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Dr. Priymvada Sharma

Senior Scintific Officer
Centre for Addiction Medicine, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro science
hosur road , Bangalore

Brief Biography:

Bio data 1. Name: Dr. Mrs. Priyamvada Sharma 2. Designation: Senior Scientific Officer 3. Complete Address: Centre for addiction medicine National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, 560 029 5. Educational Qualifications: Post Graduation in organic chemistry. Doctorate in clinical Biochemistry . B. Details of employment (past & present) 1) Feb 2007- March 2008: Lecturer (visiting), Department of Biochemistry and Physiology, NIMT Dental College, Noida U.P. 2) April 2008 –June2010: Junior Scientific Officer (Tenure based), De-addiction centre, NIMHANS, Bangalore, Karnataka. 3) July2010 till date: Senior Scientific Officer at Centre for Addiction Medicine . NIMHANS, Bangalore, Karnataka. C. List of publications during last five years 1. Sharma MK, Priyamvada, Srinivas S.R. Severity of tobacco dependence in drug dependence patients. J of Research and Applications in Clinical Psychology, 2001; 4: 45-49. 2. Sharma P and Singh V S. Serum lipid profile in Psoriasis .Presented at Indian Dermatological Conference P.G.I. Chandigarh 1999. 3. Sharma P, Bharath MM and Murthy P. Qualitative high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) analysis of cannabinoids in urine samples of Cannabis abusers. Indian J Med Res (Accepted for publication). 4. Sharma MK, Priyamvada, Motivation improvement therapy. General of mental health and human behavior. 2000; III: 9-12 5. Manuscript titled DISULFIRAM IN A ‘TRADITIONAL’MEDICINE SOLD TO PATIENTS WITH ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE IN INDIA authored by Sharma P, Murthy P, Bharath MM accepted as letter to editor in Addiction. 6. Chemistry, metabolism and toxicology of cannabis : Clinical implications for cannabis users. Authored by Sharma P, Murthy P, Bharath MM Under review in IJMR. 1. Professional recognition, awards, fellowships received: Resource person for - 1. Laboratory testing in drug abuse, One-month orientation programme on Management of substance use disorders organized at NIMHANS Bangalore, Nov 2008. 2. Use of HPTLC in the testing of abuse drugs, One-month orientation programme for Medical officers organized at NIMHANS Bangalore, Nov 2009. 3. Participated in training workshop titled” Tobacco Control for health professionals “organized on 11-13th Dec 2008 at NIMHANS Bangalore. 4. Participated in State level advocacy workshop on Implementation of tobacco control laws jointly orgnised by NIMHANS Bangalore and Department of Health and Family welfare in Feb 2009. 5. Chaired a session on Policy /advocacy/forensic issues at World Association for Psychological Rehabilitation 10th World Congress organized in Nov 2009 at NIMHANS, Bangalore. 6. Disulfiram in traditional preparations –Accepted at World Conference for HPTLC Technique Basil, Switzerland Manuscript reviewed 1. Solid phase Extraction and GC/MS analysis for the confirmatiob of cannabis exposure in urine samples. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine.

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