Dhaka, Nov. 25, 2018: Professor Farida Adib Khanam, principal of Gonoshasthaya Samaj Vittik Medical College, has been awarded Mother Teresa Gold Medal 2018.
She received the award at a function held in Dhaka on November 20 by Bishwa Manabadhikar Foundation for her contribution to education and health services, said a press release on Saturday.
Graduated from Rajshahi Medical College in 1973, Farida Adib was principal of Cumilla Medical College and Sir Salimullah Medical College before joining GSVMC.
She received MPhil degree from the then Institute of Postgraduate Medical Research, now Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, in 1981 and was professor of medical colleges of Rajshahi, Rangpur and Barisal.
She was a researcher at IPGMR and also a member of Public Service Commission.
Farida Adib Khanam is the incumbent president of Bangladesh Society of Physiologists.
She has over 24 publications in different international journals and attended a number of seminars abroad.