Pact on healthcare research

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  • Sunday, 08 Dec 2019

(From left) UKM, Head of Pharmacology Department Assoc Prof Dr Kamisah Yusoff, Ahmad, Accent Wellness consultant physician Dr Neal Rouzier and Yang at the signing ceremony.

ACCENT Wellness Global Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian compounding pharmacy, has partnered with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

This is for collaborative research, patient literacy and talent development.

Both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a five-year mutually beneficial public-private partnership.

“We are very excited to enter into this MoU with UKM as it represents a key building block towards advancing the healthcare sector in Malaysia.

“There are still areas of growth and we believe public–private partnerships are crucial in addressing these gaps and enhancing the delivery of social services such as healthcare.

In addition to shared resources and fostering an informed community, we believe this partnership is important to nurture future healthcare professionals equipped with current industry insights to address Malaysia’s growing healthcare needs,” said Accent Wellness managing director Stephanie Yang.

Through the MoU, Accent Wellness will contribute its expertise in joint-research efforts, to train faculty members, undergraduate and graduate students from UKM, co-sponsoring medication for

research and co-organising educational talks and training sessions in UKM.

UKM will provide Accent Wellness with access to clinicians, researchers and the public throughout the partnership. Among the research interests that UKM and Accent Wellness share include personalised hormone replacement therapy and studies on estrogen and testosterone in relation to bone health.

This is UKM’s first collaboration with a compounding pharmacy service provider, which opens an avenue for specialisation and value-adding in the field of pharmacy.

“We are pleased that Accent Wellness has chosen UKM as a strategic partner for this collaboration.

“Our relationship was established before this MoU through our Pharmacology Department.

“They have supported several of our initiatives such as the 11th Medical Undergraduates’ Annual Research Scientific Meeting and the Fourth International Conference on Advances in Medical Science to promote medical research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, said UKM Faculty of Medicine deputy dean (Research and Innovation) Prof Dr Ahmad Nazrun Shuid.

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