Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Aamer Ikram

Aamer Ikram
Current Position Executive Director, National Institutes of Health, Pakistan Phone No. 051-9255117
Born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan in Year Elected 2020
Email [email protected]
MBBS in 1987; Diploma in Pathology 1990; MCPS Clinical Pathology (1991); Fellowship (FCPS) Microbiology 1998; Clinical Training in the UK (2005); and PhD 2014. Diploma Occupational Safety Health & Environments 2008; Diploma Disaster Management 2010; Certificate in Emerging Infectious Diseases from University of Iowa 2010; Dual-Use Biosecurity from Bradford University 2010; Excelled in the fields of biosafety, biosecurity and infection control accomplishing courses from Harvard, Oxford, South Florida, Iowa, Chester, Bradford, UN, WHO, CDC, ABSA, etc. Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) from American Biological Safety Association (US); Biosafety Professional (BSP) from Institute of Safety in Technology & Research (UK); and IFBA Certified Professional status.
Positions Held
Executive Director National Institutes of Health Pakistan since August 2017; Ex: ED PHRC, HOTA, Common Management Unit Professor and Consultant Microbiology Armed Forces; Chair Board of Directors International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA); Chair Advisory Board Training Program in Epidemiology & Public Health (TEPHINET) Atlanta; Member of Biosecurity & Health Security Protection (BSP) WHO & Chair Law Enforcement & Public Health (LEPH) Group; Executive Board International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI); Executive Council of International Society for Infectious Diseases; Global Health Delivery Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health; Adjunct Faculty Emory University; SME International Organization for Standardization ISO-35001 Working Group; Mentor Next Generation Global Health Security Network; Ex-International Ambassador Society for Healthcare Epidemiology America; Ex-Focal Point of Expertise for Medical Research and now Co-Chair Biological Sciences Committee, Higher Education Commission (HEC); Convener Microbiology Pakistan Health Research Council; and member multiple National Working Groups.
Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) 2021; Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) 2014; Biosafety Heroes Award, IFBA 2011
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellowship in Public Health from Royal Colleges UK (2018); FRCPath by Royal College of Pathologists London (2014); Fellow Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (2014); FRCP by Royal College Edinburgh (2012); Fellow College of Pathologists Pakistan (2009) Memberships: International • Chatham House • International Academy of Pathologists • International Society of Infectious Diseases • International Association of National Public Health Institutes • International Federation of Infection Control – Associate Member • International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium • International Society of Chemotherapy for Infection & Cancer • International Federation of Biosafety Associations – Member Academic Bd • International Organization for Standardization ISO-35001 Working Group • American Society for Microbiology • American Association for the Advancement of Science • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America • Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, UK • Institute of Safety in Technology & Research, UK - MISTR • Healthcare Infection Control Society, UK • American Biological Safety Association • European Biological Safety Association • Belgian Biosafety Professionals • EpiCore - Certified Member • WHO Save Lives • Stop TB Diagnostic Working Group • Medical Research Support (MedicReS), New York US (Gold Member) • African Society for Laboratory Medicine • Asian Council of Science Editors National • Pakistan Biological Safety Association (PBSA) – President • Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Society Pakistan (MMIDSP) - President 2015 • Pathologists Association of Pakistan (PAP) - Member • Health Research Advisory Board (HealthRAB) • Infection Control Society of Pakistan (ICSP) • Pakistan Society for Microbiology (PSM)
Research Area
Microbiology, Public Health, Infection Control, Biosafety
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