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Awards and Recognitions

2016


February


Dr Abdemoneim Awad (Dept. of Pharmacy Practice) has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor



Faculty of Pharmacy innovates and wins a prize!



During the Kuwait International Medical Education Conference held on Feb 14 to 17, the Assessment Committee at Faculty of Pharmacy, including Prof. Pierre Moreau, Dr. Ahmed El-Hashim, Dr. Dalal Al-Taweel, Dr. Maryam Alowayesh and Dr, Tania Bayoud, were invited to present their unique and innovative proposal about the development of an assessment framework for a competency-based curriculum in pharmacy education. Dr. Maryam Alowayesh, who presented this work, was commended by the international experts in this field for the innovative and courageous step taken in tackling this matter. The Faculty of Pharmacy was thus recognized as a pioneer and a leader in evolving education in healthcare.



2015


September


Pharmacist Shaimaa Abdelmeguid were awarded a Master degree (MSc in Diabetes Care, Education and Management) from University of Dundee, Scotland.



November


Dr Abdemoneim Awad (Dept. of Pharmacy Practice) has received an award from Kuwait University Faculty Association in recognition of his research activity.




Dr Maitham Khajah (Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics) has received an award from Kuwait University Faculty Association in recognition of his research activity.




Dr. Ahmed El-Hashim (Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics) has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trade office for the discovery of novel anti-tussive and bronchodilator actions for the Enaminone ester E121.



Pharmacist Asmaa Al-Haqan was awarded a Master degree (MSc in Diabetes Care, Education and Management) from University of Dundee, Scotland.



December


Randa Abdel-Salam (Chief Technician) has been awarded a PhD degree in Biochemistry from Ain Shams University, Egypt.




Dalal Al-Taweel, Sarah Al-Ghanem, Asmaa Al Haqan, Samuel Koshy and Mariam Al Baghdady won the 2nd Prize award at the “Advancing Pharmacy Education Forum” in Doha. Qatar for a poster entitled: Standard Setting Methods in Pharmacy Objective Structured Clinical Examinations: A Kuwaiti experience



Workshop Organized



The Kuwait Medicines Information Center (KU-MIC) conducted its first workshop titled "Medicine Info Skills for Pharmacists” from 11-13 October 2015 at Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI). Both DDI pharmacists and Clinical Pharmacists from the MoH participated in this event. The workshop introduced participants to basic medicine information skills needed to provide medicine information to either individual patients, as an integral part of pharmaceutical care, or to healthcare professionals. Participants also learnt the skills needed to evaluate medical literature to aid in making decisions as part of a healthcare team with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient care and improving patient outcomes. Appropriate didactic as well as interactive teaching techniques were used to enable the participants to acquire the necessary skills to aid in enquiry answering and decision making. The instructors involved in this workshop were: Dalal Al-Taweel, PhD, Eman Abahussain, PhD, Asmaa Al-Haqan, MSc, Shaimaa Abdel-Meguid, MSc



Visiting Consultant



Prof Eric Driessen, a specialist in assessment, from the University of Maastricht, visited the faculty of Pharmacy In October 2015 as a consultant to help in the development of a programmatic assessment frame work for both the add-and entry level PharmD program.





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