Eminence Institutional  Board (IRB) has 11 members. These members include academicians, philosophers, religious leaders, layperson, etc. The members meet monthly to review human rights, child rights, etc, and to see if Eminence is maintaining proper ethics in all its endeavors. Every two years the IRB board members are newly appointed.

Prof. Dr. Sohel Ahmed

President, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Eminence. 

Prof. Sohel Ahmed is a Professor of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Jahangirnagar University. He is also a Consultant of Pathology Laboratory Services, Enam Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka. Prof. Sohel Ahmed was a Research Fellow & Research Officer of Depts. of Microbiology and Immunology at BIRDEM Hospital, Dhaka. Prof. Ahmed earned his graduation and master’s degree from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department at University of Dhaka. He earned his PhD. in Medical Sciences from Tohoku University, Japan.

Dr. Muhammod Abdus Sabur

Vice-president, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Eminence. 

Dr. Muhammod Abdus Sabur is an Adjunct Professor at North South University and Dhaka University. Earlier he was working as a Senior Health Advisor for UNDP in its Bangladesh project titled as Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility. He was the Country Representative of Water Aid Bangladesh and was in the position of the Health and Population Sector Manager at UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in Bangladesh. He was the sector Coordinator for Health and Population at Care Bangladesh. He has done his MBBS from Rajshahi Medical College in 1981, and master of Community Health (MCommH) from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, England in 1989. He has worked as a Consultant for many national and international organizations.

Prof. Dr. Md. Ridwanur Rahman


Prof. Dr. Md. Ridwanur Rahman is the Head of Research at Universal Medical College Research Center, he is also the head of the Department of Medicine, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Previously he was a professor of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH). He was also the Principal Investigator at Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi). Dr. Md. Ridwanur Rahman completed his graduation (MBBS) from Chittagong Medical College in 1982 and got his FCPS (Internal Medicine) degree from Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1989. His major skills include internal medicine, clinical research, public health, epidemiology, medical education, clinical trials, medical research, program evaluation, clinical monitoring, etc. In the field of internal medicine, clinical research, and medical education Dr. Ridwanur Rahman has an immense contribution both nationally and internationally.

Prof. Md Sayedur Rahman


Prof. Md Sayedur Rahman is a Professor of Pharmacology in the premier medical institution of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. Prof. Rahman is the former Registrar and Director (Information Technology) of the University. Before joining the Medical University, he served in the government service for 16 years. He has been awarded the Honorary Fellowship from Bangladesh College of Physicians.

Md. Golam Mostafa Shaheen


Md. Golam Mostafa is a Deputy Attorney General of  the Government of Bangladesh. He is a former Director (Chief Executive) of Amnesty Interantional Bangladesh (1992–2004), and former Executive President of Research Council of the Bangladesh History (RCBH). He earned his MSS (Master of Social Sciences) in Political Science from the University Dhaka, LLM (Master of Law) from the Southeast University Dhaka, and Master of Human Rights from the Dhaka International University. His Specialties include Civil, Criminal, Labour, Human Rights and Good Governance, Constitutional matters, Linkage and Networking with Government Officers, NGOs, alternative dispute settlements and mediation, etc. He has a wide reputation both nationally and internationally.

Prof. Dr. Wahida Khanam


Prof. Dr. Wahida Khanam is a professor and & Head of the faculty of Pediatrics at Institute of Child and Mother Health (ICMH). Matuail, Dhaka. She is also in charge of Saleh Child Development and Disability Management Center (SCDDMC), ICMH. Before this position she was the Lecturer in Biochemistry and Pathology at University of Sciences and Technology (USTC), Chittagong. She has done her MBBS in 1989 and FCPS (Pediatrics) in 2000. She is a member of Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council, a group member of SAARC Society of Child Neurology, India, also a Life time member of Bangladesh Pediatrics Association.

Prof. Saria Tasneem


Prof. Saria Tasneem is the Vice-Principal and Professor & Head of the Department of Gynae & Obs at Dhaka Community Medical College. Befor theis position she was the Executive Director and Professor at Gynae & Obs Institute of Child and Mother Health. Matuail. Prof. Tasneem obtained Fellowship in Gynae and Obstetrics and completed Masters in Medical Education from University of Dundee, Scotland. She worked in the Health Service of the government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh and contributed to maternal and newborn health. She has authored chapters in textbooks and modules and has over 60 publications in different peer-reviewed journals. Being Secretary-general of Board of Trustee, Bangladesh Breastfeeding Foundation actively participating in government programs for promotion, protection, and support of Breastfeeding.

Prof. Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday


Prof. Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday is a Professor at the Department of Public Administration, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He was a Senior Fulbright Fellow at the Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, the USA in 2012. He completed his MSS degree in Public Administration from Rajshahi University and Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong. Professor Panday’s main areas of research include public policy, public administration, public sector management, governance, and gender studies. His major book publications include Actors and Outcomes, Women Empowerment in South Asia: NGO Interventions and Agency Building in Bangladesh, Strengthening Local Governance in Bangladesh: Reforms, Participation, and Accountability, etc.

Abu Tareq Muhammad Salahuddin


Abu Tareq Muhammad Salahuddin is a working journalist at The Daily Star as its Editor of Health Section and the founding Editor of News Hour, an online news agency. He has more than 15 years of practical working experience in Communications for Development (C4D) and advocacy. He has diversified working experience in different organizations including national and international NGOs, UN agencies, government bodies, news media, healthcare providing institutions, public health concern, and so on. Tareq is a J2J Fellow on HIV/AIDS and a member of the International AIDS Society. As a health journalist, he attended several conferences in different countries. He is also bestowed with different skill-building training. He is also an active advocate in health and rights issues of women, girls, and children.

Mohammad Abdul Hannan Shakhider


Mohammad Abdul Hannan Shakhider is a public health professional with expertise in data management and analysis, research methodologies, program evaluation, epidemiology as well as monitoring and evaluation. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Statistics from the University of Dhaka. He received training on SPSS and BDHS data analysis from Dhaka University and Measure Evaluation respectively. He has about seven year’s work experience in mid-level management both in Government and Non-government organizations including IEDCR, Eminence, and Ipas Bangladesh, an international NGO. He has also facilitated more than 10 training sessions in the last 3 years. Among those training on “Statistics with SPSS”, “Statistics with STATA”, IEDCR organized “Research methodology with SPSS” for the medical officers are mentionable.

Rahat Hosna


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