Aligarh Muslim University teacher bags US fellowship

June 12th, 2008 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, June 11 (IANS) Aligarh Muslim University professor Zuber Ahmad has bagged the prestigious fellowship of the American College of Chest Physicians, a university official said Wednesday. Ahmad teaches in the department of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases. “Ahmad will be honoured at the Chest Conference 2008, to be held in October in Philadelphia, US,” AMU spokesperson Rahat Abrar told IANS by phone.

He said that the fellowship is given to physicians for their outstanding contribution to the field of respiratory medicine.

Ahmad, who heads the department, has been conducting research on treatment of lung cancer for the last few years, AMU officials said.

Ahmad has published about 75 research papers in various medical and scientific journals of international and national repute, officials added.

The physician would be presenting his research work on the treatment of bronchial asthma at the Chest Conference in the US.

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