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OVERVIEW

Upon directions from His Highness, The Chancellor of the University of Sharjah called for a meeting with research representatives of all colleges on 26  February 2014 to discuss the current status of research at UoS and how to promote research at the university with the aim of becoming competitive on an international level. 
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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

A press release from Lund University, Sweden, highlighting a study that has been conducted at University of Sharjah

A press release from Lund University, Sweden, highlighting a study that has been conducted at University of Sharjah

The study is a collaboration between the University of Sharjah (Dr. Jalal Taneera, College of medicine) and Lund University (Dr. Albert Salehi) showed that activation of GPR183 receptor by a specific metabolite (7α, 25-dihydroxy cholesterol), which form in the liver leads to increased insulin release. That means that if you have high cholesterol then this specific metabolite is produced and the consequence is an increased insulin release, which leads to hunger, and if you eat more then you gain weight. The finding may also have another important significance as the production of insulin is also linked to increased hunger and obesity.

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Dr. Hamzah Al Zubaidi, Coordinator of the Improving Health Care Delivery and Medicines Use Research Group at the University of Sharjah, won a Cooperative Research Award from the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Care

Dr. Hamzah Al Zubaidi, Coordinator of the Improving Health Care Delivery and Medicines Use Research Group at the University of Sharjah, won a Cooperative Research Award from the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Care

Dr. Hamzah Al Zubaidi, Coordinator of the Improving Health Care Delivery and Medicines Use Research Group at the University of Sharjah, won a Cooperative Research Award from the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Care Delivery in Dubai for funding a project titled “Implementing a diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk screening program in community pharmacy in the UAE”. The award was in the amount of AED 276,000. Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases are major public health challenges in the UAE. From 2017 to 2019, Dr. Al Zubaidi worked with local collaborators and international experts to develop a screening program for diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk in community pharmacies for people over 40 years of age. The program was tested in 12 community pharmacies in Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman cities. Over a period of 10 months, 568 people were screened in these pharmacies. Thirty-eight percent of those who were screened were found to have high blood sugar levels, and 14.6% had an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease. Moreover, 79.2% were overweight or obese. After testing, pharmacists explained the screening results to the participants and advised them of methods to reduce their risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, such as healthy lifestyle goals. Participants at high risk (58.6%) were referred to a doctor for further testing and treatment. It is feasible for community pharmacists to screen and refer individuals for diabetes and CVD risks in the UAE. The successful implementation of the screening model in community pharmacy, in terms of identifying at-risk individuals and advising them to visit their physicians for further evaluation, offers a new platform to increase screening capacity within the primary care setting, and represents a key opportunity for the early detection and intervention to tackle the increasing burden of both diseases. Early identification of people at risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease allows early intervention through lifestyle changes and/or medications that can delay the onset of, or prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Initiative “lughati”

Initiative “lughati”

Lughati, the Sharjah-based initiative dedicated to supporting Arabic learning the smart way, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Sharjah. The MoU aims to conduct a research study to measure Lughati's impact on children and students who have been involved with the initiative throughout its first and second phases. The MoU, at the University of Sharjah, was signed by Badria Al Ali, Manager of the Lughati initiative and Prof. Maamar Bettayeb, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Sharjah. The signing ceremony was held in the presence of representatives from both organisations. Under the terms of the MoU, the Research and Graduate Studies Department at the University of Sharjah will conduct a study on the impact of Lughati initiative on the learning process of Sharjah's kindergarten and primary school students who were given smart tablet devices by the initiative. On the other hand, Lughati will provide the University of Sharjah's research team with data and samples taken from 100 teachers and 50 students. The study will aim to evaluate the initiative and measure its level of success in achieving its objectives and goals that seek to support the national Arabic curriculum and encourage students to use Arabic using modern scientific methods.

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Studies for Sheikh Zayed Housing Program

Studies for Sheikh Zayed Housing Program

Agreement has been signed between Office of Vice chancellor for Scientific Research and Graduate Studies and Sheikh Zayed housing program/ Dubai. In order to conduct the first two studies (The residential reality in the UAE: current characteristics and future visions). And the first objective of the study to know the degree of satisfaction of the families benefiting from the program about the current housing in terms of size, distance and design, and taking into account their needs. As well as the variables most related to the factors of satisfaction and dissatisfaction among beneficiaries of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Program. The second study entitled (A prospective study of the reality of the expected future needs of housing for citizens in the United Arab Emirates until 2040). Which aims to determine the impact of the demographic and economic factors witnessed by the UAE on the future housing needs. During the two decades and to identify the role of economic and investment plans currently facing to support the population movement to cope with the future preparation during the next two decades.

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Second: Conduct a study on Bullying among students in Sharjah Schools

Second: Conduct a study on Bullying among students in Sharjah Schools

A study has been conducted between the Family Development Centers that belong to the Supreme Council of the Family / Sharjah and Office of Vice Chancellor for Scientific Research and Graduate Studies to conduct study entitled: (Bullying among students in Sharjah Schools).The aim of this study is to measure the prevalence of these behaviors among school students in Sharjah, as well as to design preventive programs aimed at protecting young people and the community.

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