15 November 2017
Coinciding with World Diabetes Day, Diabetes & Concomitant Diseases Research Group, Student Association of the College of Medicine, and Student Research & Development Group at the College of Medicine, supervised by Dr. Mohammad Al Bataineh, organized a diabetes awareness day. During the event, the blue convoy toured the colleges of medicine and health sciences complex at the University of Sharjah. Attended the celebration, Prof. Qutayba Hamid Al Heialy, Vice Chancellor for Medical Colleges and Health Sciences and Dean of College of Medicine, Prof. Dr. Nabil Sulaiman, Coordinator - Diabetes & Concomitant Diseases Research Group and Superintendent of Diabetes Events at the Colleges of Medicine Complex, as well as heads of departments and members of the faculty and administrative board. The mobile clinic headed to several destination within the Emirate of Sharjah such as, Sharjah Cooperative Society - Al Qarain and Halwan Branches, Mega Mall, Al Qasba, and City Center Sharjah, to raise community awareness on diabetes, its rates and protection methods in the UAE. The mobile clinic included blood pressure and glucose testing, weight and height measurement, and examination with body elements analysis device.
The college of pharmacy organized several diabetes-awareness activities and events. Dr. Hany Omar, Vice Dean of the College of Pharmacy, in coordination with students of the scientific society of the college of pharmacy, inaugurated an exhibition for research posters prepared by students of the college of pharmacy on diabetes and its complications. Attended the opening ceremony, Dr. Abduelmula Rajab Abduelkarem, Head of Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapeutics at the College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Manal Al Sharawi, Head of the Scientific Committee at the College of Pharmacy. Several hospitals and medical centers in the UAE participated in the event to carry out medical examinations such as, blood pressure and glucose, cholesterol, vitamin D, osteoporosis, and sight testing and measurement. The event also included several student activities and competitions.