International Best Researcher Award for “Is International HIV Dementia Scale good enough to diagnose HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders?”

Dr. Ruchika Tandon is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology a Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. She did her MBBS and MD in Medicine from GSVM, Medical College, Kanpur and DM in Neurology from SGPGIMS, Lucknow. Thereafter she worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at KGMU, Lucknow and joined SGPGIMS, Lucknow in 2018 as an Assistant Professor in Neurology and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2021. Besides seeing patients and fulfilling the academic and administrative duties, she is keenly interested in research and has authored 25 publications in National and International journals. Her main topics of interest include Movement disorders, especially Parkinsonism, neurocognition, neuroinfections, epilepsy and headache and along with the Department of Neurosurgery, has initiated the Deep Brain Stimulation programme for Parkinson’s disease and dystonia patients in the institute and is actively involved in their assessment and post-op programming. She has 13 book chapters to her credit, is a reviewer of 4 scientific journals, editor of a journal and section editor of another journal and actively attends conferences as a speaker as well as a chairperson. She is also a principal investigator/ co-investigator in extramural and intramural funded research projects. Besides, she also participates in awareness programmes organized by audiovisual and print media. She was awarded the ‘KC Burman award for humanism in medicine’ in 2008, 2nd prize in clinicosocial case presentation in ‘ICGGM 2015’ and International Best Researcher Award in 2023 by ISSN recently. Her other areas of interest include painting, reading books, anchoring, writing, cooking, singing, listening to music and playing guitar. I am grateful to the ISSN Awards for the recognition of my work.