25 Oct 2016

IMU School of Pharmacy Organised Nanomedicine Talk


1 August 2016 – Pharmaceutical Technology Department organised a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course on “Nanomedicine is Key to New Generation of Drug Delivery: Myth or Reality” under School of Pharmacy, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr Farrukh Zeeshan, Dr Shadab Md and Dr Thiagarajan were the organising committee under the guidance of Dr Nagashekhara Molugulu and Prof Mallikarjuna Rao Pichika along with the assistance of ICL. The objectives of the workshop were to update participants on advances in […]

24 Oct 2016

IMU Medical Biotechnology Alumni Obtained Employment in Singapore


Low See Wee’s love for Biology has led to her interest in Biotechnology, a technology that is based on biology, which uses living organisms to make innovative products that improve our lives. It plays a role in developing new drugs, fighting diseases and industrial processes. She cultivated this interest by joining the IMU Medical Biotechnology programme in 2012 and graduated three years later. Currently, See Wee is working as a senior research assistant cum lab manager in Calcium Signalling Lab, […]

21 Oct 2016

IMU Nursing Student Scored a Distinction in Licensure Examination


IMU Nursing student, Wong Ai Hui, scored a distinction in the Nursing Board National Licensure Examination held on 7 September 2016. This is an examination that all nursing students are required to sit for upon successful completion of their studies in order to be registered with the Malaysia Nursing Board and obtain their license to work in Malaysia. “I was really excited when I received the news that I scored a Distinction in the Nursing Board Licensure Exam. It was […]

20 Oct 2016

Cupping for Medals

cupping-main IMU

After all the discussion and debate about the purplish marks found on the bodies of so many athletes at the recent Rio Olympics, most notably Michael Phelps, there’s a high likelihood you have heard about cupping by now. But before we delve into the procedure for cupping, let us first take a look at its history. Cupping is a form of treatment with ancient roots, stretching to even 1550 BC. Cupping was described in the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, widely considered […]

19 Oct 2016

Final Year Students Participated in a Forum with Biotechnology Industry Experts

IMU Medical Biotechnology Forum

4 October 2016 – As one of its initiatives to prepare work-ready graduates as well as to bridge the gap between industry and academia, IMU final year Medical Biotechnology (MB) students were given the opportunity to participate and be involved in a discussion forum with biotechnology industry experts. This is an annual event embedded in the MB curriculum under its Communication Skills and Etiquette module. Held at the IMU campus in Bukit Jalil, the students attended the forum which had […]

18 Oct 2016

IMU Medical Student Advocates for Education at the United Nations General Assembly

Diana award IMU Medical Student

An advocate of children’s rights, IMUMedical Student, Taha Fathima Khan, from India, founded Child Awareness Project to increase awareness about children’s rights. In January 2016, she was appointed as a Global Youth Ambassador at A World at School, part of Theirworld, which is headed by Sarah Brown. This movement was launched in 2014 by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown. As part of her role, she has written to […]

17 Oct 2016

Learning about Contraception at IMU

Contraception talk - IMU Alumni

The talk for the month of August 2016, a joint collaboration between Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society-Young Pharmacist Chapter (MPS-YPC), IMU School of Pharmacy and IMU Alumni, was entitled “Let’s Talk about Contraception”. The talk was held at the IMU Bukit Jalil campus and had a total of 96 attendees, of which pharmacy students formed the majority of the attendees. Some practicing pharmacists, IMU lecturers and undergraduate students from other Universities also attended the talk. The speaker, Vanessa Liang LuWen, who is […]

14 Oct 2016

IMU Chinese Medicine Graduates Awarded Full Chinese Scholarship


IMU Chinese Medicine Alumnus, Goh Si Woei, has been awarded a full scholarship from the Chinese government to further pursue her Masters studies in China. She has secured a place at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and intends to pursue her Masters in Chinese Medicine Gynaecology. Si Woei started studying Chinese Medicine at the University in 2012 and graduated four years later. An outgoing and proactive learner, she demonstrated excellent academic performance during her time at IMU. The award […]

13 Oct 2016

Many IMU Alumni Reconnected with Alma Mater

IMU KL Alumni Gathering

This year’s alumni gathering in Kuala Lumpur was held in none other than the main IMU campus in Bukit Jalil with more than 10 different dialogue sessions taking place throughout the evening. We welcomed more than 120 alumni returning from in and out of Malaysia, of different schools and programmes (i.e. Biomedical Science, Chiropractic, Dentistry, Medical Biotechnology, Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing, Nursing Science, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Psychology, and Postgraduate Studies) . Conversations ranging from perspectives on the US presidential race to the […]

12 Oct 2016

Dissecting Distress Over Diphtheria

IMU Healthcare Diphtheria

Is it not incomprehensible that, since 2004, the United States has had only two documented cases of diphtheria infection, whilst in Malaysia we’ve had 15 confirmed cases in the last six months with at least five (5) fatalities? Seven cases with one death were reported in Kedah; three with one death in Melaka; four with three deaths in Sabah and one case in Negri Sembilan. Under the National Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), the Malaysian government has assigned Healthcare as one […]

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