J. M. A. Hannan

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Dr. J. M. A. Hannan is the chairman and professor of the Department of Pharmacy, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has over 14 years of teaching and research experience. He published a textbook on pharmaceutical statistics. He earned a PhD in Pharmacology University of Ulster, UK and Masters in Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University.

Teaching and research experience [1][edit]

  • North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh - Head, Dept of Pharmacy (January 2006 – Present)
  • East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh - Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy (2005–2006)
  • Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh - Part-time faculty, Department of Pharmacy (2005–2006)
  • BIRDEM, Dhaka, Bangladesh - Senior Research Officer (Equivalent to Assistant Professor) and Research Officer, Department of Pharmacology, (1997–2005)
  • Research Fellow of International Program in the Chemical Sciences (IPICS), Sweden in the same Department (1993–1997), Northern University, Dhanmondhi, Dhaka, Bangladesh - Part-time faculty, MPH Program (2005–2006)
  • University of Paris, France - Visiting scientist in the Laboratory de Physiopathologie de la Nutrition, University of Paris, CNRS URA 0307, Paris 7, 2 Place Jussieu, 75251 Paris Cedex 05, France under a Fellowship Program of International Program in the Chemical Sciences (IPICS) (February 1999 to October 1999).
  • University of Ulster, UK - Research student in the Diabetes Research Laboratory, Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, UK under a Fellowship Program of International Program in the Chemical Sciences (IPICS) (2001–2003)


  • JMA Hannan. Medical & Pharmaceutical Statistics. Sangbed Publishers, Dhaka. 2007. pp 328.

Hannan has produced many other publications.[2]

Current research activities[edit]

Hannan's research activities include:[3]

  1. Effect of plant fractions on insulin secretion in perfused rat pancreas and isolated islets.
  2. Effect of antidiabetic plant materials on carbohydrate digestion and absorption in the gut of rats.
  3. Studies on fish oils for the management of insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and platelet aggregation associated with type 2 diabetes.
  4. Biochemical feature of Bangladeshi Young Diabetic subjects.
  5. Glycemic status of foods specially made for diabetic patients.


  1. ^ [1] Northsouth University Faculty Page
  2. ^ [2] Northsouth University Faculty Page
  3. ^ [3] Northsouth University Faculty Page