The 181st meeting of the Advanced Studies and Research Board of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) was held here on Thursday with UHS Vice Chancellor Prof Ahsan Waheed Rathore in the chair.

The board recommended the award of PhD degrees to Dr Asif Naveed in hematology and Dr Ansa Rabia in anatomy based on their thesis defense reports. On this occasion, the UHS VC directed that the process of thesis and synopsis review must be completed as per the approved timeline. He also stressed the need for better communication with examiners and reviewers. Prof Rathore added that the system of payment of remuneration was being improved to facilitate the examiners.

The board considered the thesis reports of Dr Saadia Liaqat MPhil (Anatomy), Dr Aisha Ahmad MPhil (Hematology), Rana Muhammad Yousaf MPhil (Hematotechnology), Rabia Tayyab MPhil (Medical Laboratory Sciences-Molecular Pathology and Cytogenetics), Dr Guljanan MPhil (Microbiology), Dr Muhammad Javed Akhtar MPhil (Microbiology), Faiz Ul Haq MPhil (Microbiology), Dr Rohana Rehman MPhil (Oral Pathology), Dr Zari Salahuddin MPhil (Pharmacology), Dr Madiha Noor MPhil (Physiology), Dr Nazia Badar MHPE, Dr Alina Zafar MS (Anaesthesia), Dr Shoqaib Mehmood MS (Neurosurgery), Dr Natiq Jahangir MS (Urology), Dr Zahra Riaz MPhil (Chemical Pathology), Kinzah Kanwal MPhil (Medical Laboratory Sciences-Molecular Pathology & Cytogenetics), Dr Noreen Akmal MHPE, Dr Shandana Tariq MHPE and Dr Muhammad Ali MD (Nephrology).

The synopses of 100 students were also considered for various postgraduate courses.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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