Biography of Noor Othman
Noor is Professor Dr. Nor Hayati Othman. She obtained her medical degree, MBBS, from University of Malaya in 1981 and Master of Pathology from University of Malaya in 1987. She is an antomic pathologist and had undergone various sub-specialty pathology trainings; Neuropathology from University of Western Australia in 1989; Dermatolopathology from University of Sydney in 1994, Molecular Pathology from University of Toronto in 1999 and University of Cape Town in 2002. She is currently the Dean [Clinical Science Research] for Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and a senior consultant pathologist to Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is also the chairperson of Pathology Post-graduate Education in her University.
She teaches Pathology to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Universiti Sains Malaysia since 1987. She was awarded exemplary lecturer award for 2 consecutive years; 2003 and 2004 and also bestowed Excellence in Service awards by the University twice in 1994 and 2004. In 2008 she was the recipient of Tokoh Citra Ilmu, an award given annually to academician of high standing by the alumni of the Medical School.
Her research interests are in thyroid and gynae pathology especially on cervical cancer. She has more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, presented close to 200 papers at national and international scientific conferences, more than 50 past and current research projects as main or co-investigator. Together with electronic and electric engineers from the USM engineering campus, she invented NeuralPap [diagnostic software to diagnose cervical cancer], DataPap [management system for cervical cancer] and Neuralmammo [diagnostic software to diagnose breast cancer]. These 3 inventions won several awards at national and international invention competitions.
She also has a keen interest in medical education and did training in PBL curriculum at University of New Mexico in 1995 upon which she is the main facilitator for PBL tutor training workshops in USM. In 2002 she did training in standardized patient program from 3 Universities in Texas; University of Texas Houston [UTH], University of Texas, Galveston [UTMB] and Baylor College of Medicine [BCM]. Both visits to United States were sponsored by ECFMG. Her name was cited as the first recipient of ECFMG fellowship from Malaysia in 1995.
She is a life member of Malaysian Medical Association since 1982, a Council member for this Association from 1992-1996, Council member for College of Pathologist, Academy of Medicine Malaysia from 2000-2006, a member of the Editorial Board of Medical Journal of Malaysia from 2006-08 and currently sits on the editorial board of U.S. Chinese journal of Lymphology and Oncology [2009 - 2012]. She is a member of a few international and national academic bodies; International Academy of Cytology [MIAC], International Cancer Screening Network [ICSN], International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists [INWES] and a Fellow of Academy of Medicine Malaysia [FAMM]. She sits as an advisory board member of Bangladesh Sports Council since 2005. In younger days she was active in sports, playing hockey, netball and table tennis for her schools and Universities. In her spare time she writes poetry and plays keyboard for relaxation.
Noor Othman's Works:
Garden of Wisdom, Beauty and Love
Noor Othman Poems
Yes, We Are Women: Full Of Love, Full Of...
Yes, we are women, so hear us out No, we are not going to loudly shout Work harder we do, our lives throughout For the same work men do less all-out
My First Try
this is my very first try submitting a poem online don't ask me the reason why I waste my precious time
Honey Bees O Honey Bees…
Honey bees o Honey bees…… You fly free from trees to trees…. Sweet stuff, out of your belly with ease…. Not only taste good but a remedy it is…
My creative mood is dead for sometime, watching life lost in this senseless crime, Children are killed and mothers are maimed, How to be creative at this moment in time.
Professor We Confer
In one afternoon while seated in my office I had a surprise visit by 3 beautiful ladies They said “Prof, could you recite a poetry pleaaase”! “For this auspicious day but sorry at this short notice”
Internship Hardship Friendship
[Hilarious and unforgettable anecdotes as House officer [intern] in the ‘craziest' hospital in Malaysia - Hospital Kuala Lumpur 1981-1982] The First Day - June 21st 1981
Age - A Number To Cumber
When you are 65 years old You may have achieved your life goal Stack up enough cash or pots of gold Twilight of your life is set in mold
Students And Teachers - Attitude, Gratit...
Students and teachers were once buddies They discussed other issues not only on studies On academic and co-curricular activities They shared many things including movies
Genetic Jargon - Garden Of Expression
The nucleus of a cell is the basic structure It is present in every creature Located deep within the chromosome The identity of a person is his genome
Academics - Then And Now
Professors, associates and lecturers Recruited together as committee members They have responsibility on their shoulders Conduct seminars and workshops for others
Pbl- One Good Deal
With many facts and theories we are faced The best kind of learning is problem-based It cannot be done if teachers are in haste Students are allowed to study in good pace
Biography In Poetry
This is a biography narrated in poetry About a girl who grew up in one peasantry Sri Menanti is a village at far end of the Country Where her folks have been living there since ancestry
Jubilation And Tribulation - Ration The ...
Some celebrate the birth of a baby Others blow candles when age reach 40 The rich say ‘Wow' when he gets bigger money Rubber tappers are happy if the day is sunny
Mammogram - Wham Bam And Slam
For years and years we are told, ‘Take care of your breasts with bold'. Give them regular monthly tests. So that they are kept well at best
Professor We Confer
In one afternoon while seated in my office
I had a surprise visit by 3 beautiful ladies
They said “Prof, could you recite a poetry pleaaase”!
“For this auspicious day but sorry at this short notice”
Hmmmm I said “My creative idea is not on my command”
“It comes and goes and sometimes don’t come for months”
“Lots of stuff I need to do, I said in a grump”
I gave all kinds of excuses not to oblige to their demand!