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
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 First Try
this is my very first try submitting a poem online don't ask me the reason why I waste my precious time
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.
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
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
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
Mammogram, MRI and Merdeka
I was having MRI on myself recently Came Dr Noreen with request 'please Prof Yati' Could you give a performance at the ‘Ambang Merdeka' party You could sing solo or duet with Prof Mafauzy
Brick to block - a city on dock
Brick by brick Block by block Many came and many click To this new City people flock
Wisdom, dictum and schism
There are people in the know; there are people that are blessed These are the people whom, we want to tap what they profess Their wisdom is sought, their ideas lead to success Think-tankers and the shapers, you have always shown finesse
something happened to me today Went somewhere for stuff of the day I usually do not pay attention much if I carry much money or such
Election time is confusing to me; Every party claims they serve the majority; Their manifesto promises some good dreams; We'll give you this and that by all means.
The Woes of Clinical Lecturers
The medical school is where we reside Teaching students is what we abide Day in day out, we do clinical round Treating patients is what we abound
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
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…
Honey bees oh honey bees….
You fly high on tall Tualang trees…
Honey, royal jelly and propolis …
Have medical and health properties….