QU-CPH students’ projects win awards at regional forums
Haya H Al Muhannadi
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QU-CPH students’ projects win awards at regional forums

Qatar University College of Pharmacy (QU-CPH) students achieved a number of wins for their research projects presented at two regional forums.
PharmD student Alya Babiker and MSc students Marwa El Bashir and Aisha Osman won first place at the “2nd Intravenous and Parenteral Nutrition Symposium” recently held in Abu Dhabi for their research entitled “Antimicrobial Stewardship in Cancer Patients: A Prospective Audit with Follow Up of Antimicrobial Therapy”.
The students were supervised by CPH clinical lecturer and lead primary investigator of the study Dr Ziad Nasr, CPH assistant professor of clinical pharmacy and practice Dr Kyle Wilby, and assistant director of pharmacy clinical services at Hamad Medical Corporation National Centre for Cancer Care and Research, Dr Shereen El-Azzazy.
Ola Hussein, Dima Kawas and Licia Shamoun, 3rd year pharmacy students, won the third place at the 3rd GCC Pharma Congress recently held in Dubai for their poster entitled “Improving Patient Care Through the Discovery of Novel Natural Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors with Potential Medicinal Value for Neurodegenerative Disorders”.
The students were supervised by QU director of Quality Assurance Dr Sherief Khalifa, CPH associate professor of medicinal chemistry Dr Ashraf Khalil, and QU College of Arts and Sciences associate professor at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr Talaat Youssef.
CPH dean Dr Mohammad Diab stated that research is an important component of the National Health Strategy and CPH is committed to ensuring our students are equipped with the necessary tools and resources to thrive as researchers, both as students and in their future careers. “We are always proud to see our students compete and win in front of such prestigious scientific audiences, and these international conferences offer our students another platform to showcase their talents.”
CPH associate dean for research and graduate studies Dr Feras Alali explained that CPH puts great emphasis on providing a rich research experience to both graduate and undergraduate students. “The College considers research as a core skill to achieve and maintain during the students’ academic journey.”
The students’ projects are funded by the Undergraduate Research Experience Programme of Qatar National Research Fund.

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