MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT (MRU)
UTTARA MODEL TOWN, DHAKA-1230, BANGLADESH
(A project of The Medical & Health Welfare Trust, Uttara, Dhaka)
Historically, it is important to state that the Medical Research Unit (MRU) at Medical College for Women & Hospital (MCW&H), Plot-4 Road-9 Sector-1, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka-1230, Bangladesh, started its journey in 2002. The image of a medical college depends on its university examination results and its scientific publications in journals. Accordingly, MRU was formally established by The Medical & Health Welfare Trust (MHWT) on 24.10.2005 with the recommendation of the Board of Trustee (BOT), MHWT. This MRU, first of its kind in a Medical College in Bangladesh, has been mostly financed by the MHWT and is being represented by the honorable members of the BOT, MHWT:
Prof. Dr. AQMB Choudhury,
MBBS TDD(Wales) FRCP(Edin) FRCP(Glasgow) FRCP(London) FCPS(BD)
Honorary Professor of Medicine, Chairman of MHWT, Uttara, Dhaka-1230
Honorable Former President of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. MR Khan,
MBBS(Cal) DTM&H(Edin) DCH(London) FCPS(BD) FRCP(Edin)
Honorary Professor of Paediatrics, Executive Chairman of MHWT, Uttara, Dhaka-1230
Honorable National Professor
Prof. Dr. AM Mujibul Haq
MBBS DTM&H(Edin) MPhil(Leeds) MRCP FRCP(London) FCPS(BD)
Honorary Professor of Medicine, Chairman-Projects & Member-BOT, MHWT
Honorable Chairman of MRU, MHWT, Uttara, Dhaka-1230
Presently, the MRU is petronised and administered by its (i) Chairman: Prof. Dr. AM Mujibul Haq, MBBS(Dhaka) DTM&H(Edin) MPhil(Leeds) MRCP FRCP(London) FCPS(BD), Honorary Professor of Medicine; (ii) Director: Prof. Dr. ASM Giasuddin, MSc(Dhaka) PhD(London) PGD(London) CSciFIBMS(UK) MNYAS(USA), Professor of Biochemistry & Immunology, Formerly, Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Welcome Trust, UK; Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of London, London, UK; Professor of Immunology & Biochemistry at Al-Arab Medical University, Faculty of Medicine, Benghazi, Libya; (iii) Member Secretary: Prof. (cc) Khadija Akhter Jhuma, MBBS(Dhaka) MPhil(Dhaka) MS(NSU), Professor(cc) & Head of the Department of Biochemistry, Medical College for Women & Hospital, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka-1230, Bangladesh.
It is important that a research unit is headed by a team of senior well qualified and highly experienced biomedical professors/scientists who will supervise the research projects including project design, preparation of proforma and selection of interested persons who have research background.
The objectives of setting up the MRU at MCW&H are to carry out:
- Fundamental biomedical research relevant to human life, human health and diseases.
- Uncover fundamental biochemical mechanisms of human disease processes relevant to Bangladesh particularly.
- Develop and apply new diagnostic laboratory methods for better understanding, pin point diagnosis leading to appropriate treatment and follow-up for patients with specific diseases.
- Adopt new discoveries and developments that occur internationally in biomedical field for patients in Bangladesh.
- Conduct research on herbal medicine which has a great scope in Bangladesh.