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Mr. Muhammad Aslam Shaikh Retires
Imran Majeed appointed new Country
Manager of Lundbeck Pakistan

KARACHI: On the retirement of Mr. Aslam Sheikh, Mr. Imran Majeed has been appointed as the new Country Manager of Lundbeck in Pakistan says a communication received from the company. This change of leadership has become effective from July 1st 2022.

Mr. Imran Majeed who has been appointed Country Manager of Lundbeck Paksitan hosted a lunch
in honour of the outgoing Lundbeck Country Manager Mr. Muhammad Aslam Sheikh recently.
Photograph taken on the occasion shows Mr. Mubarak Ali, Mr. Imran Majeed,
Mr. Shaukat Ali 
Jawaid and Mr. Muhammad Aslam Sheikh.

It may be mentioned here that Mr. Aslam Sheikh has been serving as country manager of Lundbeck in Pakistan since January 2010. He successfully changed the Lundbeck culture in Pakistan following professional ethics and through total transformation managed to make it profitable pharmaceutical concern which also followed ethical marketing practices. The company encountered many challenges in Pakistan but with Mr. Aslam Sheikh’s wisdom and insights, the company successfully overcome these challenges.

The country manager of Lundbeck in Pakistan, Mr. Imran Majeed is a pharmacist by profession with Business degree in Marketing. He brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in Pharmaceuticals. He has been with Lundbeck since last 12 years in different roles. He was in fact hired by Mr. Aslam Sheikh in April 2010 as a Senior Product Manager. With his devoted and dedicated work, he earned the position of Marketing Manager and then rose to the coveted position of Marketing Director. During 2020-2021, he successfully completed the two years global assignment as Mature Brand Director in Lundbeck Headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and came back to Pakistan in Nov 2021 as Sales & Marketing Director, driving both sales and marketing operations of Lundbeck Pakistan. In his new role as Country Manager, he hopes to continue Lundbeck commitment to restore brain health so that every person can be at their best, and help improving the lives of people impacted by brain diseases.

Vice Chancellors of
Medical Universities
in Punjab notified

LAHORE: Provincial Government of Punjab has notified the appointment of Vice Chancellors at the five public sector medical universities. Prof. Ahsan Waheed Rathore Prof. of Paediatric who retired from Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health Lahore some time ago and was more recently affiliated with University of Lahore has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences Lahore in place of Prof. Javed Akram who retired last week.

Prof. Mahmood Ayaz former Principal of Services Institute of Medical Sciences (SIMS) has been appointed as Vice Chancellor of King Edward Medical University while Prof.Khalid Masood Gondal former Vice Chancellor of KEMU has been appointed as Vice Chancellor of Fatima Jinnah Medical University. Prof. Muhammad Umar has been reappointed at Vice Chancellor of Rawalpindi Medical University while Prof.Zafar Chaudhry has been reappointed as Vice Chancellor of Faisalabad Medical Univesity.

Psychological resilience linked to
better walking capacity after hip surgery

In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society that included 210 community-dwelling older adults who had surgery following hip fracture, participants who reported feeling high levels of psychological resilience—or the ability to bounce back or recover from personal challenges—were later able to walk faster and longer than those feeling less resilient.

Investigators measured psychological resilience through a questionnaire provided at the start of the study, and they assessed walking capacity at the start as well as 16 weeks later

“We believe these results support opportunities to improve walking capacity following hip fracture in older adults by devising multicomponent interventions combining targeted exercise with psychological resilience-enhancing programs,” said corresponding author Richard H. Fortinsky, PhD, of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the UConn Center of Aging, the new home of one of the nation’s prestigious Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers.”

Investigational test may detect
Alzheimer’s disease at early stages

Currently, the only accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is through postmortem analyses after a patient dies, but investigators have now developed a highly sensitive method for quantifying levels of tau protein—a hallmark of the condition—in cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

The method, which relies on optical sensors and what’s called “lab-on-fiber” technology, is described in a study published in Advanced Photonics Research and it can detect even slightly elevated levels of tau protein that may occur in the very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

“Lab-on-fiber technology has been advancing in recent years, and its combination with nanometer-scale functional materials can be applied to small-volume samples for highly sensitive detection of molecules at low levels, thereby having potential for early screening and personalized medicine,” said lead author Francesco Chiavaioli, PhD, MEng, of the National Research Council of Italy.


Clinical Nutrition. Photograph taken on the occasion shows the candidate’s alongwith
some faculty members and officials of STMU

College of Ophthalmology at KEMU/Mayo Hospital organized certificate distribution ceremony for
nursing graduates of Session 2022 recently where eight Gold Medals and Eight Silver Medals
were presented to position holders. The meeting was addressed by Prof.Zahid Kamal Siddiqui,
Chief Nursing Supdt. Madam Nigar and Principal College of Nursing Madam Zubaida.
Group photograph taken on the occasion shows the Nursing graduates
with the faculty members and Principal.






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