Services Institute of Medical Sciences – Recruitment Team

SERVICES INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES – RECRUITMENT TEAM

Dr Khadija Irfan Khawaja

Professor Khadija Irfan is Associate Professor and Head of Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Services Institute of Medical Sciences

Lahore, Pakistan

Principal Investigator

Khadija Irfan is SIMS’s Principal Investigator. She is responsible for overall supervision of the project, academic leadership, ethics submission, quality control, scientific decision making, overseeing selection and training of centre and field staff and management of the satellite centres and field sites.

Dr Saira Buney

Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist

Services Institute of Medical Sciences

Lahore, Pakistan

Departmental Liaison

Dr Saira Buney is SIMS’s co-investigator and the departmental main contact point. She supports Professor Khadija Irfan and acts as deputy in her absence. Saira is responsible for overall supervision of the project at SIMS and provides academic input into the study documents and training material.

Saira is a Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist with over 7 years’ experience in the field of Diabetes and Endocrinology. She’s been working as a Senior Registrar since 2008 at the Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism (DEM), Services Hospital, Lahore. Clinical research in diabetes forms a major part of the practice at DEM ever since its inception and the centre has collaborated in the past in several international trials in diabetes.

Saira Burney has several publications in international journals. She is also member of the Editorial Board for the Pancreas-Open Journal (POJ).

Dr Sara Mahmood

Research Coordinator

Services Institute of Medical Sciences

Lahore, Pakistan

Research Coordinator

Dr. Sara is a young doctor building her career in teaching and research. She did M.B.B.S and then M.Phil. in Biochemistry with a research thesis on Gestational Diabetes. She is also pursuing M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition. She has almost 5 years’ experience of teaching Biochemistry to Medical College Students and of delivering health workshops at local Self Development Centers.

As a Research Coordinator, Sara Mahmood will be working under the general direction of the Lead Investigator to provide the overall coordination of this multi-site project. She will participate in planning of sites identification, recruitments, ethics application, trial methods description, system maintenance, reporting on study progress and managing study documentation.

Miss Syeda Tayyaba Batool

Dietitian

Services Institute of Medical Sciences

Lahore, Pakistan

Dietitian

Miss Tayyaba Batool has an M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition. She has over three years’ experience in educating and counseling patients with diabetes from different economic backgrounds.

As a dietitian in the project, Miss Tayyaba works with the lead dietician to adapt the lifestyle modification protocols for use in the local population and to provide training and support to Community Health Workers in delivery of the family-based healthy lifestyle intervention to study participants. She is also responsible to ensure quality control by attending some lifestyle intervention sessions in real time, to ensure that they are being delivered as laid out in the project manual.

Mr Rashid Mahmood

Accountant/Office Manager

Services Institute of Medical Sciences

Lahore, Pakistan

Accountant/Office Manager

Mr Rashid Mahmood has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) Finance. He has 9 years’ experience of working in government hospital of SIMS as Office Manager where he maintained all office services, by organizing operations and procedures. In particular he was responsible for the maintenance of the financial record of the different research projects and the departmental accounts.

As an Accountant/Office Manager in the project, Mr Rashid is expected to monitor, analyse and record all budgetary and financial information of the project. He is also expected to store all the site documents as detailed in the project’s Standard Operation Procedure and responsible for all study correspondence. He will also be responsible for organizing the administrative activities at the office level.


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