Turin Tanvir Chowdhury

Award Category: 
Achievement Under 40 Award
Recipient Year: 
2014

Dr. Turin Tanvir Chowdhury, who was born in Bangladesh, is an accomplished health researcher. He came to Calgary in 2010 after a seven-year stay in Japan where he excelled in his research training. He brought with him an impressive resume and a desire to contribute in population and public health. Within only three years, Turin joined the University of Calgary as a faculty member – a dream comes true.Turin’s research focuses on chronic disease prevention and control. To date he has published over 115 scientific papers and journal articles. He also published a book on hypertension.Turin has excelled in the research work he has undertaken after coming to Canada. He estimated the disease burden of kidney diseases in Alberta. His work regarding lifetime risk of kidney failure and life expectancy among people with chronic kidney diseases are not only unique within Canada but also pioneering work internationally.  Turin’s work regarding the progression in kidney disease contributed heavily to the international collaboration on chronic kidney disease guideline preparation.Turin is active in a variety of community and cultural organizations. Outside his professional interests, he enjoys music, cricket, soccer, writing, and spending time with his wife and two sons.