in Indian Journal of Unani Medicine 2008; 1;1

viii)         As co-author Paper entitled “Management of Cervical Erosion by Unani Medicine” Published in the Journal of Research and Development, CORD, University of Kashmir 2002;2:145

 

Papers Presented in Different Seminars/Conferences

 

S.N

Title of Paper

Author

Co-Authors

Venue and Date

1.

Prophylactic and Curative Treatment of Frostbite

Y Iftikhar

M Yousuf

M Iqbal

N Islam

I Ara

National Seminar on Recent Advances in Unani Medical Research by CCRUM, New Delhi – December-1995

2.

Management of Leukocytoclastic vasculitis by Unani Medicine

Y Iftikhar

M Yousuf

M Iqbal

N Islam

I Ara

National Seminar on Unani Medical Research – An Update, by CCRUM, New Delhi – Oct. 1998

3.

Development of WM3 Drug as Disease Modifying Anti – Rheumatic Drug with some additions

Y Iftikhar

M Yousuf

M Iqbal

N Islam

I Ara

National Seminar on Research and Development in Unani Medicine – An Appraisal by CCRUM, New Delhi – Feb. 2000

4.

Herbal Treatment of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Munshi Younis

M Yousuf

M Iqbal

N Islam

I Ara

National Seminar on Recent Advances in Plant Science Research, by Dept. of Botany University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K/ 12 – 14 Oct. 2003

5.

Leeching in Traditional Therapeutics – A Study

Munshi Younis

M Yousuf

M Iqbal

N Islam

I Ara

International Conference On Unani Medicine, By CCRUM, New Delhi 8 To 11 Feb. 2005

6.

Scope of Leeching in Preventive Medicine

Munshi Younis

M Yousuf

M Iqbal

I Ara

M Akram

International Seminar on Hifzan-e-Sehat aur Mahauliyat (Hygiene and Environment), by Faculty of Unani Medicine, AMU, Aligarh 29 to 30 March 2005

7.

Diet-therapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders

Younis Munshi

M Iqbal

I Ara

National Seminar on Role of Unani Medicine in Primary Health Care with Special Reference to NRHM, held at RRIUM, Srinagar , 4th August 2007

8.

Role of diet in Osteoarthritis

Younis Munshi

M Iqbal

I Ara

Workshop on Rheumatoid Arthritis, held at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi 27-28 August 2007

 

 

 

 

Papers Reviewed:

1.      I was selected as reviewer by Complimentary Therapies in Medicine published by Elsevier and reviewed the paper entitled “Complementary and alternative medicines and dietary interventions in multiple sclerosis: what is being used in South Australia and why” in 2008

2.     Selected as reviewer by European Journal of Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods and reviewed the paper entitled “The significance of diet and nutraceuticals in the alleviation of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis” in 2010.

3.     Selected as reviewer by Complimentary Therapies in Medicine Published by Elsevier and reviewed the paper entitled "Dietary selenium and major depression" in 2011.

4.     Selected as reviewer by Complimentary Therapies in Medicine Published by Elsevier and reviewed the paper entitled "Measuring Differential Beliefs in Complementary Therapy Research: An Exploration of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Beliefs Inventory (CAMBI)" in 2011.

5.     Appointed as reviewer by Australasian Journal on Ageing to review the paper entitled “Ageing in Place: Implications of local morbidity patterns among older persons – findings from a cross-sectional study in a developing country ( Jamaica )” in 2011

 

Guidance provided

·        Provided guidance (as co-guide) to one PhD scholar from University of Kashmir working on Role of Drug and Diet in Arthritis from Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry.

·        Provided guidance to JRF (U) on different topics regarding arthritis, regimental therapies and research methodology

·        Participated in collaborative programme with Centre for Adult Continuing and Extension Education, University of Kashmir in their programme on Entrepreneurship Development for Unani Doctors which was conducted in RRIUM, Srinagar complex and I was assigned the job of course coordinator.

Salient features of the work done in different fields

·        I was responsible for starting the research on regimental therapy (Leeching) in different diseases in the Institute

·        I was responsible for starting the intramural research in the Institute viz the effect of leeching in Frostbite

·        The effect of leeching in Osteoarthritis is going on in the Institute started by me

·        I had formulated a compound Unani drug to enhance the efficacy of UNIM-301 therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Institute and the same drug after approval from the SAC was incorporated in the form of UNIM-314

·        I had started the dieto-therapy in Arthritis after the proposal was duly approved by the Council.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Younis Iftikhar Munshi 

Assistant Director (U)

         

 

 

 

 

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