PROF SAZALI AND DATO’ ZAKI SHARED THEIR THOUGHTS ON PRECISION HEALTH WHILE MYHEALTH PROGRAMME BY UiTM HEALTH CENTRE HAS PROVEN TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT.

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PROF SAZALI AND DATO’ ZAKI SHARED THEIR THOUGHTS ON PRECISION HEALTH WHILE MYHEALTH PROGRAMME BY UiTM HEALTH CENTRE HAS PROVEN TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT.
PROF SAZALI DAN DATO ZAKI BERKONGSI ILMU DALAM ‘PRECISION HEALTH’. SEMENTARA, PROGRAM MYHEALTH OLEH PUSAT KESIHATAN UiTM TELAH MENUNJUKKAN KESAN POSITIF.

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In the 19th Coffee Talk with Rozie (CTWR), I was delighted to have Prof. Dr. Ahmad Sazali Hamzah, Rector of UiTM Selangor branch (UCS), and Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Zaki Salleh, Director of Integrative Pharmacogenomics Institute (iPROMISE), as my guests to discuss the topic of 'Precision Health.'
Prof Sazali has more than 31 years’ experience in teaching and research in organic chemistry.
His research interests are in the core area of organic chemistry, namely total synthesis of natural products, synthetic methodology and structural exploration of some bioactive molecules. Meanwhile a close friend and colleague, Prof. Dato 'Dr Mohd Zaki Salleh, is a well-known figure in the fields of genomics, proteomics, pharmacogenomics, metabolomics, and epigenomics, and has recorded ground breaking scientific achievements, including the completion of the Malay Whole Genome Sequences in Malaysia.
During the talk show, I related my experience when I voluntarily participated in Dato' Zaki's research and discovered that I was allergic to gluten (including bread) rather than seafood.
So, the importance of research in helping humans and the universe is undeniable. According to Prof. Sazali, “Research helps give UiTM global prominence and therefore, the cooperation from the Registrar, Bursar, and everyone is vital in order to facilitate, support and have an impact on this agenda”.
In this episode, the talk show was accompanied by a mesmerizing duo, Encik Rizal Ezuan Zulkifly Tony (Senior Lecturer-Jazz/Modern Guitar) and Puan Amanina Alwani (Lecturer – Modern Piano & Vocal) from the faculty of Music. In addition, I thanked Aina Fatini, Farah Sayama, Muiz Murad, Dr. Salfarina Ramli and PrintThink for giving their feedbacks during the live programme.
Before I end, I would like to announce the formation of a High-Performance team focused on research and publication, chaired by the Rector of UCS. At the same time, please pledge your support for the CTWR curated mug initiative via https://forms.gle/fRdcfXofXe1kAejS6 . A portion of the proceeds will be channelled to UiTM ENDOWMENT FUND.
The 19th ep. was jointly organised by the creative video production team from Communications Department as well as PTAR ( UiTM library). Kudos! to Ahmad Syazwan Nordin for a smooth live streaming.
During the lunch break, I went on a walkabout tour of the UiTM Health Centre and met up with the medical and healthcare personnel. Established in1974, the centre has developed its own Clinic Information System to assist the management and operation of its healthcare centre through multiple modules. UiTM Health Centre also offers MOOC courses and continues to provide the best healthcare services especially to students, and employees as well as public members. During the tour, I was told that the MyHealth programme, conducted by Dr Amal Farah Abidin on treating obesity problems among the students and staff have had a positive impact on the participants.
Thank you, all UiTM Health Centre staff, for the time spent during my visit.
Sesi Coffee Talk with Rozie (CTWR) yang ke-19 menyaksikan saya memperkenalkan Prof Dr Ahmad Sazali Hamzah, Rektor UiTM cawangan Selangor (UCS), dan Prof Dato’ 'Dr. Mohd Zaki Salleh, Pengarah iPROMISE, sebagai tetamu bagi membincangkan topik 'Precision Health.'
Prof Sazali mempunyai pengalaman lebih dari 31 tahun dalam pengajaran dan penyelidikan dalam bidang kimia organik yang merangkumi kepakaran penyelidikan dalam sintesis total produk semula jadi, metodologi sintetik dan penerokaan struktur beberapa molekul bioaktif. Sementara itu, rakan karib dan rakan kerjanya, Prof Dato 'Dr Mohd Zaki Salleh, merupakan seorang tokoh terkenal dalam bidang genomik, proteomik, farmakogenomik, metabolomik, dan epigenomik, yang telah mencipta kejayaan yang signifikan dalam bidang sains, termasuk hasil kajian beliau dalam Susunan Keseluruhan Genome Melayu di Malaysia.
Semasa bual bicara, saya menceritakan pengalaman saya yang secara sukarela telah mengambil bahagian dalam penyelidikan Dato’ Zaki dan mendapati bahawa saya alah kepada gluten (termasuk roti) dan bukannya makanan laut. Jadi, kepentingan penyelidikan dalam membantu manusia dan alam semesta tidak dapat dinafikan. Menurut Prof Sazali, "Penyelidikan mampu menyerlahkan UiTM di arena global, oleh itu kerjasama erat daripada Pendaftar, Bendahari dan semua warga amat diperlukan dalam memudah cara, menyokong dan membawa impak dalam agenda ini ”.
Dalam episod ini, rancangan CTWR diiringi oleh duo harmoni yang merdu, Encik Rizal Ezuan Zulkifly Tony (Pensyarah Kanan-Jazz / Gitar Moden) dan Puan Amanina Alwani (Pensyarah - Piano Moden & Vokal) dari fakulti Muzik. Sementara itu, saya mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Aina Fatini, Farah Sayama, Muiz Murad, Dr. Salfarina Ramli dan PrintThink kerana memberikan maklum balas mereka semasa acara berlangsung secara maya.
Sebelum saya mengakhiri sesi, saya dengan ini mengumumkan penubuhan pasukan Berprestasi Tinggi yang memfokuskan kepada penyelidikan dan penerbitan, yang diketuai oleh Rektor UCS. Pada masa yang sama, zahirkan sokongan anda kepada inisiatif cawan istimewa CTWR di https://forms.gle/fRdcfXofXe1kAejS6 . Sebahagian daripada hasil jualan akan disalurkan ke DANA ENDOWMEN UiTM.
Ep 19. dianjurkan bersama oleh pasukan produksi video kreatif dari Jabatan Komunikasi ( Bahagian Komunikasi Korporat ) dan juga PTAR (perpustakaan UiTM). Syabas! kepada Ahmad Syazwan Nordin untuk siaran langsung yang lancar.
Semasa rehat tengah hari, saya melawat Pusat Kesihatan UiTM untuk bersama dengan kakitangan perubatan dan kesihatan. Ditubuhkan pada 1974, pusat ini telah membangunkan Sistem Maklumat Kliniknya sendiri untuk membantu pengurusan dan operasi pusat kesihatan yang lengkap dengan pelbagai modul. Pusat Kesihatan UiTM juga, menawarkan kursus MOOC selain daripada memberikan perkhidmatan kesihatan terbaik terutamanya kepada pelajar, dan staf serta orang awam. Semasa sesi tersebut, saya dimaklumkan bahawa program MyHealth yang digerakkan oleh Dr Amal Farah Abidin dalam merawat masalah obesiti di kalangan pelajar dan staf telah menunjukkan kesan positif di kalangan peserta.
Terima kasih, kepada semua kakitangan Pusat Kesihatan Uitm, atas masa yang diluangkan bersama, ketika kunjungan saya. Roziah Janor