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Research Team

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National Leader

Cardiology. Acts as National Leader, National Coordinator, Member of Steering Committee and Clinical Events Adjudication Committee, and Principal Investigator in a number of research projects. Coordinates The CenTRE as its Director.

Research Interest & Projects:

  • Translational Research and Epidemiology Studies in: Coronary artery disease, Arrhythmology, Hypertension, Heart Failure, Cardiovascular risk factors
  • REsponDing to IncreaSing CardiOVascular disEase pRevalence (REDISCOVER) Study:   A Molecule to Man to Community Study (PL,PI) 600-RMI/LRGS 5/3 (2/2011)
  • INTER-CHF Study
  • HOPE-4 Study
  • TIPS-3 Study
  • COMPASS Study (SCM, NL,PI)

*All these are international collaborative research projects<

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Respiratory Medicine. Acts as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in a number of research projects. Coordinates The CenTRE at Selayang Campus as a Deputy Director

Research Interest & Projects: Active in research and has been involved in over 26 clinical trials and basic science research and has received research grants over 1 million ringgit. His main interest is in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and recently obtained a MTS research grant for his research project titled ‘Risk factors for acute exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. He has published over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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Principle Investigators

Cardiology. Acts as National Leader, National Coordinator, Member of Steering Committee and Clinical Events Adjudication Committee, and Principal Investigator in a number of research projects. Coordinates The CenTRE as its Director.

Research Interest & Projects:

  • Translational Research and Epidemiology Studies in: Coronary artery disease, Arrhythmology, Hypertension, Heart Failure, Cardiovascular risk factors
  • REsponDing to IncreaSing CardiOVascular disEase pRevalence (REDISCOVER) Study:   A Molecule to Man to Community Study (PL,PI) 600-RMI/LRGS 5/3 (2/2011)
  • INTER-CHF Study
  • HOPE-4 Study
  • TIPS-3 Study
  • COMPASS Study (SCM, NL,PI)

*All these are international collaborative research projects<

: 603-61267002

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Chemical Pathology. Acts as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in a number of research projects. Coordinates laboratory tests.

Research Interest & Projects: Pathology, Chemical Pathology, clinical Biochemistry, Lipids, Dyslipidaemias, Metabolic Medicine, Atherosclerosis, Coronary Risk Factor, Specialist Lipids and Coronary Risk Prevention Clinics, Medical Biotechnology, Medical Diagnostics, Good Laboratory practice, Laboratory Accreditation.

: 603-61265000

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Psychiatry. Coordinates the psychological assessment component of the study

Research Interest & Projects: Neuro Science and Sleep Medicine. Neurocognitive status in microgravity environment

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Molecular Biology. Acts as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in a number of research projects. Coordinates molecular biology as the Director of The Institute for Medical Molecular Biotechnology, UiTM

Research Interest & Projects: Molecular Medicine.

  • Development of a rapid mutational screening and characterization of low density lipoprotein receptor and apolipoprotein B100 gene mutations in patients FH in Malaysia – E Science ( Co-Researcher )
  • Genome and functional analysis of Newcastle disease virus – Biotech Fund ( Co-Researcher )
  • Osteoblastic cellular functions in microgravity, Angkasa ( Co-Researcher )

: 603-61265003

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Respiratory Medicine. Acts as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in a number of research projects. Coordinates The CenTRE at Selayang Campus as a Deputy Director

Research Interest & Projects: Respiratory and cardiovascular disease : 1. National and International lung cancer trials. 2. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis – Pigeon Fanciers Lung

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Primary Care.

Research Interest & Projects:

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Implementation Research-Translating Clinical Guidelines into Practice
  • Communication and Consulting Skills
  • Quality Improvement in Primary Care
  • Empowering Patients And Primary Care Providers To Improve Chronic Disease Outcomes : The EMPOWER Participitory Action Research (EMPOWER-PAR). 600-RMI/ERGS 5/3 (28/2011).

: 603-61265309

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Cardiology.

Research Interest & Projects:

  • A Multicenter, randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Study to Evaluate CV outcomes of TAK-875 50 mg in Addition to standard of Care in Subjects with T2DM and with CVD or Multiple Risk Factors for CV Events (GRAND study)- Principal Investigator
  • SURF:  Survey of Risk Factor Management-A simple audit of cardiovascular risk factor management (as part of EUROASPIRE)- Co-Investigator.
  • Evaluation of Cardiovascular Outcomes After an Acute Coronary Syndrome During Treatment With SAR236553 (REGN727) (ODYSSEY Outcomes)-Principal Investigator

Gastroenterology.

Cardiology.

Research Interest & Projects:

  • Safety and  Efficacy Study of Inhaled Fluticasone Propionate/Salmeterol Combination versus Inhaled Fluticasone Propionate in the Treatment of Adolescent and Adult Subjects with Asthma. Co-researcher.
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Aliskiren in the Prevention of Major Cardiovascular Events in Elderly People (APOLLO) (100-RMI/INT 16/6/2 (67/2010). Co-Researcher.
  • Increased Resting Heart Rate in Pre-Diabetic Patients. Project Leader.
  • Increased Heart Rate Is Associated With Increased Blood Pressure. Co-Researcher

Cardiology.

Research Interest & Projects:

  • A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate Cardiovascular Outcomes Following Treatment with Alogliptin in Addition to Standard of Care in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes and Acute Coronary Syndrome(EXAMINE)(100-RMI/INT/16/6/2 (7/2011). Co-Researcher.
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Aliskiren in the Prevention of Major Cardiovascular Events in Elderly People (APOLLO)(100-RMI/INT 16/6/2 (67/2010). Co-Researcher.
  • Increased Resting Heart Rate in Pre-Diabetic Patients. (600-RMI/ST/DANA 5/3/Dst (84/2010). Co-Researcher.
  • Increased Heart Rate Id Associated With Increased Blood Pressure. Project Leader.
  • Cardiovascular risk factors in Newly-diagnosed Hypertension. Project Leader

Internal Medicine.

Research Interest & Projects:

  • Endocrinology
  • Effects of High Dose Inhaled Steroids on Adrenal Function. Project Leader. 600-RMI/DANA 5/3/RIF (18/2012).

Psychological & Behavioural Medicine.

Research Interest & Projects:

  • Addiction, mood disorder
  • Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Quality of Life (QOL) among the elderly in the urban setting. -Co. Researcher
  • Effects of Mental Health Promotion for Video Game Addiction and Emotional Quotient among adolescents in the Gombak district, Malaysia. -Co. Researcher

Respiratory Medicine.

Research Interest & Projects:

  • Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Cancer, Pleural Diseases
  • (TIOSPIR STUDY). A randomised, active-controlled, double blind, double dummy, parallel group design, multi-center trial to compare the efficacy and safety of 2.5?g and 5 ?g Tiotropium Inhalation Solution delivered by the Respimat Inhaler with Tiotropium Inhalalation capsules 18?g delivered by the HandiHaler . Co-Researcher
  • Risk factors for exacerbation of COPD

Psychological & Behavioural Medicine.

Research Interest & Projects:

  • Relationship between depression and risk of exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients -Project Leader
  • Depression and Quality of Life of Patients with Epilepsy in Malaysia.

 

Co-Investigators

1. Dr  Maizatullifah Miskan – Primary Care

2. Dr Ambigga Devi Krishnapillai – Primary Care

3. Dr Nafiza Mat Nasir – Primary Care

4. Dr Ng Kien Kiat – Primary Care

5. Dr Zubin Othman - Cardiology

6. Dr Ahmad Izuanuddin Ismail – Respiratory Medicine

7. Dr Norlaili Mokhtar – Respiratory Medicine

8. Dr Sindhu Girish Chandran – Internal Medicine

9. Dr Mansharon Kaur – Radiology

10. Dr Marymol Koshy – Radiology

11. Dr Nor Ashikin Mohd Nor Khan – Physiology

12. Dr Hoh Boon Peng – Molecular Biology

13. Dr Justin V Gnanou – Physiology

14. Dr Brinnel  Caszo - Biochemistry

15. Datin Rosiah Ahmad - Nursing

TOOLS for the researcher

  • Clinical research/trial development
  • Statisticians to consult on study design and analysis
  • Facilitate proposal  submission process
  • Study coordinators
  • Subject recruitment registry
  • Collaboration with Clinical Research Organizations (CRO)s Read more...

FACILITIES for the researcher

  • Consultation rooms
  • Day care centre
  • Patient monitoring
  • Satellite pharmacy
  • On site radiological imaging and specialised tests in various subspecialties eg cardiology, respiratory medicine, gastroenterology
  • Archiving and storage Read more...

TRAINING @ CenTRE

The CenTRE conducts various teaching and training programmes to educate and train researchers in translational research and epidemiology, enabling them to conduct high quality research. This can be in the form of seminars, lectures, workshops or short courses. Read more...

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