JesaniDr Amar Jesani
The Anusandhan Trust manages three institutions in India: the Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT) and Centre for Studies in Ethics and Rights (CSER) in Mumbai, and Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives (SATHI) in Pune, and Amar is the Managing Trustee of all three. He is also one of the founders of the Forum for Medical Ethics Society and its journal, the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME) and is presently on its editorial board. He was National Coordinator of the two National Bioethics Conferences of the IJME (in 2005 and 2007) and is the national faculty of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for its NIH supported research bioethics training programme and a visiting faculty teaching bioethics at five institutions in India. Since 1979, he has done 16 research and training projects, has co-authored and co-edited six books. His latest edited book, ‘Ethics in health research: A social science perspective’ was released in 2005.