Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences

Research Advisory Committee

The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) was established in 2023, and tasked with the mission to elevate Shalamar’s research interests and output. The team, chaired by Dr. Azra Mahmud, consists of doctors and clinical researchers specializing in a range of disciplines, ranging from community medicine to surgery, including:

  1. Dr. Azra Mahmud (Chair of RAC)
  2. Dr. Nazli Ahmed (Chair of Maternal and Child Health)
  3. Dr. Talat (Chair of surgery)
  4. Dr. Saleem Iqbal
  5. Dr. Sadaf Saleem
  6. Dr. Hafeeza Naz

RAC’s Mission and Vision:

At the forefront of scientific exploration, the Research Center at Shalamar Medical & Dental College (SMDC), envisions a future where health and well-being are universally optimized, where the burdens of disease and suffering are alleviated, and where our relentless pursuit of knowledge and discovery, drive transformative breakthroughs in medicine and healthcare. Our vision is to be a beacon of excellence, leading the way in innovative medical research, and ultimately improving the lives of individuals and communities around the world.

To excel in world class cutting-edge research and innovation by harnessing creativity, competency, and critical thinking to improve outcomes that will transform patient care and population wellbeing.

Our overarching goals are to:
1. Rationalize and simplify the research process.
2. Foster and cultivate strategic research collaborations.
3. Secure the necessary funding and resources.
4. Undertake a substantial overhaul of our research communication methods.
5. Ensure coherence in all policies related to our research endeavors.
6. Exhibit boldness in devising our long-term research prospects.