LAHORE: The 177th meeting of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) Council for Advanced Studies and Research was held here on Thursday under the chairmanship of UHS Vice Chancellor Professor Javed Akram.
The board approved the concept of starting a six- to nine-month certificate in clinical research course for healthcare professionals interested in clinical research, especially randomized trials, with the aim of enhancing their ability to understand various rules and guiding frameworks that will ultimately help them to contribute towards scientific 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 jury considered the thesis reports of Dr. Roomana Hashim MPhil (anatomy), Dr. Javeria Noor MPhil (anatomy), Dr. Anjum Iqbal MPhil (chemical pathology), Khaizran Siddique MPhil (medical laboratory sciences-microbiology), Dr. Huma MPhil ( Pharmacology), Dr Seher Naeem MPhil (Physiology), Dr Uzma Awan MHPE, Dr Saba Nosheen MHPE, Dr Khadija Khalid MHPE, Dr Sharafat Hussain MD (Cardiology), Dr Marium Iftikhar 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.