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‫بسم اهلل الرمحن الرحيم‬ Volume 5 Issue 2 January 2013

Alfaisal University College of Medicine

COM(e) On: THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM Alfaisal Students DOMINATE SAPIC STUDENT’’S VOICE: Reema & Ammar UNCOMMON Cures for the COMMON Cold ALFAISAL LEADERSHIP: Dr. Akef Obeidat THE PROVOST’S Award WINNER! Ammar Chapra

Hello Reader! How was the mid-semester break? Yeah we know it’s back to classes and it's pretty cold outside. That makes it the perfect time to read our Winter issue! Oh, and don't forget to check out the popular Students' Lenses Page too — The Press M e d T i m e s s t r i v e s t o b e t h e u n c e n s o r e d y e t s e n s i b l e v o i c e o f m e d i c a l s t u d e n t s . T h e r e f o r e , t h e v i e w s e x p r e s s e d w i t h i n d o n o t n e c e s s a r i l y r e f l e c t t h e v i e w s a n d p o l i c i e s o f t h e C o l l e g e o f M e d i c i n e a t A l f a i s a l U n i v e r s i t y . R i y a d h . K S A


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Mohammed Ray-Zack won first place at the research conference at KFSH&RC Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Team with their SAPIC award

Mohammed at the Angiogenesis Lab

First Place Winner Ahmad Shamia

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Ahmad Allaf (left) and Ibrahim AlMehsen (right)

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An anti-smoking campaign was launched by a group of first year medical students with the aim to raise awareness on how to quit smoking. It was tailored to the entire Alfaisal family and in particular, the students. The idea stemmed from a community medicine course project by Imad Alabdulrazzak and Zuhoor Alsomali. The campaign was affiliated with Naqa’a, an anti-smoking charity. The program also had assistance from Dr. Muhammad Hamdi of Naqa’a and the Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Khaled Al-Kattan. One of the important benefits of quitting smoking is that no matter how old you are or how long you’ve been smoking, when you quit you’ll improve your health. At the same time, quitting reduces the risks of lung cancer and other diseases. Not only that, but quitting can make your skin look younger and even reduce problems with sex.

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If you don’t smoke, it’s important to encourage others to stop and stay away from places associated with smoking. For smokers, it’s helpful to have a piece of gum or candy in your pocket to put in your mouth whenever you have cravings. Most importantly, don’t give up—it often takes a lot of time before one is successful but it’s important to keep trying. If you're a smoker and intend to quit, remember the acronym START: Set a quit date. Tell family and friends that you plan on quitting and you’ll need their support. Anticipate for the tough times you'll face while quitting. Remove cigarettes from your home, car, and place of work, and finally, Talk to your doctor about getting help to quit.

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Students’ Lenses Do you have photography skills and want to share your creative vision of the world through your camera? Send your pictures to msa-newsletter@alfaisal.edu and “Voice Yourself!” in what’s worth a thousand words! You can also post them on our Facebook page for everyone to see in this exclusive album!

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The information here was compiled from various resources and then rere-written for our audience. Please contact us on msamsa-newsletter@alfaisal.edu for references.


Reported By: Motaz Kaakarli One of the best methods to hold activities at Alfaisal is to organize the event through your committee. That’s exactly what the Business Student Association (BSA) did on December 9th, 2012. The association hosted the first ever Table Tennis Tournament at Alfaisal University. What made this tournament extra special was the fact that this university offers a gallery of skilled players. A common joke around campus is that when you graduate from Alfaisal you get a degree in your major, but you also are trained to be an Olympian as well.

Osama, this time everyone circled around the table; if you weren’t in the circle, you wouldn’t have been able to watch the match as Osama took the glory home. The fans then carried Osama on their shoulders and paraded him in the café area, and right beside him also being carried by the fans was nd The BSA hosted the three day tournament con- 2 place winner, Abdulmohsen. This sisting of 16 players and were generous to offer was a true showcase of class and First place winner Osama Mustafa carried by Mohammed AlSaadoon free Red Bull energy drinks to all. Chants were sportsmanship. Well done BSA! hailing the players. Even security came to quiet down the groups. But to no success, the spectators rallied on, and the competition heated up. On the last day, Omar Mansour was set to play Mohammad Hijazi for 3rd place. Abdulmohsen AlQasabi and Osama Mustafa were to battle for 1st place. Omar and Mohammad played first, and although Omar fought the good fight, Mohammad claimed 3rd place. All that was left now was the final between Abdulmohsen and Osama Mustafa (left) Vs Abdulmuhsin Alqasabi (right) during the final round

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Written By First Place Winner Ammar Chapra

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