Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapeutics

Department: Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapeutics
Department Objectives:
  1. Integrate the knowledge of biological and medical sciences to learn the mechanism of action of drugs and other biologically active agents on living cells and organisms. Comprehend the effects of drugs on different organ systems and disease processes, the mechanisms by which drugs produce their therapeutic and toxic effects.
  2. Identify the adverse effects, contraindications and drug/drug interactions of all the classes of drugs acting on various biological systems.
  3. Detect, categorize, manage and report drug related problem for rational use of medications, cost effectiveness and public safety. Recognize the impact of clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical care services.
  4. Be familiar with the role of pharmacist in drug store management and appropriate use of OTC drugs in specific diseases.
  5. Acquaint with the guidelines of Drug distribution systems and policy of dispensing special orders in hospitals.
  6. Acquire knowledge of various laws related to pharmaceutical compounds in UAE. Manage the toxicity of chemical, physical, or biological agents on living organisms and the ecosystem
Dr. Mirza R. Baig is currently working as a Professor in Clinical Pharmacy in Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls, Dubai. He did his PhD in Clinical Pharmacy from University Science Malaysia (USM), Malaysia. He worked in Malaysia, India and have international teaching and research experience of about 18 years. He published 4 books related to Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care. He published about 62 Research papers and articles in International Journals with a recent paper published in Scientific Reports 2019, Nature Journal. He has been invited as a chairperson, speaker and moderator in many International conferences and seminars. He is in the editorial board in various international journals, including reviewer for couple of Elsevier journals. He supervised numerous master and PhD students for their research projects. He also reviewed several Master and PhD thesis for Indian and foreign universities as an external examiner.  His area of research is Pharmacoepidemiology, Drug safety and efficacy, Drug Utilization Studies, Pharamcovigilance, and Public health.
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Prof. Naglaa Gamil Shehab, PhD, is currently working as Chief Academic Officer (BPharm) program in Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls. She completed her PhD from Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt. She has received Best Research award from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Amsterdam, Netherland for her work in the field of Natural Products. She is a Member of the American society of Pharmacognosy and in Italo-Latin American Society of Ethnomedicine.She has presented her several researches at International Conferences and published a number of research articles in peer reviewed international impact factor journals and is reviewer for many international natural products Journals. Her research interest include Extraction, Isolation, characterization and Phytochemical Investigation of the Medicinal plants with the evaluation of different biological activities. Food or herbs drug interaction.

Hanan Sayed Anbar, Ph.D. got her B.Sc. degree in pharmaceutical sciences at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Mansoura, Egypt in 2005 with "Excellent with honor" grade. Then she received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the same college. After that, she worked as a part-time assistant professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Gulf Medical University (GMU) and Dubai Medical College for Girls (DMCG), United Arab Emirates. Currently, she is working as a full-time assistant professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Hanan Sayed Anbar, Ph.D. is the author of more than 12 publications in highly reputed international peer-reviewed journals. Her research interests include anticancer agents, antiinflammatory agents, treatment of the diabetic complications, nephro- and hepatotoxicity, drug pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.
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Dr. Gazala Afreen Khan is currently working as an Assistant  Professor in Medical Science Department in Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls,  Dubai. She did her Masters and PhD in Genetics from Osmania University,  Hyderabad, India. She worked in India and United Arab Emirates have teaching  and research experience of about 13 years. She is an advisory committee member  of Middle East Molecular Biology Society. She published 10 Research papers in  National and International Journals. She is a reviewer for International  Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. She supervised graduate and master  students for their research projects. She is part of doctoral committee as  External expert for Ph.D (Genetics and Biotechnology) at Manipal University  Dubai Campus .
 Her area of research interest lies in Genetic prognostic  research and Gene polymorphisms studies in different populations,  Pharmacogenomics, Molecular and Microbial Genetics.
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Ammar Ali Saleh Jaber has completed his Ph.D. from Universiti Sains Malaysia. Currently, he is an assistant professor in Dubai Pharmacy college of Girls. He also heads the Professional Practice Experience Unit. He completed his bachelor’s degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science and a master’s degree from Jamia Hamdard University in India. He worked as a pharmacy lecturer at University Sains Malaysia and Lebanese International University. He was the head of the clinical pharmacist in Yemen International Hospital for one year.
  Research interests are infectious disease and health-related quality of life.
Doaa Kamal Eddin AlKhalidi is currently working as Assistant Professor in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapeutics department. Obtained the doctoral degree in Clinical Pharmacy from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) in 2019, Master degree in Clinical Pharmacy from The University of Jordan in 2010. Awarded a scientific research support scholarship from Ministry of Higher Education in Amman-Jordan in 2008. The first rank graduate of BPharm graduates from Dubai Pharmacy College in 2002. Areas of research interests include medication safety, patient education, pharmacists’ contributions in the pharmacy practice and pharmacy education.
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Ms. Yosra Lozon is currently working as an assistant lecturer in Pharmacology and toxicology in Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls, Dubai. She completed her Master in Pharmacology and Toxicology from United Arab  Emirates University (UAEU), Al-Ain, UAE in 2015. She worked at Dubai Pharmacy College since 2006 and has 13 years of experience in laboratory work and teaching. Her area of research is pharmacology of pain and inflammation besides her interest in pharmacology and functional studies of ligand-gated ion channels. other research areas include pharmacy education and public health issues.
Eiman Shamseldin Al Gailani Ali is a qualified clinical pharmacist who graduated from Dubai Pharmacy College for Girls with a BSc in pharmacy followed by an MSc in clinical pharmacy (First Rank). she also holds a MSc in Health care administration from University of Atlanta (USA). She is currently working as Assistant lecturer in clinical pharmacy and pharmacotherapeutics department, with teaching commitments on the B.Pharm and M.Pharm  degrees and supervise undergraduate Graduation projects. She is also the Head of Professional Practice Experience Unit. Eiman’s research interests are pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Utilization Research in cardiovascular, cancer, antibiotics and antimicrobial stewardship areas as well as medication error and patient safety, drug adherence and treatment outcomes.