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Mr. Israr Ahmad

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    I was born in the beautiful valley of Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. I obtained my early education from my native town and went to Karachi for further education. Since my childhood, I was inquisitive about the chemical nature of human body. I found all the answers when I studied Biochemistry in the University of Karachi as under graduate student and finally obtained my Masters in the discipline. Then, I started my career as laboratory Technologist in a state-of the-art research and diagnostic laboratory of Sind Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) Karachi. Experience at SIUT, prompted me to join a public health / biomedical organization where I could excel my knowledge and skills in a better way. So, I joined Pakistan Medical Research Council (PMRC), national biomedical and public health research organization as Research Officer in 2007. During my nine years of stay at PMRC, I have received four research grants as Principal investigator from my parent organization to address the concerned public health issues. In addition, I have published 15 original research papers.
    I am also member of Institutional Research and Ethics Board, Postgraduate Medical Institute and my active participation in its monthly meetings have given me immense insight into ethical issues and dilemmas arising in public health and clinical research.
    After submission of Ph.D thesis, Biotechnology(Molecular Virology), I was successful to pursue Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon accredited with Council of Education in Public Health(CEPH) State of New York, USA. This programme was fully funded by the Special Programme for Research and Training on Tropical disease (TDR) World Health Organization Geneva.
    Apart from acquiring knowledge in the concentration of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, this rigorous public health training enabled me to understand social and environmental determinants of public health issues, risk analysis, health communication strategies, health care system, health policy, neglected tropical diseases, and most importantly implementation research. I am a strong advocate of one health concept and implementation research in the this area to explore facilitators and barriers in the elimination of vector borne diseases.
    I consider, this is the best opportunity to pay back to the community for which I was trained during my M.P.H Programme. Working with your esteemed organization will enable me to apply the knowledge gained in public health training. I consider myself a suitable candidate on account of my experience in public health research. I hope a chance will be given to me at your institution to prove my abilities in the best interest of your organization and the community.

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    1. Khan A, Ullah O, Nawaz K. Post traumatic stress disorder among school children of Army Public School Peshawar after Six month of terrorists attack. Pak J Med Sci. 2018 May-Jun; 34(3):525-529. PMID: 30034409.
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