‘Snack writing’ will turbocharge every researcher’s writing

Almost every researcher finds it difficult to write academic papers. Likewise almost every PhD student suffers from 'ABT syndrome' (anything but thesis-writing syndrome). Unfortunately, I am also one of them! Research students like me have two myths about writing dissertation. The first one is - "I do not feel ready yet to start writing."  So,... Continue Reading →


Can KI beat Harvard?

It was the first day as a master thesis student at the department of Medical Epidemiology and Bio-statistics, aka MEB, at Karolinska Institutet. And I had the opportunity to attend this very interesting and intriguing seminar "Can KI beat Harvard?" The speaker of the seminar was Professor Hans-Olov Adami and surely he is the right person to... Continue Reading →

Nobel Lecture in Medicine 2015

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was awarded with one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and the other half to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria. Had the opportunity to attend... Continue Reading →

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships: Information Tailored for Bangladeshi Doctors

The Swedish government has announced the Swedish Institute Study Scholarships for this year. In short, Bangladesh is in category 1 where total of 100 scholarships will be given. (Note that there are 18 countries including Bangladesh in this category). Details about this scholarship can be found in the following link:  https://eng.si.se/areas-of-operation/scholarships-and-grants/the-swedish-institute-study-scholarships/siss-eligibility-criteria/ To aid applicants about... Continue Reading →

Public Health Pyramid

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr. Tom Frienden has recently published a special article in The New England journal of medicine entitled "The future of public health". In that article, he discussed about the public health pyramid. Public health pyramid consists of five levels as described in figure 1. At the bottom... Continue Reading →

My beautiful wife at Karolinska Global Masters Scholarship Award Ceremony 2015

Every year Karolinska Institute offers small number of scholarships for its various Global Masters Programs. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to the deserving applicants which covers the university tuition fee. In the year 2015, 8 scholars were awarded out of 350 applicants with this prestigious award in 6 different masters programs at KI. My beautiful wife,... Continue Reading →

Was John Snow lucky?

John Snow, the father of modern epidemiology, is a well-known figure to the public health practitioners, epidemiologists and students. In mid-19th Century he discovered that Cholera was caused by contaminated water. Shortly put, the story behind that discovery was - in 1854 there was a cholera outbreak in Broad Street area, London. Around 600 people died... Continue Reading →

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