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DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH

Introduction

Research excellence in all fields of study is central to the mission of Ziauddin University and a pinnacle priority for the department of Research as the key elements to the success of the University that need to be preserved .

Education at ZU would not be complete without its vital research community. The Health Sciences Research program encompasses several faculties and departments across ZU Campuses, that contribute rich research atmosphere. With College of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Bio-Medical Engineering, Nursing, Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, Physical Therapy and Education, ZU offers unparalleled opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation in health sciences education and research. These faculties are particularly important in linking our researchers together and offer a venue to link scientists working on basic biomedical research to physicians working on problems that directly affect patient care. ZU community is in continued pursuit of ever greater accomplishments in research through our commitment to innovation, excellence, and quality. We share new knowledge for educating and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.

The ZU faculty maintain active research laboratories that are exploring existing questions spanning from the most basic to the most translational aspects of health sciences research represented by the National and International publications in reputed journals . Research Days are series of events which will be hosted this year to showcase outstanding research at ZU, both for our own community as well as probable industry collaborators. Feel free to communicate directly with faculty to explore the availability of research opportunities and specific areas of investigation.

We look forward to supporting the continued success of our research programs.

Vision

To be recognized as the icon of innovative, leading edge clinical & translational research in South Asia.

Mission

Department of Research through its offices of Research Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC), Basic Science

Research Coordination (BSRC), Publication and Grant is the central coordination body for research at Ziauddin University which supports the overall vision of the University to conduct research. The Department facilitates research that enhances the knowledge-building environment at Ziauddin

University by:

Core Facilities

The Research Laboratory at Ziauddin University provides

Research Activities

a) Building Research Capacity / Faculty Development Programs:

Basic and clinical science research and education are the key priorities for global health training, capacity building, and practice at ZU. Currently, there are tremendous gaps between strong science education and research in developing countries like ours. The need to stress basic and clinical science research beyond the typical investment of research laboratories in developing areas is significant in terms of the benefits, not only to education but also for economic strengthening and development of human resources. There are some indications of an increase in basic and clinical science research education and training, but this still needs to be strengthened systematically and applied more rigorously in different areas of health Sciences in Pakistan. In addition to helping foster research that will directly benefit the junior scientists, this program will also provide benefits to ZU by addressing its national priorities and contributing to the achievement of its noble vision.

Department of research has designed Certificate Courses, workshops to facilitate physician, Junior faculty and mid-career clinicians, graduate & undergraduate students.

b) Monthly Activities: 2016-2017
c) Yearly Activities

Research Committees

THE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COUNCIL (URC):

Mission: Is to Develop and consolidate a platform for the researchers in Ziauddin University and to facilitate the process of quality research ensuring its strategic relevance to be consistent with Ziauddin policies.

URC monitors and reviews the policies relating to the University’s research activities, including research and research training, internationalization and international reputation, and their management.

Sub-committees mentioned below are governed by the rules and regulations of URC in line with ZU policies

Publication Office

The Research Department facilitate and promote the research publications to provide access to the faculty, graduate and undergraduate students of Ziauddin University and other National University

New Initiatives

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL COLLABORATION

The Research Department overarching aim in supporting international research collaboration is to maximize ZU’s contribution to and benefits from international and national research collaborations, partnerships

CLINICAL TRIAL WORKSHOPS

The track offering clinical trial extended course and workshops have been initiated by the Research Department.

Summer Internship/Training Program

Intensive training courses are designed to expose students to state-of-art-techniques. It is meant to develop skills and building tools for conducting independent research in Health Sciences.

This program helps in mentoring the career development, awareness and interests of University undergraduates/ Faculty in Health Sciences Research.

Core Facility Services

We will shortly be offering core lab services to the researchers at the national level at the affordable cost. e.g. protein isolation, separation and quantification beside SDS-PAGE, 2-D electrophoresis, Immune blotting, immune fluorescence, PCR, Gel Imaging and HPLC, water testing facility and others.

Department Of Research Resources

Contact Information

Office of Dean Research
Ziauddin University
Karachi 75600, Pakistan.
Tel: +92 21 35862937-9 Ext: 566
Fax: +92 21 35862940
E-mail: deanresearch@zu.edu.pk
URL: www.zu.edu.pk