Pakistani scientists received American Heart Association award
Five Pakistani scientists for presenting a high ranked poster at the scientific session 2017 in California has received “Paul Dudley White International Science Team Award” from American Heart Association (AHA).
A senior official of International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi said that 3 scholars among 5 are from Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi.
He further added that PCMD scientists were Associate Professor Dr. Asmat Salim, Dr. Irfan Khan, and Rida-e- Maria Qazi, while Dr. Kanwal Haneef and Dr. Nadia Naeem, who have done their Ph.D. at the PCMD under Dr. Asmat Salim, are from National Center for Proteomics, University of Karachi, and Dow University of Health Sciences, Ojha Campus, Karachi respectively.
American Heart Association informed in an official letter that AHA selected the five Pakistani scientists as an `AHA 2017 Paul Dudley White International Scholars’.
He said Pakistani authors with the highest ranked abstract from Pakistan has earned recognition by this award at the scientific session 2017 held in California.
He continued that Dr. Asmat Salim was the one who received the letter from the American Association as she was the presenting-author on the abstracts.
It is important to mention here that founder of the American Heart Association; Paul Dudley White was also a champion for global cardiovascular health strategies. The esteemed Paul Dudley White Award is named in honor of one of Boston’s most revered cardiologists, Dr. Paul Dudley White, founding father of the American Heart Association.
This organization’s most prestigious tribute is this award. The award is given to a Massachusetts physician dedicated to cardiovascular or stroke care annually.
Karachi University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan, ICCBS Patron-in-Chief Prof. Atta-ur Rahman, and Director ICCBS Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary have congratulated the scholars and said that their achievement was an honor not only for the University but also for the nation.
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