16 September 2023. Our PPIE group has held their first-ever meeting! This group of eight inspirational and dedicated members came together to start their exciting work on bringing the patient voice to clinical trials at Ziauddin University. During their first meeting, the group learned about the power of PPIE in clinical trials and discussed the ethical, moral and practical imperatives for meaningfully involving the public in research. The group also set ambitious aims and objectives to transform clinical trials in Pakistan to make them more patient-centered and societally beneficial.
1 June 2023. A contract signing ceremony was held at Ziauddin University to celebrate the historic establishment of the first-ever Patient & Public Involvement and Engagement Group in a Clinical Trials Unit in Pakistan. This ceremony was the culmination of months of hard work to seek funding, gain approvals, design the project, and recruit team members to allow this exciting group to be launched. We are extremely grateful to Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit for providing us with funding and to Ziauddin University for enabling us to carry out this work. In attendance at the contract signing ceremony were Dr. Timo Tolppa (co-lead of the project from the University of British Columbia), Dr. Madiha Hashmi (Head of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Ziauddin University), Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Umrani (Director of the Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization), Prof. Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder (Vice-Chancellor of Ziauddin University), and Prof. Dr. Abbas Zafar (Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ziauddin University).
1 June 2023. Dr. Timo Tolppa delivered an inspiring lecture to staff and faculty at Ziauddin University on “Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement for Clinical Trials” to introduce the crucial role patients and the public can play in shaping the future of clinical research. Dr. Tolppa shared his insights on the ways in which public engagement can lead to more inclusive, societally beneficial, and impactful clinical trials. Attendees discussed the opportunities, challenges, and future directions of involvement and engagement in Pakistan and at Ziauddin, and left the session empowered to begin the exciting work of fostering collaborative relationships with the community.
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We are delighted to share the outstanding accomplishments of Dr. Abdul Hameed, a distinguished Pakistani scientist from the Department of Molecular Medicine at Ziauddin University, who recently delivered two captivating talks at the prestigious IDF-WPR Congress 2023/15th Scientific Meeting in Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Hameed’s exceptional research talks on discovering new drug targets, candidate leads, and drug repurposing offered new hope for diabetes patients and has drawn international acclaim and recognition.
Dr. Abdul Hameed’s continuous contributions to these esteemed international diabetes forums showcase the nation’s exceptional capabilities and remarkable competence in research and innovation on the global stage. In recognition of his contributions to the global scientific communities, Dr. Hameed received the prestigious Excellent Scientific Award in 2018 and the esteemed AASD Award for 2019. These accolades show his dedication and commitment to advancing scientific knowledge for the betterment of humanity.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Abdul Hameed for his outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the scientific world. His unwavering dedication and exceptional research work are an inspiration for our young researchers to highlight Pakistan as on international focus.
A distinguished delegation from Ziauddin University, comprising the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder; the Director ORIC, Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Umrani; the Dean of Faculty of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences, Dr. Shehla Najib Sidiki; and the Deputy General Manager of PR & Communications, Mr. Amir Shahzad, had the honor of meeting with Mr. Yang Yundong, the Consul General, and Mr. Shang Hailong, Vice Consul of the People’s Republic of China in Karachi.
The primary objective of the meeting was to engage in discussions aimed at fostering bilateral relations and exploring educational and research opportunities for our esteemed institution. Additionally, we explored the potential of establishing Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) between Ziauddin University and prestigious universities and training institutions in China. Such meetings will surely contribute significantly to the broader academic community and strengthen the bond between our nations.
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