About Amitava Banerjee
Amitava Banerjee is NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Cardiology at the University of Birmingham. He spends his time between clinical cardiology, research and teaching, and is now based in Professor Gregory Lip’s research group in the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences.Ami qualified from Oxford Medical School in 2002, and his interest in preventive cardiology led him to complete a Masters in Public Health at Harvard University in 2004/05. He first worked with the Cardiovascular Diseases Division at the World Health Organisation as an intern in 2005, but has continued to work there as a WHO Temporary Advisor. In 2011, he completed his DPhil in cardiovascular epidemiology in the Stroke Prevention Research Unit in Oxford, focusing on acute coronary syndromes under the supervision of Professor Peter Rothwell. He has over 30 scientific publications, including review articles and book chapters, in the fields of epidemiology, cardiology and global health. His epidemiology work has largely focused on the sex-specific effects of family history of myocardial infarction and stroke on risk of future cardiovascular disease. His major global health interests are access to medicines and the burden of cardiovascular disease in India.Ami continues to regularly teach undergraduate and postgraduate students. In addition, public engagement in science has developed as an important area of his work. Ami co-writes the popular evidence-based healthcare blog, trusttheevidence.net, which aims to 'unpack' the data and statistics in news stories about health and health research.
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University of Birmingham
Website: http://www.bham.ac.uk/ Type: Academic Institution Country: United Kingdom About: The University of Birmingham grew out of the radical vision of its first Chancellor, Joseph Chamberlain. He founded the University to create a new model for higher education and to produce the minds that would shape the modern industrial world. Today, the University continues to nurture a spirit of enquiry, discovery and action. The University is committed a vision that: * Enables and inspires individuals to develop their potential so that they grow intellectually throughout life, are well equipped for work and can make an impact on society and its wellbeing * Increases knowledge and understanding for their own sake and fosters their application for the benefit of society * Promotes the wellbeing of individuals and helps shape a democratic, civilised and inclusive society * Serves the needs of the economy locally, regionally, nationally and globally
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Amitava Banerjee started a discussion "Tracking global funding for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases". in the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network community.
Please see my editorial about the need for tracking of funding for NCD programmes. I would welcome your thoughts about this important area. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/90/7/12-108795.pdf Best wishes Ami
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