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Alfred Goodman Gilman is an American pharmacologist and biochemist. He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Martin Rodbell for their discoveries regarding G-Proteins. Rodbell   has shown in the 1960s that GTP was involved in cell signaling. It was Gilman who actually discovered the proteins that interacted with the GTP to initiate signaling the cascades within the cell. Gilman was born in July 1, 1941 at New Haven, Connecticut. Gilman graduated from Yale with his B.S. in 1962. He then entered in a combined MD/PHD program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated in 1969, then did his post-doctoral studies at National Institutes of Health with Nobel laureate Marshall Nirenberg from 1969 until 1971. In 1971 Dr. Gilman became a professor of pharmacology at University of Virginia, School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 1981 subsequently he became chairman of the department of Pharmacology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He was elected as a member of National Academy of Sciences in 1986. In addition to the Nobel Prize, he won the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Science Research as well as Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University in 1989 together with Edwin Krebs winner of Nobel Prize in medicine in 1992. In 2005, he was elected as Dean of University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He also serves on the board of advisors of Scientists and Engineers for America, an organization focused on promoting sound sciences in American government.

Born in Stockholm, Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer. He received an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University in 1893. Nobel held 350 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. His fortune was used posthumously to institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him.

Nobel filed his first patent, for a gas meter, in 1857.  He also invented dynamite in 1867, a substance easier and safer to handle than the more unstable nitroglycerin. Dynamite was patented in the US and the UK and was used extensively in mining and the building of transport networks internationally. In 1875, Nobel invented gelignite, more stable and powerful than dynamite, and in 1887 patented ballistite, a forerunner of cordite. Nobel was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1884, the same institution that offers Nobel Prizes.

During his life, Nobel issued 350 patents internationally and by his death had established 90 armaments factories, despite his belief in pacifism. Nobel also owned Bofors, which he had redirected from its previous role as primarily an iron and steel producer to a major manufacturer of cannon and other armaments. His name also survives in modern-day companies such as Dynamit Nobel and AkzoNobel, which are descendants of mergers with companies Nobel himself established. Unbeknownst to his family, friends or colleagues, Nobel had left most of his wealth in trust after his death, in order to fund the awards that would become known as the Nobel Prizes.

Kaoru Ishikawa was a Japanese organizational theorist, Professor at the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Tokyo, noted for his quality management innovations. He is considered a key figure in the development of quality initiatives in Japan, particularly the quality circle. He is best known outside Japan for the Ishikawa or cause and effect diagram (also known as fishbone diagram) often used in the analysis of industrial processes.

Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus was a prominent Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman Empire. Arguably the most accomplished of all medical researchers of antiquity, Galen influenced the development of various scientific disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and neurology, as well as philosophy and logic

Alfred Burger has spent close to seven decades researching drugs for their effects on the human body, their chemical design, and their abuse. Alfred Burger was born on September 6, 1905, in Vienna, Austria-Hungry (Now Austria). After receiving his PhD in Chemistry from University of Vienna and Post-doctoral research in Switzerland in 1928, Burger immigrated to the United States. In 1929, Burger went to work as a research associate in the drug addiction laboratory at the University of Virginia. As an expert in organic chemistry he pinpointed the synthesis of morphine substitutes, and also researched and designed numerous drugs including anti-malarials, anti-tuberculous drugs, organic phosphorous compounds, anti-metabolites, and psychopharmacological drugs. In 1958, Burger founded the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, providing a formal communication venue for his discipline. In 1953, he was awarded the Pasteur medal by the Pasteur Institute in Paris. In 1971, he received an honorary degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, as well as an award from The American Pharmacological Society Foundation. In 1977, The American Chemical Society recognized his contribution to Medicinal Chemistry by giving him Smissman Award. A prolific writer,he has published 9 books as well as about 200 articles.

Mahadeva Lal Schroff the architect of Pharmacy Education in India was born in 1902 at Darbhanga, Bihar. He did his I.Sc. from T M J College, Bhagalpur in 1920, B.Sc. Chemical Engineering in 1922-23 from IOWA, USA, Bachelor of Arts, Cornell University, New York, M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He came back to India in 1928-29 and joined freedom movement being secretory of Seth Jamna Lal Bajaj; participated in “Satyagraha” and was imprisoned for 6 months. It was 1932 the golden year of Indian pharmacy when a man with indomitable spirit and ideology entered the arena of pharmacy on invitation of Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya, the Vice Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, to design and start pharmacy course at BHU. In 1943, he joined Birla brothers Limited at Calcutta, 1949 he started pharmacy course joined University of Saugar as professor and head; 1963 he started B.Pharm course at Jadavpur. He authored 23 textbooks of pharmacy. He served at various statutory body of Govt. of India including AICTE, PCI and CSIR. He was a person with vision and philosophy with a belief that one should portray. The values through demonstration, he was highly energetic, self-disciplined, intellectually interested in total professionalism. He was a various reader and an excellent teacher who had kind heart; who could infuse a momentum; enthusiasm and dedication in students and faculty; through his towering personality. He believed in an ideology that teacher should professionally be trained to teach pharmacy. His unstinted efforts and dogged determination and enthusiasm, resulted the development of pharmacy in India. He was a titan who strode on India pharmaceutical landscape as standard bearer of pharmacy for four decades with deep impact on shaping the profession. He became an icon and legend during his life time. A doyen of pharmacy education passed away in September, 1971

 

Charak, born c. 300 BC, was one of the principal contributors to the ancient art and science of Ayurveda, a system of medicine and lifestyle developed in Ancient India. He is sometimes referred to as the ‘Father of Indian Medicine’. He was a native of Kashmir. He was the author of Charak Samhita, which contains 120 Adhyayas (chapters), divided into 8 parts. For two millennia it remained a standard work on the subject and was translated into many foreign languages, including Arabic and Latin.

Charaka was the first physician to present the concept of digestion, metabolism and immunity. He also knew the fundamentals of genetics. Charaka also studied the anatomy of the human body and various organs. He gave 360 as the total number of bones, including teeth, present in the body.

The following statements are attributed to Acharya Charak:

“A physician who fails to enter the body of a patient with the lamp of knowledge and understanding can never treat diseases. He should first study all the factors, including environment, which influence a patient, and then prescribe treatment. It is more important to prevent the occurrence of disease than to seek a cure.”

These remarks appear obvious today, though they were often not heeded, and were made by Charaka, in his famous Ayurvedic treatise Charaka Samhita. The treatise contains many such remarks which are held in reverence even today. Some of them are in the fields of physiology, etiology and embryology. According to Charaka's translations, health and disease are not predetermined and life may be prolonged by human effort and attention to lifestyle.

Sushruta, one of the earliest surgeons of the recorded history (600 B.C.) is believed to be the first individual to describe plastic surgery. Sushruta who lived nearly 150 years before Hippocrates vividly described the basic principles of plastic surgery in his famous ancient treatise 'Sushruta Samhita' in 600 B.C. Sushruta taught and practiced surgery on the banks of the Ganges in the area that corresponds to the present day city of Varanasi in Northern India. 'Sushruta Samhita'  describes in detail of human anatomy including blood, venous and nerve supply, examination, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of numerous ailments, as well as procedures such as cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty, abdominal perforation, surgical instruments. Much of what is known about Sushruta is in Sanskrit contained in a series of volumes he authored, which are collectively known as the Susrutha Samhita.

Because of his seminal and numerous contributions to the science and art of surgery, Sushruta has been called "Father of Surgery" and the 'Father of Indian Plastic Surgery'. Sushruta took surgery in medieval India to admirable heights and that era was later regarded as ‘The Golden Age of Surgery in ancient India’.

Professor K.S. Chopra was born on 6th September 1936 at Jhatanwali Village, Gujranwala (Now in Pakistan). He passed his F.Sc. (Medical Group) in 1953 from Khalsa College, Amritsar, B. Pharm in 1957 from Medical College Amritsar, M. Pharm in Pharmaceutics in 1959 from Panjab University and Ph.D degree from Panjab University in 1972. He has number of research papers to his credit published in journals of international repute. He was chairman of University of Pharm Sciences Chandigarh from 1991-1994. Professor Chopra was an excellent teacher and researcher in the area of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics. He was member of various learned bodies including Controlled Released Society USA, AICTE New Delhi, PCI New Delhi. He superannuated from Panjab University in 1996.

A person who derives solace, inspiration and beatitude from his spiritual incline, blessed ISF College of Pharmacy by being founder director and principal of the college from October, 1998 to May, 2003.

Professor Gorakh Prasad Srivastva was born in 1916 in Gorakhpur (U.P.). At the young age of 15 years he actively participated in agitations against British rule. He did his F.SC in 1934 from Allahabad Board, B.Sc. (Pharm chemistry) in 1st division with first rank in 1936 from Banaras Hindu University. In 1937 joined department of Pharmaceutics at BHU as lecturer and analyst. He did M. Pharm in 1943 and became the first Indian Scholar to qualify degree from Indian universities” in between he joined Birla Labs for a short time, then joined back the department at BHU and served till his last breath. He was the person who became synonym to GLP and with strong belief propounded and created awareness about pharmacy ethics. He bring true Gandhian, believed in simple living and high thinking. Prof. Srivastava served the profession as member of PCI executive committee and education regulation subcommittee. He was elected president of IPC and chaired IPC Hyderabad. He received number of coveted awards including Acharya PC Ray memorial medal and Shroff memorial Award (Posthumously).

                APTI instituted Prof. G. P. srivastva memorial Award to a teacher from pharmacy who is known for high ideal, quality teaching and achievements in academics. On his demise Prof. S. N. Sharma said, “Those who knew him will never find a replacement and those who didn’t know him will never realise what they have missed.”

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