Professor Syed Ziaur Rahman is working in the field of Pharmacology for the last 20 years. As a scholar, he has to his credit 7 published books, 10 chapters and more than 150 articles/research papers/case-reports/editorials in both national and international journals. He edited 10 periodicals and has been invited to deliver hundreds of lectures both as a guest speaker and as resource person. He participated in 59 Workshops/Training Programs and presented papers during 44 International Conferences and 58 National Conferences. He himself organized two international conferences/CMEs and many national conferences/symposiums and handled 6 academic projects.
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. Two of his MD candidates are expanding the same work. In the field of Pharmacovigilance, he gave the concept of Environmental Pharmacovigilance and coined the term 'Pharmacoenvironmentology' for the study of drugs at therapeutic doses and its impact on environment. He further differentiated the earlier terminology 'Ecopharmacology' from 'Pharmacoenvironmentology'. In addition, he is closely associated with Society of Pharmacovigilance, India (SoPI) and currently serving as National Secretary. He started as editor-in-chief, the official journal of the SoPI in 2003 'Journal of Pharmacovigilance & Drug Safety' (ISSN 0972-8899) and edited its first 2 numbers. He organized 15th Annual Conference of SoPI (SOPICON 2014) at JNMC.
He is involved with and/or member of 33 learned educational bodies including International Medical Sciences Academy (FIMSA), National Academy of Medical Sciences (MAMS), International Brain Research Organization, International Society for Neurochemistry, South African Pharmacological Society, 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, 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 entrusted to organise the 9th Annual Meeting of Indian Society of Rational Pharmacotherapeutics (ISRPTCON 2017) at JNMC, AMU, Aligarh during 19-21 November 2017
He is the founder trustee and treasurer of Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine & Sciences, Aligarh and an Associate Editor of its quarterly newsletter (NISA). He coordinated in the establishment of the Library, Museum on History of Medicine & Sciences, Centre for Safety & Rational Use of Indian Systems of Medicine & AIDS Cell as corpus body of the Academy. The Academy is designated as 'Centre of Excellence' by Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India and listed in the Directory of History of Medicine Collections, US Department of Health and Human Services, National Library of Medicine, NIH, USA. He arranged many medical camps on the occasion of World AIDS Day, World Health Day and World Tuberculosis Day.
Many scholars and institutions have cited his works including in few Pharmacology books. Under his supervision and co-supervision, 12 candidates have either completed or are completing their thesis/dissertation works. He is invited as external examiner to several medical and pharmacy colleges for BDS, MBBS, MD, PhD, M. Pharm and MSc (Pharmacology) examination and also served as expert for various selection committees for the post of Senior Residents, Assistant Professors and Associate Professors.
He was awarded with Servier Young Investigator Award of International Union of Pharmacology (1999), Junior Scientist Award of Safety Pharmacological Society of USA (2006), The African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology (AiBST) Scholarship for Kenya, 2003, WHO Fellowships to attend the 2nd Asian Course on ED & RDU in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Second International Conference on Improving Use of Medicines (ICIUM 2004) in Chiang Mai (Thailand). He is also recipient of APSN Fellowship and ISN Fellowship for 6th Biennial Meeting of the Asia Pacific Society for Neurochemistry, 2004, Hong Kong and 20th Biennial Meeting of the ISN-European Society for Neurochemistry (ESN), Austria, 2005 and First Special Neurochemistry Conference, International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN), France, 2004, respectively. He also got International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) to pursue PhD from University of Western Sydney, Australia (2010-2012). He visited USA (thrice), Holland, Germany, UAE, Malaysia, Iran, Kenya, Hong Kong, Thailand, France, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Nepal, Pakistan, Australia, Czech Republic and Austria for academic purpose.
He joined the Dept. of Pharmacology, J. N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh in 1997. Currently, he is working additionally in the hospital as "Deputy Medical Superintendent" and "Central Assistant Public Information Officer".
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