CUCMS wins Social Impact Award at NPRC 2018 | Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences

Shairyzah Ahmad Hisham, the Deputy Dean of Student Affairs, Faculty of Pharmacy CUCMS said, “Pharmaceutical research is an important aspect in healthcare as continuous advancement in disease management help improve disease outcomes and quality of life of the community,”

CUCMS Pharmacy Student wins Social Impact Award at NPRC 2018

Cyberjaya, 7th May 2018 – Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) Pharmacy students bagged the Social Impact Policy Award at the National Pharmacy Research Competition (NPRC) held on 23-25 February 2018 at UniKL-RCMP, Perak. The event was organised by the Malaysian Pharmacy Students’ Association (MyPSA) with an aim to enhance the quality of students’ research projects and to provide recognition to innovative research projects.

The effort is aligned with the competition’s slogan, “Transforming Creativity into a Scientific Research Knowledge”. Seven universities took part in the competition namely, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Kebangsaan, University Kuala Lumpur and many more.

Datin Mariani Ahmad Nizaruddin, MyPSA advisor said, “Research is important as students exercise their problem solving and critical analysis skills when investigating issues and problems. Research competitions are a platform to share with peers and the community their findings and improve confidence and communications skills”.

At the NPRC 2018, Nur Asyiqin Masenwat, a final year Bachelor of Pharmacy student from CUCMS was named as the winner for the Social Impact Policy Award and the 1st runner-up for the Education in Pharmacy and Health Sciences category. Her research focused on the increasing number of the beginner in the marathon events which then increase the number of the running-related musculoskeletal injuries that develop if no preventive action is taken.

“I am glad to be named as the winner of the Social Impact Award and hope the findings of my research on running-related musculoskeletal injuries will be useful for other studies as well,” said Nur Asyiqin.

Shairyzah Ahmad Hisham, the Deputy Dean of Student Affairs, Faculty of Pharmacy CUCMS said, “Pharmaceutical research is an important aspect in healthcare as continuous advancement in disease management help improve disease outcomes and quality of life of the community.  As future healthcare providers, early exposure to research among pharmacy students will equip them with the necessary skills to help and contribute to the society in the future.”

Deenna Noris Liyana Kamaruddin, another CUCMS final year pharmacy student also placed 1st runner-up in the Industrial Pharmacy category. “Research is important for students not only for the findings but also the experience that help students to be more independent. This experience is invaluable and no doubt it will boost employability after graduation,” said Deenna Noris.

Nurdiana Jamil, lecturer from Hospital & Clinical Pharmacy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy CUCMS said, “I am happy to be teaching in CUCMS whereby final year research project is made a compulsory part of the undergraduate pharmacy curriculum. It never ceases to lift my spirits to see the maturity, growth and insight obtained by our research students as they emerge the other side of the learning curve after successfully completing their research”.

CUCMS encouraged our staff and students to conduct more research and help boost the development of pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. There are a few initiatives by the university to support researchers such as Halal Research Centre, CUCMS Research Grant, CUCMS Research Week and many more.

The University is committed to providing a platform for our academician and students to achieve greater heights in their field. This is aligned with the University’s strategic plan which focuses on innovation through market orientated research, publication and commercialisation. This will enhance the creativity and foster networking as well as collaboration with various industries.

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