Feb 12, 2024

Congratulations to Samira Choudhury

CPIN Trainee News, Program Completion
Samira Choudhury

Congratulations to CPIN student member Samira Choudhury (Institue of Medical Science, Dr. Amer M. Burhan and Dr. Sanjeev Kumar) on recently completing the CPIN requirements and graduating from the MSc program. At Dr. Burhan’s lab, Samira took the lead on a clinical trial focusing on understanding sex differences in behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia and understanding physiological changes during episodes of agitation in this population. Prior to her MSc degree, Samira completed her medical degree at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Bangladesh and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Toronto. With four publications to her name, Samira has showcased her work at Canadian and international conferences, with her findings set for
publication shortly. She has been distinguished by awards including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Canada Graduate Scholarship, and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Beyond academia, Samira has actively participated in research, teaching, and volunteering roles. She serves as a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and volunteers at organizations including the Alzheimer’s society of Toronto and the Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Actively mentoring both IMS graduate
students and undergraduate students in Dr. Burhan’s lab, Samira's guidance reflects her investment in future scholars. Samira plans to start residency training in psychiatry in Canada and become a clinician-scientist and continue her research in the field of dementia