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Award

The Board of Trustees of Dow endowment for decided to award enDow physician of the year award to an outstanding Dow graduate, who has done exceptional work in his or her field of expertise, the work could include publication in an international medical journal, a journal of repute published in Pakistan.

The selection of the candidate was left to the discretion of Principal of Dow University Of Health Sciences, one such candidate selected this year was Dr. Jahan Ara Ainuddin, who has successfully defended her Ph.D. in

METFORMIN TREATMENT IN GESTATIONAL DIABETES AND NON INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETES IN PREGNANCY IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY.

Examiners included Prof Rashid Latif a very eminent professor of OBGYN, Dr. Abdul Jabbar a leading endocrinologist , graduate of 1985, Prof. Munawwar Alam Ansari of Pharmacology, LUHMS, Prof. Salahuddin Afsar, Dean Faculty of Medicine and Prof. Ayesha Khan Chairperson OBGYN.

She was awarded the first enDow Physician of the Year award in the winter meeting in Karachi by the Principal of DUHS Prof Junaid Ashraf and President of DOGANA Dr Sajid Zafar, the award carried a monetary award of $1000.00


Appointment of New Officers.
In January 2013, the EnDow Board appointed the following new officers:
Ahsan Rashid, MD, President.
Syed Nadeem Ahsan, MD, Vice President.
Jamil Farooqui, MD, Secretary.
Rizwan Jabir, MD,Treasurer.

All four newly-appointed officers took charge with immediate effect. 


DOGANA Retreat 2011

Nadeem Zafar MD, the past-president of EnDow attended the DOGANA retreat in Chicago 4-9-11 and briefed DOGANA Central Council and general membership ABOUT eNdOW affairs at the general body meeting . All those present were briefed about the recently updated EnDow board membership (the addition of Syed Samad MD) the class projects at hand, the challenges being faced in moving endowment fund along and the financial results (financial report + profit and loss statement) were shared with everyone (these had already been presented to the DOGANA CC through their representatives in EnDow, the sitting president and executive director).

The report was very well received and there was great satisfaction shown for how EnDow conducts its business with professional accounting practices and encouragement for all Dow graduated class to do class projects at DMC/CHK. The accounting practices at EnDow were recognized by the DOGANA president, Dr. M. Sohail Khan, himself indicating that DOGANA will be following EnDow's lead for its own accounting needs to offer the best possible transparency and accounting oversight. There remains some confusion about the status of EnDow as a semi-independent body within the frame-work of Dow alumnus in the US and this was again asked by the sitting DOGANA president. He was reminded that all the EnDow board members have been shortlisted by the last three DOGANA central councils and it is only from the recommended names that the board members are selected. It was also reminded that the sitting DOGANA Executive Director and President are privy to all the activities at ENDOW, are full voting members and are supposed to provide active liaison with the elected body, the CC of DOGANA. With all this, being a not-for-profit, EnDow has to be run, as federally mandated, with a board that follows EnDow's by-laws, including assigned roles for officers and term-limits. It is felt EnDow's board that those Dowites that volunteer for EnDow must remain above the DOGANA politics and even the by-laws ensure that the same person cannot serve on the two bodies, EnDow and DOGANA, except the sitting DOGANA President and Executive Director. At the banquet, the DOGANA secretary Sajid Zafar MD described EnDow as a sister organization to DOGANA. This term seems very apt to describe the relationship between the two Dow bodies serving Dowites here and in Pakistan.


DOGANA Retreat 2010

Nadeem Zafar MD, the president of EnDow attended the recently concluded DOGANA retreat in Chicago (April 08-10) and briefed DOGANA Central Council and general membership at the open/general meeting held on Saturday April 09, 2011. All those present were briefed about the recently updated EnDow board membership (the addition of Syed Samad MD) the class projects at hand, the challenges being faced in moving endowment fund along and the financial results (financial report + profit and loss statement) were shared with everyone (these had already been presented to the DOGANA CC through their representatives in EnDow, the sitting president and executive director).

The president's report was very well received and there was great satisfaction shown for how EnDow conducts its business with professional accounting practices and encouragement for all Dow graduated class to do class projects at DMC/CHK. The accounting practices at EnDow were recognized by the DOGANA president, Dr. M. Sohail Khan, himself indicating that DOGANA will be following EnDow's lead for its own accounting needs to offer the best possible transparency and accounting oversight.

During the question and answer session at the end of the presidential presentation, again there was much satisfaction shown with how EnDow is being run by its board and Dowites wanted to ensure that the currents practices at EnDow continued. There remains some confusion about the status of EnDow as a semi-independent body within the frame-work of Dow alumnus in the US and this was again asked by the sitting DOGANA president. He was reminded that all the EnDow board members have been shortlisted by the last three DOGANA central councils and it is only from the recommended names that the board members are selected. It was also reminded that the sitting DOGANA Executive Director and President are privy to all the activities at ENDOW, are full voting members and are supposed to provide active liaison with the elected body, the CC of DOGANA. With all this, being a not-for-profit, EnDow has to be run as federally mandated with a board that follows EnDow's by-laws, including assigned roles for officers and term-limits. It is clearly felt within the EnDow body that those serving Dowites that volunteer for EnDow must remain above the DOGANA politics and even the by-laws ensure that the same person cannot serve on the two bodies, EnDow and DOGANA, except the sitting DOGANA President and Executive Director. In Saturday banquet, the DOGANA secretary Sajid Zafar MD described EnDow as a sister organization to DOGANA. This term seems very apt to describe the relationship between the two Dow bodies serving Dowites here and in Pakistan.

EnDow will file its taxes for 2010 in May 2011. The provisional documenation provided in the reports section of this website will be replaced by the final documentation that has been submitted to the IRS in May 2011. EnDow remains in good and fully compliant standing with both the State of Missouri and the US Internal Revenue Service. The EnDow accountants are Jackson Howell and Associates of Cordova-TN and EnDow is also served by the St. Louis law firm of Owen Newman LLC.


Flood affected areas of Lower Sindh

A team of 20 doctors from Dow University of Health Sciences has been working in the flood affected areas of Lower Sindh. Also another team of doctors from the OJHA campus of DUHS is providing medical services to the camp established for 6000 flood victims at Sachal Goth. Many undergraduate medical students of Dow Medical College, Sindh Medical College and Dow International Medical College have been part of the donation and fund raising campaign and have taken the lead and initiative as has been the tradition of Dow students. The students from Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Institute of Oral Health Sciences have played a vital role in this campaign. Same zeal and zest has been shown by students from other institutes of DUHS like the Institute of Nursing, Dow College of Pharmacy, Institute of Medical Technology and Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Two truck load of goods which included dry rations, clothes, water coolers, cooking utensils and other household items have been dispatched to the flood affected areas. Also the where possible reverse osmosis water filtration units are to be installed.

The campaign is an ongoing one and it is felt that long term medical services will need to be provided so the postgraduate trainees have be sent to the various flood relief camps where needed an a continuous rotational basis, this will be ongoing.

An account for the flood relief victims has been opened in the UBL Baba-e-Urdu Road where donations can be deposited. Cash donation boxes have been placed at all institutes and the main collection and dispatch point has been established at the main entrance of Dow Medical College. Also Staff and Faculty of Grade 17 and above have deposited 5 days of their salary into the flood victims relief fund while staff of grade 1 to 16 have deposited one day's salary to the fund. I will try to keep everyone updated on the DUHS flood relief activities.

Dr Shams Nadeem Alam