8th Health Sciences Research Assembly
December 11 & 12, 2013
Message from the Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery
These days knowledge is not confined to the narrow boundaries of individual disciplines. On the contrary, for a university to be active in the creation of new knowledge and the application of existing knowledge, we need cross-fertilization between disciplines. A good example is the collaboration of a physicist and a biologist, using the findings of a crystallographer and competing with a chemist, that lead to the modeling of DNA by Crick and Watson. This way of working is not easy and needs structures that can support it, as well as the will to work in this way.
One way of encouraging and supporting it comes from meetings like the 8th Health Sciences Research Assembly, which lets faculty and students share their work and ideas in a collegial environment where connections can be made and new ideas emerge. Collaboration needs the opportunity to meet and talk.
The organizers of this celebration of the exciting research culture in AKU are to be congratulated on their work and their initiative in creating this event.
Dr Keith Cash
Dean and Professor
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Aga Khan University