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INTRODUCTION

Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) is operational at the Rawalpindi Medical University. ORIC is established at the University in July 2019 as per guidelines of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad for all Universities/DAIs of Pakistan to establish “Offices of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC)”.

Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) provides end to end services for all matters pertaining to research & development, innovation, Inventions, commercialization, patents, collaborations, arranging seminars/ symposium/ conferences/ workshops, etc and/or research publication honorarium. By and large Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC) is the focal point for all research related activities of the University. ORIC facilitates the University researchers (faculty members and scholars) to promote their research work both nationally and internationally.

Research excellence in all fields of study is central to the mission of Rawalpindi Medical University and a pinnacle priority for the department of research, as the key elements to the success of the university’s that need to be preserved. As technologies have grown more sophisticated and emerging industries have become more high-tech, Universities have become more important players in the process of invention, innovation and commercialization. Universities have become more entrepreneurial and look towards technology transfer into non-traditional fields, there is a need for alternative conceptualization of technology transfer that are more accurate and realistic than the traditional linear model.

 

MISSION

Transforming Rawalpindi Medical University to drive high impact innovation, applied research and entrepreneurship

Develop, expand and manage the research programs and link research activities to the educational, social and economic priorities of the university and its broader community.

ORIC-RMU is also responsible for assuring that the quality of research reflects the highest international standards and advances the stature of the university among the world’s best research institutions.

Also to emphasize rigorous research fundamentals while stimulating innovation and providing talented students and faculty with the high standard research facilities in RMU, necessary to achieve excellence in bio medical research to contribute toward best care for our individuals and communities, embraces the challenges of health disparities and improve health care system up to international standards.

 

VISION

The office’s vision is to enable and lead RMU to a To be the best medical university by promoting world-class bio medical research and creative research activities that develop knowledge based economy depending upon innovation and entrepreneurship which contributes to improve the health care system and social advancement for the people of Pakistan and benefit humanity as a whole with a standard of excellence.

 

EVENT TIMELINE

ORIC Team

Professor Dr. Muhammad Umar 
MBBS, MCPS, FCPS (PAK), FACG (USA), 
FRCP (L),  FRCP (G), ASGE-M(USA), AGAF (USA) 

Vice Chancellor and Patron in Chief Rawalpindi Medical University.
Chair & Professor of Medicine Rawalpindi Medical University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

e-mail:drumerpk@yahoo.com

 

Dr  Saima  Ambreen FCPS, Dip-Medical Education

Research Associate

e-mail: Saima_dr@hotmail.com

 

Dr Humaira Bilqis MCPS, FCPS Research Associate

e-mail: humairabilqis@gmail.com

 

Dr Syed Muhammad Ali

Manager of University-Industrial Linkage and Technology Transfer

e-mail: patho.rmu@gmail.com

Dr.  Ifra Saeed M.Phi

Research Associate

e-mail: alibaig_2008@yahoo.com

 

Professor Dr. Naeem Akhtar  Ph.D

Director ORIC

e-mail: naeeakh@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Najia Mahmood MCPS, FCPS Research Associate

e-mail: Najiamahmood33@gmail.com

 

Dr Sidra Hamid FCPS, ICMT, SEDA, CRO,  DUHS 

Research associate

e-mail: drsidraqaiser@gmail.com

Mr. Kashif  Zaheer

(MS Finance) Budget and Accounts officer

e-mail: Cashif.zahir@gmail.com

Dr. Ammara Farooq

Research Associate

e-mail: ammararaja26@gmail.com

 

Dr Shireen Rafiq M.Phil, Ph.D

Manager Operation and Development

e-mail: shireen7862001@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Abid Hassan

Manager Intellectual Property/ Legal Services

e-mail: abidhassan423@yahoo.com

Dr. Arsalan Manzoor Mughal

(FCPS) Publication/Communication Specialist

e-mail:arsalanmanzoor@gmail.com

 

Dr Rizwana Shahid

(FCPS, MHPE) Research Associate

e-mail:drriz_shahid@yahoo.com

Dr Ashar Alamgir

Research Associate

e-mail:

Ms. Sundus Iqbal MS

Assistant Registrar

e-mail: ar.rmur2019@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Faryal Azhar FCPS Research Associate

e-mail: azhar.faryal@gmail.com

 

Dr. Amna Noor

(M.Phil, Ph.D) Manager Operations ORIC

e-mail:dramnarmu@yahoo.com

Dr Khaula Noreen

(MPhil) Research Associate

e-mail:dr_khaula@yahoo.com

Dr Sharjil Wahid

Research Associate

e-mail: dr_sharjil@hotmail.com

CORE FACILITIES

Diagnostic / Research Laboratory at Rawalpindi Medical University and Allied Hospitals services include training on all quipments, guidance on experimental design and technician-assisted in all equipments operation.

 

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

·        The Office of Research, Innovation & Commericalization (ORIC) aims to:

·        Manage and ehnance research activities in RMU which inculued acting as a secretaritat for the advanced studies and research board and ethical board

·        Develop research policies and priorities which include management, administration, supervision, monitoring and coordination of all research related activities and explore new themes of research and research agenda of RMU.

·        Work for fund raising and acquiring grants for research and development both nationally and internationally.

·        Supporting the university’s strategic research directions and plans

·        Promote capacity building activities within the RMU not only in the field of research but also in all disciplines

·        Mobilize faulty and resources to produce quality research papers.

·        Increasing and diversifying external research funding

·        Improving integration of research and education at all levels of the university.

·        Support and faculitate and student’s efforts to expand the area of human knowledge, creativity and forms of expression.

 

SERVICES OFFERED

·        Fund raising for research

·        Provide information to faculty about various available research grants

·        Link faculty with relevant industry

·        Help and guide on patent filing and licensing

·        Interface between faculty and the commercial sector

·        Work with patent counsel to assess patentability/licensing

·        Evaluate markets for commercialization of inventions

·        Identify potential licensees

·        Negotiate terms of licenses

·        Assist with negotiating problematic sponsored research agreements

·        Help faculty start companies

·        Market analyses of university intellectual property

·        Data management

·        Administrative support

 

JOB DESCRIPTION OF ORIC DIRECTOR and MANAGERS DIRECTOR

·        Manage and enhance the research activities of the university

·        Develop Research policies.

·        Work for fund raising for research and mobilize faculty, business community and industry for research commercialization.

·        Work as an effective advocate for research with the university and to its broader community of stakeholders and supporters.

·        He will work in close liaison with the board of advance studies and research / office of sponsored research, Business/technology Incubators and University Science & Technology.

·        Draft and monitor department budget

·        Oversee IP webpage, in conjunction with the web committee

·        Work with Development Office to promote Institute IP success stories to leverage commercialization efforts.

·        Collaborate with the Principal Liaison for Technical Marketing and Licensing.

 

MANAGER OF RESEARCH OPERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT

·        Supports the externally and internally sponsored projects.

·        Provide pre- and post-award support and ensure compliance and sponsor regulations. 

·        Develop, maintain, and communicate pre- and post-award administrative procedures for externally sponsored projects.

·        Support faculty with grant proposal submissions.

·        Support faculty regarding contracts, progress reports and sponsor-related grant actions.

·        Support faculty regarding post-award grant management,

·        Coordinate internal and external reporting needs and maintenance of HEI’s database.

·        Develop and maintain the award process web pages.

·        Work with the Director of Research Strategy to set goals and responsibilities within the research office and to monitor procedural efficiencies.

·        The Manager of Research Development provides overall vision to the institute research portfolio.

·        Identify a strategy for research that promotes multidisciplinary collaboration within the university.

·        Develop a structure for mentorship of junior faculty.

·        Facilitate collaborations among faculty through identifying research interests and providing opportunities to communicate.

·        Provide information about the grant process to faculty. 

 

MANAGER OF UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRIAL LINKAGES

·        Promote the development of public-private partnerships.

·        Support of university research projects and link the university’s research community with the needs and priorities of the corporate sector.

·        Develop opportunities for applied research.

·        Explore opportunities for technology transfer.

·        Commercialization of university research.

 

 MANAGER INTELLECTURAL PROPERTY/LEGAL SERVICES

·        He will work and support the university research boards and ORIC.

·        Review and analyze all new invention disclosures.

·        Identify and establish collaborations and licensing agreements associated with the Institute’s intellectual property.

·        Identify potential synergies for University with non-profit research Institutes and academic licensing offices

·        Actively license university technology

·        Track the success of university technology in the hands of licensees

·        Conduct collaborative research agreement.

·        Review for conducting research under a contract with outside institutions

.    Oversee any litigation that may arise related to Institute

FUNDING AGENCIES:

·        Higher Education Commission www.hec.gov.pk

·        Pakistan Science Foundation www.psf.gov.pk

·        National ICT R&D Fund www.ictrdf.org.pk

·        Pak-US Joint Academic & Research Program www.publisher.hec.gov.pk

·        TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants www.twas.ictp.it/prog/grants/

·        Human Frontier Science Program www.hfsp.org

·        International Foundation for Science www.ifs.se

·        Research & Advocacy Fund www.rafpakistan.org

      Talented Researcher Exchange Program (TRXP) www.britishcouncil.org/inspire

·        Academy of Finland www.aka.fi/en-gb/A/

·        Alexander von Humboldt Foundation www.avh.de/en/index.htm

· Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) www.ausaid.gov.au

·        East WEST center

·        European Research Council (ERC) www.erc.europa.eu

·        EU Funding and Grants www.ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm

·        International Development Research Center www.idrc.ca

·        Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) www.jica.go.jp

·        Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society www.sigmaxi.org

·        The Asia Foundation: www.asiafoundation.org

·        UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific www.unescap.org

·        The Islamic Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (ISESCO – Scientific Research Grant) www.icpsr.org.ma

·        Pakistan US Science and technology Cooperation Program

·        DAAD Research Grants for young Faculty of Pakistani Universities(PhD students and post Doc)

Projects

Project 1:

Mathematical modeling to study Transmission Dynamics of Infectious Diseases in Pakistan: Collaborative Research Project of Rawalpindi Medical University, Pakistan and Georgia State University, USA

 Dr. Shireen Rafiq, Dr. Naeem Akhtar,  Dr. Gerardo Chowell, Dr. Amna Tariq

Summary

Infectious diseases are causing deaths of millions of people in Pakistan. This study will help to intervene and strategize policies and response measures in the required time frame to be able to control the epidemics. Mathematical and phenomenological modeling of infectious diseases in spatiotemporal (time and space) dimension will allow to model, forecast, predict and map disease and disease clusters. It will provide tools and skills for a timely response to disease outbreaks.

 This project will benefit us in understanding the dynamics of infectious diseases in our area. We will better understand the variables involved in the disease transmission, which if controlled can lead to a mitigation of these diseases. It will identify and help prevent future outbreaks in Pakistan.

 It will help in research development, validation, and translation of infectious disease modeling in the spatiotemporal dimensions for infectious diseases. To make recommendations to the health care professionals in Pakistan for the implementation of population level interventions to mitigate the future epidemics of these diseases. To predict the upcoming epidemics of diseases in Pakistan.

Project 2:

Minocycline augmentation of Clozapine for Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia: A Multicentre randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial

Principle Investigator: Prof. Imran B. Chaudhry, Department of Psychiatry, Ziaudidn Hospital, Karachi & Faculty of Medicine, Biology and Health, University of Manchester.

 Co-Investigators:  Prof. D.r Fareed A Minhas and Dr. Bushra Razzaque, Institute of Psychiatry & WHO Collaborating Center Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Summary

The primary objective of the study is to determine if the addition of minocycline to Clozapine, Treatment as Usual (TAU) Improves negative symptoms and/or positive symptoms.The secondary objectives are to determine effects on cognitive functioning,effects on social functioning and quality of life, safety and tolerability, possible additive effects of Minocycline added to TAU, and the effect on inflammatory biomarkers associated with schizophrenia. It’s a randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial of minocycline added to clozapine in TRS for a period of twelve weeks. Patients aged between 18-65 years, remained on antipsychotic medication stable 4 weeks prior to baseline, partially responding to clozapine, prescribed clozapine at a stable therapeutic dose for a minimum of 3 months with total Positive and Negative Syndrome Schizophrenia (PANSS) score >70 will be included. Minocycline will be given orally for a period of 3 months as an augmentation agent with treatment as usual (Clozapine).

 Sample size will be 60 patients. The study will be conducted in Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad, Quetta and Peshawar Pakistan. Primary Clinical outcome variable will be PANSS and Secondary Clinical outcome variable will be the Clinical Global Impression Scale (CGI), Insight scale, Calgary Depression Scale, Rosenberg self-esteem scale, Functional outcome, Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF), Quality of Life Scale (QLS)Social Functioning Scale (SFS), EQ-5 D. Secondary Cognitive outcome measures will WAIS Block design, Stroop Task, Coughlan Learning Task, Verbal Fluency and Cog State battery. Physical assessments will be ECG, Blood pressure, pulse, height, waist, weight and BMIBlood investigations will be Full blood count, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, Liver function tests, urea, and Electrolytes.

Project 3:

Adjunctive Simvastatin for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Study Protocol of a 12-Week Randomized Controlled Trial

Principal Investigator: Dr. Muhammad Ishrat Husain

(Associate professor University of Toronto)

Co-Investigator:  Prof. Dr. Fareed Minhas & Dr. Bushra Razaque (Institute of Psychiatry & WHO Collaborating Center Rawalpindi, Pakistan)

Summary

A 12-week randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial of add-on treatment with simvastatin for patients meeting DSM-5 criteria for MDD who have failed to respond to at least two adequate trials with approved antidepressants. After screening and randomization to the two parallel arms of the trial, 75 patients will receive simvastatin and 75 patients will receive placebo as adjuncts to treatment as usual. The primary outcome is change in Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) scores from baseline to week 12 and secondary outcomes include changes in 24-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD-24), Clinical Global Impression scale (CGI), Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7) and body mass index (BMI) from baseline to week 12. Assessments will take place at screening, baseline, and weeks 2, 4, 8 and 12.  Side effects checklists will be undertaken at each visit. Simvastatin (20 mg) will be given once daily. Other secondary outcomes include C-reactive protein and plasma lipids measured at baseline and week 12. This trial will assess simvastatin’s efficacy and tolerability as an add-on treatment option for patients with TRD and provide insights into its putative mechanisms of action.

Project 4:

A Multicenter 12-week randomized double-blind placebo controlled feasibility study of Sodium Benzoate and/or N-Acetylcysteine added to TAU in patients with early schizophrenia.

 (Principle Investigator) Prof. Imran B. Chaudhry Department of Psychiatry, Ziaudidn Hospital, Karachi & Faculty of Medicine, Biology and Health, University of Manchester

Co-Investigators:  Prof. Fareed A Minhas and Dr. Bushra Razzaque, Institute of Psychiatry & WHO Collaborating Center Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Summary

This study aims to test the hypothesis that addition of Sodium Benzoate and /or NAC to TAU in patients with early psychosis will result in Acceptability and tolerability of trial drugs  and Overall improvement in Positive and Negative symptoms. Secondary objectives are Improvement in positive and/or negative symptoms severity and Improvement in cognitive functioning. It’s a randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial. Patients will be randomised into Sodium Benzoate or NAC, their combination or to matching placebo, added to TAU according to the 2×2 factorial desgine. There will be 16 patients in each cell, giving a total of 64 patients over 12 weeks. Patients with Diagnosis of schizophrenia confirmed by SCID interview meeting DSM-V criteria for schizophrenia, schizophreniform or schizoaffective psychosis as assessed by research team, stable on medication for the past four weeks ,In contact with community mental health services, within 5 years of diagnosis of psychotic illness will be recruited in the study.

 Patients will be recruited patients with early schizophrenia from major psychiatric units in , Karachi (Abbasi Shaheed Hospital) and Rawalpindi (Intitute of Psychiatry WHO Collaborating Center). Primary outcome variable will be self-report side effects checklists, structured symptom checklist, drop outs due to adverse effects and routine investigations (bloods, ECG, BP, weight, waist) at baseline and completion of trial) .The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS). Secondary Outcome Variable in positive and/or negative symptoms measured using the PANSS. Clinical Global Improvement (CGI) severity and Social and Occupational Functioning Assessment (SOFA) scales and CogState Schizophrenia Battery.

 Project 5:

Telephone Delivered learning through play (LTP) Plus Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for Depressed Mothers– A Multicentre Randomized Controlled Trial in a Low-

Principle Investigator: Dr. Nasim Chaudhry, CEO PILL.

Co-Investigators:  Prof. Fareed A Minhas and Dr. Bushra Razzaque, Institute of Psychiatry & WHO Collaborating Center Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Summary

The aim of this study is to test the effectiveness of a telephone delivered interpersonal psychotherapy program by trained graduates in Pakistan and to evaluate the effectiveness of a telephone based LTP Plus intervention for maternal depression. It’s a telephone based rater-blind RCT. It’s a multicenter Study i.e. Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Quetta and Peshawar. The age range of participants is between 18 to 44 years and having a child between the ages of 0-36 months. The sample size is 248 (124 in each group) and planned to recruit 354 mothers into the study to allow for a 30% loss to follow up. The planned interventions are learning through Play plus IPT. LTP Plus is a 10 – session group intervention that integrates two interventions: Learning through Play (LTP) and the Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). Primary outcome measures is Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID) and Secondary outcomes are Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7), The Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire (PBQ), Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised (ECR-R), Dyadic Adjustment Scale,  (DAS) Client Service Receipt Inventory (CSRI), and CSQ Client Satisfaction Questionnaire.

Project 6:

SENSE-COG Asia: An open label feasibility study of a supportive hearing intervention in dementia

UK team:  Chief Investigator: Iracema Leroi, University of Manchester ,Nusrat Husain, University of Manchester

(Principle Investigator) Dr. Nasim Chaudhry, Professor of Psychiatry, Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Institute of Living & Learning,

Co-Investigators:   Dr. Bushra Razzaque , Institute of Psychiatry & WHO Collaborating Center Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Summary

Present study aims to improve outcomes in older people with dementia and hearing impairment and their care partners, in a LMIC setting (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh). To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a culturally appropriate intervention designed to detect and support hearing function in older people with dementia and hearing impairment and increase awareness in care partners regarding co-morbid hearing and cognitive impairment. The SENSE-Cog Asia Feasibility study is single arm open-label feasibility and acceptability study of 70 dyads (PwD and their care partner) across seven sites in three South Asian Countries who will receive a culturally adapted version of the home-based SENSE-Cog intervention over a 8 week period, called ‘Asian Supportive Hearing Intervention for Dementia’ (ASHID). The study will be conducted in seven sites across India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

 The ‘SENSE-Cog Asia ‘ Asian Supportive Hearing Intervention for Dementia’ (ASHID) will consist of a annualized, individualized, care partners-supported, home-based intervention, delivered by a trained ‘Hearing Support Practitioner’ (HSP)  comprising the element of  1) Clinical assessment and correction of hearing in an audiology and ENT clinic 2)  Fostering adherence with hearing aids PwD focus 3)  knowledge, awareness and communication skills about dementia and hearing impairment Care partner focus,4) Recap/ Review. Sample size includes a total of 70 participant dyads (10 participant dyads per site).  Patients with Age ≥ 60 will be included and coming with dementia Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia.

Project 7:

A Culturally Adapted Cognitive Behaviour Therapy based intervention – Moving on After Breast Cancer Plus – for Pakistani depressed breast cancer patients

Prof Nasim Chaudhry,Prof Nusrat Husain, Prof Imran B Chaudhry, Tayyeba Kiran ,  Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning (PILL)

Co-Investigators:  Dr. Bushra Razzaque, Institute of Psychiatry & WHO Collaborating Center Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Summary

The aim of this study is to assess the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of integrated intervention called Moving on ABC Plus. Subjects will be approached in inpatient and outpatient departments of oncology in public and private hospitals of Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi as well as private clinics. The sample size will be of 248 (124 in each group) and planned to recruit 354 women into the study to allow for a 30% loss to follow up. Subjects will be included in study through purposive sampling. Participants will be female age 18 and above, Stage I to IV BC, has received and completed primary treatment for breast cancer. This study is arm pragmatic rater-blind randomized controlled design. The planned intervention is moving on ABC Plus intervention and Treatment as usual consists of routine assessment and management as usually conducted by oncology clinics and general practice. GP’s will be informed about the psychiatric diagnosis The measure are The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Breast (FACT-B), Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), Generalized Anxiety Disorder – 7, EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D), Multidimensional Scale for Perceived Social Support (MSPSS), Intrusive Thoughts Scale, Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale, Client Satisfaction Questionnaire.

 Project 8:

Multicenter RCT to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a culturally adapted therapy (C-MAP) in patients with a history of self-harm

Principal Investigator: Prof. Nusrat Husain

Co-Investigator: Prof. Fareed Minhas( Institute of psychiatry, Benazir Bhutto hospital, Rwp medical university)

Summary

The objectives of the study is   To determine the clinical effectiveness over 1 year of the Culturally adapted Manual Assisted brief Psychological intervention (C-MAP) and To explore participant’s reason for self-harm and to explore the participant’s views of the C-MAP psychological intervention. The study is a randomized controlled trial with randomization of individual patients within the participating health care settings across five centers. The comparison is between two groups: 1) C-MAP added to Treatment as Usual (TAU) and 2) TAU. Study sites are all participating General Practioners (GPs), emergency departments and medical wards of general hospitals in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The target population is all patients presenting to the participating GPs, emergency departments or admitted after an episode of self-harm to the participating hospitals. Patients over the age of 18 years will be considered eligible for the study. Participants will have to be living within the catchment area of the participating practices and hospitals. Not needing inpatient psychiatric treatment. Under these assumptions a sample of 624 randomized patients will be required. C-MAP is a brief problem focused therapy, comprising of six sessions delivered within three months. C-MAP is a manual assisted intervention based on the principles of CBT which has been adapted with permission from a self-help guide called “Life after self-harm”. In this intervention there is an evaluation of the self-harm attempt, crisis skills, problem solving and basic cognitive techniques to manage emotions, negative thinking and relapse prevention strategies.

 Project 9:

Multicenter RCT to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a youth culturally adapted manual assisted psychological therapy (Y-CMAP) in Adolescents Pakistani patients with a history of self-harm.

Principal Investigator: Prof.Nusrat Husain

Co-investigator:  Dr. Ayesha Minhas (Institute of psychiatry, BBH Rawalpindi)

Summary

The objectives of the study is To determine the clinical effectiveness over 1 year of the Culturally adapted Manual Assisted brief psychological intervention (Y-CMAP) and to explore participant’s perceptions and views of self-harm management and suicide prevention among young Pakistani’s and qualitative objectives are investigate participants’ experience with Y-CMAP and perceived benefits and adverse or negative experiences with it. It’s A multi-centre single blind randomized control trial (RCT) with randomization by individual patients to compare the Y-CMAP in addition to TAU with TAU alone. Study sites are all participating General Practioners (GPs), emergency departments and medical wards of general hospitals in Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The target population is all patients presenting to the participating GPs, emergency departments or admitted after an episode of self-harm to the participating hospitals. Sample size will be 326 per group, 652 in total. Patients age 12-18 years presenting to the participating GPs, emergency departments or admitted after an episode of self-harm to the participating hospitals or self-referrals. Participants will have to be living within the catchment area of the participating practices and hospitals.  Not needing inpatient psychiatric treatment.

Project 10:

Improving Mental & Physical Health Together (IMPACT)

IMPACT: Improving Outcomes in Mental and Physical Multi morbidity and developing research capacity

Investigator: Dr Faiza Aslam

Co-Investigator:

The “Global Health- Mental and Physical Comorbidity” is a global health programme focused on developing and evaluating interventions to improve outcomes for this vulnerable population with mental and physical comorbidity in South Asia and will be implemented in Pakistan by University of York and Hull York Medical School in conjunction with the Institute of Psychiatry (IOP), Rawalpindi Medical University.

NIHR Global Health Research ‘IMPACT in South Asia’ Group

Special focus on people with mental illness and targets a major and growing cause of global disease burden, mental and physical multi morbidity.

IMPACT aims to improve the physical health of people with severe mental illness and the mental health of people with chronic physical conditions.

 GOALS OF IMPACT

1. To carry out preliminary research to inform definitive studies and research grant applications.

2. To build research capacity in global mental and physical health multi morbidity research.

3. To establish the basis for a regional research hub in South Asia.

 THREE STUDIES BEING CONDUCTED UNDER IMPACT PROGRAMME

(Not Mentioned)

A). Baseline Survey of prevalence of Physical Illnesses and Health Seeking Behaviour in SMI patients SMI SURVEY

B). CMD-NCD Intervention study with packages of behavior change interventions of patients of Non Communicable Diseases with Common Mental Disorders BEACON STUDY.

C). SMI-LIFE STYLE Intervention study with packages of behavior change Interventions targeting the key modifiable health risk behaviors (tobacco use) IMPACT 4S STUDY.

Project 11:

Adjunctive Simvastatin for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Study Protocol of a 12-Week Randomized Controlled Trial

Principal Investigator: Dr. Muhammad Ishrat Husain

(Associate professor University of Toronto)

Co-Investigator: Prof Fareed Minhas & Dr Bushra Razaque

Institute of Psychiatry & WHO Collaborating Center Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Summary

A 12-week randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial of add-on treatment with simvastatin for patients meeting DSM-5 criteria for MDD who have failed to respond to at least two adequate trials with approved antidepressants. After screening and randomization to the two parallel arms of the trial, 75 patients will receive simvastatin and 75 patients will receive placebo as adjuncts to treatment as usual. The primary outcome is change in Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) scores from baseline to week 12 and secondary outcomes include changes in 24-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD-24), Clinical Global Impression scale (CGI), Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7) and body mass index (BMI) from baseline to week 12. Assessments will take place at screening, baseline, and weeks 2, 4, 8 and 12.  Side effects checklists will be undertaken at each visit. Simvastatin (20 mg) will be given once daily. Other secondary outcomes include C-reactive protein and plasma lipids measured at baseline and week 12. This trial will assess simvastatin’s efficacy and tolerability as an add-on treatment option for patients with TRD and provide insights into its putative mechanisms of action.

Project 12:

To evaluate parameters used in different scoring systems for severity of acute pancreatitis and formulate a new scoring system to assess severity of acute pancreatitis applied to resource constrained country.

Summary

Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammatory condition of the pancreas. AP has varying etiology with an overall mortality of 5-10%.Our aim is to prospectively compare different parameters used in Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation(APACHE-II), Ranson’s score, Bedside Index of Severity in Acute pancreatitis(BISAP) and modified computed tomography severity index (MCTSI) for predicting severity of acute pancreatitis at Rawalpindi medical university allied hospitals admitted patients  with acute pancreatitis and formulate new scoring system to assess severity of acute pancreatitis on the basis of their prognostic severity index. The rationale of this study is to compare different parameters used in APACHE II, Ranson’s, BISAP and MCTSI for severity of acute pancreatitis and design a new criteria to assess severity of AP on the basis of their prognostic significance at local population which may be cost effective.

                 First meeting                                      12-4-2019

                 Final approval                                    27-6-2019 of project and structured proforma in Dean meeting.

Registration (data collection) of AP cases was started on 2-7-2019 on structured proforma and uptill now 43 cases have been registered. Project submitted for approval in coming Ethical Committee. Total duration of project is one year.  Focal person of all concerned departments have been nominated and trained. Initially fortnightly meeting of focal person held and now from onward once monthly meeting of focal person will be held. Data analysis will be present after 100 cases and then after every three month analysis of cases will be execute.

Projects (Gynae)

A Collaboration of Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

 In 2014, an Academic Research Collaboration was established between Rawalpindi Medical University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (RMU- LSHTM Research Collaboration)

The sole purpose of this collaboration is to bring quality academic trials to the country and hence promote the research culture. Under the Umbrella of this collaboration we have ventured into following four research Projects:

1. WOMAN Trial:

Tranexamic Acid for the treatment of Postpartum Bleeding in Women

 In this randomized trial women aged 16 years and older were recruited with a clinical diagnosis of post-partum hemorrhage after a vaginal birth or caesarean section from 193 hospitals in 21 countries. The total sample size was 20,000 participants; Pakistan was the second highest recruiter in the trial.

 Woman Trial successfully concluded in March 2016. Woman Trial results were very promising and showed significant reduction in death due to bleeding in Tranexamic Acid arm as compared to placebo. The result of this trial were published in April 2017, in The Lancet, which is among the world’s oldest, most prestigious and peer-reviewed, indexed medical journal. As a result of Woman Trial, TXA is included among the essential drugs of WHO, for the treatment of obstetrical hemorrhage.

 2.  CRASH 3 TRIAL

Tranexamic Acid for the Treatment of Significant traumatic brain injury: An International Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled trial.

 Clinical randomization of an antifibrinolytic in significant head injury. This project started on March, 2010. Main objective was The CRASH3 trial will provide reliable evidence about the effect of Tranexamic acid on mortality and disability in patients with TBI. The effect of TXA on the risk of vascular occlusive events and seizures will also be assessed. This is the largest trial of traumatic brain injury ever conducted in the history with the sample size of 13000 patients. The trial was conducted in 128 Hospital across 28 countries.  The primary outcome is death in hospital within 28 days of injury among patients randomized within 3 hours of injury (causespecific mortality will also be recorded). The trial has concluded on 31st January 2019. Pakistan is the top Crash 3 recruiter world wise.

Amount: 50,021,400 (I GBP=130 Pak Rupees)

3. HALT IT TRIAL

Tranexamic Acid for the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Bleeding: An International Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled trial.

 This trial was conducted to determine the effect of early administration of tranexamic acid on mortality and morbidity in patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding. This trial was conducted in 81 hospitals from 15 countries, of which 30 hospitals were from Pakistan, with target sample size of 12000 patients. The trial was started in Pakistan in March, 2016 and has concluded in June, 2019, with Pakistan as the second highest recruiter in this trial.

11,211,720 (I GBP=130 Pak Rupees)

4. Woman 2 Trial

Tranexamic Acid for the Prevention of Postpartum Bleeding in Women with Anemia: An International Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled trial

This is new research project of the collaboration with a sample size of 10000 Women. About 50 hospitals across the country have expressed their interest to participate in the trial. We have already received National Bioethics and Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Approval to start the trial in Pakistan. The trial is due to start in a week’s time.

159,758,240 (I GBP=130 Pak Rupees)

Project 13:

Title: Factors behind the growing rate of unnecessary caesarian sections in Three Tertiary care hospitals of Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Summary:

This research project was started in collaboration with Centre for Global Public Health Pakistan (CGPH-Pakistan), which is the local arm of the Centre for Global Public Health (CGPH), University of Manitoba, Canada and World Health Organization (WHO).The purpose of the trial was to increase knowledge about associated factors leading to the un-necessary cesarean sections and provide recommendations to avoid them. The trial was started in Obstetrics and Gynecology departments of all three teaching hospitals of RMU on 13 June, 2019. A total of 1800 patients were recruited and the trial concluded on 31st July, 2019.

Project 14:

Title: Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis screening and treatment of pregnant women in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

 Date of Initiation        July 2019

Date of completion    2020

Principal Investigator:                       Prof. Rizwana Chaudhri 

Sponsor: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Fielding School of Public Health

California US

Summary:

This is a cross-sectional study of 1000 pregnant women to determine the uptake and prevalence outcomes for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis screening among pregnant women receiving care at Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi. This project started at the end of August, 2019 in collaboration with Cepheid and UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Fielding School of Public Health, California. 

3,498,3000

Project 15:

Title: Determining proportion of caesarean section using Robson classification to reduce the caesarean rate in public hospital of Rawalpindi.

 Date of Initiation        May 2019

Date of completion    October 2019

Principal Investigator: Prof. Rizwana Chaudhri 

Sponsor: WHO

Summary:  

This project started on 2019. Main objective was overall purpose of this research is to study the overall burden of CS in public health hospitals in Pakistan. The study also aims to identify the un-necessary CS along with associated factors to provide recommendations to avoid non-judicious and unnecessary use of caesarean sections. The study is being conducted in 3 large tertiary care public facilities in Rawalpindi Pakistan. A total number of 1800 females, aged 18 years or more, delivered by CS at the selected hospitals are included in the study. After a 3 day training, interviewers approach all eligible participants on the 1st or 2nd post-op day of their admission and after taking informed consent will administer the questionnaire. The study will provide recommendations and ways to limit the no judicious use of CSs which will immensely help the health system by reducing financial burdening of the health system. This will free up finances to be used for other important health needs  and will eventually benefit the entire community. 800,000 (1 US$=100 Pak Rupess)

 Project 16:

Title: Happy Mother, Healthy Baby (HMHB)-An anxiety focused early prenatal invention for prevention of common mental disorders in Pakistan: An individual randomized clinical trial.

 Principal Investigator:                       Pamela J. Surkan

Co-Investigator:                                 Prof. Dr Rizwana Chaudhri

Sponsor: John Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH) and Human Development Research Foundation (HDRF)

Funded by: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Summary

The present study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of evidence informed; anxiety focused early prenatal prevention intervention on prevalence of common mental disorder. The primary objective of the trial is to evaluate the effect of an evidence infection; anxiety focused early prenatal prevention intervention plus enhanced usual care in pregnant women. Secondary objective include evaluating the intervention plus enhanced usual care on prevalence of small for gestation age at birth, preterm birth and low birth weight as well as the cost effectiveness of intervention. The primary endpoint of this study is the prevalence rate of CMDs and MDE combined at six weeks postpartum in the intervention arm. Secondary endpoints include prevalence rates of small for gestational age ISGA at birth, preterm birth (PIB) and low birth weight in the intervention arm, compared in the control arm of mothers with similar lever of baseline anxiety who is not receiving the intervention.

Project 17:

Tranexamic acid for reducing postpartum bleeding in women with anemia: An international, randomized, double blind placebo controlled trial Women-II Trial). The Woman Trial Clinical Trials Units/Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health London School of Hygiene & Tropica Medicine, London

 Principal investigator Prof Dr. Shagufta Saeed Sial

 Co-investigator          Dr Humera Noreen

 Dept/Hosp                 OB/GynBBH

 Project 18:

Classification of Liver Diseases using Neural Network

Principal Investigator: Syed Moiz Hussain, Rabia Samad Afridi, Hadia Rahna

Co- Investigator: Dr. Shahzad Saleem

Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad

Summary

Liver is the most vital organ of human body. Liver diseases are detected with the aid of clinical information, including blood tests, imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance image (MRI), and magnetic resonance elastography (MRE). However, such methods have limitations, and a liver biopsy is usually required to diagnose liver diseases like cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and hepatitis. The MRI and MRE technique are the earliest noninvasive techniques. The related procedures are time-consuming and expensive. However, these techniques usually do not detect a disease at its early stages. To address these issues, we propose a solution in the form of a device that detects liver stiffness and scarring using ultrasonic sensors. This can help to detect diseases such as fibrosis, cirrhosis etc. The device classifies a person’s liver as healthy or disease- affected by processing the reflected pulse of an ultrasonic sensor. For this purpose, it uses a trained neural network. In this way, an initial warning is generated for a person so that he/she can consult a physician for a detailed checkup and diagnosis.

Project 19:

Digital library of medical apps, a medical professional support system

Principal investigator: Prof Muhammad Umar, VC RMU

Co-investigator: Prof Iftikhar Hanif, Dr. Muhammad Osama, Dr. Syed Muhammad Ali

Summary:              

This system set-ups and aligns online medical knowledge sources for healthcare professionals. All these sources will then be gathered and composed into one single source named “medhut”.

 This system will be based on indexation, citation and color grading with recommended algorithm. Varying colors will represent sources of knowledge for different levels of healthcare professionals, ranging from students to medical experts. It is unique in the fact that it also categorizes the medial aps according to specialty that will bring a new life for learners and trainers.

Project 20:

Feeding Practice and Gut Comfort in Healthy Full-term Infants: 
a Multi-country, Cross-sectional Observational Study: HAPPY TUMMY STUDY

Multi-country, cross-sectional, observational study in diverse geographic locations all over the world

 Principal investigator: Prof Rai Asghar

Co-investigator: Dr. Muhammad Hussain

Summary:              

As a means of addressing the issues of GI tolerance in formula-fed infants, alterations to both formula fat blends and carbohydrate composition have been useful. Although efficacies of such modifications have been demonstrated in clinical study settings, large-scale real-world effectiveness evidence (i.e., suitability, acceptability and tolerability) of these formulas compared to breastfeeding is scarce. Additionally, large-scale effectiveness studies in diverse populations comparing formulas with different compositions are needed to help identify improved formula characteristics associated with desirable GI outcomes

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Minutes of Meeting

 

Held on 17-7-2019 AT 9:30 AM

1st Meeting of ORIC was held on Wednesday 17.7.2019 at 9.30 AM in the Academic Hall of Rawalpindi Medical University under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad

Agenda of meeting structuring of ORIC Department

Following point was discussed and decisions were made

Sr. No.

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Presentation on the workup of ORIC in each meeting on multimedia. 

Advised by the VC

Dr.Shireen Rafiq

2.

Office of ORIC to be continued in DME

Approved by VC

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Amna Noor

3.

A detailed discussion on understanding of ORIC was done with the members of the ORIC team

All  members will study and come prepared about the working of ORIC

All ORIC members

4.

Dow Medical University is holding an expo.

Information to be gathered

Dr. Sidra Hamid

5.

A detail of ongoing research needs to be collected.

 

Dr Syed Muhammad Ali

D.r Muhammad Osama

6.

Meeting of ORIC on every Wednesday after CPC at the academic hall at 9.30 AM regularly.

Chaired by the Vice Chancellor

 

7.

Formulation of task of the ORIC

Under supervision of Dr. Naeem Akhter

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Amna Noor

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

    Held on 24.7.2019 at 9:30 AM

2nd Meeting of ORIC was held on Wednesday 24.7.2019 at 9.30 AM in the Academic Hall of Rawalpindi Medical University under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Umar.

Agenda of meeting structuring of ORIC Department

Following point was discussed and decisions were made

Sr. No.

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Requirement of an official Logo for ORIC-RMU

One Official logo for ORIC-RMU will be approved by VC

Dr. Syed Muhammad Ali

2.

Official e-mails for ORIC-RMU are required for correspondence

Formulated with the help of IT department after approval from VC

Dr. Syed Muhammad Ali

3.

ORIC whatsapp group will include all team members including the Vice Chancellor

 

Dr Shireen Rafiq

4.

HEC to be informed and request for training of the team members

After approval from the VC

VC office

5.

Visits to NUMS, RIPHA, COMSATS ORIC departments

Arranged at the earliest

VC office

6.

ORIC was established two years back discussed by Prof Dr Asad Tamizuddin

Reorganization of ORIC

 

7.

Time table and job assignments for the team members.

Full month time table

Dr Shireen Rafiq under supervision of Dr Naeem Akhter

8.

To circulate minutes of the meeting regularly

indicated by the VC

Dr Amna Noor

9.

A demand for stationary

 

Dr Amna Noor

10

Requirement of clerical staff for typing

 

 

     

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Held on 31.7.2019 at 9:30 AM

3rd Meeting of ORIC was held on Wednesday 31.7.2019 at 9.30 AM in the Academic Hall of Rawalpindi Medical University under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Umar.

Agenda of meeting structuring of ORIC Department

Following point was discussed and decisions were made

Sr. No.

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Official Logo for ORIC-RMU was presented by Dr Syed Muhammad Ali, It was discussed among all members and finally one was approved 

One Official logo for ORIC-RMU approved by VC

Dr. Syed Muhammad Ali

2.

Official e-mails have been finalized for functioning

Approved by VC

Dr. Syed Muhammad Ali

3.

Job Assignments were discussed in detail and need to be tabulated

Job assignments under supervision of

 Dr. Naeem Akhter to be presented in the next meeting which will be held on Wednesday 7-8-19,  at 9:30

Dr. Shireen Rafiq,

Dr. Amna Noor,

 Dr Sidra Hamid

4.

ORIC vision and mission to be formulated.

Guidance of Prof. Dr Asad Tamizuddin & Prof Dr. Arshad Sabir Ali.

Dr Shireen Rafiq

5.

A rough copy of the booklet of ORIC-RMU to be finalized by Wednesday 7-8-19

supervision of Dr Naeem Akhter

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Amna Noor

6.

Visits to ORIC offices of NUMS, COMSATS, and RIPHA will be arranged soon. 

NUMS visit is finalized in next week

VC office

7

Web Page to formulate with the help of IT department in DME.

It was noticed by Mr Khurrum that web page already exists and needs updates.

Dr Amna Noor

Mr Khurram

8.

Dr. Osama to arrange a meeting for Medhut project wth IPO

 

Dr Syed Muhammad Ali

Dr Osama

9

A training session by a speaker of ORIC Khyber Medical University 

 

Prof Dr Asad Tamizuddin

10

Ongoing RMU Research Projects to be collected and presented in the next meeting.

 

Dr Syed Muhammad Ali

Dr Osama

     

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

    Held on 22.8.2019 at 12:00 PM

4th Meeting of ORIC was held on Thursday 22.8.2019 at 12:00 PM in the Academic Council Hall of Rawalpindi Medical University, NTB under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Umar. The meeting started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

 

Agenda of meeting structuring of ORIC Department

Following point was discussed and decisions were made

Sr. No.

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Progress of ORIC-RMU presented through GANT chart

Weekly progress (GANT chart)

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

2.

Brief introduction of members of ORIC team in 4-5 lines

Advised by VC

Dr. Amna

3.

Short summary of ongoing projects with pictures to be entered on the web page of ORIC-RMU

Advised by VC

Dr. Muhammad Osama

Dr. Muhammad Ali

Dr. Amna Noor

4.

All types of research proposals Performa  to be downloaded and reshaped accordingly and made available on the web page

Advised by VC

Dr Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Arslan Mughal

Dr. Amna Noor

Dr.  Muhammad Ali

5.

oric@rmur.edu.pk 

 

Mr. Khurrum

6.

Three e-mails of ORIC-RMU are pending

Advised by VC to Mr. Khurrum to update

Dr. Amna Noor

Mr. Khurrum

7.

BASR, IRF, JRMU, Research Directory faculty, Research Directory students and Institutional forums to be uploaded on the web page after finalization

Advised by VC

Dr. Amna

Mr. Khurrum

8.

Workshop on research proposals.

Under discussion  by Dr Naeem

Pending

9.

Research proposals of

Dr. Shireen

Dr. Rai Asghar

Dr. Abdul Qudoos

Dr. Hanif 

Dr. Osama

Concerned principal investigator to provide the summary of project for webpage

To be carried out through VC office

Dr. Muhammad Ali

Dr. Muhammad Osama

10.

Research associates were advised to study the funding agencies ongoing medical researches.

·       HEC     Dr. Sidra

·       PSF       Dr. Ifra

·       Pak-US   Dr. Ammara

·       PMRC Dr. Najia

·       COMSTECH Dr. Humaira

·       International foundation Dr. Saima

·       Topical Med  Dr. Faryal

 

 

11.

A meeting with Mr. Shahid HEC visiting consultant on Saturday

Dr. Naeem (Pending)

 

Dr. Arsalan

Dr. Shireen

     

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

    Held on 28.8.2019 at 12:00 PM

5th Meeting of ORIC was held on Wednesday 28.8.2019 at 12:00 PM in the Academic Council Hall of Rawalpindi Medical University, NTB under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Umar. The meeting started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

Agenda of meeting structuring of ORIC Department

Following point was discussed and decisions were made

Sr. No.

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Progress of ORIC-RMU presented through GANT chart

Weekly progress (GANT chart)

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

2.

Brief introduction of members of ORIC team in 4-5 lines

To be rephrased and updated on website

Dr. Amna

3.

Short summary of ongoing projects with pictures to be entered on the web page of ORIC-RMU in fancy english

Advised by VC

Dr. Osama

Dr. Ali

Dr. Amna Noor

4.

All types of research proposals Performa  to be downloaded and reshaped accordingly and made available on the web page

Advised by VC

Dr Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Arslan

Dr. Ali

5.

Three e-mails of ORIC-RMU are pending

Advised by VC to Mr. Khurrum to update

Dr. Amna

Mr. Khurrum

6.

BASR, IRF, JRMU, Research Directory faculty, Research Directory students and Institutional forums to be uploaded on the web page after finalization

Advised by VC

Dr. Amna

Mr. Khurrum

8.

Workshop on research proposals.

Under discussion  by Dr Naeem

Pending

9.

Research proposals of

Dr. Shireen

Dr. Rai Asghar

Dr. Abdul Qudoos

Dr.Hanif 

Dr. Osama

Concerned principal investigator to provide the summary of project for webpage

To be carried out through VC office

Dr. Ali

Dr. Osama

10.

A meeting with Mr. Shahid HEC visiting consultant on Saturday

Prof. Dr. Naeem Akhtar  (Pending)

 

Dr. Arsalan mughal

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

11.

Summary of research projects by departments to be sent on ORIC email ID

 

Dr. Muhammad Osama

12.

New tab to be created on webpage by the title researcher’s guide

Advised by VC

Mr. Khurrum

13.

Links to funding agencies to be uploaded under new tab

Advised by VC

Dr. Amna Noor

Mr. Khurrum

14.

Summary of ongoing projects in Gynae department HFH to be submitted

Advised by VC

Dr. Humera Bilqis

15.

Dr. Hanif / Dr. Tanveer to be called for submitting the summary of ongoing multidisciplinary project

Advised by VC

Dr. Amna Noor

16.

Brief  presentations of ongoing projects

Advised by VC

 

17.

Files of ongoing projects to be maintained at ORIC office in spiral bindings

Advised by VC

Dr. Amna Noor

     

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Held on 04.09.2019 at 12:00 PM

6th Meeting of RMU-ORIC was held on Wednesday 04.09.2019 at 12:00 PM in the Academic Council Hall of Rawalpindi Medical University, NTB under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Umar. The meeting started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

Agenda of meeting structuring of ORIC Department

Following points discussed and decisions made:

Sr. No.

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Progress of ORIC-RMU presented through GANT chart

Weekly progress (GANT chart)

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

2.

Brief introduction of members of ORIC team in narrative form in 4-5 lines

Rephrased and updated on website

Dr. Amna Noor

3.

Short summary of ongoing projects collected and presented

Editing of format and uploading on website advised by VC

Dr. Amna Noor

Dr.Osama

4.

Department of psychiatry visited by Dr. Amna to collect the summary of their ongoing projects

To be uploaded on website

Dr. Amna Noor

5.

Plan for the future expo RMU

Advised by VC

(pending)

Dr.IfraSaeed

Dr. Sidra Hamid

6.

Faculty RMU-ORIC research policy

Advised by VC

Convener

Dr.Khaula Noureen

Dr. Faryal Azhar

Dr. Najia Mehmood

Dr. Abid Hassan

7.

Three e-mails of ORIC-RMU are pending

Advised by VC to Mr. Khurrum Shahzad to update

Dr. Amna Noor

Mr. Khurrum Shahzad

8.

BASR, IRF, JRMU, Research Directory faculty, Research Directory students and Institutional forums to be uploaded on the web page after finalization

Advised by VC

Needs further discussion

Dr. Amna Noor

Mr. Khurrum Shahzad

9.

Proposals on workshops to be arranged by ORIC in next 4 months

One workshop to be arranged has been named ORIC Professional Development Program

Proposals to be presented to VC for approval

Dr.Ifra Saeed

Dr. Sidra Hamid

10.

Workshop on proposal writing for applying for funding to be arranged and conducted

Dr. Umar Ali Khan- Al Nafees Medical College

Dr. Jawad- Quaid-e-Azam University

Dr. Rehan- RIPHAH

 

Through VC office

 

 

 

 

Dr. Sidra Hamid

 

 

Dr. Faryal Azhar

 

11.

Brief summary of a new project started under ORIC

Presented and finalized

Syed Moiz Hussain

Dr. Saima Ambreen 

12.

A meeting with Mr. Shahid HEC visiting consultant on Saturday

Dr. Naeem Akhtar (Pending)

 

Dr. Arsalan Manzoor Mughal

 

13.

New tab to be created on webpage by the title researcher’s guide

Incorporate links of funding agencies and include the list of their ongoing projects subject wise

Advised by VC

Mr. Khurrum

14.

Summary of ongoing projects

-Paeds  

  

-Surgery

 

-Psychiatry

-MedHut

-Pathology

  -Gynaecology

 

 

Dr. Rai Ashgar

 

Dr.Tanveer Hussain

Dr. Faiza Aslam

Dr. Bushra Razzaque

Miss Amna Noureen

Dr. Muhammad

Osama, Dr. Asif Butt

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Humaira Bilqis

15.

e-mail address of all principal investigators/coordinators of ongoing research projects on the web page

Advised by VC

Dr. Amna Noor

16.

Minutes of meetings to be uploaded on webpage

Advised by VC

Mr. Khurrum Shehzad

17.

Files of ongoing projects to be maintained at ORIC office in spiral bindings

Advised by VC

Dr. Amna Noor

18.

Template form for progress of research to all concerned departments.

Through VC Office

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

19.

Visit to ORIC Department of different universities

Team 1:

COMSATS

NUMS

Team 2:

QAU

Islamic International University

Team 3:

NUST

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical College

FAST

 

Three teams made and universities assigned to them.

Official letter to be sent to universities through VC Office

Team 1:

Dr Ifra Saeed

Dr Sidra Hamid

Dr Arslan Manzoor

Dr Kashif

Team 2:

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Amna Noor

Dr. Ammara Farooq

Dr. Faryal Azhar

Team 3:

Dr. Amna Noor

Dr. Muhammad Ali

Miss Sundas Iqbal

20.

EXPO in Pak-China Health Centre to be attended

To be arranged

All team members

21.

New Report on dengue in co-ordination with Dr. Rabbia Khalid DME

To be made and published in JRMU

Dr. Arsalan Manzoor

22.

New researches to be started by faculty members

Advised by VC

All Faculty members

23.

ORIC representators from BBH and DHQ to be nominated

Dr. Ashar from DHQ nominated

Pending from BBH

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

24.

Group photograph of ORIC members

To be taken

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Amna Noor

25.

Time of meeting changed

Changed to post-CPC by Director ORIC

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

 

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Held on 11. 09. 2019 at 12:00 PM

7th Meeting of RMU-ORIC was held on Wednesday 11.09.2019 AT 12:00 PM in the office of Director ORIC Prof. Dr. Naeem Akhtar, Dean Basic Sciences in Rawalpindi Medical University, NTB under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Umar. The meeting started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

Agenda of meeting structuring of ORIC Department

Following points discussed and decisions made:

Sr. No.

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Progress of ORIC-RMU presented

Weekly progress

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

2.

Grant retreat workshop (University of Manchester) to be held in Islamabad will be facilitated for ORIC by Dr Asad Tamizuddin.

Finalization of team to be discussed

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

3.

Brochure designing RMU-ORIC for upcoming expo

Advised by VC

 

Prof. Dr. Asad Tamizzuddin

4.

Date and venue of Expo to be finalized

To be discussed ORIC Meeting

Prof. Dr. Asad Tamizzuddin

5.

Title of Expo to be finalized

Needs further discussion

All members of ORIC are advised to come up with suggestions

All members of ORIC

6.

Proposals on workshops to be arranged by ORIC in next 4 months

One workshop to be arranged has been named ORIC Professional Development Program

Proposals to be presented to VC for approval

Dr. Sidra Hamid

Dr. Arsalan Manzoor

Dr. Faryal Azhar

7.

BASR, IRF, JRMU, Research Directory faculty, Research Directory students and Institutional forums to be uploaded on the web page after finalization

Advised by VC

Needs further discussion

Dr. Amna Noor

Mr. Khurrum Shahzad

8.

New tab to be created on webpage by the title researcher’s guide

Incorporate links of funding agencies 

Advised by VC

Mr. Khurrum

9.

Template form for progress of research to all concerned departments.

Through VC Office

Dr. Syed Muhammad Ali

Dr. Muhammad Ali

10.

EXPO in Pak-China Health Centre on 28-29th September 2019

 

All team members

11.

Group photograph of ORIC members

Advised by VC

(pending)

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Amna Noor

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by the Vice Chancellor.

                                                                             

MINUTES OF MEETING

Held ON 18.09.2019 AT 12:00 PM

8th  Meeting of RMU-ORIC was held on Wednesday 18.09.2019 AT 9:30 AM in the Academic Hall, NTB Rawalpindi Medical University, under the chairmanship of Dr Asad Tamizuddin Professor of Psychiatry, Additional Director ORIC. The meeting started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

Agenda of meeting structuring of ORIC Department

Following points discussed and decisions made:

Sr. No.

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Progress of ORIC-RMU presented

Weekly progress

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

2.

Grant retreat workshop (University of Manchester) to be held in Islamabad will be facilitated for ORIC by Dr Asad Tamizuddin.

Finalization of team to be discussed

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

4.

Expo 2020 at RMU is finalized, Venue 7-8th Feb, 2020, Old Campus, RMU

 

All members of ORIC

5.

Brochure designing for upcoming RMU-ORIC expo  is pending 

Advised by VC

Prof. Dr.  Asad Tamizzuddin

6.

Theme of Expo to be finalized

All team members are advice to come with their ideas

All members of ORIC

7.

Title of Expo to be finalized

Needs further discussion

All members of ORIC are advised to come up with suggestions

All members of ORIC

8.

Workshops  on Proposal Writing  to be arranged exclusively for RMU- ORIC team  named as ORIC Professional Development Program

Approved by VC

Dr. Sidra Hamid

Dr. Arsalan Manzoor

Dr. Faryal Azhar

Dr. Ashar Alamgir

10.

Pak Central Asia Health Expo ’19 on attended on 28th and 29th September 2019. All RMU-ORIC members to attend

 

All team members

11.

ORIC policy making

 

Dr. Khaula Noureen

Dr. Abid Hassan

Dr. Najia Mehmood

Ms. Sundas Iqbal

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by the Dr Asad Tamizuddin Professor of Psychiatry, Additional Director ORIC.

MINUTES OF MEETING

Held ON 25.09.2019 AT 9:30 AM

9th Meeting of RMU-ORIC was held on Wednesday 25.09.2019 AT 9:30 AM in the Academic Hall, NTB Rawalpindi Medical University, under the chairmanship of Professor Dr Muhammad Umar, Vice Chancellor RMU & Allied Hospitals. The meeting started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

The meeting was attended by:

Agenda of meeting structuring of ORIC Department

Following points discussed and decisions made:

Sr. No.

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Progress of ORIC-RMU presented.

Weekly progress

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

2.

Presentation on Awareness about ORIC to be presented in CPC.

In house meeting of ORIC members before the presentation.

Dr. Faiza Asalm to be invited in meeting.

 

VC advised to arrange a workshop on awareness about ORIC for faculty members.

Dr. Asad Tamizuddin                    proposed to make a standardized presentation on ORIC.

Dr. Naeem Akhtar proposed to present it in CPC.

 

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

Dr. Asad Tamizzuddin

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Amna Noor

4.

Progress on visits of ORIC members to different universities discussed.

Team 1 is visiting COMSATS on 25-09-2019 and SZABMU visit is in pipeline.

Team 2 to contact QAU and Islamic International University.

Team 3 has been given dates by FAST and NUMS for next                      week.

All visiting teams

5.

Invitation for EXPO 2020 to other universities.

Visiting teams advised to invite the universities they will be visiting for upcoming Expo and bring inputs.

All visiting teams

6.

Pak Central Asia Health Expo ’19 on attended on 28th and 29th September 2019 to be attended.

Dates are to be confirmed and all the members are advised to visit

Dr. Amna Noor

7.

Date of Expo 2020 finalized to be 7th and 8th February.

Approved by VC

 

8.

Theme for Expo discussed.

Dr. Sidra Hamid proposed ‘Navigate Your Way To Wellness Through Research’.

Modified by Dr. Asad Tamizzuddin to ‘Gateway to Community Wellbeing through Research and Innovation’.

All team members advised to come up with the ideas.

To be further discussed on whatsapp group and finalized before next meeting

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

Dr. Asad Tamizzuddin

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

 

9.

Brochure and flyers for Expo 2020 to be designed and printed before next meeting.

Advised by VC

Dr. Asad Tamizzuddin

 

10.

Performas for Expo Planning proposed by Dr. Sidra

Team organizing Expo advised to discuss the matter among themselves and present on PowerPoint in next meeting

Dr. Asad Tamizzuddin

Dr. Ifra Saeed

Dr. Saima Ambreen

Dr. Sidra Hamid

11.

Committees for organization of Expo to be formed in next meeting.

All committees will be assigned specific tasks.

Proposed by Dr. Asad Tamizzuddin and approved by VC

 

Dr. Asad Tamizzuddin

 

12.

Grant retreat workshop (University of Manchester) to be held in RMU by the efforts of Dr Asad Tamizzuddin on 14th and 15th October. Four members of ORIC will be attending the workshop

Members to be selected.

Selected members will have to take a grant proposal written in advance.

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

Dr. Asad Tamizzuddin

13.

Workshop on Proposal Writing  to be arranged exclusively for RMU- ORIC team  named as ORIC Professional Development Program

Dr. Shehzad from Health Services Academy to be invited in October

Dr Asad Tamizzuddin proposed to arrange workshop twice for ORIC members on two consecutive Saturdays.

Four member to be trained to be master trainees as advised by VC

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

Dr. Asad Tamizzuddin

14.

Roadmap for future plans of ORIC to be formed for next two years

 

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

Dr. Asad Tamizzuddin

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Amna Noor

15.

ORIC policy making

To be discussed further

DR Khaula Noureen

Dr. Abid Hassan

Dr. Najia Mehmood

Ms. Sundas Iqbal

16.

New members to be added in whatsapp group

 

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

 

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by the Professor Dr. Muhammad Umar, Vice Chancellor, RMU & Allied Hospitals.

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Held ON 02-10-2019 AT 8:30 AM

10th Meeting of RMU-ORIC was held on Wednesday 02-10-2019 AT 8:30 AM in the Academic Hall, NTB Rawalpindi Medical University, under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Naeem Akhtar and Prof. Dr. Asad Tamizuddin. The meeting started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

 

Agenda of meeting of ORIC Department

Following points were discussed and decisions were made:

Sr. No.

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Progress of ORIC-RMU presented.

Weekly progress discussed

Dr. ShireenRafiq

2.

Presentation on ORIC made by Dr. Asad Tamizuddin and Dr. Faiza Aslam will be handed over to Dr. Shireen.

Presentation has been postponed due to cancellation of CPC till early December

Presentation to be finalized internally tentatively till next meeting.

 

Dr. Asad Tamizuddin

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

 

3.

Progress on visits of ORIC members to different universities discussed.

Team 1 is visiting COMSATS on 25-09-2019 and SZABMU visit is in pipeline.

Team 2visited Islamic International University on 2-10-2019 and visit to QAU is in pipeline.

Team 3 has been given dates by FAST and NUMS for next week.

All visiting teams

4.

Invitation for EXPO 2020 to other universities.

Visiting teams advised to invite the universities they will be visiting for upcoming Expo and bring inputs.

All visiting teams

5.

Presentation on visit of Team-1 to COMSATS Islamabad.

 

Dr. Arsalan Manzoor

6.

Dr. Arsalan proposed to form a student body of ORIC for better communication with other universities.

Dr. Naeem Akhtar suggested that an MOU should be signed between the universities involving the Vice Chancellors from both sides so that things can be materialized at lowest levels and students are facilitated to visit and work at each other’s universities.

Dr. Asad Tamizuddinn agreed with Dr. Naeem Akhtar.

Idea to be discussed with VC

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

Dr. Asad Tamizuddin

 

7.

Theme for Expo finalized ‘Gateway to Community Wellbeing through Research and Innovation’.

Tentative date: 7th and 8th February 2020

Venue finalized RMU, OTB.

Approved by VC

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

Dr. Asad Tamizuddin

 

 

8.

Flyer for Expo 2020 designed and shared on whatsapp group by Dr. Asad Tamizuddin.

Vouchers are still pending.

To be modified after the finalization of partners, mission statement and structure for Expo

All team members advised to come up with suggestions

Dr. Asad Tamizuddin

 

9.

Performas for Expo Planning

Pending.

To be discussed in next meeting

Dr. Asad Tamizuddin

Dr. Ifra Saeed

Dr. Saima Ambreen

Dr. Sidra Hamid

10.

Committees for organization of Expo to be formed in next meeting.

All committees will be assigned specific tasks.

All Committees will have a focal person who will be responsible for updating ORIC members about progress of their respective teams.

Proposed by Dr. Asad Tamizuddin and approved by VC.

Template of  duties assignment to be finalized by next meeting

 

Dr. Asad Tamizuddin

 

11.

Policy for segregation of projects for Expo under discussion.

Dr. Shireen proposed to sort the projects according to different schools associated with RMU and include all Faculty, Residents, House Officer, Nursing Staff, undergraduate researches sorting them department wise.

Linkage of government research funding section and inclusion of other universities was proposed by Dr. Asad Tamizuddin

Format to be finalized and presented

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

Dr.Asad Tamizuddin

Dr. Shireen

Dr. Amna Noor

 

 

12.

Grant retreat workshop (University of Manchester) to be held in RMU by the efforts of Dr.Asad Tamizuddin postponed. Four members of ORIC will be attending the workshop

All members advised to write a research proposal according to the format given by HEC on their website and submit them till 16-10-2019

Four members will be selected.

Selected members will have to take a grant proposal written in advance

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

Dr. Asad Tamizuddin

13.

Workshop on Proposal Writing  to be arranged exclusively for RMU- ORIC team named as ORIC Professional Development Program which will be facilitated by

Dr. Shehzad from Health Services Academy.

 

Dr Asad Tamizuddin proposed to arrange workshop twice for ORIC members on two consecutive Saturdays. Dates finalized to be 19th and 26th October.

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

Dr. Asad Tamizuddin

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Amna Noor

14.

Progress of ongoing projects under ORIC presented

Dr. Muhammad Osama presented the progress of projects going on in HFH.

Syed Moiz Hussain presented the update of his project.

Dr. Muhammad Osama

Syed Moiz Hussain (FAST)

15.

ORIC policy making

Dr. Khaula Naureen updated about the policies

Matter is under progress

Dr.Khaula Naureen

Dr. Abid Hassan

Dr. Najia Mehmood

Dr. Rizwana Shahid

Ms. Sundas Iqbal

16.

New policy for generation of revenue from visitors researches

To be discussed with VC

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

Dr. Asad Tamizuddin

Policy making Team

19.

Addition of new members into the different teams

Collection of data on ongoing projects which are to be taken under ORIC from BBH and DHQ Hospital

Dr. Ammara Ijaz in ‘Ongoing Research Projects’

Dr. Ashar in ‘Ongoing Research Projects’

Dr. Rizwana in ‘ORIC Policy Making’

Dr. Naeem Akhtar

Dr. Asad Tamizuddin

 

20.

Pak Central Asia Health Expo ’19

Expo has been postponed again. No new date is given.

Dr. Amna Noor

 

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Prof. Dr. Naeem Akhtar and Prof. Dr. Asad Tamizuddin.

 

MINUTES OFMEETING

Held ON 14-10-2019 AT 12:00 PM

11th Meeting of RMU-ORIC was held on Monday 14th October 2019 at 12:00 PM in the Academic Council Hall, NTB Rawalpindi Medical University, under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Naeem Akhtar. The meeting started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

Agenda of meeting of ORIC Department

Following points were discussed and decisions were made:

Sr. No.

Agenda

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Progress of ORIC-RMU presented.

Weekly progress discussed

 

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

2.

Update On the Upcoming Workshops on 19th and 26th October 2019 on “Research Grant Proposal Writing”

a.

List of participants presented and registration fee collected from the members.

Prof. Dr. Naeem Akhtar suggested the division of ORIC members between both workshops and to remind all the participants to bring their laptops.

-Two participants from each department should come prepared with a research proposal for which they might need a grant for hands on training

Proposal should be preferably written according to HEC Guidelines

 

Dr. Sidra Hamid proposed to remind the participants on whatsapp faculty group which was approved by the chair

Dr. Sidra Hamid

Dr. Ammara Farooq

 

b.

Dr. Arslan Manzoor and Dr. Sidra Hamid presented the progress on workshop which is on 19-10-2019 in OTB

 

-Supporting staff required in OTB for serving tea and other running errands

-IT support needed due to unavailability of internet

-Dr Asad advised to coordinate with Facilitator to ask whether he needs the internet

-Dr. Sidra proposed to develop a kit which can be used for all upcoming workshops

-Support from DME OTB suggested by Dr. Arsalan Manzoor

 

-Prof. Dr. Naeem advised to Dr. Sidra and Dr. Shireen to coordinate with DME OTB to provide work force and stationary required for workshop in OTB

-Prof. Dr Asad Tamizuddin proposed the menu to be simple water, tea and biscuits which was agreed upon by the house

Dr. Arslan Manzoor

Dr. Sidra Hamid

c.

Banners, certificates and shields for workshops

-Dr. Ashar Alamgir presented the designed banners, certificates and shield on a PowerPoint presentation

-Changes proposed by all the members

-Size of the banners to be decreased to 8×5’’

-Separate banners with both the dates and venues to be displayed in OTB and NTB
-One Certificate for each workshop to be presented to the facilitator as advised by Prof. Dr. Asad Tamizzuddin

-Certificate for organizers in addition to the certificate of Participation

-Two shields finalized for VC and Facilitator

-Sequence of the signatures and stamps of Office bearers finalized on Certificates

Dr. Ashar Alamgir

6.

Update on visits of ORIC members to different universities

a.

Progress on visits of ORIC members to different universities discussed.

Team 1 is visited COMSATS on 25-09-2019 and SZABMU visit is in pipeline.

Team 2 visited Islamic International University on 2-10-2019 and visit to QAU is in pipeline.

Team 3 visited FAST and NUMS visit is in pipeline

Formation of a report on all the visits on a uniform format advised by Prof. Dr. Asad Tamizuddin approved by the house

All Visiting Teams

 

b.

Update on the visits to IIUI and FAST Universities

Dr. Amna Noor and Madam Sundas Iqbal updated about their recent visits to IIUI and FAST respectively

A presentation on visits will be made and presented in next meeting

Dr. Amna Noor

7.

Upcoming DUHS Expo

Dr. Shireen and Dr. Arsalan leaving for Karachi on Tuesday to attend the Expo on 16th and 17th October 2019

Dr. Shireen and Dr. Arsalan will be sharing their experience in the next meeting

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Arsalan manzoor

8.

Update on Expo 2020 “Gateway to Community Wellbeing through Research and Innovation”.

a.

Theme for Expo finalized ‘Gateway to Community Wellbeing through Research and Innovation’.

Tentative date: 7th and 8th February 2020

Venue finalized RMU, OTB.

 

Prof. Dr. Asad Tamizuddin advised to start advertisement and preparations

 

Prof. Dr. Asad Tamizuddin

Dr. Ifra Saeed

Dr. Saima Ambreen

Dr. Sidra Hamid

b.

Flyer for Expo 2020

 

 

To be finalized and printed

Prof Prof. Dr. Asad TamizuddinTamizuddin

 

9.

Progress of ongoing projects under ORIC

a.

Progress of ongoing projects under ORIC presented

Dr. Muhammad Osama presented the progress of projects going on in HFH.

 

Dr. Muhammad Osama

 

b.

Template formed for recording the progress of ongoing researches

Presented by Dr. Amna Noor

Prof. Dr. Asad Tamizuddi suggested some changes

Dr. Amna Noor to modify the template according to the suggestions

 

Dr. Amna Noor

13.

Webpage Development

 

Dr. Sharjeel updated about the progress of webpage

Prof. Dr. Asad Tamizuddin suggested the data for ORIC section must include names and designations of members and ongoing research projects along with the information on University’s collaborations

-Data for webpage will be provided by Dr. Amna Noor

-Advertisement for upcoming workshops and Expo to be uploaded on RMU website

Dr. Amna Noor

Dr. Sharjil Wahid

14.

Bank Account for ORIC

Matter needs further discussion and more information is required for the procedure

To be discussed in next meeting and also with VC

Prof. Dr. Naeem Akhtar

Prof Dr. Asad Tamizuddin

 

       

 

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Prof. Dr. Naeem Akhtar 

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Held on 23-10-2019 AT 8:30 AM

12th Meeting of RMU-ORIC was held on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 at 8:30 AM in the Academic Council Hall, NTB Rawalpindi Medical University, under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Asad Tamizuddin. The meeting started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

 

Agenda of meeting of ORIC Department

Following points were discussed and decisions were made:

Sr. No.

Agenda

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Progress of ORIC-RMU presented.

Weekly progress discussed

 

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

2.

Update On the Workshops on 19th and 26th October 2019 on “Research Grant Proposal Writing”

a.

Briefing on workshop held on 19-10-2019 in OTB

-Prof Asad Tamizuddin appreciated the efforts of organizers in arranging the workshop

-Dr. Sidra Hamid informed about the appreciation received from the facilitator regarding the arrangements

-Dr. Ammara presented the audit of the workshop

 

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Sidra Hamid

Dr. Ammara Farooq

Dr. Ashar Alamgir

b.

Next workshop on 26-10-2019

Update on the preparations done for workshop on 26-10-2019

 

 

Dr. Ammara Farooq

 

c.

Next level of the workshop

Prof. Asad Tamizuddin

informed about the interest of the facilitator in taking the workshop to the next level by choosing the participants from the initial two workshops and help them with their proposals for grant 

Participants to submit their proposals to the ORIC members from which proposals will be chosen to be worked on

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Sidra Hamid

 

d.

Publicity of the workshop

Prof. Asad Tamizuddin

advised to make a summary of the workshop in the form of Success Story and use it for the publicity of ORIC

 

Dr. Sidra Hamid

3.

Update of ongoing projects under ORIC

a.

Update presented in a tabular form

-Dr. Amna Noor presented the table formed for ongoing research projects

-Dr Osama and Dr. Humaira Biliqis presented the update regarding their concerned projects

-Dr Asad Tamizuddina advised to send the formed table to all the concerned departments for any correction which are to be made

Dr. Amna Noor

4.

Social media campaign for ORIC

-Dr. Muhammad Osama proposed to make a facebook page of RMU-ORIC for the advertisement and publicity

– Prof. Asad Tamizuddin

Informed about the reservations of the higher authorities regarding the matter

Matter to be discussed further among the members and then to be put forward for approval from VC

 

5.

Webpage Development

 

– Dr. Amna Noor

 updated about the progress of webpage

 

-A layout for the ORIC page on official website will be formed by the webpage development committee and shared with ORIC members for suggestions

 

Dr. Amna Noor

Dr. Sharjil Wahid

6.

Policy on sharing data and patient sample with other Universities

-Dr. Shireen presented the letter of collaboration formed by the IREF for Visitor Researchers

– Prof Asad Tamizuddin advised to keep the term of making the collaborator one of the three authors and data sharing

-He also advised to carry out an office order to inform all the departments about the new terms and conditions regarding the data sharing which are to be strictly followed as per orders by VC

To be discussed in next meeting and also with VC

Prof. Asad Tamizuddin

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Ammara Farooq

      

 

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Prof. Asad Tamizuddin

 

 

MINUTES OF MEETING

Held on 23-10-2019 AT 8:30 AM

13th Meeting of RMU-ORIC was held on Wednesday 30thOctober 2019 at 12:00 pm in the Academic Council Hall, NTB Rawalpindi Medical University, under the chairmanship of Prof. Naeem Akhtar. The meeting started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

Following points were discussed and decisions were made:

Sr. No.

Agenda

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Progress of ORIC-RMU presented.

Weekly progress discussed

 

Dr. ShireenRafiq

2.

ORIC Workshops Plan

a.

Briefing on workshop held on 19-10-2019 in OTB and on 26-10-2019 in NTB

-Dr. Shireen briefed the house about both workshops.

-Dr. Ammara Farooq presented the audit.

– Chair appreciated the team work for the workshops

 

It was decided that this workshop will be arranged every month and all the faculty of RMU including Professors,  Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and SRs will be encouraged to attend

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Sidra Hamid

Dr. Ammara Farooq

Dr. Arslan Manzoor

Dr. Ashar Alamgir

b.

Workshop on Online Resources for Health Research on 09-11-2019 in DME, NTB

Preparation and registration for the next workshop on online resources for Health research has been started

 

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Sidra Hamid

Dr. Amna Noor

Dr. Ammara Farooq

 

c.

Level-2 of Research Grant proposal writing workshop

-Facilitator has suggested to arrange the level-2 of Research Grant proposal writing workshop for the selective participants who have attended the level-1

-Selected participants must bring a proposal for research grant which will be modified and prepared for the application for grant

-Worhshop will be arranged tentatively in December

-Official letter from ORIC will be sent to all the participants from the first two workshops inviting them to submit their proposals before 15th November 2019

-Reasonable and good quality proposals will be selected by the directors and members of ORIC for Level-2 and selected participants will be invited to attend the level-2

 

Prof. Naeem Akhtar

Prof. Asad Tamizuddin

Dr. Shireen Rafiq

Dr. Sidra Hamid

Dr. Ammara Farooq

 

d.

Schedule for next workshops to be arranged under ORIC

Prof. Naeem Akhtar

suggested to make a list of topics for sequential workshops which will be arranged under ORIC in future and discuss with Dr. Shehzad for the finalization

A meeting will be arranged with Dr. Shehzad for the finalization of topics for future workshops and schedule will be made

Dr. Sidra Hamid

Dr. Arsalan Manzoor

 

3.

Update of ongoing projects under ORIC

a.

Update of ongoing projects under ORIC

-Dr. Muhammad Osama presented the table of progress of ongoing project under ORIC

 

 

 

-Dr. Arsalan and Dr. Muhammad Osama will make a graphic presentation of ongoing projects

Dr. Muhammad Osama

Dr. Arsalan Manzoor

 

b.

MedhutProject updates

– Dr. Muhammad Osama presented progress and issues faced by Medhut project

-Meeting with patent                     consultant has been delayed due to his ex Pakistan engagement. Matter discussed on call, budget proposed is 1 lakh.

-Copyright vs patent decision to be made after discussion of pros and cons with VC

-Approval of IREF pending

-Project will be presented in next IREF meeting for approval of Research and Ethical Committee

– All other issues will be discussed with VC

Dr. Muhammad Osama

 

4.

Conference in NIH Chak Shehzad on 2nd and 3rd December 2019

-Dr. Shehzad Ali Khan has advised RMU-ORIC members to attend the Conference in NIH on 2nd and 3rd December 2019 to have the exposure and get the ideas for upcoming EXPO

-Also Researchers from RMU & Allied Hospitals should be encouraged to participate

-Introduction of RMU-ORIC to different Universities and funding agencies through the conference

-All the departments will be encouraged to come up with the abstracts to be presented in the conference

Dr. Sidra Hamid

5.

EXPO 2020

a.

Presentation of DUHS-DICE EXPO

-Dr. Arsalan Manzoor shared his experience of the visit to DUHS-DICE EXPO in Karachi through a PowerPoint presentation

Dr. Arslan Manzoor requested to prepair a plan for RMU-ORIC EXPO 2020 in light of his DUHS-DICE EXPO Visit

Dr. Arsalan Manzoor

b.

Formatting of EXPO

-Prof. Naeem Akhtar asked the house to come up with the suggestions

 

Prof. Asad Tamiz ud Din

All RMU-ORIC members

c.

Arrangement of interactive sessions

-Interactive sessions will be arranged for which topics will be decided and speakers will be invited

-Idea will be presented in dean’s meeting and all the deans will be encouraged to nominate a key speaker from their respective departments

-Dr. Khaula Naureen and Dr. Sidra Hmaid will make a list of speakers from Islamabad and Rawalpindi which can be invited for EXPO 2020

Dr. Sidra Hamid

Dr. Khaula Naureen

d.

Cubicle Presentations

-Stalls and Cubicles will be organized

-Matter Under discussion

All the Universities will be invited to come up with the abstracts and innovative projects for cubical presentations

 

e.

Food Stalls

Food stalls should be arranged for the provision of refreshment on payment

Various food suppliers will be contacted to arrange a food stall on the venue

 

f.

Shark Sessions

Various projects which might need funding will be presented for funding by the donors

Donors for research projects will be invited for Shark session

-Dr. Syed M. Ali, Dr. Osama and Dr. Abid Hassan will make a list of funding agencies which can be invited for shark session

Dr. Syed M. Ali

Dr. Osama

Dr. Abid Hassan

g.

Participation from RMU

Matter under discussion

-Students and Faculty of RMU will be involved in the arrangements and presentations in EXPO

 

h.

Involvement of organizers of RMU-Conference

Organizers of RMU-Conference can guide ORIC members regarding the arrangements

Prof. Jahengir Sarwar, Prof. Arshad Ali Sabir and Dr. Shaiza Zeb to be invited in ORIC meeting

Dr. Amna Noor

Dr. Ammara Farooq

i.

Budget and finances

-Proposal of contacting various pharmaceutical companies which might be interested in investing in EXPO 2020

-Collection of registration fee from the presenters

-Budget will be defined

-Pharmaceutical companies will be contacted

-Funding agencies will be taken on board
-Registrartion fees will be decided in subsequent meetings

 

j.

Venue for EXPO 2020

-Two tentative venues decided by the house

1. OTB

2. Pak-China Friendship Centre

-Finalization of venue will be done after discussion with Prof. Asad Tamizuddin and VC

 

k.

Sub-themes of EXPO

 

Needs further discussion in subsequent meetings

 

l.

Flyers and Brochures

 

To be finalized and printed

 

m.

IT Support

Publicity and Advertisement of EXPO should begin as soon as possible

-Advertisement of EXPO on webpage

-IT team should make a list of universities and their e-mails for invitations to be sent

Dr. Amna Noor

Dr. Sharjil Wahid

Mr. Khurrum Shehzad

n.

Management committees

Committees will be formed and tasks will be assigned to them for organization of EXPO 2020

All members will be divided into committees

Prof. Naeem Akhtar

Prof Asad Tamizuddin

5.

Update on Policy Making

 

-Policy making team presented the updates regarding new policies which are being formed for RMU-ORIC

-Research Advisory Committee needs to be formed

-Prof. Naeem Akhtar advised to make a policy for minimum number of researches to be conducted by undergraduates, postgraduates and Faculty members in RMU

 

-Policy making team will have a in-house meeting for the formation of new policies

-Policies already made will be shared on the whatsapp group

-Suggestions from the members will be taken in the next meeting

-Adoption of HEC document and mentioning that the document has been adopted and revised from HEC

Dr. Khaula Naureen

Dr. Abid Hassan

Dr. Najia Mehmood

Dr. Rizwana Shahid

Ms. Sundas Iqbal

6.

Progress on visits of ORIC members to different universities.

Team 1 is visited COMSATS on 25-09-2019 and SZABMU visit is in pipeline.

Team 2 visited Islamic International University on 2-10-2019 and visit to QAU is in pipeline.

Team 3 visited FAST on 03-10-2019 and NUMS visit is in pipeline

Visits to the universities in pipeline will be carried out as soon as possible

All Visiting Teams

       

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Prof. Naeem Akhtar

MINUTES OF MEETING

Held on 06-11-2019 AT 8:30 AM

14th Meeting of RMU-ORIC was held on Wednesday 30th November 2019 at 8:30 am in the Academic Council Hall, NTB Rawalpindi Medical University, under the chairmanship of Prof. Muhammad Umar, Vice Chancellor RMU. The meeting started with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

Following points were discussed and decisions were made:

Sr. No.

Agenda

Discussion

Decision

Assignments

1.

Concerns of VC regarding Updates on progress of ORIC

 

-Presentations for meeting should be available at all times with the presenter

-Roadmap of ORIC including functions, targets, SOPs of ORIC needs to be maintained

-Capacity building of ORIC

-Official document of ORIC Should be maintained

-Office record of ORIC must be organized

-Attendance record of ORIC members to be maintained and presented

-Explanation of absence to VC by the ORIC members

-Availability of stationary in each ORIC meeting

-Details of Budget and finances to be maintained in ORIC Office

-Any member not available for meeting must inform beforehand and send a representation on his behalf

-Agenda must be displayed clearly on PowerPoint

ORIC Office

2.

ORIC Workshops Plan

a.

Workshop on Online Resources for Health Research on 09-11-2019 in DME, NTB

-VC showed his concern about the title

 

-Preparations to be completed

-Registration of participants  to finalized

Dr. Shireen Rafiq Dr. Amna Noor

Dr. Sidra Hamid

Dr. Ammara Farooq

 

b.

Schedule for next workshops to be arranged under ORIC in 2020

VC advised to make a plan of tentative workshops to be held in 2020

Plan to be presented in next meeting

Dr. Sidra Hamid

Dr. Rizwana Shahid

c.

Level-2 of Research Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

Dr. Shireen Rafiq shared the plan of arranging level-2 of workshop  after short-listing of proposals submitted till 15th November 2019 

-Letter to the participants have been disseminated

– workshop wiil be arranged after short-listing of proposals submitted till 15th November 2019 and participants will be invited

-Proposal prepared in workshop will be used for the application of funds

Dr. Shireen Rafiq Dr. Amna Noor

Dr. Sidra Hamid

Dr. Ammara Farooq

 

3.

ORIC 2020

Plan to achieve the goal of faculty development

Calendar for workshops, conferences, Lectures, Guest Lectures for undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty will be planned

-Algorithm will be made in correspondence with Dr. Irum Kulsoom

Dr. Rizawana Shahid

Dr. Sidra Hamid

Dr. Irum Kulsoom

4.

Update of ongoing projects under ORIC

a.

Update of ongoing projects under ORIC in Gynae Unit -1, HFH

-Dr. Asia Zamurad  presented the summary of ongoing projects in Gynae Unit-1 HFH that have been taken under the umbrella of ORC

 

 

-Projects were discussed in meeting with Gynae Department and ORIC on 28-10-2019

Dr. Asia zamurad

Dr. Kiran Javed

Dr. Humaira Bilqees

b.

Med hut Project updates

– Dr. Amna Noor presented progress and issues faced by Med hut project

 

 

-Issues must be resolved in correspondence with Dr. Muhammad Osama and Dr. Syed Muhammad ALi

Dr. Muhammad Osama

Dr. Syed Muhammad Ali

c.

Fibro scan Project

– Dr. Amna Noor presented progress

40 patients have been taken under study as sample.

 

-ORIC to remain updated

 

Dr. Amna Noor

Mr. Syed Moeez Hussain

5.

EXPO 2020

a.

Formatting of EXPO

VC advised to make a checklist of tasks for EXPO

Date wise progress of EXPO will be presented in every meeting

Prof. Asad Tamiz ud Din

Dr Ifra saeed

Dr Sidra Hamid

Dr Najia Mehmood

b.

Shark Sessions

Dr. Syed Muhammad Ali presented the issues regarding carrying out shark sessions

-VC assured that Shark session will be organized

-VC will invite the donors

 

c.

Venue of EXPO

Dr. Ifra Saeed informed VC about the in house discussion on whether venue should be OTB or Pak-China Friendship Centre

-VC showed his concerns about the limited Budget

-Venue finalized to be OTB

Dr. Ifra Saeed

d.

Invitations to other Universities

Contact details including email and phone number will be uploaded on ORIC webpage

 

Dr. Amna Noor

Dr. Sharjeel Wahid

Mr. Khurrum Shehzad

6.

Update on Policy Making

 

-Policy making team presented the updates regarding new policies which are being formed for RMU-ORIC

 

-Policy making team will have a in-house meeting for the formation of new policies

-Policies already made will be shared on the whatsapp group

-Document of Authorship Policy,

Policy on Research Misconduct and Guidelines for Intramural and Extramural funding is  finalized and to be submitted to ORIC office

-Policies will be uploaded on ORIC Webpage

Dr. Khaula Naureen

Dr. Abid Hassan

Dr. Najia Mehmood

Dr. Rizwana Shahid

Ms. Sundas Iqbal

7.

Progress on visits of ORIC members to different universities.

Team 1 is visited COMSATS on 25-09-2019 and SZABMU visit is in pipeline.

Team 2 visited Islamic International University on 2-10-2019 and visit to QAU is in pipeline.

Team 3 visited FAST on 03-10-2019 and NUMS visit is in pipeline

Visits to the universities in pipeline will be carried out as soon as possible

All Visiting Teams

8.

Webpage development

All relevant documents are emailed to Dr Sharjeel Wahid  for upload

 

Dr Amna Noor

Dr Sharjeel Wahid

Mr Khurrum Shahzad

       

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Prof. Muhammad Umar, Vice Chancellor, RMU, and Rawalpindi.

Visits

Collaboration

Database of Offices of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) of Pakistani Universities

 

University/Institute

ORIC Contact Person

Address

Phone

Other details

ABDUL WALI KHAN UNIVERSITY-(Mardan)

Mr. Sayim Sohail

Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU), Mardan

+92-0937-843366 / +92-314-9988998

Email: sayimsohail@awkum.edu.pk; oric@awkum.edu.pk

AIR UNIVERSITY-(Islamabad)

Air Cdre Afzal Ahmed Khan

Sector E-9, Islamabad.

051-9262557-9

Email: Afzaal.khan@mail.au.edu.pk
URL:www.au.edu.pk

ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY-(Islamabad)

In charge/Director

Sector H-8 Islamabad

051-111112468

Email: support@aiou.edu.pk

BAHRIA UNIVERSITY-(Islamabad)

Dr. Faisal Aftab

Shangrilla Road, Sector E-8 Islamabad

92-51-111-111-028

Email: oric@bahria.edu.pk
URL:www.bahria.edu.pk

BALOCHISTAN UNIVERSITY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT SCIENCES-(Quetta)

Dr. Muhammad Naeem Shahwani

Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Airport Road, Baleli, Quetta

UAN (081) 111-717-111 Ext: 693

Email: muhammad.naeem@buitms.edu.pk

BENAZIR BHUTTO SHAHEED UNIVERSITY LYARI-(Karachi)

Director ORIC

Shaheed Benazirabad,Pakistan

+92-244-9370527 -28-29

Email: vc@sbbusba.edu.pk
Fax:+92-244-9370521

CAPITAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY-(Islamabad)

Dr. Mueen Aizaz Zafar

Dean Quality Enhancement Cell

92-51-111878787 Ext: 185

Email: dr.mueen@cust.edu.pk

CAPITAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY-(Islamabad)

Dr. Nayyer Masood

Database Integration

92-51-111878787 Ext: 240

Email: nayyer@cust.edu.pk

CAPITAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY-(Islamabad)

Prof. Dr. Amir Qayyum

Kahuta Road, Islamabad Expressway, Islamabad

92-51-111878787 Ext: 301

Email: aq@cust.edu.pk
URL:www.corenet.org.pk

CAPITAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY-(Islamabad)

Prof. Dr. Amir Qayyum

Kahuta Road, Islamabad Expressway, Islamabad

+92-51-111878787 Ext: 301

Email: aq@cust.edu.pk
URL:www.corenet.org.pk

CAPITAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY-(Islamabad)

Prof. Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Taj

Kahuta Road, Sihal, Zone V, Islamabad Expressway, Islamabad

92-51-111878787 Ext: 250

Email: imtiaztaj@cust.edu.pk

CAPITAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY-(Islamabad)

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mansoor Ahmed

Kahuta Road, Sihal, Zone V, Islamabad Expressway, Islamabad

92-051-4486706

Email: mansoor@cust.edu.pk

CAPITAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY-(Islamabad)

Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad Khan

Wireless Communication

92-51-111878787 Ext: 116

Email: noormkhan@cust.edu.pk
URL:www.arwic.com

CECOS UNIVERSITY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & EMERGING SCIENCES-(Peshawar)

Prof. Dr. Azzam ul Asar

CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences, Peshawar

091-5860291

Email: azzam_ul_asar@yahoo.com

CECOS UNIVERSITY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & EMERGING SCIENCES-(Peshawar)

Prof. Dr. Azzam ul Asar

CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences, Peshawar

091-5860291

Email: azzam_ul_asar@yahoo.com

COMSATS INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-(Islamabad)

Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar (T.I.):

Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization, Principal Seat, 4th Floor, Faculty Block-2, Park Road, Islamabad

051-9049-5036

Email: raheel_qamar@comsats.edu.pk

URL:ww3.comsats.edu.pk

DOW UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES-(Karachi)

Noman Alam Siddiqui

Dow University of Health Sciences, Baba-E-Urdu Road Karachi 74200- Pakistan

92-21-3-492-2886 – (Ext: 201);

Email: oric@duhs.edu.pk
Cell: 92-336-124-8339

FEDERAL URDU UNIVERSITY OF ARTS, SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY-(Islamabad)

Vice Chancellor

MSC Block, Block 9, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi – 75300, Pakistan.

(0092-21) 99244141-9

Email: info@fuuast.edu.pk

FORMAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE-(Lahore)

Dr Kauser Abullah Malik

Ahmad Saeed Administration Building, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Ferozepur Road, Lahore – 54600, Pakistan

92 (42) 99231581-88; Ext: 307

Email: contact@fccollege.edu.pk
Fax:+92 (42) 99230703
URL:www.fccollege.edu.pk

FOUNDATION UNIVERSITY-(Islamabad)

Mr. Muhammad Naeem

The Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), Islamabad

051-5788446 Ext 105

Email: pro@fui.edu.pk

GOMAL UNIVERSITY-(Dera Ismail Khan)

Prof. Dr. M. Jamil Khan

Gomal University, D.I., Khan

0966750057 Cell # 03005792248

Email: jamil@gu.edu.pkb; shahmir3rd@yahoo.com
Fax:0966750255

Government College Women University Faisalabad-(Faisalabad)

Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain

Government College, Women University Faisalabad- 38000, Pakistan

041 9220068

Email: oric@gcwuf.edu.pk, driftikharuaf@gmail.com

GREENWICH UNIVERSITY-(Karachi)

Prof. Dr. Hironao Takahashi

Main Campus: DK-10, Street 38, Darakshan, DHA Phase VI Karachi 75500, Sindh, Pakistan

0092.21.111.202.303

Email: gu@greenwich.edu.pk.

INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES-(Peshawar)

Dr. Awais Adnan,

1-A, Sector E-5, Phase VII, Hayatabad, Peshawar- Pakistan

(091) 9217452

Email: awais.adnan@imsciences.edu.pk

INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES-(Peshawar)

Dr. Muhammad Ali

Hayatabad – Bara Rd, Peshawar 25000

: (091) 9217452

Email: muhammad.ali@imsciences.edu.pk

INSTITUTE OF SPACE TECHNOLOGY-(Islamabad)

Prof. Zaffar Mohammad Khan

1, Islamabad Highway, Islamabad 44000

051-9075572

Email: zaffar.khan@ist.edu.pk

INSTITUTE OF SPACE TECHNOLOGY-(Islamabad)

Prof. Zaffar Mohammad Khan

1, Islamabad Highway, Islamabad 44000

051-9075572

Email: zaffar.khan@ist.edu.pk

INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY-(Islamabad)

Dr. Abdul Hameed

International Islamic University, Islamabad

051-9258072

Email: abdul.hameed@iiu.edu.pk,

IQRA UNIVERSITY-(Karachi)

Mr. M I Subhani,

Defence View,Shaheed-e-Millat Road (Ext.), Karachi, Pakistan.

(92-21) 111-264-264 Ext: 2010 & 2024

Email: registrar@iqra.edu.pk.
URL:www.iurc.edu.pk

KARAKURUM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY-(Gilgit)

Mir Tazeem Akhtar

Gilgit-Baltistian

05811-960022

Email: mir.tazeem@kiu.edu.pk
URL:www.kiu.edu.pk

KHYBER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY-(Peshawar)

Dr. Zia Ul Haq

Khyber Medical University (KUM), Peshawar

+92 91 9217258

Email: drzia@kmu.edu.pk; oric@kmu.edu.pk
URL:oric.kmu.edu.pk

KHYBER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY-(Peshawar)

Dr. Zia Ul Haq

Khyber Medical University (KUM), Peshawar

+92 91 9217258

Email: drzia@kmu.edu.pk; oric@kmu.edu.pk

KOHAT UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-(Kohat)

Prof. Dr. Shafiq Ur Rehman,

Bannu Road, Near Jarma Bridge

+92-345-5626477/+92-572-621414

Email: drshafiq@yahoo.com
Fax:+92-922-554556

KOHAT UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-(Kohat)

Prof. Dr. Shafiq Ur Rehman,

Bannu Road, Near Jarma Bridge

+92-345-5626477/+92-572-621414

Email: drshafiq@yahoo.com
Fax:+92-922-554556

LAHORE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN UNIVERSITY-(Lahore)

Dr Kauser Abullah Malik

Room No: S-6 (A), Second Floor, Bushra Mateen Building, Lahore College for Women University, Jail Road, Lahore

042-99203801-09, Ext: 245

Email: kausarbasit786@yahoo.com

LAHORE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN UNIVERSITY-(Lahore)

Dr. Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq,

Lahore College for Women University, Jail Road, Lahore.

+92-42-99203801-9

Email: webadmin@lcwu.edu.pk
Fax:+92-42-99203077

LAHORE UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES-(Lahore)

DR. SHAFAY SHAMAIL

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore

92 42 3560 8336

Email: sshamail@lums.edu.pk

MIRPUR UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY-(Mirpur)

Dr. Asghar Ali,

Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mirpur

+925827-961114

Email: manager.oric@must.edu.pk
Fax:+925827-961114

MIRPUR UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY-(Mirpur)

MR. ASIF JAVED

Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mirpur

+925827-961114

Email: manager.oric@must.edu.pk
Fax:+925827-961114

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY-(Islamabad)

Dr. Mohammad Riaz

Sector E-9, Islamabad

051-9262066-8

Email: dirqec@ndu.edu.pk

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF COMPUTER & EMERGING SCIENCES (FAST)-(Islamabad)

Dr. Ataul Aziz Ikram

A.K. Brohi Road, Islamabad

: (051) 111-128-128-361

Email: ata.ikram@nu.edu.pk

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES-(Rawalpindi)

Dr. Dilshad Ahmed Khan, SI

The Mall Road, Rawalpindi

+92-51-9270677

Email: info@numspak.edu.pk

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MODERN LANGUAGES (NUML)-(Islamabad)

Nazir Library

Nazir Library, 1st Floor, Islamabad

051-9265100

Email: oric@numl.edu.pk

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY-(Islamabad)

Engr Salman Absar

H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan

+92-51-90856210

Email: cnid@tsun.ude.kp

NED UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY-(Karachi)

Dr. Syed Mehmood Hasan

University Road, Karachi

99261261-68 Ext. 2356

Email: oric@neduet.edu.pk

PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS (PIDE)-(Islamabad)

Dr. Nadeem Ahmad Khan

Quaid-i-Azam University Campus, P.O. Box. 1091, Islamabad

92 51 9248074

Email: nadeem@pide.org.pk
Fax:92 51 9248065

PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCES-(Islamabad)

Dr. Mansoor H. Inayat

Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan

+92 (51) 1111, +92 (51) 1111 74327

Email: mansoor@pieas.edu.pk

PIR MEHR ALI SHAH ARID AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY-(Rawalpindi)

Dr. Khalid Saifullah Khan

Murree Road, Shamsabad, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

92-51-9290692

Email: khalidsaifullah@uaar.edu.pk
Cell: 92-300-9543958

QUAID-I-AZAM UNIVERSITY-(Islamabad)

Prof. Dr. Shahid Hameed

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

+92-051 9064-3006, +92 (51) 923 9034, +92 (51) 923

Email: oric@qau.edu.pk

RIPHAH INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY-(Islamabad)

Maj. Gen. (R) Prof. Abdul Khaliq Naveed HI (M

Al-Mizan Campus, 274 Peshawar Road Rawalpindi

92 51 5125161-7 (Ext: 268

Email: oric@riphah.edu.pk
Fax:+92 51 5125169

SUKKUR INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-(Sukkur)

Muhammad Asim Bhutto

(ORIC), Room # 22, Academic Block-1.

071-5630272, Ext#: 184

Email: asim@iba-suk.edu.pk .
Cell: 0343-5686373

UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE-(Faisalabad)

Prof. Dr. Zahir Ahmad Zahir

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

92- (41) – 9200183,9200161-170 Ext. 3600, 3601

Email: oric@uaf.edu.pk
Fax:+ 92- (41) 9200193
URL:http://uaf.edu.pk/directorates/research/res_director.html

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL PUNJAB-(Lahore)

1 – Khayaban-e-Jinnah Road, Johar Town, Lahore.

Dr. Bilal Mirza,

+92-42-35880007

Email: bilal.mirza@ucp.edu.p
Fax:+92-42-35954892

UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION-(Lahore)

Dr. Muhammad Mansha

College Road, Township, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

+92-42-99262225

Email: director.qec@ue.edu.pk

UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION-(Lahore)

Dr. Shahzada Qaisar

College Road, Township, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

+92-42-99262217

Email: director.research@ue.edu.pk

UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY-(Peshawar)

Prof. Dr. Abdur Razzaq Ghuman

University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila

051-9047-638

Email: abdul.razzaq@uettaxila.edu.pk

UNIVERSITY OF GUJRAT-(Gujrat)

Dr. Abdul Majid

Ground Floor, Admin Block, Hafiz Hayat Campus

053 3643034

Email: info@uog.edu.pk
URL:oric.uog.edu.pk

UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI-(Karachi)

Prof. Dr. Aliya Rehman

Room # 7, Faculty of Dean Science Building

92-21-38104700

Email: oric.uok@gmail.com

UNIVERSITY OF LAHORE-(Lahore)

Dr Mohammad Ayub

University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore

042-99213938, 042-99211374, 99211449, Ext: 177,152

Email: oric@uvas.edu.pk

UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY-(Lahore)

Abid H K Shirwani

University of Management & Technology, Lahore

Ext : 3767

Email: abid@umt.edu.pk

UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY-(Lahore)

Rahmat Ullah

University of Management & Technology, Lahore

Ext : 3744

Email: oric@umt.edu.pk

UNIVERSITY OF PESHAWAR-(Peshawar)

Azhar Afridi

Old Press Building, Near National Bank Campus Branch University of Peshawar, Khyber PakhtunKhwa

091-9216701-20 (Ext : 3140) / 091-9222095

Email: azhar.afridi@upesh.edu.pk; oric@upesh.edu.pk

UNIVERSITY OF PESHAWAR-(Peshawar)

Dr. Zahid Gul,

Old Press Building,

091-9216701-20 (Ext : 3140) / 091-9222095

Email: oric@upesh.edu.pk

UNIVERSITY OF SARGODHA-(Sargodha)

Dr. Masood Sarwar Awan

University of Sargodha, Sargodha

0300-8704388 extn. 361

Email: awan811@hotmail.com; oric@uos.edu.pk
Cell: 0300-8704388

UNIVERSITY OF SINDH-(Jamshoro)

Prof. Dr. Nek Muhammad Shaikh

University of Sind

.+92 -22- 9213194

Email: nek.shaikh@usindh.edu.pk

UNIVERSITY OF THE PUNJAB-(Lahore)

Prof. Dr. Tahir Jamil

Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology 1st Floor, University of the Punjab, Lahore

+92-42-99237015

Email: director.oric@pu.edu.pk
Fax:+92-42-99231159
URL:Oric.pu.edu.pk

UNIVERSITY OF WAH-(Wah Cantt)

Prof Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmad

University of Wah, Quaid Avenue, Wah Cantt

+92051-03009502376

Email: dir.oric@uow.edu.pk; drzulfiqar_ahmad@ yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Database of Universities/Institutes of Pakistan

 

Univeristy/Institute

Sector

City

Address

Phone

Other details

ABASYN UNIVERSITY

Private

Peshawar

Peshawar Campus, Ring Road (Charsadda Link), Peshawar.

92-91-258 2934, +92-91- 224867

Email: admissions@abasyn.edu.pk
Fax:+92 051 8438325
URL:http://www.abasyn.edu.pk/

Abbottabad University of Science and Technology (AUST)

Public

Abbottabad

Captain Akaash Rabbani Shaheed Road, Tehsil Havelian, District Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

+92 (992) 402 117

Email: info@aust.edu.pk
Fax:
URL:http://aust.edu.pk

ABDUL WALI KHAN UNIVERSITY

Public

Mardan

Garden Campus Toru Road, Mardan

+92-937-843356, +92-937-840499

Email: ua-cdc@awkum.edu.pk
Fax:
URL:http://www.awkum.edu.pk

Aga Khan University

Private

Karachi

First Floor, Juma Building The Aga Khan University P.O. Box 3500, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan

+92 21 3493 0051

Email: mc.ea@aku.edu
Fax:+92 21 3493 4294, 34
URL:https://www.aku.edu/

AIR UNIVERSITY

Public

Islamabad

Service Road E-9 / E-8, Islamabad, Pakistan، Islamabad 44000, Pakistan

+92-51-9262557-9

Email: amjad@mail.au.edu.pk
Fax:051-9260158
URL:http://www.au.edu.pk/

AL-HAMD ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY

Private

Quetta

Airport Road Quetta, Baleli Road, Quetta, Pakistan

+92-81-2301771-6, 4, 3,2

Email: info@aiu.edu.pk
Fax:
URL:http://www.aiu.edu.pk

Al-Khair University (Banned by HEC)

Private

Muzzaffarabad

University Road, Bhimber (AJK)

05828-454085

Email: info@alkhair.edu.pk
Fax:
URL:http://alkhair.edu.pk

ALI INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

Private

Lahore

Shahrah-e-Roomi (Ferozpur Road), Lahore 54000.

+92.423 588 2913

Email: info@aie.edu.pk
Fax:
URL:http://www.aie.edu.pk/

ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY

Public

Islamabad

Ashfaq Ahmed Road, H-8/2، Islamabad 44000, Pakistan

+92-51-111-112-468

Email: support@aiou.edu.pk
Fax:(042) 99260021
URL:http://www.aiou.edu.pk

Bacha Khan University

Public

testcity

Bacha Khan University, Palosa, Charsadda.

091-6540116

Email: webmaster@bkuc.edu.pk
Fax:
URL:http://www.bkuc.edu.pk/

BAHAUDDIN ZAKARIYA UNIVERSITY

Public

Multan

Bosan Road,Multan 60000, Multan, Pakistan

+92-61-9210069

Email: registrar@bzu.edu.pk
Fax:+92 61 9210069
URL:http://www.bzu.edu.pk

BAHRIA UNIVERSITY

Public

Islamabad

Sector E-8، Shangrilla Rd, Islamabad, Pakistan

+92-51-111-111-028

Email: info@bahria.edu.pk
Fax: 92-51-9260885
URL:http://www.bahria.edu.pk/

Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology

Public

Khuzdar

Balochistan University of Engg & Technology (BUET), Khuzdar.

+92-848-412834, +92-848-502100

Email: info@buetk.edu.pk
Fax:FAX +92 848 413197,
URL:http://www.buetk.edu.pk

BALOCHISTAN UNIVERSITY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

Public

Quetta

Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Airport Road, Baleli, Quetta.

+92-81-2881042081, +92-81-9202

Email: faisal.durrani@buitms.edu.pk
Fax:+92 (81) 2880522
URL:http://www.buitms.edu.pk

BAQAI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

Private

Karachi

51, Deh Tor, Gadap Road, Near Toll Plaza, Super Highway P.O Box No 2407, Karachi – 74600, Pakistan.

+92-21-34410-311, +92-21-34410

Email: info@baqai.edu.pk
Fax:(092-21)34410-317 ,
URL:http://www.baqai.edu.pk

Barret Hodgson University

Private

Karachi

The Salim Habib Campus, NC-24, Deh Dih, Korangi Creek, Karachi

92 21 35122931-35

Email: info@bhu.edu.pk
Fax:
URL:http://www.bhu.edu.pk/

BEACONHOUSE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Private

Lahore

13 KM Raiwaind Road, Near Jati Umrah Road, Lahore 54400.

+92-42-38100156

Email: info@bnu.edu.pk
Fax:(92) 42-5760254
URL:http://www.bnu.edu.pk

BENAZIR BHUTTO SHAHEED UNIVERSITY LYARI

Public

Karachi

Fakir Muhammad Dura Khan Road, Near “Kashti Chowk” Lyari, Karachi, Postal Code: 75660.

+92-21-32744020, +92-21-327440

Email: info@bbsul.edu.pk
Fax:
URL:http://www.bbsul.edu.pk

Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of Technology & Skill Development, Khairpur Mirs

Public

Khairpur

Station Road Near Mil Colony Khairpur MiRS Khairpur Khairpur Mirs

0243-9280168

Email: missingemail@bbsut.edu.pk
Fax:missing
URL:https://www.underprocess.pk/

CAPITAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Private

Islamabad

Capital University of Science & Technology Islamabad Expressway, Kahuta Road, Zone-V Islamabad.

+92-51-2512800-1, +92-51-44867

Email: registrar@cust.edu.pk
Fax:+92-51-4486705
URL:http://www.cust.edu.pk/

CECOS UNIVERSITY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & EMERGING SCIENCES

Private

Peshawar

CECOS University, Phase 6, Sector F-5, Hayatabad, Peshawar.

+92-91-5864291

Email: info@www.cecos.edu.pk
Fax:(92) (091) 5860294
URL:http://www.cecos.edu.pk

CITY UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Private

Peshawar

City University Of Science and Information Technology Dalazak Road Peshawar, Pakistan.

+92-91-2609501-8

Email: info@cusit.edu.pk
Fax:+92 91 2609500
URL:http://www.cityuniversity.edu.pk

COMMECS INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS & EMERGING SCIENCES

Private

Karachi

Plot No. 40-B, Block-6, PECHS, Karachi.

+92-21-34634104, +92-21-343200

Email: info@commecsinstitute.edu.pk
Fax:8110751
URL:http://www.commecsinstitute.edu.pk

COMSATS INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Public

Islamabad

Park Road, Tarlai Kalan, Islamabad 45550, Pakistan