AWANTIPORA: A lecture on ‘Engineering Innovations in Clinical Medicine’ was delivered by a prominent US Cardiologist, at Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) here on Thursday.
Dr Riyaz Bashir, Professor of Medicine and Director of Vascular and Endovascular Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia USA, delivered a lecture on the necessity and impact of engineering innovations in Clinical Medicine.
“Bashir Endovascular Catheter was a device developed for treating the fatal disease of Pulmonary Embolism, a haunting problem that needed a solution. The production of inventions is what brings royalty to the nations that make them global leaders today,” Dr Bashir said. ing on ‘new device innovation and development’ he said, “collaboration is a skill, a fundamental competency that one should cultivate to create new things in present day world to provide solutions to world problems.”
Vice Chancellor, Prof Mushtaq Siddiqi presided on the occasion talked about his desire to incline students towards innovation and new ideas by providing them the facility like that of Design Innovation Centre at the University.
“It was an attempt from our side to create a learning ecosystem and inspiration for our students to create as innovation and education go together,” he said. The lecture was followed by question and answer session that was attended by various deans, heads, faculty members and students.
Registrar, Farooq Ahmad Mir and A H Moon, Dean School of Engineering and Technology also spoke on the occasion and emphasised upon the need of organizing such resourceful and motivational lectures in future also.