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North south University
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Biography of Professor Dr Gias Uddin Ahsan
PD (Epidemiology), MPHM, DTM&H, MBBS (CU)
Professor Gias U Ahsan has a total of 30 years of practical experience as a brilliant academic leader and researcher of the North South University (NSU), Health Sector ( DGHS), World Health Organization (SEARO/ WHO)
As the Pro vice-Chancellor and acting VC (during Leave of VC) Dr Ahsan has significant contribution in enhancing quality education, promoting research and publication of the NSU which have been facilitating achieving reputation and national and international ranking (Ranked number one private university of Bangladesh consistently). He has demonstrated excellent leadership and team spirit for promoting worldwide academic collaboration and joint research partnership with worldwide top ranked universities like, Johns Hopkins, Cambridge, University of Maryland & Manitoba, reputed universities of Australia and Asia etc.
He has attracted more than five million USD for joint research programs of high importance from Johns Hopkins university, University Manitoba , Canada, DFID, IDRC, World Bank etc (doc attached) and UK global challenge fund. Ahsan has facilitated signing, resigning and activated collaboration with over 100 globally reputable universities and institutions (encl. website list of collaboration).
He has confounded the department of public health, NSU Global Health and Genome research Institutes. These are recognised as the pioneering programs of these kind in our country. He had been working as a Member of the Technical Advisory Committee ( honorary member) of World Health Organization (WHO), South East Asia Regional Office fo r more than 3 years. Dr Ahsan has been serving as the Executive Board Member, South East Asia Public Health Education Instituteus Network (SEAPHEIN) since 2003. Under his dynamic leadership, there are significant and visible changes of improvements in academics and research ensured during his tenure of deanship.
He presented keynote lectures in large number of prestigious international and national conference.Dr. Ahsan accomplished academic and research collaborations with world-class universities of North America. He brought large amount of research grants from international donors namely, Canadian IDRC, WHO TDR, Global Challenge fund from University of Nottingham, UK, UNDP and other Donors. He published more than sixty research articles in the international & national peer reviewed journals and important int conference. He had published his research article in the Lancet, Plose one, and many other high impact , prestigious journal journals. He awarded many prestigious International & National Research & Training Grants as the Project Leader and Principal Investigator. The Mahidol University has recently recognized Dr. Ahsan’s outstanding contribution in research academics and leadership and awarded him the Outstanding Alumnus 2015 and 2017 awards.