Tribute to Dow University prof

KARACHI, Sept 29: The students and faculty members of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) attended in large number the condolence meeting organized to pay to tribute Prof. Shoaib Tauheed, Head of the Department of Physiology Friday.

DUHS Vice Chancellor Prof Masood Hameed Khan chaired the session and mentioned that Tauheed was born in Larkana in 1960 and graduated from Dow Medical College in 1985.

Since the establishment of the Dow University of Health Sciences, Prof. Tauheed was appointed chairman of the Physiology Department. He was also one of the members of the Curriculum Revision Committee of the Higher Education Commission, and was involved in planning and conducting Continuing Medical Education courses at DUHS.

The DUHS Vice Chancellor said it was all due to the efforts of Dr. Tauheed that post graduate level work started for the first time at the Physiology department.

The idea to initiate M.Phil and Ph.D programs in Basic Medical Sciences was also put forward by Dr Tauheed and the program is about to start, Dr Masood Hameed Khan said.

He announced on the occasion that the newly constructed hall of the Physiology Department will be named after Prof Tauheed.

Meanwhile, students of the 1985 batch announced that the Prof. Shoaib Gold Medal will be given to a DUHS student clinching the highest marks in physiology each year. Dow Medical College Principal Prof Salahuddin Afsar mentioned that Professor Shoaib Tauheed was not only a humane physician, but also a keen medical researcher, a good teacher and an excellent human being.

Dr Meraj Rahim, Dr Intikhab, Prof. Zia Iqbal and DUHS student Rehan also spoke. The meeting was followed by a Quran Khawani. App

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