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Smita Nimkar, MSc
Study Coordinator & Regulatory Coordinator
Smita Nimkar is Study Coordinator for TREATAsia, and Regulatory Coordinator and IRB/EC Liaison for the clinical research site (CRS) at BJ Government Medical College (BJGMC) in Pune, India. The BJGMC CRS is part of the Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit (BWI-CTU), which conducts clinical trials under the NIH ACTG and IMPAACT Trial Networks—along with the Johns Hopkins CRS (Baltimore, MD) and the Whitman Walker Health CRS (Washington, DC). She works with the India research team to ensure training on and compliance with scientific regulatory standards at all levels, assists with all submissions to IRBs including new protocols, progress reports, amendments, reviews, adverse event reports, and other assurance requirements. She is Vice Chair of the ACTG -Site Management Clinical Care Committee (SMCCC), ex member of IMPAACT Training and Education Committee, Life Member of the Forum for Ethics Review Committees in India, and member of Public Responsibility in Research (PRIM&R). Smita has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years, and her experience includes HIV/AIDS work, and clinical pathology, clinical research, contract research, and integrated research (Modern and Traditional) to develop new drugs and formulations from medicinal plants, She also has coordinated several research projects on communicable and non-communicable diseases. She is currently pursuing a PhD in health sciences.