Staff Awards

March 2015 - Best Poster Award The 2015 Golden Helix Symposium “Next Generation Pharmacogenomics”

MONTH

MARCH 2015

RECIPIENT

Prof. Sim Si Mui (1ST Prize winner)
Sim Maw Shin (2nd prize winner)
Dr. Nur Lisa Zaharan (3rd Prize winner)

DEPARTMENT

Pharmacology

AWARD

Best Poster Award
The 2015 Golden Helix Symposium “Next Generation Pharmacogenomics”

The 2015 Golden Helix Symposium “Next Generation Pharmacogenomics” was successfully held from 11th -13th March, 2015 at Connexion @ Nexus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of 17 International Speakers presented at the symposium and more than 230 participants from 20 different countries had participated in it.

It is an honour to announce that the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winner for the Best Poster Awards came from Pharmacology Department, Faculty of Medicine, UM. The judges were among the International and Regional Invited Speakers.

Many congratulations to the following winners:

1st prize:
Prof. Sim Si Mui, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Poster title:
An Indian Polyvalent Antivenom Protects Against the Naja kaouthia (Monocellate cobra) Venom-Induced Neuromuscular Blockade and Reverses the Cardio-Depressant Effect in Isolated Tissue Preparations
Authors:
P. T. Tan a, S. M. Sim a, N. H. Tan b

2nd Prize:
Sim Maw Shin, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Poster title:
MicroRNA Expression Profiling of Methamphetamine Dependence in Rat Nucleus Accumbens Tissue
Authors:
M. S. Sim a, I. S. Parhar b, T. Soga b, P. Vijayapandi a, Z. Mohamed a

3rd Prize:
Dr. Nur Lisa Zaharan, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Poster title:
The Role pf NPY rs16147 and rs5574 Polymorphisms On Obesity Parameters and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Urban Malaysian Adolecents
Authors:
Nur Lisa Zaharan, Shamsul Mohd Zain, Anahita Hamidi and Zahurin Mohamed

February 2015 - The Novartis Next Generation Scientist (NGS) Program

MONTH

FEBRUARY 2015

RECIPIENT

Ms Kavita S. Subramanian (supervisor Professor Ivy Chung)

DEPARTMENT

Pharmacology

AWARD

The Novartis Next Generation Scientist (NGS) Program

The Novartis Next Generation Scientist (NGS) Program is an intensive internship program for talented and motivated research scientists from emerging countries. This program is designed to foster both their scientific and professional development. Guided by Novartis mentors, the interns work on a jointly-agreed upon, pre-competitive scientific or clinical project and also participate in a leadership development program designed to enhance their decision-making and communication skills.

Novartis HQ had received 524 applications including 6 potential candidates from Malaysia. After reviewing the on-line applications, telephonic interviews and interactions with some of the home mentors, the NGS committee had shortlisted the candidate pool to 34 candidates from which they have selected 20. Thus, Kavita should be very proud to be the first Malaysian to be selected in this program.

November 2014 - Inaugural PhAMA Ministry of Health Innovation and Research Award 2014

MONTH

NOVEMBER 2014

RECIPIENT

Professor Ng Chirk Jenn

Team researchers:

  • Dr. Lee Yew Kong,
  • Associate Professor Khatijah Abdullah Lim
  • Professor Khoo Ee Ming
  • Professor Low Wah Yun

DEPARTMENT

Primary Care Medicine

AWARD

Inaugural PhAMA Ministry of Health Innovation and Research Award 2014

Heartiest congratulations to the Decision Making in Insulin Therapy (DMIT) Team for winning the inaugural PhAMA Ministry of Health Innovation and Research Award 2014 (http://www.phama.org.my/index.cfm?&menuid=70).

The team is led by Professor Ng Chirk Jenn from the Department of Primary Care Medicine, and his team members include researchers from FOM (Dr. Lee Yew Kong, Associate Professor Khatijah Abdullah Lim, Professor Khoo Ee Ming and Professor Low Wah Yun), UPM and the Ministry of Health.

The PhAMA Award is a national award that recognizes high quality innovative research that contributes significantly to health care in Malaysia.

The DMIT team has developed a practical and innovative solution to support people with type 2 diabetes in making informed healthcare decisions. This project was funded by the UMRG and you can find out more about their research work at: http://dmit.um.edu.my