|Born||September 10, 1972 (1972-09-10) |
|Alma mater||Aligarh Muslim University & University of Western Sydney|
Dr Syed Ziaur Rahman (Urdu: ڈ اکٹر سید ضیا ء ا لرحمن) (Bengali: সৈয়দ জিয়াউর রহমান) is a faculty member in the discipline of Pharmacology and Chair of the Advisory Council (Section 3), International Association of Medical Colleges.
Syed Ziaur Rahman's father Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman, grandfather Hakim Syed Fazlur Rahman and great grandfather Hakim Syed Karam Husain were all physicians of Unani medicine.
He earned his matriculation in 1987 from Minto Circle, graduation (MBBS) in 1995 and postgraduation (MD) in 2000 from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, a part of Aligarh Muslim University, India. His PhD thesis is on exploring various health and lifestyle parameters in relation to dementia from UWS School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
He has been on the board of various academic bodies such as Advisory Council Section 1 (Medical Education) of International Association of Medical Colleges, Mahatma Gandhi DorenKamp Center for Alternatives to the use of Animals in Life-science Education and also on editorial board panel of many academic journals such as 'Natural Product Radiance' (now, Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources) of NISCAIR 'Clinical Researcher','Newsletter of Ibn Sina Academy' and 'Journal of Pharmacovigilance & Drug Safety'.
He served as Secretary Hobbies (1992–1994), Chief Editor (1996–1997), Club Secretary (1997–2000) and President (2007–2009) of the Non-Resident Students' Centre.
Contribution in medical science
- Alternatives to animal testing: He believes in the philosophy of 'Three Rs" of Russell and Burch". He gave series of lectures during 2004 at “Alternatives, Animal Welfare and the Curriculum – A training Seminar and Workshop” in different cities of India.He addressed in the meetings of International Network for Humane Education (InterNICHE) and International Centre for Alternatives in Research and Education (I-CARE). On the recommendation of Medical Council of India (MCI), and after getting survey related to the attitude of undergraduate medical students towards Alternatives to animal testing and Animal experiments, he initiated a separate lab on “Alternatives to Animal Experimentation” in the Department of Pharmacology at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. This is a first attempt in any medical college of India to have an exclusive lab where experimental work on animals is demonstrated by Computer aided education. In addition, he edited "A guide to alternatives to animal experiment in pharmacology", which is included in the curriculum of second professional MBBS course. He even translated few papers into Urdu in the field of Alternatives to animal testing
- Traditional medicine: He works in the field of Traditional medicine with special reference to Unani medicine While working on morphine de-addiction properties of medicinal plants, he proposed a modified method for moderately and severely induced morphine dependent rats He specifically screened Delphinium denudatum for its protective activity in morphine induced physical dependence.
- Pharmacovigilance: His other field of works is Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology. In the field of Pharmacovigilance, he gave the concept of Pharmacoenvironmentology and differentiated the term Ecopharmacology from Pharmacoenvironmentology. However, some scientists also suggest the term, ‘EcoPharmacovigilance’ and ‘PharmEcovigilance’ in place of Pharmacoenvironmentology. He started as editor-in-chief, the official journal of the Society of Pharmacovigilance, India (SoPI) in 2003 - "Journal of Pharmacovigilance & Drug Safety (ISSN 0972–8899)"
- He is affiliated with many professional academic bodies such as National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Medical Association, Safety Pharmacology Society, Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine, Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, International Society for Neurochemistry, International Brain Research Organization, IndiaCLEN (Regional network of INCLEN), Indian Science News Association (Science and Culture), Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India, Indian Pharmacological Society and Academics of Indian origin, Australia.
- He is the Founder Trustee and Treasurer of Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences. He coordinated in the establishment of its Library, Museums, AIDS Cell & Centre for Safety & Rational Use of Indian Systems of Medicine.
- He arranged many medical camps on the occasion of World AIDS Day, World Health Day and World Tuberculosis Day.
- ISN Fellowship, 20th Biennial Meeting of the ISN-European Society for Neurochemistry (ESN), Austria, 2005.
- ISN Fellowship, First Special Neurochemistry Conference, International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN), France, 2004
- WHO Fellowship, Second International Conference on Improving Use of Medicines (ICIUM 2004), Thailand, 2004
- WHO Fellowship, 2nd Asian Course on Problem-Based Pharmacotherapy Teaching, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia, 2003.
- APSN Fellowship, 6th Biennial Meeting of the Asia Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, 2004, Hong Kong.
- SPS Junior Scientist Award, Safety Pharmacology Society, USA, 2005 & 2006.
- The African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology (AiBST) Scholarship, Kenya, 2003
- Shikhar Samman (in the field of medical science), Shikhar (a literary, cultural and social organization), India, 2008.
- John Autian Award, Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society, India, 1998 and 2002.
- A Guide to the Alternatives to Animal Experimentation. Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences. 2009 (revised second edition 2010). ISBN 978-81-906070-8-7.
- An Introduction to Environmental Pharmacology. Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences. 2008. ISBN 978-81-906070-4-9.
- History of Non Resident Students’ Centre, AMU, Aligarh. Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences. 2000.
- The Glowing Legend of Sir Syed – A Centennial Tribute. Non-Resident Students’ Centre, Aligarh Muslim University. 1998.
- Aligarh in My Days. Non-Resident Students’ Centre, Aligarh Muslim University. 1997.
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