Awards


Award Winners of 25th HSC poster conference-2021

1. Dr. Nael Al-Naqeeb Award for Best Undergraduate Research.

i) A Replication Study of Variants Associated with Multiple Sclerosis Risk in The Kuwaiti Population. Khadijah Ateyah*1, Mohammad Dashti2, Raed Alroughani3, Rabeah Al-Temaimi4 1Undergraduate Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine; 2Genetics and Bioinformatics department, Dasman Diabetes Institute, 3Neurology Clinic, Al-Amiri Hospital, 4Human Genetics Unit, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University.
ii) Heavy Metal Content in Herbal Products Sold in Kuwait. AlAjmi R*1, Miskin B1, Smitha S2, Rao MS2. 1Medical students, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait, 2Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

iii) Ferulic Acid Enhance Neuronal Differentiation In Hippocampal Stem Cells Derived Neurospheres. Amina A.A.A.S. AlSalmi*1, Maryem A.M.A. Kandari1, Smitha S2, Rao MS2. 15th year medical students, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait, 2Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait


2. Graduate Research Award for Master’s Program

i) Virulence traits and antimicrobial resistance of Escherichia coli cultured from sewage in Kuwait. Redha MA*, Al-Sweih N, Albert MJ. Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University.

ii) Genomic characterization of whole genome sequences of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates. Nasser K*1, Al-Fouzan W2, Dhar R2, Purohit P3, Al-Obaid I3, Mustafa AS1 1Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University; 2Department of Medical Microbiology, Al-Sabah Hospital, Kuwait; 3Department of Medical Microbiology, Farwaniya Hospital, Kuwait.

iii) Beta-caryophyllene, a CB2 Receptor-Selective Phytocannabinoid, Suppresses Mechanical Allodynia in a Mouse Model of Antiretroviral-Induced Neuropathic Pain. Aly E*, Khajah M, Masocha W. Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kuwait University.


3. Graduate Research Award for PhD Program

i) Prenatal exposure to dexamethasone alters the gene expression of cox-2 and pge2 receptors in the rat hippocampus and prefrontal cortex and enhances anxiety-like behavior in a sex-specific manner: Abul M*, Al-Bader M, Mouihate A. Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University.

ii). Efficacy of chemical adjuvants, mycobacteria and a DNA vaccine vector for the induction of antigen-specific antibody responses to a major Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific Th1 cell antigen Rv3619c: Safar HA*1, Mustafa AS1, Amoudy HA1, El-Hashim A2
1 Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait; 2Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

4. Graduate Research Award for Medical Residents Not awarded

Not awarded


5. Best Young Researcher Award for Basic Sciences

Not awarded


6. Best Young Researcher Award for Clinical Sciences

Not awarded


7. Best Case Report Award for young researcher

i) Inflammatory fibroid polyp; a rare tumor presenting as small bowel intussusception: Alshamali M 1, Sallam S 1, Al-Zuabi M 1, Kenawy M 1, Abdulraheem J 1, Alzaid D 1, Aleid Y 2, Mohammad K 1. 1 General Surgery Department, AL-ADAN Hospital, Kuwait; 2 General Surgery Department, Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialization, Kuwait.

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The Poster Day Conference initiated in 1996 has now become enshrined as an annual event in the HSC academic calendar. It is most heartening to see that it has been consistently supported by the active and enthusiastic participation of not only the researchers of the HSC and Science Faculties of the University but as well by other institutions and hospital departments in Kuwait, and even from some outside of the country.

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