Networking Opportunity With Dr. Tanvir Turin Chowdhury


Networking Opportunity With Dr. Tanvir Turin Chowdhury

Date / Time
November 1, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT

AIMGA Calgary
Suite 202 - 1409 Edmonton Trail NE
Calgary, AB


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Please join us on Thursday, November 1st from 6PM to 7PM for a session facilitated by Dr. Tanvir Turin Chowdhury. Dr. Turin will discuss the research initiatives he’s engaged in and the members’ ideas and interests on how they would like to contribute to community via research done through AIMGA.

Dr. Turin Tanvir Chowdhury is the Scholarship Director and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary. He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Community Health Sciences.
Dr. Turin has received training in medicine, population and public health, epidemiology and health services research. He trained and worked as a physician in Bangladesh. He received his Masters in 2005 from Karolinska Institute, Sweden and his PhD in 2008 from Shiga Medical University, Japan. After finishing a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Japan Science of Promotion of Sciences (JSPS), he moved to University of Calgary in 2010 to pursue another Postdoctoral Fellowship with The Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration (ICDC). He also acquired fellowship awards from the Canadian Health Research Institute (CIHR) and the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA).

Dr. Turin’s primary research interests are challenges in access to care and unmet needs faced by the socially vulnerable population of the society, including new immigrants, refugees, and ethnic communities. He leads this program of research through the approach of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and Integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) where Meaningful Community Engagement is at the core. Dr. Turin has been highly productive and has published nearly three hundred scholarly/academic publications including research manuscripts, conference proceedings, and book/book-chapters. He draws upon the background as a clinician with a diverse set of research methodological skills and multidisciplinary experience and has been involved in research collaborations both nationally and internationally. Dr. Turin supervises graduate and undergraduate students on topics directly related to his research program. He also works and provide mentorship to citizen researchers at the community level as part of his commitment towards community capacity building.


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