Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Dr. Sayeeda Rahman is a clinical pharmacologist and an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. She received her first degree in Pharmacy (BPharm and MPharm) from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; an MBA from Dundee University, UK; and a Ph.D. from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Dr. Rahman has work experience at the university level (Bangladesh, Malaysia, and the UK), and at different national and multinational pharmaceutical companies (Bangladesh). She has training in research and teaching methodology, problem-based learning and other aspects of medical education. She also has wide experience in planning, managing and conducting phase III and IV clinical trials, data analysis, reporting and disseminating the finding of the research in national and international conferences. She has contributed to medical sciences with her research and publications. Her research interests include diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, however, she is also involved in a number of public health and medical education research projects.

Research Interest

Dr. Rahman’s research area comprised of:

  •       Diabetes and prediabetic vasculopathy
  •       Public health/Health systems research
  •       Medical education

Dr. Rahman conducted cross-sectional studies, randomized control trials, epidemiological studies and lifestyle interventions in the above areas.


Poster presented at Annual scientific meeting of Malaysian society of hypertension January 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. S Rahman, AA Ismail, SB Ismail, ARA Rahman (2006). Increased Arterial Stiffness in Normoglycaemic Offspring of Type 2 Diabetic And Impaired Glucose Tolerance Patients. Received 1st prize (Gold Medal) for the Best Poster Presentation.

Oral presentation at Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Hypertension Society, September 2005 Queens College, Cambridge, UK. The early manifestation of arterial stiffness in newly diagnosed, untreated type II diabetic and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) individuals.

Poster presented in 2nd Malaysian Hypertension Society conference at Kuala Lumpur, January 2005. Early Manifestation of Arterial Stiffness in newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetic and impaired glucose tolerance and individuals. Received 1st prize (Gold Medal) for the Best Poster Presentation.

Poster presented in IRPA scientific research conference in Kuala Lumpur, August 2004. Arterial Stiffness in Diabetes Mellitus and Impaired Glucose Intolerance, a preliminary Report. Received Bronze Medal.


Irfan T, Rahman S, N Rahman, Haque M, Kabir R, Majumder MAA. Endocrine treatment of Breast cancer. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance 2017;8(3):92-103.

Russell Kabir, Sayeeda Rahman, S.M. Yasir Arafat, Dioneia Motta Monte-Serrat. Chikungunya Fever: An emerging public health problem in Bangladesh. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports 2017; 16(4): 1-5.

Rahman S. Links between Vitamin D deficiency and macrovascular diseases. South Asia Journal of Public Health 2015:5(2):3-6.

Rahman S, Majumder MAA,  Ahasan Rabiul A, Moslehuddin SM, Das P, Rahman N. The extent and magnitude of formalin adulteration in fish sold in domestic markets of Bangladesh: A literature review. International Journal of Consumer Studies2015;40(2):152–159.

Rahman S. Diabetes and macrovasculopthy: Double trouble. South Asia Journal of Public Health 2013:3(2):1-3.

Rahman S. Obesity in junk food generation in Asia: A health time bomb that needs early defusing!  South Asia Journal of Public Health 2013:3(1):1.

Majumder MAA, Shaban SF, Rahman S, N Rahman, Islam Z. A PubMed-Based Quantitative Analysis of Biomedical Publications in the SAARC Countries: 1985-2009. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons-Pakistan 2012:22(9):560-564.

Rahman S, Majumder MAA, Shaban SF, N Rahman, M Ahmed. Physician Participation in Clinical Research and Trials: Issues and Approaches. Advances in Medical Education and Practice 2011:2 1–9.

Rahman S, Majumder MAA, Rahman ARA. Treatment of Diabetic Vasculopathy: An Overview. Research and Reports in Endocrine Disorders 2011;1:21-36.

Rahman, S; Aziz Al-Shafi Ismail; Shaiful Bhari Ismail; Nyi Nyi Naing, A Rashid A Rahman. Effect of ramipril/rosiglitazone in Diabetic vasculopathy: needs higher dose or longer treatment? Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications 2010;2: 83–87.

Rahman, S; Aziz Al-Shafi Ismail; Shaiful Bhari Ismail; Nyi Nyi Naing, A Rashid A Rahman. Increased arterial stiffness in normoglycaemic offspring of newly diagnosed, never treated type 2 diabetic and impaired glucose tolerant parents. British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease. 2009;9: 65-68.

Rahman, S; Aziz Al-Shafi Ismail, A Rashid A Rahman. Treatment of diabetes vasculopathy with rosiglitazone and ramipril: Hype or Hope? International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. 2009;29:110-117.

Rahman, S; Aziz Al-Shafi Ismail; Shaiful Bhari Ismail; Nyi Nyi Naing, A Rashid A Rahman. Early Manifestation of Macrovasculopathy in Newly Diagnosed Never Treated Type 2 Diabetic and Impaired Glucose Tolerance Patients. Diabetic Research and Clinical Practice2008;80:253-258.

Rahman, S; Aziz Al-Shafi Ismail; Shaiful Bhari Ismail; Nyi Nyi Naing, A Rashid A Rahman. Effect of Rosiglitazone and Ramipril on Preclinical Vasculopathy in Newly Diagnosed, Untreated T2DM and IGT Patients: One-year Randomised, Double-blind and Placebo-controlled Study. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2007;63:733-741.

Rahman S, Tahminur Rahman, Aziz Al-Shafi Ismail and Abdul Rashid A Rahman. Diabetes-associated macrovasculopathy: pathophysiology and pathogenesis. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 2007;9: 767–780.

Rahman S, Majumder MAA. Is it assessment of learning or assessment for learning? South Asia Journal of Public Health2013:4(1):72-74.

Ahmed SMM, Majumder MAA, Karim R, Rahman S, Rahman N. Career choices among medical students in Bangladesh. Advances in Medical Education and Practice 2011, 2: 51–58.

Majumder MAA, Rahman S, Urban J.A D’Souza Gad Elbeheri, Khalid Bin Abdulrahman, Huq MM. Widening the Umbrella: Supporting medical students with learning disabilities in Asian Medical Schools. Advances in Medical Education and Practice. 2010; 1:31-39.

Majumder MAA, Ahmad Fuad Ab. Rahim, Rahman S. Problems of the ‘problems’ of PBL curriculum, Medical Teacher, 2005; 27:474.

Islam N, Majumder MAA, Jafaar R, Rahman S. Students’ perceptions of ‘technology-based’ lecture handouts. The Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences. 2004;11:36-38.

Majumder MAA, A Fuad AR, Rahman S. Geriatric training in problem-based learning: Asian perspectives. Journal of American Geriatric Society. 2004;52:1038-9.

MA Azim Majumder, Dr. Urban D’Souza, Rahman S. Trends in Medical Education: Challenges and Directions for Need-based Reforms of Medical Training in South-East Asia. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences.2004;58:369-80.

Book/book chapters:

Majumder MAA (Editor), Kabir R Co-editor) and Rahman S (Co-editor). Public Health: Emerging and re-emerging issues. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech publisher, 2017. ISBN 978-953-51-6221-6 ( (Book)

Rahman S, Majumder MAA, Kabir R, Haque M, Gupta S, Dalvi P, Arafat SMY. Cardiovascular disease and diabetes: Two sides of the same coin! In: Recent trend in cardiovascular diseases. July 2017 – InTech publisher. ( (Chapter)


Ph.D.: School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. 2007

MBA: Dundee University, Scotland, UK. 1998

MPharm: Department of Pharmacy, Dhaka University, Bangladesh. 1993

BPharm (Hons): Department of Pharmacy, Dhaka University, Bangladesh. 1990

Associate Fellow:  The Higher Education Academy, UK. 2014

One-year Postgraduate course on Planning and Managing Clinical Trials. Oxford Brookes University, UK. 2011.

Departments & Committees

Dept. Pharmacology

Curriculum Committee

Research Committee

Student academic Review Committee

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