NUMS Conducts Training in Data Management and Biostatistics on SPSS and STATA


 HEC Visiting Foreign Faculty Program

NUMS Conducts Training in Data
 and Biostatistics
on SPSS and STATA 

RAWALPINDI: Through the HEC Visiting Foreign Faculty Program, which was inaugurated by Pro Vice Chancellor Maj. Gen. (Reted) Muhammad Aslam, The National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) organized a training titled “Data Management and Biostatistics on SPSS and STATA”, from 1 to 7 November 2018, Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.  The training was conducted by Dr. Oyindamola Bidemi Yusuf, Associate Professor (Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit) and Dr. Joshua Odunayo Akinyemi, Senior Lecturer, (Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics), College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. The Principal, Maj Gen Saleem Ahmad Khan served as a host institution during the week.  Dean Research and Academic Development, NUMS Prof K H Mujtaba Quadri, introduced the guests and appraised the objectives of the training.

Participants of the Training course on Data Management and Biostatistics on SPSS and
STATA held at Army Medical College recently photographed with Lt.Gen. Syed Imran
Majeed VC, Prof. Maj. Gen. Muhammad Aslam Pro VC of NUMS respectively and
Maj Gen Saleem Ahmad Khan Principal
of Army Medical College, Rawalpindi and the
course facilitator Oyindamola Bidemi Yusuf and Dr. Joshua Odunayo Akinyemi from Nigeria.

The training covered concepts ranging from Introduction to SPSS and STATA; Principles of Statistical Inference; Parametric and Non–Parametric Tests; Simple and Multiple Linear Regression, ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA, MANCOVA, Survival Analysis and Factor Analysis with hands-on training and practical case studies. It was attended by more than 70 faculty members from NUMS and its Constituent and Affiliated Institutions including Army Medical College, Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute, Military Hospital Rawalpindi, Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, Armed Forces Institute of Urology, Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology, Armed Forces Institute of Transfusion, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Radiology and Imaging, Armed Forces Institute of rehabilitation Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry and Armed Forces Bone Marrow Transplant Centre.  Of that total, 63 faculty members and researchers successfully completed the training with a maximum 30 hours of CME available.

Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Syed Imran Majeed, thanked the visiting faculty and presented souvenirs to the guests at the end of the training and certificates to the successful participants. The National University of Medical Sciences regularly conducts indigenous workshops and trainings on research methodology and bioethics, inclusive of NIH USA, Introduction to Principles and Practice of Clinical Research; NIH Principles of Clinical Pharmacology; NIH Bioethics Training; and NIH NIDA Good Clinical Practice Certification. This NUMS Biostatistics training was specifically planned to further enhance hands-on clinical, biomedical and social sciences research capacity and was perceived by the participants to be very timely and beneficial. (PR)