Al-Zaidi Chair for Research in Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases at Umm Al-Qura University celebrated the conclusion of the events and activities of the Academy of Rheumatology Research, which comes under the chair’s umbrella, during its first year 2021 A.C. This was in the presence of the Dean of Scientific Research for Scientific Chairs, Dr. Ra'id Shalwalah.
The Professor of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and Professor of Al-Zaidi Chair for Research in Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases in the College of Medicine at Umm Al-Qura University, Prof. Hani bin Muhammad Al-Muallim, said that the Academy of Rheumatology Research aims to spread the culture of scientific research among researchers and support and facilitate scientific research writing in the field of rheumatology.
Moreover, he praised the medical and academic participation that interacted with the academy, which in turn served a select number of medical students at Umm Al-Qura University and internal medicine fellowship and rheumatology fellowship doctors in the Makkah region.
Prof. Al-Muallim said that a group of trainers from the faculty members at Umm Al-Qura University supervised these scientific research projects and medical studies, lauding the efforts of the Al-Zaidi Chair to spread awareness of rheumatic diseases. He also stressed the importance of early checkups, revealing the latest medical methods in clinical checkups of rheumatism patients.
In a related context, the Scientific Coordinator of the Al-Zaidi Chair for Research in Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases in the College of Medicine at Umm Al-Qura University, Dr. Muhammad Al-Sheikh, stated that the Academy of Rheumatology Research has been able to publish several new qualitative research papers specializing in joint and rheumatic diseases. He further noted that the research team will enhance these studies during its future research plan.
On his part, the Director of Projects at the Al-Zaidi Chair for Research in Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases in the College of Medicine at Umm Al-Qura University, Dr. Aws Al-Hazmi, said that the medical research workshops conducted by the Academy of Rheumatology Research dealt with the various foundations of scientific research, evidence-based medicine, and scientific writings. He also pointed out that the participation of a group of specialized experts from the faculty members at Umm Al-Qura University resulted in diversification and variety in the activities of the scientific workshops and research projects.