Phd Researcher

Researcher1_Muhammad_Aziz_RahmanName: Dr. Muhammad Aziz Rahman
PhD Candidate, The University of Adelaide, Australia.
Research Fellow, IEDCR.

PhD topic: Smokeless tobacco and coronary heart disease: risks among non-smokers in Bangladesh.
Research conducted by: Discipline of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, Australia and IEDCR, Bangladesh.
1. Professor Mahmudur Rahman, IEDCR, Bangladesh (Local supervisor and local study coordinator)
2. Professor Konrad Jamrozik, The University of Adelaide, Australia.
3. Dr. Nicola Spurrier, The University of Adelaide, Australia.
4. Dr. Mohammad Afzal Mahmood, The University of Adelaide, Australia.
5. Professor Stephen Leeder, The University of Sydney, Australia.

Study period: January-June 2010.
Study sites: National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Institute (NHFH&RI), respective communities within Dhaka City Corporation.

Type of study: Case-control study.

Sample size: 1510 (302 coronary heart disease cases and 1208 community controls).

Study population criteria: People of 40-75 years of age, non-smoker, living within Dhaka City Corporation areas in Bangladesh.

Researcher2_Yasmin_SultanaName:Yasmin Sultana
PhD (Research) Student
Faculty of Medicine
University of Sydney
NSW, Australia

Awardee of Australian Leadership Award Scholarship (ALAS) sponsored by Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Govt. of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Research Title- Immunoepidemiologic studies of Strongyloides stercoralis: In the context of Bangladesh and Australia.

Research work placement- Parasitology Dept.
Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research (ICPMR)
Westmead Hospital (Teaching Hospital of Sydney University)
NSW-2145, Australia

Fieldwork Placement- Parasitology Dept.
Institue of Epedemiology, Desease Control and Research
(IEDCR), Mohakhali, Dhaka.

Primary Supervisor- Dr. Rogan Lee
Parasitology, ICPMR
Westmead Hospital, NSW

Associate Supervisor- Prof. Gwendolyn Gilbert
Westmead Hospital, NSW
Co- Supervisor- Dr. Be-Nazir Ahmed Principal Scietific Officer and Head Parasitology, IEDCR, Mohakhali Dhaka, Bangladesh This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it