UHS approves nation’s first clinical research course

The 177th meeting of the Council for Advanced Studies and Research of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) was held here Thursday under the chairmanship of UHS Vice Chancellor Professor Javed Akram. The UHS body has given concept approval to launch a six- to nine-month clinical research certificate course for healthcare professionals interested in clinical research, especially randomized trials, with the aim of improving their ability understand various rules and governance frameworks that will ultimately help them contribute towards scientific discovery and innovations.

This will be the first such course to be launched in the country. The certificate course will recruit medical teachers, laboratory scientists, technologists, clinical research associates, finance professionals and healthcare programmers. The course will consist of 9 credit hours and will be taught by foreign scientists, experts from Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan and CEOs of pharmaceutical companies. Admissions will begin in July-August of this year.

The UHS Board of Trustees also reviewed Dr. Roomana Hashim M.Phil’s thesis reports. (Anatomy), Dr. Javeria Noor M.Phil. (Anatomy), Dr. Muhammad Anjum Iqbal M.Phil. (Chemical Pathology), Khaizran Siddique M.Phil. (Medical Laboratory Sciences-Microbiology), Dr. Huma M.Phil. (Pharmacology), Dr. Seher Naeem M.Phil. (Physiology), Dr. Uzma Awan MHPE, Dr. Saba Nosheenf MHPE, Dr. Khadija Khalid MHPE, Dr. Sharafat Hussain MD (Cardiology), Dr. Marium Iftikhar Ch. MS (General Surgery), Dr. Zaeema Nasreen Akhtar MS (Obs. & Gynae.) , Dr. Khadija Tul Kubra MS (Pediatric Surgery), Dr. Sulochana Dahal MS (Pediatric Surgery), Dr. Abdul Basit MS (Ophthalmology), Dr. Muhammad Uzair MS (Orthopaedics) and Dr. Jiya ul Haque MS (Urology).

Abstracts from 66 students were also considered for enrollment in various postgraduate courses.

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