Ashok Kumar Biswas
Dr. Ashok Kumar Biswas comes from the city of joy, Kolkata, India, where he took his first university education, the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and graduated in 2011. During this period from 2005-2011, he worked closely with Indian Council of Medical Research for students’ research projects and that is how he came in touch with medical research and got motivated to deviate his path towards research from pure clinics. Gradually, Dr. Kumar started working for a couple of students’ medical journals as a reviewer which included the Students’ BMJ, The Lancet Student and many more. In 2008, he got promoted to work as a reviewer for the BMJ group of journals which he is still continuing. He has been a successful founder, leader, organiser, advisor in many other organisations including Bio-Medical Students’ Research Initiatives (BMSRI), International Online Medical Council (IOMC), the Konference during his undergraduate medical studies. Moreover, he wrote, presented and published a couple of his research papers worldwide before he got his first medical diploma. As he got interested in global public health while pursuing his compulsory residency programme during 2011-2012, he opted for a public health degree from the Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi. Before he graduated in two months, he was invited with a scholarship for a special Masters programme on vitality and ageing in the oldest university in the Netherlands, The University of Leiden. Immediately after he received his Masters from the Netherlands, he joined as an invited Medical Scientist in the field of Epidemiology in Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and this was when our journal came in touch with Dr. Kumar because of his continuous work in the field of medical science. In Port Blair, he has been contributing his expertise in medical research and taking classes on Academic Writing until he left for Saudi Arabia. Currently, Dr. Kumar is working as a Geriatric Public Health Specialist for the Ministry of Health in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is a passionate volunteer and activist working continuously to motivate young doctors to contribute to research and chose medical research as a career without being afraid of failure. As he did not get any governmental support, he has used social medias, such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Blogs, etc., as his platform. He is determined to continue his career in medical research. His interests areas includes Geriatrics, Gerontology, Vitality, Ageing, Public Health, Global Health issues, Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology, etc.