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  • Department Achievement

 

  • The Department of Pharmacy at Uap has been awarded the grade “Very Good” by the External Peer Review Team consisting of international and local education experts to evaluate the quality of degree awarding programs of any universities of Bangladesh. This event of assessment is facilitated and monitored by the University Grant Commission of Bangladesh under the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Program (HEQEP). It is also a matter of pride that all departments of UAP that are offering Bachelor degrees also been awarded the grade of “Very Good”.
  • Bright future of our graduates are our best achievements: The Department of Pharmacy has awarded B. Pharm degrees to 160 students and MS Pharm Tech degrees to 197 students in the year 2018-19. It is duly accredited by the Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh. The graduate students are working as health care professionals at top national and international pharmaceutical companies such as Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Beximco Pharma Ltd, Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd, ACME Laboratories Ltd, Aristopharma Ltd, Opsonin Pharma, Radiant Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Orion Pharma, Sanofi Bangladesh Ltd, Glaxo SmithKline Bangladesh Ltd etc. A few of them are employed as faculty members at various universities in the country, such as, East West University, BRAC University, Southeast University and City University. 
  • The department has a long-standing reputation for high quality research with an overall aim of improved healthcare outcomes. The faculty members who are devoted in continual study and recent developments in the field have regular publications in high impact factor journals such as, Journal of Pharmaceutics, Journal of Diabetes Mellitus, BMC Psychiatry, Cancer Epidemiology and Tumor Biology. The majority of research is conducted at the well-equipped laboratories of the department with active involvement of students. As a result, students having opportunities to advance their knowledge through diverse project works are familiar with research methodologies, idea generation, laboratory work and scientific reading/writing and have published thesis works with their supervisors. Only top students who have a research interest and excelled in the first six months of one-year Master’s program are selected for thesis involvement. The strength of thesis experience helps many of the graduates to take research as career in international institutions and thus contribute immensely to the health-care field.

 

 

  • Faculty Achievements

 

  • Prof. Dr. Mohiuddin Ahmed Bhuiyan, serving as Joint Secretary, Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society for two consecutive terms from July 2012 till present in 2019.
  • Prof. Dr. Mohiuddin Ahmed Bhuiyan, serving as Member to the Executive Committee of Japanese Universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh (JUAAB) for the next 2 years from 01 April, 2019. 
  • Professor Dr Swarnali Islam Khanadaker acted as Member, PhD Oral Examination Committee, Department of Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University, January 21, 2019.
  • Professor Dr Mohiuddin Ahmed Bhuiyan acted as a Member in, PhD Oral Examination Committee, Department of Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University, 2 May 2019.
  • Professor Dr Mohiuddin Ahmed Bhuiyan acted as External Member, Examination Committee of M. Pharm (Pharm. Tech.), Dhaka University, 25 March 2019.
  • Mohammad Shahriar,  received the award of BAS Gold Medal for Junior Scientists in Physical Sciences for the year 2015. detail as follows

In recognition to his valuable contributions in the field of Pharmacy, the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences is honoring Mohammad Shahriar,  with the award of BAS Gold Medal for Junior Scientists in Physical Sciences for the year 2015. The research interests of Mohammad Shahriar encompass the fields of Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Biotechnology, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology as well as Public Health. He is involved in many scientific and social activities actively and has published a significant number of research and review articles published in various reputed, peer-reviewed national and international journals with plenty of citations.

Mohammad Shahriar presented his research works in various national conferences and international conventions and symposiums. Mohammad Shahriar thrives for continuous improvement in his career as an academician and so, he has participated in many training program concerning his research field and also quality management skills.

Mohammad Shahriar is serving as a life member of Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Society (BPS), Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), Red Crescent Society, Bangladesh and also acting as the member of Bangladesh Association of Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (BAPTC&B), Bangladesh Society of Total Quality Management (BSTQM).

 

 

  • Alumni Achievements

 

  • Mr. Muhammad Mahbubul Haque, an Alumni of Pharmacy Department graduated in 2004, has been recently appointed as Secretary of Pharmacy Council of Bangladesh.  The Department held a reception for him at UAP Auditorium and felicitated him with a crest on November 8, 2018.  The ex-students, current students and the members of the faculty attended the celebration.

 

 

  • Students' Achievements

 

‘Extra Ordinary Awards’,  Samiha Mehnaz, Sanjeeda Ahmed, Zahid Hasan,  Sreeya Debnath, Papon Kumar Paul, Salsabil Islam, Sumaia Akter & Saifur Rahman-- all are students of the Department of Pharmacy achieved the awards for the presentation of case study on the topics 'Cyber Abuse' and 'Depression' respectively,  in the 10th National Annual Quality Convention on Education organized by the Bangladesh Society for Total Quality Management (BSTQM) held on 13 October 2018 at Eastern University, Dhaka.

 

  • Ahsanul Adit wins the title Agragami 2017 at MCCI

Ahsanul Adit, final year student from department of Pharmacy won the title Agragami 2017, a leadership program jointly organized by Common Purpose, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), Grey Bangladesh and Dhaka South City Corporation in The Grand Finale held on 13 May 2018 at the International Convention Centre, Basundhara, Dhaka with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG, the founder and Chairman of BRAC present as the Chief Guest.

A 5-day long leadership program for university students across Dhaka city was held in Gulshan from 16 October 2017 to 20 October 2017 where the honorable Mayor Mr. Mohammad Sayeed Khokon, State Minister Mr. Nasrul Hamid and many more guided the students towards leadership and briefed on the current issues of Dhaka city.

Thousands of students from various universities of Dhaka including 65 from UAP, attended the Grand Finale where Ahasanul’s team became the Champion.

 

  • Md. Amir Hamza represented Bangladesh in the Global National Member Organization (NMO) Training & World Congress of WFH

 

Md. Amir Hamza, fourth year student of the Department of Pharmacy, UAP represented Bangladesh in the Global National Member Organization (NMO) Training & World Congress of WFH that took place in Glasgow, Scotland of the United Kingdom. The program was about bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and v WD (von Willebrand Disease). Total 22 youth representatives from all over the world participated in the training session from 17-25 May 2018.

Md. Amir is the President of National Youth Committee, Hemophilia Society of Bangladesh and one of the international youth leaders of World Federation of Hemophilia. He has been working for several years for the betterment of the hemophiliacs in Bangladesh. He was the youngest amongst all of the attendees and was much admired for his actions and participation.

 

  • UAP secures Second Position in Poster Presentation in Pharmafest-2017 at NSU

University of Asia Pacific has secured the second position in poster presentation in the Pharmafest-2017 organized by NSU Pharmaceutical Club in association with Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, North South University on March 23, 2017. James Regun Karmoker, a student of Pharmacy department, UAP, in the poster presentation with his Master's (MS Pharm Tech) thesis work titled "Development and Optimization of Acyclovir Loaded Mucoadhesive Microspheres by Box-Behnken Design" supervised by Professor Dr. Selim Reza.

The other universities that participated in the poster presentation were Dhaka University, North South University, Khulna University, ASA University, Atish Dipanker University, Dhaka International University, Noakhali Science & Technology University, and World University of Bangladesh. The first and third positions were secured by North South University and Noakhali Science & Technology University, respectively. A total of 21 posters were presented in this event altogether. In the inaugural session, Major General Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Director General of Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) was present as the Chief Guest, and Prof. Atiqul Islam, Vice Chancellor, NSU was the Special Guest. The session was chaired by Prof. Dr. G. U. Ahsan, Pro Vice Chancellor (designate) and Dean of School of Health and Life Sciences, NSU.

 

  • A New Cognitive Enhancer Discovered by a Group of Young Researchers of Dept. of Pharmacy, UAP

 

Recently a group of young researchers of the Department of Pharmacy, University of Asia Pacific, led by Mr. Muhammad Shahdaat Bin Sayeed, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy has published their discovery of a noble cognitive enhancer in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology (Elsevier) that has been able to attract attention of international communities across the globe.

This work has been referred in MDlinx (a specialty site that works from a list of psychiatry journals judged by expert physician readers to be the most important sources of articles for practicing physicians), GreenMedInfos (the world's most widely referenced, open accessed, natural medicine database) and several other influential referenced sites. American Health Life-style magazine, Prevention (one of the largest magazines in the world, with a 2.8 million circulation, editions around the world, and over 10 million readers a month) has interviewed Muhammad Shahdaat Bin Sayeed and featured this invention in its October, 2013 issue. He also received Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Early Career award to present this research in the "International Conference on Natural Products and Health 2013, Singapore

Initially the study aimed at finding a noble cognitive enhancer from traditional sources and finally devised an inventive way of preparing a neutraceutical made of black seed (kaligira in Bengali or Nigella sativa L.) prepared with a special manner with the aid of modern pharmaceutical tools. The experimental studies on healthy men in their 50s tested markedly better on measures of memory, attention, and cognition than placebo-popping counterparts. The research group developed customized neurophyschological testing module for Bangladeshi population and applied this module for testing memory, attention and cognition. The more complex a task was more significant difference was observed. However, heart, liver, and kidney function was unaffected by black seed preparation in the brief study period, joining other clinical trials that have declared black cumin safe for humans.

The inventors attributed black cumin's antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuron-protecting properties for the apparent brain-boosting results. The study claims that the black seed preparation might not increase memory in young people but it can slow the progression neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease in elderly people through putting the brakes on the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which is a well-established pharmaceutical method for improving memory. Additionally this preparation is superior to the fact that it is made of food supplement, not of any synthetic drug what normally accompanies several side effects. This preparation is likely to be available in the market of Bangladesh very soon.

Feature in international media: 
1. Link of the report by Prevention Magazine: http://www.prevention.com/health/brain-games/new-memory-booster 
2. Link of my Original Research: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874113003395 
This has also been cited in other global reports: such as
3. MDlinx: http://www.mdlinx.com/psychiatry/news-article.cfm/4641129
4. Green Med infos: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/could-eating-simple-black-seed-prevent-alzheimers-disease 
5. Silo news: http://beforeitsnews.com/health/2013/07/black-seed-improves-memory-cognition-and-attention-in-the-elderly-2497720.html
6.Before it news: http://news.silobreaker.com/nigella-sativa-enhances-memory-attention-and-cognition-in-healthy-human-volunteers-5_2266960053955198992

 

  • UAP Pharmacy Dept. wins Inter-University Quiz Competition

The Pharmacy Department of the University of Asia Pacific (UAP), titled in the Inter-University Quiz Competition organized by Southeast University on 23 May, 2015.

On this occasion, students from the Department of Pharmacy, UAP participated in poster presentation and quiz competition. Three students participated individually in poster presentation and one team consisting of two students took part in the quiz contest. The team was led by Nahia Akter, Lecturer of Department of Pharmacy.

They performed tremendously well and got 1st prize in both the competitions. Among them, Naila Khairun Nahar received the best poster presenter award and Musarrat Noor and Priyanka Florina Karmokar were entitled as the Champions of quiz contest at this event. All the students were handed a participation certificate as well.