Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination

Government of Pakistan

Pakistan Health Research Council (PHRC)

Dr. Huma Qureshi

Executive Director

From  February 06, 1981 she started her career in Health Research in Pakistan. She was appointed as Medical Officer at the Pakistan Health Research Council’s Research Centre at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Karachi. During her tenure as Medical Officer, she developed expertise in gastroenterology and hepatology. She was promoted to Senior Medical Officer on September 27, 1994 at the same centre and was given administrative charge of the centre. She collaborated with various national and international health research organizations and conducted research on different aspects of gastroenteritis and hepatitis.

 

Keeping in view of her contribution to health research, she was promoted as Research Director of this centre on October 15, 2003. She has presented 125 research papers at national and international Symposia, Seminars, Workshops and Conferences. There are 99 original research articles and 16 editorials to her credit, published in national and international medical journals.

 

 Presently she is working as Executive Director of Pakistan Health Research Council, Islamabad.

 

Career Development Courses:

 

W.H.O. Course on Cancer Epidemiology with Special Emphasis on Cancer Statistics, Karachi – 2-16 May 1983.

PMA/WHO Workshop on Role of Doctors in PHC and HFA/200, Karachi –  23rd-27th December, 1984.

Six Weeks Course on Therapeutic Endoscopy (Ankara) Turkey – 1992.

Computer Course on "DOS, Windows & Fox-Pro", Karachi CPSP – 1995.

Data Analysis Workshop in Health Services Academy, Islamabad – May 1999.

Workshop on “Ethical Issues of Health Research in Developing Countries” July 22-27, 2001 Aga Khan University, Karachi.

Workshop on “Research Methodology and Proposal Development”, National Tuberculosis Control Programme Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan, Rawalpindi – June 18-28, 2004.

 

Job Experience:

 

House Physician in the Department of Medicine, Civil Hospital and Dow Medical College, Karachi. from 17-12-1979 to 16-06-1980.

House Surgeon in the Department of Surgery Civil Hospital and Dow Medical College, Karachi, from 16-06-1980 to 15-12-1980.

Medical Officer at Pakistan Medical Research Council, Research Centre, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, from 06-02-1981 to 27-09-1994.

Senior Medical Officer at Pakistan Health Research Council, Research Centre, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, from 28-09-1994 to 14-10-2003.

Research Director at Pakistan Health Research Council, Research Centre, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, from 15-10-2003 to 07-10-2004.

Executive Director, Pakistan Health Research Council, Islamabad from 8th Oct. 2004 till to date.

 

Membership of Editorial Board & Societies:

 

Editorial Board:

Member Editorial Board, Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 1982-1988.

Associate Editor Journal of Pakistan  Medical Association 1989 till todate.

Editor of Pakistan Journal of Medical  Research (PJMR).

Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Journal of APASGE and APASL), Melbourne Australia.

 

Societies:

Member Asian Pacific Association for the Study of Liver.

Member International Association for the Study of Liver – 1991.

Member of Gastro Surgical Club. Amsterdam.

Member of Pakistan Medical Association.

Member of Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology and G.I.endoscopy.

Member of Kidney Foundation of Pakistan.

 

Honour & Awards:

 

Junior Research Award & gold medal of Pakistan Academy of Sciences for the best research publication in the International Journal: 1991.

Merit Award in Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences in 1994.

Selected as the young graduate from Pakistan to represent 10th  World’s Congress of Gastroenterology in Los Angles in 1995.

 

 

List of Publications

Paper Presentations

 

 

 

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