Rheumatology, collaboration, and modern-day research: An interview with Dr. Proton Rahman
Keywords:Rheumatology, Complex Disease Genetics, Mentorship, Medical Education
An interview with Dr. Proton Rahman, a rheumatologist, genetic epidemiologist, and professor at Memorial University. Dr. Rahman has been working in the province for the past 24 years and in addition to his clinical work, has done an extensive amount of research with an interest in the genetics of spondyloarthropathies. He has received numerous awards in the field, including the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Young Investigator and CRA Distinguished Investigator awards. In addition to this, Dr. Rahman has made significant contributions in the development of the Newfoundland Genealogy Database (providing extended pedigree information for over 550,000 Newfoundlanders) and has led a COVID-19 pandemic analytics team for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. In this interview Dr. Rahman discusses his background, the clinician-scientist balance, and tips for learners interested in a career in research.
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