Dr Mary Francis gets Bharat Gaurav Award
Dr Mary Francis, Executive Director and Dean,
ICTCR and Director, Jovis Clinical Research, has been given the
`Bharat Gaurav Award' from the All India Business and Community
Foundation, (AIBCF), in late March.
The award, for her contribution to the clinical
research industry and entrepreneurship, was conferred on her at the
18th International Achievers Summit held in late March at the Indian
Habitat Center, New Delhi. The summit, on `Emerging India: Promoting
Partnerships globally', was organised jointly by the Indian
Achievers Forum, India and the India Thai Chamber of Commerce,
Francis, who is the executive director of the
International Center for Training in Clinical Research (ICTCR), a
premier institution on clinical research education, said she was
overwhelmed by the award and it inspired her to make the institute a
leading global institution. ``Hard work and dedication pays. That is
what this award means to me. It has given me tremendous confidence
to know that our work in the clinical research industry is being recognised,'' she said. Francis, who has been in the clinical
research industry for more than 18 years, said that she would be
using every opportunity presented to her to work for the students of
ICTCR and to make them leading professionals of the industry.
Jovis Clinical Research is a consultancy firm and
offers project management services to pharma companies both domestic
as well as international for doing clinical research projects in a
system oriented and ethical manner and also working with deadlines.
It undertakes project management activities on behalf of the sponsor
companies to co-ordinate projects with various CROs. Auditing and
monitoring clinical research projects on behalf of sponsor
The Bharat Gaurav trophy was handed over to
Francis by Justice M S A Siddiqui, and the citation was handed over
to her by H E Wilfred Kenely, High Commissioner on behalf of the
Republic of Malta.