The Deanship of Scientific Research, represented by the Pharmaceutical Science Research Center, and the Medical Science Research Center at the Scientific Research Deanship under the supervision of the Vice Dean of the Pharmaceutical Science Research Center, Dr. Alaa Aal Zhafir Al-Qahtani, and the Vice Dean of the College of Nursing for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Maram Tahir Al-Ghubashi, organized the Scientific Research Day for the second consecutive year. It was held on Tuesday 28 Jumada Al-Thani 1440 A.H. from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m at the female section of Al-Abdiyyah, under the generous patronage of his excellency the Vice President of Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research, and the Dean of Scientific Research, Dr.Abdul-Rahman Al-Ahdal.
The day was opened in honor of Her Excellency Dr. Sarah bint Omar Al-Khuli, the UQU Vice President of Female Student Affairs, in the presence of Dr. Hala Al-Amoudi, the Dean of University Studies, Dr. Hanadi Bihairi, the Vice Dean of the Deanship of Scientific Research for Development and Quality, and the vice deans of the medical colleges (Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Pharmacy, Applied Medical Sciences, and Public Health and Health Informatics).
The day began with a recitation of the Noble Qur'an, followed by a motivational address from Dr. Sarah Al-Khuli in which she stated that progress and development start with research. Umm Al-Qura University, in particular, enjoys generous and unlimited support from His Excellency Prof. Abdullah Bafail, the President of Umm Al-Qura University. In addition, she praised the efforts and achievements of the Deanship of Scientific Research for their interest and keenness for everything that facilitates the research.
The Vice Dean of the Deanship of Scientific Research, Dr. Hanadi Bihairi, pointed out in her address that this meeting is very important for finding opportunities for research intersections between the medical colleges, and positive cooperation between the academic staff of the medical colleges, as it is an opportunity to present research that is backed locally and internationally in order to achieve the goal of spreading awareness of excellent scientific research.
She also referred to the pioneering role of the research and studies centers, which are a tool for the production of many effective strategic projects.
Dr. Alaa Al-Qahtani, Vice Dean of the Pharmaceutical Science Research Center, and Dr. Maram Al-Ghubashi, Dean of the College of Nursing, delivered a speech in which they asserted the importance of this research meeting, which gathers all the medical colleges under one roof in order to enrich and disseminate the culture of scientific research, and enhance relationships among the medical colleges which, in turn, are considered a starting point for new discoveries, innovations, and studies that aim to improve the quality of health care provision in the Kingdom, according to Saudi Vision 2030.
During the day, each medical college gave 3 presentations of the most important research published by their academic staff and presented 4 scientific posters of distinctive research from female students and academic staff who participated in local or international conferences. The posters were exhibited in the accompanying exhibition and the best poster was chosen according to specific criteria.
The deans of the medical colleges celebrated the success of the College of Dentistry and the College of Nursing. The College of Dentistry achieved first place in the Kingdom, with its students achieving 100% in the examination of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, while the College of Nursing received the eleventh place, with its students receiving an average of 95%.
At the end of the day, the results of the best scientific poster were announced. The best poster from each college was honored, along with all the speakers, coordinators, and organizers of the day.