Dr. Shoaib Chowdhury as President and Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad as General Secretary to form the new Executive Council of Dubana.
Recently the new Executive Committee of Dhaka University Biochemistry Alumni in North America (DUBANA) has been formed for the term 2024-25. In this, Dr. Shoaib Chowdhury (Maryland) was elected as the president and Mr. Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmed (Toronto) as the general secretary.
The other elected members of the eleven-member executive committee are Vice-President Dr. Rubayet Hasan Tanvi (Toronto), Joint-Editor Dr. Mamunur Rashid (New York), Treasurer Dr. Zubair Rahman (Maryland). The elected members of the Executive Council are Dr. Marzia Afrin (California), Dr. Anoop Kundu (Louisiana), Ms. Mahrima Parveen (Georgia), Dr. Ahsan Habib Palash (Maryland), Mr. Nasim Al Sajjad (Florida) and Dr. Sharifunnahar Mukta (Quebec). The members of the election management committee were Dr. Mainul Haque (New Jersey), Dr. Mohammad Arif (New York) and Mr. Mosharraf Hossain (Toronto).
It is to be noted that since the establishment of Dubana in 2006, this organization has been successfully carrying forward various programs by establishing contact between employees, post-graduates and graduate students in North America, especially in the United States and Canada. Among them, giving scholarships to the students of the Department of Biochemistry and Induction of Dhaka University, giving scholarships to students coming to our America for post-graduation, financial grants to attend scientific meetings and other scientific meetings of Dubana, organizing reunions and scientific sessions of Dubana in different cities of America and Canada almost every year. Collection of donations for sick alumni from time to time, cooperation with small equipments for research in the department, cooperation with other organizations of the students of the department during covid is noteworthy. Also, various important topics including emerging diseases, immigration, popular science topics, preparation for higher education are highlighted through the organized “Dubana Talk”.