KU professor to assist Chinese research organizations 

Press Release 04:10 PM, 1 Feb, 2024
KU professor to assist Chinese research organizations 

KARACHI: Dr Raza Shah, a Senior Professor at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, has been appointed as an expert on the advisory committee of the International Traditional Medicine Clinical Trial Registry, China.

The appointment of Dr Shah underscores the growing recognition of Karachi University's expertise in the field of traditional medicine research.

The advisory committee, as stated by an ICCBS spokesperson, includes several other international experts representing organizations such as the World Health Organization, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Malaysia, and China.

The primary objective of the expert committee is to provide guidance to the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS) and the China Centre for Evidence-Based Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Their focus will be on strategic planning for the development of the International Traditional Medicine Clinical Trial Registry (ITMCTR), addressing key challenges and opportunities in global clinical trial registration within the traditional medicine domain, and offering strategic recommendations on priority issues related to research registration in this field.

Prof Dr Farzana Shaheen, KU Director of ICCBS, congratulated Prof Raza Shah for this significant achievement, highlighting the pride it brings to the institution.

Prof Dr Khalid Mehmood Iraqi, Vice Chancellor of the University of Karachi, Prof Dr Atta-ur Rahman, Professor Emeritus and former federal minister for science and technology, and Prof Dr M Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator-General of OIC-COMSTECH and Unesco Chair on Medicinal and Bio-Organic Natural Product Chemistry ICCBS, also commended Prof Raza Shah for his remarkable achievement.