Research Activities – The following are the major activities that routinely hold in the Center.
1. Journal Club holds every Wednesday between 1 and 2.00 p.m. Published articles in various aspects of cardiovascular research are presented and discussed with an individual leading the discussion. Articles presented for discussion may or may not be in the area of expertise of the presenter but certainly in the area of interest of majority of the audience at the Journal Club.
2. Laboratory (Research) Meetings hold every other Wednesday at the same time. At these meetings, ongoing research projects in the different laboratories that constitute the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases are discussed amongst the investigators with a view to doing an in-house critique. Grant proposals being prepared for submission to funding agencies and/or manuscripts being prepared for publication and/or under review are also discussed.
3. Review Seminars – Once every month, usually the last Friday of the month, a review of literature on a topical issue is presented. The topics for presentation cover vast areas of biomedical research. The purpose of the Review Seminars is to familiarize investigators with an updated information on a topic of interest that they would hitherto be unable to make time to read.
4. Summer Research Internship – Every summer, a ten-week intensive laboratory training is provided to undergraduate from the university and other local institutions. During this exercise, students are provided with hands-on training in various aspects of biomedical research. They are allocated to different investigators who provide training in planning and conducting experiments, and analyzing data from such studies. At the end of the internship, all interns make a formal presentation of their studies to a local scientific audience. Interns are encouraged and have gone to present their findings at many national meetings.