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Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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Annual Report, 2008-2009

Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Faculty of Pharmacy

University of Dhaka

1. Department:Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology

2. Chairman:Prof Dr Md. Saiful Islam

3. Faculty members


1. Abul Kalam Azad Chowdhury, M. Sc., Ph. D.

2. Muniruddin Ahmed, M. Pharm., Ph. D. (on leave)

3. Nazmul Qais, M. Pharm., Ph. D.

4. Md Saiful Islam, M.Pharm., Ph. D.

5. Farida Rahman, M. Sc.

6. Bilkis Begum, M. Pharm

7. Mohammad Shawkat Ali, M. Pharm., Ph. D.

8. Abul Hasnat, M. Pharm., Ph. D.

Associate Professors:

1. S.M. Abdur Rahman, M. Pharm., Ph. D.

4. Students

Years and Classes


M.Pharm. 2007-2008


M.Pharm. 2008-2009


M. Phil. 2004-2005


M. Phil. 2008-2009




5. Examination Results

Year and class

No of examinees



Percentage of pass




Pharm. 2007-2008


Non-thesis (10)

Results unpublished

M.Pharm. 2008-2009

Thesis (-)

Non-thesis (-)

Results unpublished

M. Phil. 2004-2005



First part Results



M. Phil. 2008-2009









6. Research activities

Lead Partner: British Council funded UK Bangladesh
Higher Education Link Programme
: Collaboration with the Dept. of Clinical
Pharmacy & Pharmacology University of Dhaka and School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham,UK.

Study title" Studies of indiscriminate use of injection in the primary health care centers ' Upazila Health Complex' hospital of Bangladesh and introduction of monitoring-planning intervention to reduce their use with the aim of cutting down the risk of HBV, HCV and HIV infection"

Research activities of Prof. DR. Nazmul Qais & Prof. Dr. Mohammad Showkat Alit

(i) Natural prodcuts and study of their Pharmacological activities and

Prof. Dr. Md. Saiful Islam is supervising two doctoral students and their research title aret(i)Clinical Investigation of Trace Elements, Immunoglobulins Antioxidants and
Neurotransmitters in Patients suffering from panic disorder and (ii)Pharmacokinetic and Clinical evaluation of beta-lactam and quinolone antibacterials used in Bangladesh.

Prof. Dr. Abul Hasnat has a good laboratory on doing research on Pharmacogenetics on
Bangladeshi population. He is also engaged in research in Pharmacokinetic,Bioeqivalence and Drug-drug interaction with collaboration with BIRDEM, BSMMU DMCH

Dr. S.M. Abdur Rahman's research project are:New drug development, synthetic organic
chemistry, Natural product chemistry, synthesis of Active PharmaceuticalIngredients (APIs). He published a number of research papers in the Journal of American Chemical Society (JACS), Angew, Chem. Int. Ed., Chemical Communicaltions,Organic Letters, Journal of Organic Chemistry etc. Recently, he was awarded UGC-JSPS bilateral projects FY 2009. Under this project, he is conducting researchcollaboration with Osaka University of Japan. For fruitful collaboration,
Japanese scientists are visiting Dhaka and he is also visiting Osaka.

7. Publication:

1. Azad Chowdhury A K, Rahman SM, Farouque A B M, Hasan GA,Raihan SZ,

Excessive use of avoidable therapeutic injections in the upazilla health

Complexes of Bangladesh, Mymensingh.Medical Journal, 17(2) Suppl;59-


2. Hosne Ara Ali, A.K. Azad Chowdhury, Abul K M RAhman, Tomasz Brokowski,

Lofting Nahar and Satyajit Sarker, Pachypodol, a flavonol from the leaves of

Calycopteris floribunda,inhibitis the growth of Cano colon cancer cells line in

vitro, Phytother. Res. 2008 published Online in Wiley Interscience

(www.interscience.wiley) DO1:10.1002/ptr. 2539.

3. A.K.Azad Chowdhury, Md.Seedier RAhman, A B M Faroque, Studying and

implementing the monitoring-training-planning strategy to ensure the rational

use of injections in the hospitals of the Upazila Health Complexes of Banglades,

Draft Compiation of abstract of presentation of SIGN annual meeting, page 13,

Meeting held on Oct 23-25, 2007, Geneva, WHO Head quarter, Geneva, Report

published in PDF Form on 22 Jan 2008.

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4. Md Ashrafur Rahman. Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad* Md Iqbal Hossain* M.M.A.

Shalahuddin Qusar* Wasimal Bari. Farida Begum* S.M. Imamul Haq* Abul

Hasnat. Zinc, Manganese, Calcium,Copper, and Cadmium Level in Scalp Hair

Samples of Schizophrenic Patients.. Biol Trace Elem Res (2009) 127: 102-108.

5.Monika Roy, Nahid Akter, Md. Shawkat Ali,Abu Shara Shamsur Rouf and Farida

Begum*. Analgesic activity of methanol extract of Murraya Peniculata.

Bangladesh J. Life Sci. 20(2): 137-139, 2008 ( December ).

6.. Bishyajit Kumar Biswas1, Md.
Safiqul Islam1 Farida Begum2 and Abu Shara Shamsur

Rouf1.In vitro Release Kinetyic Study of Esomeprazole Magnesium from

Methocel K 15M and Methocel K 100 LVCR Matrix Tablets. Dhaka Univ. J.

Pharm. Sci. 7(1): 39-45, 2008 (June ).

7. M.S.Ali, A.Zaman, F. Rahman, M. Asaduzzaman, A. Saha and A.S.S.Rouf1.

Analgesic activity of methaniol
extract of Murraya koenigii L.Leaf.Bangladesh

J.Life Sci. 20(1): 111-115, 2008 (June).

8. Ahasanul Hasan, Md.Ashik Ullah, Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, A. H. M. Mahbub Latif and Abul Hasnat,2009. Relative Bioavailability and Pharmacokinetic Study of Omeprazole 20 mg
Enteric-Coated Tablet in Bangladeshi Healthy Volunteers. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and therapeutics. vol 47 (3), pp. 215-221.

Md. Ashrafur Rahman, Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, Md Iqbal Hossain, M. M. A.Shalahuddin Qusar, Wasimul Bari, Farida Begum, S.M. Imamul Huq, Abul Hasnat,2009. Zinc, Manganese, Calcium, Copper and Cadmium level in Scalp Hair samples of Schizophrenic patients. Biological Trace Element Research. vol 127, 102-108.

Jafreen Jamal Joti, Kamrun Nahar, Ahasanul Hasan, Md. Ashik Ullah, Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, S. M. A. Islam and Abul Hasnat, 2009. Bioequivalence and pharmacokinetic study of two omeprazole capsule formulations in Bangladeshi healthy volunteers. Arzneimittelforschung [Drug Research] vol 4, pp. E171.

11. Sneegdha Podder,Razia Sultana, Rebeka Sultana, Maruf Mohammad Akbor, Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad and Abul Hasnat, 2009. Pattern of adverse drug reactions due to cancer chemotherapy in tertiary care teaching hospital in Bangladesh. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 8(1): 11-16.

Md. Ashik Ullah , Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, Rebeka Sultana, Eva Rahman Kabir,A. H. M. Mahbub Latif and Abul Hasnat, 2009. Pharmacokinetic study of amoxicillin capsule in healthy Bangladeshi subjects using urinary excretion data. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical
Sciences. 8(1): 53-59.

13. Md. Ashik Ullah , Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, Rebeka Sultana, Maruf Mohammad Akbor, Ahasanul Hasan, A. H. M. Mahbub Latif, Abul Hasnat, 2008. Bioequivalence Evaluation of Two Capsule Formulations of Amoxicillin in Healthy Bangladeshi Population: A Single-Dose, Randomized, Open-Label, Two-Period Crossover Study. Current Therapeutic Research. Vol 69,

14. Mahabuba Khanam, Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad,
Md. Ashik Ullah, Wasimul Bari, Sheikh Nazrul Islam and Abul Hasnat, 2008. Serum
immunoglobulin concentration of conversion disorder patients. German Journal of
Psychiatry. vol 11, 141-145.

15. A F M Nazmus Sadat, Md. Iqbal Hossain, Md. Khalid
Hossain, Zabun Nahar, Md. Selim Reza, SK. Nazrul Islam, and Abul Hasnat
2008. Serum trace elements and immunoglobulin profile in lung cancer patients.
Journal of Applied Research. Vol 8(1), pp. 24-33.

16. Rebeca Sultana, Maruf Mohammad Akbor, Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, Ashik Ullah, A. H. M. Mahbub Latif and Abul Hasnat 2008. Effect of orange juice on levofloxacin bioavailability. Journal of Applied Research. vol 8(1), pp. 34-42.

17 Umeda, R., Fukuda, H., Miki, K, Rahman, S. M.A., Sonoda, M. Tobe, Y. Formation

of naphthadithiophene isomers by Flash vacuum pyrolysis of 1,6-di(2-thienyl)-and

1,6-di(3-thienyl)-1,5-hexadien-3-ynes: Comptes Rendus Chimie 2009, 12, 378.

18. Rahman, S. M. A., Imanishi, T. Obika, Synthesis of Several types of Bridged Nucleic

Acids: Chem. Lett. 2009, 38, 513.

19. Sasaki, K., rahman, S. M. A., Obika, S., Imanishi, T., Torigo, H. Promotion of triplex

formation by 2'-O, 4'-C-Aminomethylene bridged Nucleic Acids: Nucleic Acids.

Symp. Ser. 2008, 52, 419.

20. Obika, S., Rahman,S. M. A., et al. Synthesis and Properties of 3'-amino-2',4'-BNA:

A Bridged Nucleic Acid with N3, P5 phosphoramidate Biorg. Med. Chem. Lett.

2008, 16, 9230.

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