Grant applications submitted and awards received- 2012
AKU faculty submitted a total of 121 extramural grant applications (research, consultancy, capacity building, scholarships, and training) for US$ 33.6 M. Medical College, Pakistan (MC (P)) submitted 69.4% of the applications. These grant proposals included funds for the support of six post-doctoral fellows and 16 PGME residents, indicating modest but important support of trainees, although no funds were requested for PhD students.
During 2012, AKU was awarded a total of US$ 21.1M for 64 grants, of which MC (P) was the largest recipient followed by AKU-Afghanistan. 52% of the funds were for two major FHS thematic areas: a) Infection, Immunity, Inflammation (III) and b) Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), mostly to undertake epidemiological studies (on etiology of neonatal infections, MNCH, determination of environmental pollution health hazards, etc.), and capacity building.
Research publications: Consolidated analysis for the year 2012
In 2012, AKU faculty published 514 papers based on work undertaken at AKU. 91% of the publications were by MC (P) faculty. Of the published papers, 76% were research papers, 12% reviews and viewpoints, 8% case studies, 2% were surveys, and less than 2% were communications. Most papers from FHS were in two thematic areas: Non-Communicable Diseases and Infection, Immunity, Inflammation.
Pie chart below shows paper distribution by the FHS thematic area (Social and Economic Determinants of Health) where 500 of the 514 publications emanated from FHS (P and EA).
Books and book chapters
In 2012, faculty published nine books: two, single author books by ISMC faculty Dr. Abdou Filali-Ansari and Dr. Aptin Khanbaghi, and seven co-authored books: MC(P): 2, IED (P): 2, ISMC: 3. Faculty contributed forty-two chapters in seven co-edited books, and five chapters in books edited by non-AKU faculty; IED (EA): 3, ISMC: 1, and, MC(EA):1.