On December 11th, 2018. The Minister of Higher Education has awarded The Dean of Science Faculty of ISHIK University (Dr. Karzan Mohammad) Researcher of the Year 2018 in Kurdistan Region. The title of best researcher in the region has been given to Dr. Mohammad from ISHIK University based on the research activity and publication impact that he has achieved during the academic year of 2017-2018. Dr. Mohammad has published 10 articles during the year in one of the best journals in the world (The Lancet). The publications were regarded as references for many agencies in the world in including the WHO. This is through collaboration with the University of Washington in the USA, and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The global burden of the diseases is the main focus of Dr. Mohammad research.
Nevertheless, the award winner of researcher of the year has got a special talk in a panel where he expressed deep gratitude to the president of ISHIK University (Dr. Idrees Hadi) for his continuous support and encouragement for research and publications at ISHIK University. He explained the role of research in the society and how importance is the involvement of the community and public in the research support and adoption of results and recommendations.