CHS Day observed to celebrate achievements

 23 May 2017 - 9:55

CHS Day observed to celebrate achievements

The Peninsula

Qatar University College of Health Sciences (QU-CHS) marked CHS Day to celebrate its achievements of its partners, students and faculty dedicated efforts during the academic year 2016-2017.

The ceremony was attended by CHS Dean and QU Biomedical Research Center (BRC) Director Dr Asma Al Thani, and CHS faculty and students, as well as representatives of the College’s partners.

The event included the distribution of certificates of appreciation to 195 clinical preceptors and field practice supervisors of the Biomedical Sciences, Human Nutrition and Public Health programs from Aspetar, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Ministry of Public Health, Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), Qatar Foundation (QF), and Primary of Health Care Corporation (QHCC). 137 students were honored for being listed on the Dean’s List. Additionally, 104 students from the Biomedical Sciences, Human Nutrition and Public Health programs donned the white coat and were appraised for entering their clinical practice final phase of their degrees, and 9  Biomedical Sciences graduates who passed the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) exam were also celebrated.

Two CHS students presented their remarkable community service volunteering achievements. 4th-year Biomedical Sciences student and “Undergraduate Ambassador” for Qatar University on behalf of The Undergraduate Awards (UA) Hajera Thakur encouraged her colleagues to apply to the awards program. While Human Nutrition student Maha Ghassan presented the “Nutripedia” Arabic channel, first of its kind in the Middle East and designed to spread awareness and modify the obsolete nutritional believes employing trusted scientific resources.  

“It was a year full with incredible accomplishments. These include the approval of the Board of Regents to introduce the Physiotherapy Program, and we hope to start accepting students in Fall 2017,” said Dr Asma Al Thani during the event.  

“The submission of the Biomedical MSc track in Genetic Counseling to the Board of Regents, and we are planning to introduce the program as soon as it is approved; the establishment of QU-Health which includes the colleges of Health Sciences, Medicine and Pharmacy, and QU Health Clinic; the enhancement of research excellence and community service; and the realization of the framework to introduce the PhD program in Biomedical Sciences in collaboration with QU-Health; as well as a site visit for the accreditation of the Human Nutrition Program by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND),” she added.