Dr. JANITH WARNAKULA

Profile

Dr. Janith Warnakula is a senior lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine. He joined the faculty in 2015 as a probationary lecturer and was promoted as a senior lecturer in 2020. He obtained his MBBS from the University of Rajarata in 2013, followed by MPH in 2019 (EUCLID International University, Under United Nations Treaty) 

His research interests are public health, leptospirosis, leishmaniosis, and maternal and child health 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka 2013

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (PGDipPH), Peoples Uni, 2018

Masters of Public Health (MPH), 

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, University of Rajarata, Sri Lanka 2013

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (PGDipPH), 2018

Masters of Public Health (MPH), Euclid University

Positions held

Current

Secretory – Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (2019 – to date)

Editorial Assistance – Anuradhapura Medical Journal, Anuradhapura Clinical Society, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura (2018 – to date)

Medical Faculty Coordinator – Rajarata University News Letter (2015 – to date)

Lecturer in Community Medicine – Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (2015 – to date)

Lecturer in Epidemiology – Master’s degree programme, People’s open access education initiative – Royal Society of Public Health (2020 – to date)

Previous

Visiting Lecturer – Centre for Education and Research of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CERCAM), Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (January 2013)

Intern Medical Officer – Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka Medical Council – 32457 (Nov 2013 – May 2014)

Temporary Lecturer – Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. (May 2014 – May 2015)

Visiting Scholar – School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, USA (November 2015)

Ethics Review Committee Member – Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (2015 – 2019)

Council Member – Anuradhapura Clinical Society, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura (2016 – 2017)

Assistant Editor – Anuradhapura Clinical Society, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura (2018 – 2019)

Patron – 1st Undergraduate research symposium of faculty of medicine and allied sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (2018)

Patron – 2nd Undergraduate research symposium of faculty of medicine and allied sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (2019)

Memberships

International Leptospirosis Society (2017 – to date)

American society of tropical medicine and hygiene (2017 – to date)

Sri Lankan Society of Microbiology (2018 – to date)

Institute of Applied Statistics Sri Lanka (2020 – to date)

Awards and Honors

EM Wijerama award for the best research presentation (first place)

Meteorological Associations of Leptospirosis in Different Climate Zones of Sri Lanka; a Time Series Analysis. 133rdAnniversary International Medical congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2020

Sir Nicholas Artigala award for best research paper.

Prevalence of Cardiovascular Conditions among First Trimester Pregnant Females in Anuradhapura District, 133rdAnniversary International Medical congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2020

Young Investigator travel award

11th International Leptospirosis Society, Vancouver, Canada, 2019

Best oral research presentation – First Place

Emmotional inteligence among prisoners of Anuradhapura, 13th Annual academic sessions of Anuradhapura clinical society, 2019

Best oral research presentation – First Place

Isolation of Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka, 12th Annual academic sessions of Anuradhapura clinical society, 2018

Best poster research presentation – First Place

Characteristics of Interstitial lung disease among the patients presented to Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, 12th Annual academic sessions of Anuradhapura clinical society, 2018

Best research presentation – Second place

Can we satisfy the knowledge , perception and behaviors of sexual and reproductive health among newly entering university, 11th Annual academic sessions of Anuradhapura clinical society, 2017

Deans award for research Publications

Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, 2017

Deans award for research Publications

Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, 2016

Best research presentation – Third place

Awareness of well-woman clinic services among attendees to Anuradhapura on Poson Poya day: are the socially deprived at a disadvantage?; 3rd Annual academic sessions of Anuradhapura clinical society, 2012

Training and invited lectures

Guest Lectures

Scientific Writing Workshop – Annual Scientific Sessions – Anuradhapura Clinical Society 2017

Research proposal writing for beginners – Annual Scientific Sessions – Anuradhapura Clinical Society 2018

Provincial Research Forum – North Central Province – Provincial Director of Health Services office – Anuradhapura, 2018

Research training workshop – Health staff of North Central Province 2018 – 2019

Pre congress workshop – Research through ward work – Annual Scientific Sessions – Anuradhapura Clinical Societu, 2019

Grants

Research Grants 

2017 – Principle Investigator – Health awareness among tourists visiting Sri Lanka (RJT/R&PC/2017/FMAS/R/02), Rajarata University Research Grant

2018 – Principle Investigator – Survival of leptospira in natural environment and in vitro assessment of possibility of biological control(RJT/R&PC/2018/MED/R/04)Rajarata University Research Grant

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