Afsana Momen

Dr. Afsana Momen serves as an Assistant Professor in the department of Pharmaceutical sciences. After earning her medical degree from University of Dhaka, Dr. Momen began her carrier in imaging and trained in the Nuclear Medicine Department of Bangladesh Atomic energy Commission. She further obtained clinical training in imaging at the department of Nuclear Medicine, at University Hospital, Vrije University of Brussels in Belgium under supervision of Dr. Axel Bossuyt. She completed a two years Master’s program in Medical and Pharmaceutical Research from the same university with a thesis on ‘Myocardial Perfusion and Function’ based on nuclear imaging methodology. Dr. Momen moved to USA and started working as a post-doctoral research fellow at Dr. Lawrence Sinoway’s lab in the Heart and Vascular Institute, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Her research field was focused on the cardiovascular adjustment during exercise in health and disease. Doppler blood flow imaging had been her main research tool. She was later appointed as an instructor and continued her clinical research with Dr. Sinoway in the same field besides teaching medical students the cardiology course. Recently Dr. Momen completed a course ‘Certificate in Simulation-simulation Instructor Course’ in Penn State College of Medicine. She coordinates several SimMan based teaching for the student pharmacists in ACP. She also performs educational research involving SimLab. Dr. Momen has published significant number of conference abstracts and scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.

About Perspectives

PERSPECTIVES aims at bringing the exciting world of science to a larger audience who may not have the requisite knowledge to understand complex and technical research findings as those published in conventional journal articles.

Perspectives articles are very simplified and summarized version of scientific researches. These articles tell a simple story about the research, the findings and their applications in such a manner that the article is understood by people who do not have the requisite background knowledge on the subject.