Dr Saira Azhar
- Location Abu Dhabi
- Category Faculty Of Medical & Health Sciences, Academic Departments, Institutional Research and Quality Assurance
- Address 258 DECKER AVE, STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK 10302, USA
- Language English
- Highest Degree Level PhD
- Total Years of Experience 20 YEARS
- Expected Job Level Professor
I, Dr. Saira Azhar by profession, am a Pharmacy graduate from Baqai Medical University Karachi, Pakistan with a B-Pharm degree in 2001. In 2004, HEC (Higher Education Commission of Pakistan) took the initiative to upgrade the 4-year degree of B. Pharm to a 5-year Pharm D degree, and along with this upgradation, HEC gave equal opportunity to B Pharm degree holders to take up condensed courses of Pharm D.
I got my Ph.D. from University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia (USM). I got a Malaysian scholarship and became a research fellow with teaching responsibilities. In 2011, I completed my Ph.D. returned to Pakistan, and finally became the first Pakistani female Ph.D. in the field of Pharmacy Practice. Upon return, I joined the Department of Pharmacy Comsats Abbottabad where I served 8 years as Assistant Professor and Research Group Head of Pharmacy Practice. During my stay in COMSATS Abbottabad Pakistan, I got the opportunity to work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), as an Assistant Professor at King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, and Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Moreover, I visited several other universities in the world like the University of Manchester United Kingdom, and the University of Pennsylvania, USA to present my research work and for research collaboration.
During my 18 years of teaching experience in multicultural institutions, I managed to publish 71 research articles, 18 International presentations, and 22 National conference presentations.
I was appointed as Principal of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Sargodha and was engaged in the overall academic administration, student support, and well-being programs of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by the College. After the successful completion of my tenure as Principal of the College of Pharmacy in August 2021, I currently work as Director of the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) at the University of Sargodha.
The prospective position in your institution is a perfect balance for my experience in health promotion, training, and advising in terms of health information management. I am confident that my expertise and experience working in the relevant field make me an appropriate match for this position.
Dr. Saira Azhar
Ph.D., Pharmacy Practice