New Dean of School of Medical Sciences Dr Bahram Resul

6 months ago

The University of Kurdistan Hewler is pleased to welcome Dr Bahram Resul to the UKH community as the Dean of School of Medical Sciences.

Dr Resul, educated both in Uppsala University (Sweden) and University of Baghdad, is an outstanding academic and practitioner in the area of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and ophthalmology. He is the inventor of several patents, including latanoprost (Xalatan) that is used for the treatment of Glaucoma and approved by the US’s FDA in 1996. He is the recipient of several major prizes, including the Swedish Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences for Outstanding Contribution in Medicinal Chemistry in 2004, the Hungarian Academy of Science for Outstanding Contribution in Medicinal Chemistry in 1998, and the Williame-Upjohn US Prize in Recognition of Special Accomplishment in 1997.

He also founded AWAMEDICA Ltd, the major drug manufacturing company in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq and played the role of CEO of the company from 2006 to 2018. 

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