Prof. Rahimtoola presented Life Time Achievement Award


Intercollegiate Research Day at DUHS

Prof. Rahimtoola presented
Life Time Achievement Award

KARACHI: Prof. Rahimtoola one of the former Principal of Dow Medical College was presented Life Time Achievement Award by Dow University of Health Sciences in recognition of his services and contributions in the field of medicine. Prof. Masood Hameed Khan VC DUHS with Prof. Ilahi Bux Somroo, another former principal of DMC presented the award to Prof. Rahimtoola during the fourth Intercollegiate Research Day organized by Research Department of DUHS on February 16th, 2013. This simple but impressive ceremony was held at Arag Auditorium in DUHS which was very well attended by faculty members, students and relatives of Prof. Rahimtoola.
Prof. Masood Hameed Khan Vice Chancellor DUHS speaking at the occasion paid rich tributes to Prof. Rahimtoola who he stated is our mentor. He was known for his punctuality who never denied treatment to patients. He was infact an institution in himself having qualities of simplicity and friendship. We have decided to honor our senior professionals by awarding life time achievement awards and have also decided to name our lecture hall in the name of our teachers, Prof. Masood Hameed further added.

Prof. S. Rahimtoola former Prof. of Medicine and Principal of Dow Medical College was
presented Life Time Achievement Award at a meeting held at DUHS recently. Photograph
taken on the occasion shows him along with Prof. Masood Hameed VC DUHS,
Prof. Junaid Ashraf Principal DMC and other faculty members.

Prof. Khalid Mehmood speaking at the occasion said that Prof. Rahimtoola is a man of qualities, had God gifted clinical abilities of diagnosis, an excellent teacher and master of charity work. Most prominent people in those days used to come to him for treatment and waited for hours. Prof. Ilahi Bux Somroo said Prof. Rahimtoola always inspired young minds. He was a man who served, saved and tutored. Prof. Umar Farooq said that Prof. Rahimtoola’s doors were open for medical students and their relatives all the time. People used to come and discuss their problems with him. Prof. Junaid Ashraf Principal of DMC appreciated the services rendered by Prof. Rahimtoola for the medical profession and ailing humanity. Medical students and house officers loved to work with him due to his friendly behaviour. Prof. Abu Talib, Vice Principal of DMC read the citation for Prof. Rahimtoola. 
Prof. Rahimtoola in his brief comments thanked Prof. Masood Hameed Khan and other speakers for their kind words. He advised the students to work very hard to excel in their profession, put your hearts and Soule in you work to be successful in your life, he remarked
Earlier Students from different medical colleges made their presentation. Shields and certificates for the best poster presentation were awarded to the winners and supervisors. Prof. Nazeer Khan, Director, Department of Research, DUHS in his speech said that it is our mission to enhance research culture in DUHS. Research and academic activities are being organized regularly which are headed by scientific research committees, Institutionalized Boards and Board of Academics Research. Three Abstract Books of articles published by DUHS faculty has been published while research work by fourth year students has also been published in a book. Undergraduate research is our main activity besides research poster competition, foreign scholarship program and different workshops. Faculty Profile of one hundred sixty professionals is also available on-line, he informed.
Prof. Masood Hameed Khan speaking at the occasion said that aim of research day is to provide platform for research activities and it is the duty of young scientists to take it to the highest level. Dow University is now providing research grants to the students and faculty members, he added.

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