105th Meeting of ASRB held at KMU

The 105th meeting of Advanced Studies and Research Board (AS&RB) of Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar held on September 1, 2021 in the main campus. The meeting was chaired by the vice chancellor KMU Prof. Dr. Zia ul Haq. The Director, ORIC KMU Dr. Zohaib Khan, informed the chairman and board members that after 17 months, the AS&RB meeting finally resumed to be on-campus. However, even during the lockdown (partial or complete), the proceedings of the board never halted and were continuously conducted via online platforms (Google meet / Zoom) and approximately 30 meeting of AS&RB KMU between March 2020 to August 2021 were conducted.
Addressing the members of the board, faculty and students, the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia Ul Haq appreciated the efforts of ORIC and AS&RB in promoting a productive research culture in the university and appraised the efforts of KMU faculty and institutes in improving the quality of research projects presented at AS&RB. 

The meeting was attended by the members of the board from clinical sciences, basic sciences, public health, health professions education, physiotherapy, public health association KP and faculty members of KMU constituent institutes. A total of 16 projects were presented during the meeting (9 from Master in Physiotherapy, 3 from Master’s in Public Health / Master in Health Research, 1 from Master in Health Professions Education, 2 from M. Phil in Basic Sciences. All projects were presented against the board members and after discussion /Q&A, the chairman of AS&RB with consultation of the board granted the approval to all students.