We are pleased to share that Major General Dr. Aamer Ikram has been elected as the incoming Chair of the TEPHINET Advisory Board following a vote by our member programs in December 2021.
Dr. Ikram is currently the Executive Director of the National Institute of Health Pakistan and the Director of the Pakistan Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP). He holds a PhD in molecular biology, and he is a Registered Biosafety Professional from the American Biological Safety Association, a Biosafety Professional from the Institute of Safety in Technology and Research (UK), and an IFBA Certified Professional. Furthermore, he was awarded FRCP by the Royal College of Edinburgh; FRCPath by the Royal College of Pathologists in London; and a Fellowship in Public Health from Royal Colleges UK in 2018. He was also recently elected as a Fellow in the Pakistan Academy of Sciences. He has served as the President of the Pakistan Biological Safety Association (PBSA); Ex-President of the Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society (MMIDSP); Higher Education Commission Focal Point of Expertise for Medical Research, and Convener of Microbiology Pakistan Health Research Council.
TEPHINET congratulates Dr. Ikram on his designation as Chair. We look forward to working with him and gaining from his experience and expertise.