new field: PU awards first public health PhD  

Published: April 30, 2018
Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

LAHORE: Punjab University has produced the first PhD in public health which is a landmark achievement for the varsity, stated a press release issued on Sunday.

Dr Javeria Saleem, who was enrolled in a post graduate programmed at the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, anaged to successfully defend her dissertation.

Her work focused on “High-dose Vitamin D3 in the Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition: a Multi-Centre Double-Blind Randomised Controlled Trial”.

Her paper has also been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In a statement, Dr Rubina Zakar said the public health sector was largely ignored in Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2018.


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