Slide 2: Dr. Abdul S. Rao, M.D., M.A., D.Phil has served as the Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at USF Health. He has also served as the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies for the College of Medicine.
Slide 3: Dr. Abdul Rao at USF Health was the leader of the research for the three USF colleges- namely, Medicine, Nursing and Public Health. He has excellently helped in seamlessly bridging research across USF and USF Health campuses.
Slide 4: USF Health has been aiming to ameliorate health in the wider environment for communities and for specific individuals. It has to its core three main colleges, Public Health, Nursing and Medicine. It also includes a School of Physical Therapy as well as the healthcare delivered by its clinicians.
Slide 5: Dr. Abdul Rao has been the Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs and Dean, College of graduate studies at the Middle Tennessee State University, where he worked as a Professor of Biology. Other than that, he served as the Chair of the Research Council
Slide 6: About Dr. Abdul Rao
Dr. Abdul S. Rao did his medical degree from Dow Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan, in 1983. After completing his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery, Abdul Rao joined the Department of Physiology, Boston University School of Medicine and graduated in 1989 with a M.A., in Physiology.
Slide 7: He completed a year of post-doctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Abdul Rao joined the Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, as a Clinical Instructor from 1990-1993. He graduated from the University of Oxford with a D.Phil., (Doctor of Philosophy) in Transplantation Immunology in 1993.