Press Release

April 13, 2023: ICHRRF welcomes Dr. Anshu Vashishtha as Deputy Director

The ICHRRF Board and Executive Committee welcomes Dr. Anshu Vashishtha as Deputy Director. Dr Vashishtha has been a long time participant in the School of Practical Philosophy, Chinmaya Mission, Swadhyay and other organizations for the study of Vedanta and philosophy. His interests include ethics and Human Rights. 

In his interviews, Dr. Vashishtha placed great stress on a non-ideological approach to solving real world problems and the necessity of not demonizing any ideological party in a conflict situation. He believes that various ideological or religious orientations have a pathway to being productive members in a polycentric society.

Professionally, Dr. Vashishtha is a life science entrepreneur with an interest in commercializing breakthrough advances from the bench to the market. He is a US board-certified physician who has also served for almost 20 years in leadership positions in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. He graduated from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and obtained a doctorate in immunology from Rockefeller University, New York. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. He has worked at several global pharmaceutical companies, consulted, co-founded or worked for smaller biotechnology companies, and been an organizer and active participant at professional meetings at venues like the Drug Information Association, Food and Drug Law Institute, Drug Safety Research Unit of the United Kingdom, the FDA, and the Virginia Tech Center for Applied Health Sciences. He had also served on the faculty of University of California, Virginia Tech, and Rockefeller University. He serves as an advisor to the SPARK Innovation program at Stanford University, and a board member for Center for Inner Resources Development, USA. 

Dr. Vashishtha will undertake duties related to day-to-day functioning of ICHRRF, research, and organizing conventions.