Noted scientist Dr Lubna Pal will be the guest speaker of the seminar which is being arranged by UHS Centre for Research in Endocrinology and Reproductive Sciences (CRERS).
Regarding the seminar, the UHS physiology and cell biology department’s head Professor Khalid P Lone said that low vitamin D levels during pregnancy could affect well being of the mother as well as the newborn. He said that because a newborn’s vitamin D level depends on mother’s vitamin D status, deficiency during pregnancy could result into rickets (bone softening and weakening) in the child.
He further said that low vitamin D levels during pregnancy had been associated with an increased risk of numerous complications, including gestational diabetes (high blood sugar during pregnancy), preeclampsia (pregnancy induced high blood pressure), and bacterial vaginosis (an infection caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in genitals).
MEETING: The 67th meeting of Advanced Studies and Research Board of UHS was held on Monday with Vice Chancellor Prof IA Naveed in the chair.
The board considered the thesis reports of Ms Nadia Rashid MPhil (Biochemistry), Dr Muhammad Arshad Iqbal Gardezi MPhil (Chemical Pathology), Dr Shahid Mahmood MPhil (Community Medicine), Dr Raees Abbas MPhil (Morbid Anatomy & Histopathology), Dr Imtiaz ud Din MPhil (Pharmacology), Dr Baber Usman MS (General Surgery), Dr Sarfraz Khan MS (Neurosurgery) and Dr Salman Younas MS (Neurosurgery).
The board approved the panels of examiners for the evaluation of thesis submitted by Dr Naheed Humayun Sheikh PhD (Community Medicine), Dr Samar Ashraf MPhil (Anatomy), Dr Shakeela Ashraf MPhil (Anatomy), Dr Fauzia Sadiq MPhil (Chemical Pathology), Dr Ayesha Bhalli MPhil (Haematology), Dr Zill-e-Rubab MPhil (Haematology), Dr Shah Nawaz Gul MPhil (Morbid Anatomy & Histopathology), Dr Tanya Dogar MPhil (Morbid Anatomy & Histopathology), Dr Nadia Iftikhar Ahmed MPhil (Oral Pathology), Dr Sadaf Waris MPhil (Oral Pathology) and Dr Ahmad Obaid MS (Neurosurgery).