MSU’s 11th iMPaCHS Transforming Research into The Next Frontier
26 December 2018

Management and Science University (MSU) has held the eleventh edition of its International Medical, Pharmaceutical, Cosmeceutical and Health Sciences Symposium (iMPaCHS).

Encouraging contribution to knowledge through the culture of research in a creative learning experience, iMPaCHS is an opportunity for the discovery as well as synthesis of new knowledge across disciplines and research areas.

A sharing platform facilitating intellectual exchange of scientific knowledge, ideas, practices, and findings from research in Medical and Health Sciences, iMPaCHS is designed to cultivate professionalism and nurture industry savvy in students and future graduates. 

Participating in the symposium themed Transforming Research into the Next Frontier were students from Indonesia’s Universitas Airlangga and Universitas Semarang, and from Malaysia’s Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

The keynote address was delivered by UiTM Integrative Pharmacogenomics Institute (iPROMISE) Director, Professor Dr Mohd Zaki Salleh.

MSU sent in fifteen oral presentations, thirty-seven poster presentations, and two e-poster presentations.

MSU Bachelor in Graphic Design (Honours) 
MSU Master of Design

MSU’s Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours) student Deborah Anna van Oosterhout won the Junainah Best Research Award for her oral presentation on the novel potential of Musa accuminata leaf extract in treating morphine dependence.

The gold and silver awards in oral presentation went to MSU students from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Muhammad Aimran Azizan and Nurain Syahirah Rosli; respectively for development of an educational module for mental health management, and the potential of Elateriospermum tapos in ameliorating maternal obesity.

MSU Bachelor in Education (Physical Education and Health) (Honours)
MSU Bachelor in Health Science Management (Honours)

The oral-presentation bronze went to UiTM.

Guest judges at the 11th iMPaCHS were Dr Hasnah Bahri of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Dr Nurul Izza Nordin from SIRIM.

The 11th iMPacHS was officiated by MSU's Senior Vice-President of Research, Innovation, Technology and System, Professor Dato' Dr Md Gapar Md Johar.

MSU Bachelor in Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours)
MSU Bachelor in Information Systems in Auditing (Honours)

Present were the Vice-President of Medical and Health Sciences Cluster Professor Dr Nabishah Mohamad, the Vice-President of Academic Professor Datin Dr Norhisham Mohamad, and the deans of the MSU International Medical School, MSU School of Pharmacy, and MSU Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

MSU Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

MSU Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
MSU Bachelor in Cardiovascular Technology (Honours)

Sponsors of the 11th iMPaCHs were Gerbang Permai Resources and Puncak Titiwangsa Resources.