Research Cell


A Research culture project was started by worthy Principal Maj. Gen. Hamid Shafiq for promoting research culture among faculty and students at HITEC IMS. As part of this project, a multidisciplinary research team was made by nominating focal persons from all departments. This team plays a role in reducing gap between research cell and departments and encourage interdisciplinary research. To facilitate researchers, a research cell was setup in library, well-equipped with latest software for research including SPSS version 28, SmartPLS, NVivo, Endnote and Grammarly. Faculty and students are being trained to use these facilities and carry out high quality researches to benefit community and bring institution to top ranking medical colleges of the country through research activities.


  • To develop a strong research culture among faculty and students and transform HITEC IMS into a research hub in future.
  • To enhance quality and number of researches at HITEC IMS by utilizing strengths of all departments and filling gaps by training, facilitation and strong leadership.



SPSS provides data analysis for descriptive and bivariate statistics, numeral outcome predictions, and predictions for identifying groups. The software also includes data transformation, graphing, and direct marketing features. The software interface displays open data similarly to a spreadsheet in its main view. The metadata describing the variables and data entries in the data file is displayed with its secondary variable view.


SmartPLS is software with a graphical user interface for variance-based structural equation modeling using the partial least squares path modeling method. Several scholars (s) and academics increasingly use SMART-PLS for data analysis in their research studies. In SEM, a model is tested for the quality of the measures (Measurement Model) and next for the interrelationship between the variables (Structural Model). The session discusses in detail the Measurement and Structural model.


NVivo is a software program used for qualitative and mixed-methods research. Specifically, it is used to analyze the unstructured text, audio, video, and image data, including (but not limited to) interviews, focus groups, surveys, social media, and journal articles. NVivo handles data, including Word documents, PDFs, pictures, database tables, spreadsheets, audio files, videos (imported video files and YouTube content), social media data, and web pages.


Creates, stores, and manages your references/citations. Saves your selected references/citations from online resources (e.g., Library Search, library databases, and Google Scholar) to export them into your EndNote Desktop library. Inserts references/citations from your EndNote Desktop library into your Microsoft Word document, automatically creating a bibliography, so you do not have to do so manually. Bibliographies are created in your chosen referencing style (e.g., APA 7th ed., RMIT Harvard, IEEE, Vancouver, AGLC4, Chicago, etc.).


Grammarly’s product ensures that everything you type not only upholds accurate spelling, punctuation, and grammar but is also clear, compelling, and easy to read. Grammarly’s algorithms flag potential issues in the text and make context-specific suggestions to help with grammar, spelling and usage, wordiness, style, punctuation, tone, and even plagiarism.

Digital Library

HITEC-IMS library is enrolled with Higher Education Commission for digital library resources. HEC provides access to research papers and e-books across a wide range of disciplines. Accesses to nine International Databases are available on HEC Digital Library. HITEC-IMS Library has free access through HEC also provide us 47 free leading international medical journals.





Selection of Research Topics

The workshop will include: How do you find the research gap? How to select a…

  • 9:30am - 11:30am
  • Research Cell




Faculty Research Phase-2

To initialize the 2nd phase of research work in each department to promote the cultural…

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm (July 31, 2023)
  • Research Cell




Workshop on Qualitative Research

  • 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Research Cell




Student IRB Meeting

  • 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Research Cell

Founders of Research Cell

Name : Prof Maj Gen (R) Hamid Shafiq HI (M)

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Designation : Principal HITEC IMS

Qualification : Qualification: MBBS, FCPS Cardiology, FRCP, PhD

Contribution : Started Research Culture Initiative in HITEC IMS and Established Research Center in 2021 for facilitating advanced researches in institute.

Name : Brig. Prof. Nasser Rashid Dar

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Designation : Vice Principal HITEC IMS

Qualification : MBBS, MCPS, FCPS, OJT

Contribution : Established Research Cell mechanisms in HITEC IMS in 2016 and facilitated Research Culture Project in 2021

Inspired faculty by his experience in research, 243 citations and 73 publications nationally and internationally


Name : Dr. Asma Hafeez

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Designation : Professor of Anatomy

Qualification : MBBS, FCPS, MHPE

Contribution : Established Research Cell mechanisms in HITEC IMS in 2016

Name : Dr. Bushra Anwar

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Designation : Assistant Professor Community Medicine

Qualification : FCPS Community Medicine, Family Medicine certification from DUHS, Research Training from AKUK

Contribution : Designed and implemented Project for developing Research Culture in HITEC IMS, added new units and developed their mechanisms in 2021.

Research Team

Name Department Designation Qualifications
Maj. Gen. Hamid Shafiq Principal President Research Cell, Chairperson IRB (Faculty Committee) MBBS, FCPS Cardiology, FRCP, PhD
Brig. Nasser Rashid Dar Vice Principal In-charge Publication Unit MBBS, MCPS, FCPS Dermatology, OJT
Prof. Wajiha Mahjabeen Pathology In-charge Faculty Research & Research Cell MBBS, MPhil (Chem, Patho) Phd(Pathology)
Prof. Asma Hafeez Anatomy President IRB (Faculty Committee) MBBS, FCPS Anatomy, MHPE
Dr. Anwar Bibi Community Medicine In-Charge Student Research IRB (Students Committee) MBBS, MCPS Community Medicine
Prof. Aneeqa Shahid Physiology In-charge Visitor Research Forum MBBS, FCPS Physiology, CHPE
Dr. Saima Umair Community Medicine In-charge End-User Unit MBBS, MPH
Dr. Sidra Afzal Physiology In-charge Data Analysis Unit MBBS, MPH
Noman Bashir Research Cell Biostatistician/ Research Associate MS Project Management
Ali Haider Medical Student President Student Research Society MBBS 5th year

Best Researcher Award

Dr. Mahwash Jamil
Associate Professor Gynecology Department

Workshops Done

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