Posted on December 31, 2017

Three faculty members and seven students from Qatar University College of Pharmacy (QU-CPH) achieved a number of wins for their research projects presented at national and international events.

CPH Assistant Professor Dr Hazem Elewa and MSc Student Loolia Badr won the Best Poster Award at the “Annual Research Day” recently organized by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Medical Research Center, for his project titled “The effect of genetic and non-genetic factors on warfarin dose variability in Qatar Population”. Postgraduate pharmacy students Farah Zahrah, Sara Abdulrahim and Nour Isleem won the Best Student Poster Award at the 4th Qatar International Pharmacy Conference. Titled “Physical comorbidities and their management in patients with severe mental illness”, the poster was supervised by CPH Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Coordinator of the Structured Practical Experiences in Pharmacy (SPEP) program Dr  Monica Zolezzi.

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Additionally, QU CPH fourth year pharmacy student Ola Hussein, Licia Shamoun and Dima Kawas won the 2nd Best Poster Award at the 6th International Pharmaceutical Conference ZTIPC 2017 organized by Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan Faculty of Pharmacy and University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences under the theme “New Horizons in Pharmaceutical Research”. The research, “Discovery of Novel Plant Derived Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors as Potential Neuroprotective Agents.” was conducted under the supervision of CPH Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Dr Ashraf Khalil. 

Congratulating the students, CPH Dean Dr Mohammad Diab said: “The participation of our faculty and students in these conferences give them the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and knowledge in line with CPH vision to advance health care in Qatar and beyond. These achievements reflect the quality and excellence of our faculty’s and students’ work at the national and international levels. We congratulate them on their achievements and wish them all success.” CPH Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Dr Alla El Awaisi said: “The College of Pharmacy plays a key role in supporting faculty and student research and participation in conferences which inspire them to excel. We are always confident of our students’ and faculty’s abilities and we are proud to see them compete and win at the national and international levels. I congratulate the winning students and faculty and thank them for being excellent ambassadors to the College of Pharmacy.”