Clinical Epidemiological Unit JNMC In Collaboration With AIIMS Organises Two-Day Workshop On ‘Research Methodology’
The Clinical Epidemiological Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University recently organised a two-day workshop on ‘Research Methodology’ in collaboration with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
While Professor Syed Amjad Ali Rizvi was the Organizing Chairman of the workshop, Prof Atia Zaka-ur-Rab was the Organizing Secretary. Registration for participation in the workshop was restricted exclusively to the teachers of the Faculty of Medicine, and 79 faculty members including Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and Senior Residents from both Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Dr Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College participated in the training programme.
The invited faculty members from AIIMS included Padamshree Prof Kameshwar Prasad, Head, Deparment of Neurology and Director, Clinical Epidemiology Unit; Prof Anurag Srivastava, Head, Department of Surgical Disciplines and Member, Clinical Epidemiology unit and Dr Deepti Vibha, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Member, Clinical Epidemiology Unit.
AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (Veteran), who attended the function as the Chief Guest congratulated the Organizing Committee on the successful organization of the workshop and exhorted the faculty members to embark upon research projects to help devise ways and means for improving health care facilities.
Professor Tariq Mansoor, Principal and Chairman Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College thanked the invited resource persons from AIIMS and said that it is hoped JNMC and AIIMC will have more collaborations in future.
Professor M Amanullah Khan, Dean Faculty of Medicine, reiterated the need for quality research and adherence to ethical practices in research.
The workshop had presentations and interactive problem solving sessions on several important topics pertaining to medical research, which involved a lot of brain storming.
During the programme, Prof Anurag Srivastava and Dr Deepti Vibha dwelt on the minutiae of medical research, including framing of research questions, formulation of hypothesis and different types of clinical trials.
Prof Kameshwar Prasad, a world renowned teacher, clinician, researcher and a proponent of Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) and Evidence-based Healthcare (EBHC), who has been teaching in several National and International Institutions of repute including Oxford, McMaster University, Canada, National University, Singapore and Arabian Gulf University emphasized upon the necessity for innovations in medical field as well as critical appraisal of existing scientific literature especially through meta-analysis.
Dr Zeeba Zaka-ur-Rab, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics conducted the programme, while Prof Atia Zaka-ur-Rab proposed the vote of thanks.