Dr. Meera Vaswani

Dr. Meera Vaswani

Addl. Professor, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, INDIA and Editorial Board Member, International Journal of BioSciences and Technology

Dr. Meera Vaswani is Additional Professor at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, Dept. of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, INDIA

She is a PhD from Delhi University.

She has completed 12 Research projects on Alcoholism/Substance abuse and 11 Research projects. Currently she is working on 5 projects in collaboration with other medical departments.

She has guided 15 Post-graduate students in their Research projects leading to M.D, D.M, & M.Ch. degrees.

Dr. Meera Vaswani’s on-going projects include

  • Genetic basis of alcohol induced liver and pancreatic disorders
  • ADH2 and ALDH2 genes in alcohol dependent subjects of Indian origin
  • Immune status in Heroin dependence
  • A study of Disulfiram ethanol reaction in alcohol dependent subjects
  • To study the effects of Disulfiram on Liver, peripheral nerves and skeletal muscles of mice
  • To study the rates of HIV seroprevalence and high-risk behaviors in opioid dependence
  • To study the differences in rates of seropositivity among patients of drug dependence (between IDU's and non IDU's) and alcoholism.
  • Liver function tests and neuropsychological status in alcohol dependentsubjects
  • Post marketing surveillance of higher (0.4 &2.0mg) strength tablets of Buprenorphine

Her publications include

  • 95 papers published in National/ International journals and proceedings.
  • 44 papers presented in National/International conferences.
  • 5 papers under Publication.
  • 3 Chapters published…..two under publication

She is a recipient of

  • Dr. V.C Chakravorty award 1994.
  • Dr. Sarla Vaishnov award 1995.
  • Dr. S.T Achar award 1996.
  • Dr. P.NTaneja1998.
  • Dr. A.K Kala award 2002.
  • Distinguished International Scientist Award by NIDA, NIH. USA

She is elected as a member of “Board of Directors for Asia Pacific Society of Alcohol & Addiction Research”

She is a Fellow of

  • U.G.C.
  • C.S.I.R. (JRF, SRF, and PDF)

She has been awarded UN Fellowship in University of Glasgow, UK.

Dr. Meera Vaswani is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemists. (C. Chem FRSC LONDON)

She has been elected as Member of

  • Royal Society of Chemists. (C. Chem MRSC LONDON)
  • National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS)
  • American Chemical Society.

She has been elected to the “Board of Directors” for Asia Pacific Society of Alcohol & Addiction Research and admitted as a Member of Research Society on Alcoholism.

Her Notable Contributions include

  • Awarded “Distinguished International Scientist Award” by NIDA, NIH. USA
  • Elected as a member of “Board of Directors for Asia Pacific Society of Alcohol& Addiction Research”
  • UN Fellowship
  • 50 papers published in National / International journals
  • Thirty six papers presented in various National/International meetings/conferences
  • Invited to Chair Scientific Sessions in National & International meetings like American Psychiatric Association (APA) since 2002.
  • Chapters in books/manuals
  • Five Best Paper awards
  • Elected as a “Fellow” of Royal Society of Chemists (C.Chem, FRSC, LONDON).
  • Elected as a Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS, India)
  • Elected Member of American Biographical Institute (ABI) Research Board of Advisors.
  • “Advanced training” in Analytical techniques in HPLC, GC, LCMS & GCMS at University of Glasgow UK”.
  • Awarded Medal of Honor by American Biographical Institute (ABI), USA
  • Entered in World’s ‘Who is Who’ 1998 & 2001.
  • Organized training program for Forensic Chemists, Forensic Toxicologists, etc.
  • Delivered Guest lectures, Symposia lectures as invited speaker in Conferences.
  • Examiner for Ph.D (Chemistry) & B.Pharm….Kashmir University..