NIEHS welcomed Qamar Rahman, Ph.D., for a July 8 talk on the challenges faced by Indian women in the workplace, titled “Women! A Vulnerable Population in Occupational Settings.” Rahman highlighted her motivation to give back to her community by working to improve the occupational and environmental health of Indian women.
Dean of research science and technology at Amity University in Lucknow, India, Rahman is also the former deputy director of the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research in Lucknow. She is an expert in inhalation toxicology, especially of nanoparticles and asbestos.
“Dr. Rahman is tremendously accomplished as a scientist and a dedicated champion for women,” said Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., director of NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program. “Her outstanding work earned her an honorary degree from Rostock University in Germany. In 600 years of the university’s history, she is the only Indian to receive such a degree. That’s quite an achievement.” Read more