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Prof. Nu Nu Aye
M.B., B.S., Ph.D. (Med.Sc.), Dip.Med.Ed.
Professor and Head
The department of Pharmacology was established by Dr. William Law, Lecturer and Head of the Department of Pharmacology, University of Medicine 1, Yangon in 1963. Then, Dr. Myint Than and Dr. Khin Kyi Kyi served as supervisor and organizer of the department from 1964 to1968, and from1968 to 1970, respectively.
The department began its course of instruction in 1965 with Dr. Kin Shein as the first head of the department. Dr. S.E., Smith, a Colombo plan adviser in Pharmacology visited the department from time to time to assist with teaching and organization of the course. A WHO Medical Officer, Z.S. Sreniawski from Poland also worked in the department from 1967 to 1970.
In 1971, Dr. Kin Ma Gyi was appointed as the Lecturer and Head of the Department and became the first Professor in Department of Pharmacology at the University of Medicine (2) in 1982. In 1988, Dr. May Winn Aung Khin became Lecturer and Head of the Department and promoted to Professorship in August 1989. When she was promoted to University of Nursing as the rector in 2001, Dr. U Kyaw became Professor and Head of the Department. He was then promoted as Pro-rector of University of Medical Technology, Yangon in March, 2007. From May, 2007 to June, 2014 Professor Dr. May Hla Thwin acted as professor and head. The present Head, Professor Dr. Nu Nu Aye was appointed in August, 2014. There are twenty eight faculty members at present.
The routine activities of the department include teaching of the 3rd MBBS students and postgraduate students from University of Medicine (2) and Defense Service Medical Academy. Pharmacology is also taught to the students attending the Basic Medical Sciences Course which is conducted annually as prerequisite for the master courses of the clinical disciplines. The staffs of the department also take the responsibility of teaching Pharmacology to doctors who are preparing for the primary FRCS, MRCOG and MRCS examination. The M.Med.Sc. (Pharmacology) course has been conducted in the department since 1993 and the PhD course was started in 2000. The Dip.Med.Sc. (Clinical Pharmacology) course will be started in 2015-2016.