Name: Dr. Shazina Saeed
Educational Qualifications: MBBS, MPH, MS Genetics, PhD
MBBS from University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi (2000-2007)
Graduate Student Researcher, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA (2009-2014)
Current Position: Assistant Professor III ( Senior Grade)
Where are you working currently?
Amity University, Noida, India
What are your areas of interest within your profession?
Public Health, Genetics, Non-communicable diseases, Public health advocacy
Things that you are passionate about concerning the clinical/research/current aspects of your profession:
I am extremely passionate about public health and increasing awareness regarding simple basic public health issues. Public health advocacy and research in the domain of NCDs and Public health genetics are my other forte.
What made you choose teaching or mentoring as a profession?
The passion to pass on my knowledge and expertise to the future generations.
According to your experience, what is more important: getting good scores or acquiring knowledge?
Practical knowledge along with all-round development.
3 topics/subjects that you like the most:
Clinical Genetics, Human Genetics, Epidemiology
Any 3 topics/subjects that you dislike/ detest the most:
What are your fields of interest in Research?
Clinical genetics, Epidemiology
What are your career goals or expectations?
I want to introduce myself and get recognized as a pioneer in the field of establishing genetics in public health in India.
What would you be doing if not for the current profession?
What do you like to do in your leisure time?
Painting, Interior design blogger
What change would you like to bring about in the Education sector?
More hands-on training and less classroom learning.
What is your Mantra for success?
Only hard work and there is a lot around you to learn from.
Who do you idolize and why?
My guide and role model is Dr. Cecilia Lo at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Kindly mention your Publication(s), if any:
Presently I am having around 10 publications.
Kindly mention your achievements or awards:
1. Shazina Saeed, Kumar Dron Shrivastav, Priyadarshini Arambam, Mehak Segan, Ankan Mukherjee Das, Priya Ranjan, Upendra Kaul, and Rajiv Janardhanan. Artificial Intelligence Enabled Visualization Cardiovascular Anomalies (Based Upon ECG Time series). Oral presentation at International Conference On AI in Biotech & Healthcare organized by Biotecnika on 01 December 2018.
(Awarded the Best Oral Presentation with a cash prize of Rs.15000/-)
2. Kumar Dron Shrivastav*, Priyadarshini Arambam*, Mehak Segan, Shazina Saeed, Yumnam Diana, Priya Ranjan, Upendra Kaul and Rajiv Janardhanan. Survey of an apparently healthy population for Coronary Risk Factors in a South Delhi Slum Area. Abstract Presented at 70th Annual Conference of Cardiological Society of India, CSI 2018 MUMBAI, scheduled to be held from 22nd - 25th Nov 2018 at MMRDA Grounds, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai.
(Awarded the Best e-Poster at CSICON in Mumbai, 2018 with a cash prize of Rs.5000/-)
3 Mehak Segan, Shazina Saeed, Priya Ranjan, Geeta Goswami, Gouri Devi, BC Das, W Selvamurthy, and Rajiv Janardhanan. Role of Toxic Metals and Plasticizers as Endocrine Disruptors: Implications for Female Infertility. Poster presented at International Conference On Impact Of Environment On Women’s Health” held at Amity University, Lucknow from 29th November 2017 to 01st December 2017.
(Awarded Bronze Medal for Best Poster Presentation)
4 Shazina Saeed, Shamimul Hasan, Knowledge, Attitude and practices of private dental practitioners regarding biomedical waste management in NCR region of India: A Cross sectional study. Oral Presentation at International conference on public health: Issues, challenges, opportunities and prevention awareness at Daulat Ram College, Delhi University, New Delhi, January 2016.
(Awarded Best Oral Presentation)
And finally, what message would you like to give to today's youth?
There is no shortcut to success.