Rhyddhi Chakraborty, PhD (India)
I am a researcher in Bioethics, specialization in Philosophy. My own history consists of M.A. (Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India), M.Phil(University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India), Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India) in Philosophy. My specific research focus is on Health Inequity, Communicable Diseases, Social Determinants of Health, Health Policy and Planning, Pandemic Planning and Responses, and Health Capability.
Currently, I am pursuing a Masters program on Bioethics and Global Public Health, in a combination-hybrid mode, from AUSN. Being enrolled in AUSN for MBGPH course has enabled me to widen and enhance my knowledge of Bioethics as an interdisciplinary subject. It has also provided me the scope to interact with people from different parts of the world and has also given the opportunity to meet the faculties who are stalwarts in the field of Bioethics and Public Health. After the completion of the course, my aim is to continue my work on Bioethics for a better and sustainable living world.
Leonard Le Blanc III (USA)
Len Le Blanc is General Manager, SEATE Services in Bangkok, Thailand. The firm is the Internet sales agent for the White Lotus Press. SEATE Services provides Arabic-English translations plus English-language proofreading and editing. Len is a retired US Naval Reserves Lieutenant Commander. He has written articles for TIME Magazine and authored four books. Additionally Len manages the Afghanistan-based Helmand Doll Project which contracts local women to handcraft ethnic dolls for re-sale. A portion of the proceeds goes back to fund charitable projects in Afghanistan and other Third World countries.
Len holds a BS, Geography, Kansas State University (USA); BA, History, The University of the State of New York (USA); BS, Individualized Studies, Charter Oak State College (USA), and two MAs, Management and International Relations, Webster University (USA). He is also enrolled for an MA, Liberal Studies, Excelsior College (USA). He is married to the former Lena Adnan Issa al-Shareeda. Their children are Lujane Jasmin and Leonard IV. Being a MBGPH student is the culmination of a life-long dream to be of important service to others in the vital fields of Bioethics and Global Public Health. The need will continue to grow exponentially so I’m very happy to participate in it.
Muslihudin Sharbinie, M.Sc. (Indonesia)
I am Uli. My motto is "to live is to care and share". I am concerned about the environment and living beings, and share with them what I have, compassion. My educational background is an agricultural diploma at Bogor Agricultural University, undergraduate program at Open University majoring in English , and Magister Science (M.Si) from University of Indonesia. My profession is a teacher and I teach in some schools, some of which I am teaching voluntarily. I am happy to help the community by providing them with access to education.
My motto was implemented by the established a foundation. In 2012 I establihed Diva Foundation, working on providing access to education for children who are less fortunate. Institutions that have been running are Education for Disability Children, Tourism Vocational School and Social Work (street and abandoned children). Caring for nature and animals is my other concern. To that end, in 2015 I created KOPAS, a Community Care for Nature and Animals. It is a non-governmental organization working on protecting of nature and the improvement of animal welfare through education, training, and other similar efforts. Currently KOPAS has built a home for stray cats.
Ethics is one area that is very interesting to me. For that, it is a good opportunity to follow the Master of Bioethics and Public Health at American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN), Arizona, USA. I am proud to be part of AUSN. My new world.
Lana al-Shareeda Le Blanc (Iraq)
Lana al-Shareeda Le Blanc is Assistant General Manager, SEATE Services in Bangkok, Thailand. The firm is Internet sales agent for the White Lotus Press and several other publishing houses. SEATE Services also provides English-Arabic translations plus English-language proofreading and editing. She has previously worked for UN/ESCAP HQs, Bangkok, Thailand as an Arabic language instructor; advisor and cultural expert at UNESCO Regional HQs, Bangkok, Thailand on the Arabic-Asian Dialogues Project and other programs; a sub-contractor for UNICEF-Middle East doing major translations of assorted Middle East national educational manuals and plans. Lena also worked as a high school English language instructor for ten-years; Deputy Group Chairman of Saif al-Fekar Group both in Basra, Iraq and Quality Control/Quality Assurance Manager at SGS Inspection Services in Lattakia, Syria plus a business advisor, Bin-Hatem Holding Group, Bangkok, Thailand.
Lena hold a BA, English, Basra University (Iraq) and an MA, International Relations, Webster University (USA). She is married to Leonard H. Le Blanc III. Their children are Lujane Jasmin and Leonard IV. I am extremely happy to have this unique opportunity to obtain an important degree from AUSN. I believe my parents would be proud of me. I am very happy to give back to others.
Zehra Edisan, PhD (Turkey)
Zehra is Assistant Professor and Chair of Harran University School of Medicine, Department of History of Medicine and Medical Ethics in Sanlıurfa, Turkey. She’s vice president of Clinical Research Local Ethics Committe of the university.
She’s a physiotherapist and received a masters (Harran University) and doctoral (Cukurova University) degree in History of Medicine and Medical Ethics. She worked as a phyisotherapist at university hospitals and private physical therapy clinics for aproximately fifteen years.
Her primary interests are disability ethics studies, quality of life, health care ethics, communication skills in health care and cross-cultural issues in bioethics. She’s a member of the Turkish Bioethics Association.
Currently she follows the lectures from the MBGPH course at American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN). She thinks that this program enables people from different cultural and professional backgrounds to discuss and gain awareness on significant bioethics and public health issues. Her expectation and aim is to enhance her knowledge and get more critical thinking ability with this course.
Ariel C. Bacani, MPA (Philippines)
Email: email@example.comAs an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences of the same university for 9 years, I teach Philippine History, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Politics, Government and Philippine Constitution. I am srving as the Chairman of Social Sciences Department for 5 years already, I am also a Faculty of the Political Science Program and handles Fundamentals of Political Science, Politics and Philippine Constitution, Local Government, Public Administration, Human Relations, Geopolitics, Comparative Politics and Current Political Problems.
I am a graduate of Political Science, Master of Public Administration and took up units in Bachelor of Law in Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation. I aim to conduct studies that will concentrate on the analysis of the implementation of local and international laws concerning cultures and traditions of different societies. With the end view of translating these researches into policies preserving human dignity and human rights. I find my enrollment in the MBGPH program of AUSN an avenue to achieve my career and research agenda because it gives me a chance to broaden my perspective as I encounter people with diverse cultures and professions.
Joella Estrada, RN, CNN, MAN (Philippines)
I am the University Research Coordinator in Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation where I graduated with a BS in Nursing and Master of Arts in Nursing. I served as an Assistant Professor in the Natural Sciences Department of the College of Arts and Sciences and now I am teaching Research Methodology for Allied Health courses.
As a nurse, I specialized in Nephrology. While as a researcher, my concentrations are financial risk protection, health impact assessment, social determinants of health and structural inequities and water quality assessment. Further, I am presently appointed as the Regional Technical Assistance Partner for the eHATID (eHealth Tablet for Informed-Decision Making of LGUs) LGU Project, a national project funded by Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and implemented by the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU).
I attended the 16th Asian Bioethics Conference and experienced recognizing not just the needs of the global community but also the ethical issues embedded in it with the scholarly papers that were presented. This greatly inspired me as a nurse and a researcher whose interest is on social justice specifically, in promoting health equity. I will be one with AUSN in voicing a dedicated commitment towards promoting academic excellence, encouraging pursuit of truth and social justice, and increasing the awareness of public health as a public good and a fundamental right.
Rishad Raihan (Bangladesh)
I am currently appointed as Assistant Project Manager, WebCommander, Bit Mascot Pvt Ltd, Bangladesh. I have completed my BSc. Software Engineering from University of East London in 2014. Additionally I completed a certification course in Information System Security from the Bangladesh Armed Forces’ University of Professionals at Mirupur Cantonment. On my journey of studentship, I worked for CDSB a leading Software Development Firm in Malaysia under BossVenture.com as a Business Analyst and have handled their BVMalls projects in Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong from July 2013-July 2014 which taught me proper team work with in different cultural perspective. I have completed forty seven projects in Information technology till date.
I worked as assistant researcher for rabbit experiments under Dhaka University in 2009. I have two published research articles. Simultaneously, I have been working for bioethics from 2009 when I was student as student representative of Bangladesh Bioethics Society (BBS) and understand how bioethics is important in personal and social life. Now I am a life member of Bangladesh Bioethics Society (BBS). I attended the First and Second UNESCO ethics workshop in Bangladesh, March 2008 and July 2009. Respectively. I presented an article (oral presentation) in July 2009 at Second UNESCO ethics workshop. I am the member of International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE) as well. I attended LBD7 (Looking Beyond Disaster) in Oct 2015 in Nepal.
My all endeavors and accomplishments have given me a set of knowledge in bioethics but this is not complete one. This understanding make me interest in MBGPH at AUSN. I thank BBS and Prof Darryl Macer for giving me opportunity to peruse knowledge in Bioethics.
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Feby Basco-Lunag (the Philippines)
Feby Basco-Lunag is a Registered Social Worker. She graduated Bachelor of Science Major in Social Work in Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines. She’s a detailed and thorough professional with over 10 years of extensive experience in Community Development Work. She has been dedicating her skills and knowledge to community and grassroots development work. She has specifically worked on projects such as the advocacy on Gender and Development, Women and Youth, and Sustainable Development.
As a member of an Indigenous Community in the Philippines, Ms. Lunag is passionate on the advocacy of Sustainable Development. Ms. Lunag believes that there is greater work to mobilize the Filipino people to become more resilient when it comes to the impact of climate change as the Philippines has been ranked 1st in terms of mortality rate due to climate change related disasters.
Ms. Lunag has attended the 7th Youth Peace Ambassador Workshop held in Kathmandu and Lumbini, Nepal on January 2014 and the 10th Youth Peace Ambassador Workshop in Purkuwerto and Bandung City, Indonesia on May 2015. Ms. Lunag is really thankful for the priceless opportunity to meet passionate people from around the globe who shares the same vision with her. Ms. Lunag strongly believes that we are just stewards of the Earth; hence it is our responsibility to protect and sustain this planet for the next generations to come. She is hoping that after her AUSN Masters, she would be able to contribute more in the community.
Dr. Mahmood-uz-Jahan, MBBS, M.D. (Bangladeh)
Dr. Mahmood-uz-Jahan is working as a Director, Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) sine 2013. Before that he worked as a deputy director for three years in tBMRC. He completed his medical graduation (MBBS) from Mymensingh Medical College in affiliation with University of Dhaka and post graduation degree Doctor of Medicine (MD) on Radiology and Imaging from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).
At BMRC his job is highly involved with research and publication related matters. He has very keen interest to learn about ethics specially biological ethics involving human subjects. In addition he is also working as a member secretary of National Research Ethics Committee (NREC) and Assistant editor of BMRC journal named “BMRC Bulletin”. He believes that ethics is essential for every individual and they also should have a good sense of humor. He has a beautiful wife with three children.
Muslihudin Sharbinie (Indonesia)
I am Uli. My motto is "to live is to care and share". I am concerned about the environment and living beings, and share with them what I have, compassion.
My educational background is an agricultural diploma at Bogor Agricultural University, undergraduate program at Open University majoring in English , and Magister Science (M.Si) from University of Indonesia.
My profession is a teacher and teach in some schools, some for pay and I also teach voluntarily. I am happy to help the community by providing them with access to education. My motto was implemented by the established a foundation. In 2012 I establihed Diva Foundation, working in providing access to education for children who are less fortunate. Institutions that have been running are Education for Disability Children, Tourism Vocational School and Social Work (street and abandoned children).
Caring for nature and animals is my other concern. To that end, in 2015 I created KOPAS, a Community Care for Nature and Animals. It is a non-governmental organization working on protecting of nature and the improvement of animal welfare through education, training, and other similar efforts. Currently KOPAS has built a home for stray cats. I am a Youth Peace Ambassador of Eubios EThics Institute and UNESCO. Ethics is one area that is very interesting to me. For that, It is good opportunity to study for the Master of Bioethics and Public Health at American University of Sovereign Nations. I am proud to be part of AUSN. My new world.
Dr. Rabson Kachala, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Malawi)
He is head of Malawi Health Sector Wide Approach Secretariat, involved in Coordinating and Facilitating the Development of new Malawi Health Sector Strategic Plan (2017-2022) using both evidence-based and evidence-informed decisive methodologies; Coordinating and Facilitating the Implementation and Evaluation of the Malawi Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) that is running from 2011-2016 by all the Health Sector Partners and Stakeholders (Multilateral, Bilateral, International, National and Local).
He has a MSc in International Cooperation Policy Majoring in International Public Health and Global Health Diplomacy (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan); Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Malawi (College of Medicine); Bachelor of Education Sciences Majoring in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Physiology, University of Malawi (Chancellor College); Certificate of Strategic Leadership Course in Global Health Diplomacy, University of Nairobi through East, Central and Southern African-Health Community (ECSA-HC); Certificate of Hospital Healthcare Service Administration and Management and International Cooperation Development Fund, Taiwan Government); Certificate of Professional Study in Recognition of the Successful Participation in the Workshop on “Value for Money, Sustainability and Accountability in Social Sectors”, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa by the Human Development Department of African Development Bank Group; Certificate of Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Sustainable Health Financing for Universal Health Coverage in Anglophone Africa in Kenya through World Bank Institute; Certificate of Health System Strengthening (HSS) in Senegal by WHO; Certificate of Managing Corruption Risk in the Malawi Health Sector by U4, Norwegian Embassy; Certificate of Fundamentals of Research and Innovative Management by the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) and University of Malawi (College of Medicine); Certificate in validation of the Localization of the Sustainable Development Health Goals through UNDP Malawi; Certificate of Merit in Results-Based Financing and Management tailor-made for the Malawi Public Service Reforms, Mombasa, Kenya by SINA HEALTH & CORDAID; Certificate of Trauma Care in Australia; Certificate of HIV/AIDS Management with Nutrition in Maputo by DREAM Programme; Certificate of Malaria Drug Quantification in Mauritius by WHO; Certificate of Excellence and Award of the Virtual Employer of the Year at the Graduate School Human Resource Management Course, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan; Certificate of Asia Pacific Forum Course for Graduate Students Research in Medical Tourism, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan; and Certificate of Philanthropy, Devotion and Contribution towards the Materialization Process of God’s Vision, God’s Way and God’s Instrument (Habbakuk 2:14) through the International Church of Greater Glory (Haggai 2:9) and Rivers of Faith Ministries International (Exodus 17: 1-7).
Former Positions Held include: National Zonal Health Support Office Coordinator (Coordinating implementation of Health Sector Program of Work in all 28 District Health Offices and 5 Central Hospitals); Central East Zonal Health Manager (Managing District Health Systems in 5 District Health Offices namely Kasungu, Nkhotakota, Dowa, Ntchisi and Salima); Nkhotakota District Health Officer (Overseeing Public and Private District Health System in Nkhotakota District); Paediatric Registrar At Kamuzu Central Hospital (Chief Medical Officer in Paediatric Department at Kamuzu Central Hospital).
Tarana Ahmed (Bangladesh)
Tarana is the Managing Director of Technochic Ltd. and develop application database programs to process data of needs assessment study for Computerized Management Information Systems. She also monitors the preparation of maps related to these data using GIS & PopMap for various projects. She have to look after the preparation of all project proposals and overall management of the company. She has directorship of the company named CNGWorld which convert generator, car, truck, bus in CNG from diesel. She completed her MSc. In Zoology (Fisheries) Under Dhaka University in 1991; and a Diploma in Software Technology and Training courses in UNIX, LINUX, C, C++, HTML, XTML, FoxPro & Networking from CMC LTD, Sept. 2001.
She has memberships of Bangladesh Bioethics Society (BBS), Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BWCCI), Member of Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS), Member of Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS), Bangladesh CNG Filling Station and Conversion Owners’ Association.
She wants to help the children who are neglected, so she started a free primary school for them in Savar named “Chand Primary School”. Her aim in life is to protect nature for ourselves and our future generations.
Olumide Odeyami (Nigeria)
Has a background with a B.Sc. in microbiology from Nigeria, and completed his masters in marine science majoring in aquatic microbiology and biotechnology from National University of Malaysia, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Tasmania, Australia. My research interest focuses on public health microbiology, public health implications of microbial food safety, host pathogen interaction, sustainable aquaculture, science and technology ethics, seafood safety and quality.
I got fascinated about bioethics a few years back. I find the AUSN MGPH helpful due to combination of bioethics and public health. The lecturers especially Prof Darryl and the resource materials coupled with the manner in which the lectures are being administered makes it interesting and encouraging to learn new things.
Margaret Columba M Baylon (the Philippines)
Margaret graduated with a BS in Accountancy in 2015. All the knowledge, skills and experiences gained have been applied as her services were commissioned by the Nautical Institute Philippine Branch and the Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementers (PAEPI). She was awarded youth leadership award for her meritorious and invaluable services by reputable organizations like Nautical Institute Philippine branch and PAEPI. She also served as a web designer and event organiser for Nautical Institute and the Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementers. She cherished all the experiences knowledge, skills and most especially the friendships gained all these years. She is now preparing for CPA Board examination in 2016 and is enrolled in the MBGPH degree program of AUSN and will apply the knowledge learned.
Hasan ERBAY, MD, PhD (Turkey)
Hasan Erbay is currently working as Assistant Professor and Head at Dept. History of Medicine and Medical Ethics at Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Medicine in Turkey. He graduated from the Inonu University as MD in 2004. He worked as an ambulance physician in prehospital emergency services (namely 112 in Turkey) and different emergency services for seven years. He completed his PhD degree in History of Medicine and Medical Ethics at Cukurova University, Adana, in 2012. His primary interests are emergency medicine (especially prehospital) and it's ethical aspects and ethics education. He is the member of clinical research ethical committe and the training officer who is responsible for every phase of medical education process for first year students of medical faculty at the university. Additionaly, he is the advisor of Kocatepe TurkMSIC which is the local representative of IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students Association). He represented the field of medical ethics at the "Commission for National Medical Education Curriculum for Turkey" in 2014. Erbay is a member of Turkish Bioethics Association and Asian Bioethics Association, at all.
He thinks that it is a great opportunity for him to improve and enlarge the point of view in the field of bioethics and public health issues in global perspective through the MBGPH course at American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN).
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