Dr. Lakshminarayan Rajaram, a math professor on the St. Petersburg College Tarpon Springs Campus, recently received a prestigious Hind Rattan Award for 2014 in recognition of his outstanding teaching/research services globally and achievements in the fields of biostatistics, mathematics and public health.
This award is given to distinguished non-resident Indians who have made exceptional contributions to society through their achievements in their respective fields. This honor is bestowed by the Non-Resident Indians (NRI) Society of India, an organization under the umbrella of the Government of India.
Dr. Rajaram was one of the 25 recipients selected from the worldwide Indian diaspora by an advisory board that includes former Prime Minister of India. He received the award from the Central Minister Tariq Anwar at a gala ceremony during the 33rd International Congress of NRIs in the historic Ashok Hotel on the eve of Republic Day in New Delhi. Dr. Rajaram also participated in the Republic Day parade celebrations as a special guest of the NRI diaspora.
As an invited faculty and a keynote speaker, Dr. Rajaram teaches highly intense courses and workshops in research methods, clinical research and statistical methodologies as applied to clinical and public health research in countries such as China, Ecuador, India, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and West Africa.
Before coming to SPC in 2000, Dr. Rajaram worked as a biostatistician in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Johns Hopkins University Medical School, in the Clinical Research Division of a pharmaceutical company, and the Institute of Aging at the University of South Florida.