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Plaksha University appoints Dr Ravi Jasuja as Indegene Chair for Digital Health

Dr Jasuja also serves as Director of Translational Research and Discovery, Research Program in Men’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a world-class academic medical centre based in Boston, Massachusetts

Plaksha University, a new-age university reimagining technology education and research in India with cutting-edge technology programmes, has announced the appointment of Dr Ravi Jasuja as Indegene Chair for Digital Health. This is a collaborative initiative between Plaksha University and Indegene to introduce quality education in the health-tech space.

Indegene is a digital-first, life sciences commercialisation company, with a clientele that includes 19 of the world’s top 20 biopharma organisations, and many midsize and emerging biopharma, biotech, and medical devices firms.

Dr Jasuja also serves as Director of Translational Research and Discovery, Research Program in Men’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a world-class academic medical centre based in Boston, Massachusetts. Over the past two decades, he has made major contributions to science at the interface of engineering and biophysics. He will be Advisor for the Indegene Digital Health initiative with students at Plaksha, and help bring an independent, academic perspective to improve the healthcare ecosystem.

“Plaksha and Indegene have joined hands to offer students the best of its kind tech education in the healthcare space. The appointment of Dr Ravi Jasuja as the Indegene Chair for Digital Health is a testament to Plaksha’s commitment to reimagining tech education and research in India and aligns with Indegene’s purpose – to enable healthcare organisations to be future-ready,” said Prof Rudra Pratap, Founding Vice Chancellor, Plaksha University. “Dr Jasuja is well known for his advanced research capabilities and expertise in healthcare. We are delighted to have him on board, and we believe his contribution will enhance health-tech education as well as help Plaksha take a step towards building a strong foundation for future leaders in India.”

“Dr Jasuja’s appointment as the Indegene Chair for Digital Health will further the development of a pool of leaders who understand the possibilities digital technologies open up to drive effectiveness and efficiency in healthcare”, said Manish Gupta, Chairman and CEO, Indegene. “Plaksha University’s focused research, entrepreneurship-led technology curriculum, and special emphasis on tech education in the healthcare space align with our commitment to advance healthcare innovation and outcomes globally.”

On his appointment as Indegene Chair for Digital Health, Dr Jasuja said, “I am thrilled to see the transformation Plaksha University aims to bring to the higher education system in India with a purpose of going beyond the traditional boundaries of engineering education and promoting interdisciplinary learning, combining technology, design, and entrepreneurship. Having the opportunity to be part of this inspiring journey is a privilege for me and I look forward to working closely with the team at the university to elevate the digital health space and nurture a new generation of catalytic leaders.”

Dr Jasuja is one of the Founders at Plaksha and also the Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Function Promoting Therapies, XYone Inc. He was trained as a Belfer Fellow, Biophysics/Physiology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr Jasuja holds a BTech degree from IIT Delhi and a PhD degree from the University of Hawaii.

 

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