Wednesday, June 20, 2018

News USM named world’s 14th best young university

GEORGE TOWN, June 21 ― Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) ranked 14 in a list of the world's 50 best young universities by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the university announced today.

The university previously ranked 23rd in the “QS Top 50 under 50” listing.

Four Malaysian public universities made the listing; USM is one of the top three Malaysian universities listed.

USM vice-chancellor Professor Datuk Asma Ismail said in a statement issued today that this was the university’s best performance ever.

“We are just shy of a few spots from being in top 10 of the world's best young universities listing and I believe that this is a great achievement, manifesting the commitment made by the university staff, both academic and administration, as well as its alumni and stakeholders,” she said.

She added that this will place Malaysia on the map of world-class higher learning institutions.

She said USM has recorded numerous achievements in various fields this year.

“Recently, Dr Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah was named the World's Best Science Communicator at FameLab International 2018 Competition and five of our scientists were selected to represent Malaysia at the upcoming 68th Nobel Laureate Meeting from June 24 to 29 in Lindau, Germany,” she said.

She said this was proof that the university was on the right path in continuously improving its  academic performance.

“I believe Malaysia will become a much more dominant nation in higher education, beyond the rankings,” she added.

USM also went up in ranking in the QS World University Ranking 2019 (QS-WUR 2019) released in early June 2018.

USM went up 57 places to rank 207, up from number 264 in the previous year.

USM is among the top 21 per cent of 1,011 institutions ranked by QS from 1,233 institutions evaluated worldwide in the 2019 ranking list.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Malaysia's 14th General Elections (GE14)

A Malaysian citizen who is residing in any Election Constituency in Malaysia and has reached 21 years of age is eligible to register as a voter.
If you have registered as a voter in Malaysia and would like to check your polling place (Parliamentary & State Constituencies). 
You can do a quick check here:


I believe any individual who feels he/she is a TRUE Malaysian will vote. Every vote counts. It is our responsibility to go out and vote. Make sure your children, neighbours, friends and relatives who are eligible to cast their ballot.

On 6 April 2018, Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
announced the dissolution of parliament for a general election. This means that the battle for the 14th general election has officially begun. On 9 May 2018 which falls on a Wednesday, millions of Malaysians will come out to vote for a new government in the 14th General Election (GE14).

I beg all to vote for the best government that will lead us in the next 5 years to greater future. 
Please maintain peace and harmony before, during and after elections, regardless of the results. Nothing worth it if fellow Malaysians gets hurt. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Universal Viewer Zero Footprint Client!

Hi PACS users,

Please be informed that the new PACS system will Go Live on the 21st Feb 2018 at 00:00 AM. In order for you to use 
the new Zero Foot Print viewer, 
please follow below steps:

1. Launch internet browser. any browser, 

2. Key in URL Address,

3. Login with your usm Active Directory ID. 
You need to enter nfauriza only. no need to put 

4. Key in the current password 

You are now able to login to new Zero Foot Print viewer.

Please note the steps above only required for users with AD ID in domain 

Only Medical practitioners can log in to this application

If you still have any problems, please do not hesitate to email me


Nik Fauriza Nik Lah
PACS Administrator

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Introduction to Professorial Talk by Professor Wan Ahmad Kamil Wan Abdullah

This is a presentation of the biodata of Prof Wan Ahmad Kamil who gave a professorial talk entitled MRI:Beyond Anatomy 
on February 4th, 2018 at Main Hall, USM Health Campus, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan.

Credit video to: Unit Multimedia PPKT Kampus Kesihatan USM.

Inaugural Speech By Professor Wan Ahmad Kamil Wan Abdullah (MRI - Beyond Anatomy)

His interest in fMRI and MRS started when he got the chance to do his attachment at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia for two months under the sub-specialty MOU between USM and University of Sydney (USMUS). He decided to do a research in the field of MRI when a famous academician from University of Emori, USA told him, “Wan, almost all important aspects of diagnostic x-rays has been studied, but not MRI. There are so many new things you can do with MRI.”

Wan Ahmad Kamil began his career at School of Physics, USM Minden after completing his PhD at Royal Holloway College, University of London. The title of his doctorate thesis was Far Infrared Transmission Spectroscopy of Binary Semiconductors. To reminisce his time as a Physics students at University of London, he cherishes the opportunity of attending a lecture about Elementary Particles Physics by a Nobel Laureate, Professor Murray Gell-Mann from Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT). His excellence in the field of Physics and Physics Research has inspired Wan Ahmad Kamil to study Physics.
Prior to doing A-Level Program in Sunderland, he completed his secondary education at Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahmad (STAR), Ipoh in 1976. Throughout his years there, he participated actively in sports such as athletics, volley ball, and rugby. While he was in the U15 team of the school’s rugby team, he and his teammates bagged the national champion title. His life as a student at STAR had instilled a lot of values in him especially when it comes to friendship.
Tok Kenali (1870-1933)

Born in 10th of February 1958 at Pondok Kenali, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. He was the last born of Allayarham Wan Abdullah and Hajjah Rahmah, 82. He is the great-grandson of Tok Kenali, a prominent ulama’ and the pioneer figure in the development of Islamic Education Studies in Southeast Asia. His sister, Wan Nasihah used to serve as an MRSM principal and his brother, Wan Nasihuddin is an engineer. 

Prof. Wan Ahmad Kamil has been blessed with 7 children namely, Dr. Wan Maryam (a Physics Lecturer at USM Pulau Pinang), Wan Muhammad (works in IT and based in England), Wan Musa (a businessman), Wan Sofiya (used to work for Nokia), Wan Sarah (currently doing medicine at University of Leicester), Wan Yusuf (recently completed his secondary education at MRSM Ulul Albab Kota Putra), and Wan Ilyas (a Form Five student at MRSM Ulul Albab Kota Putra).

His life as a student in London had given him memorable experiences that he can always cherish. He had made friends from all around the globe and they had opened up his mind about the beauty of diversity. He used to be the Secretary of Federation of Students Islamic Societies in UK and Ireland (FOSIS) and the Vice President of Malay Union of United Kingdom (KMUK). In 1981, he was chosen to represent the Muslim community in London for a dialogue whose panels comprised of Muslims, Jews, Protestant Christians, and Catholic Christians at a village near Danube River, Germany. The dialogue was fully sponsored by the Liberal Jewish Groups, London. During the dialogue, he was requested to call the Adhan for Friday Prayer in front of all the participants. From that day on, he began to understand that not all Jews support Zionism and the State of Israel.

Upon his return to Malaysia, he began his lecturing career at the School of Physics, USM. He was one of the first few lecturers who had been awarded with Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS). Between 1987 and 1991, he had twice attended courses in Physics at International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. In 1994, he was awarded with a scholarship of European Community Marie Curie Postdoctoral International Cooperation Fellowship to study Infrared Spectroscopy of Multiple Quantum Wells in High Magnetic Fields with a group of researchers at University of Essex, England.

In 1997, he began his career as a lecturer at the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy, and Oncology. Two years later, he was transferred to the Department of Radiology, School of Medical Sciences. Even though he is not particularly interested in theatre, he used to be involved in two theatre performances. In the theatre performance of Jihad Putera Jeram organized by the National Department for Culture and Arts Kelantan (JKKN), he played the character of Tok Janggut and in the theatre performance of Tok Kenali, he played the character of Sultan Muhammad IV.

He likes to frequent a coffee shop in his village to offer advice and to encourage the villagers to go to HUSM for a checkup. For the past 18 years, he still holds the position as the Chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association (PIBG) of Maahad Ar-Rahmah Kenali, a school under the Kelantan Islamic Foundation (YIK) which was founded by his mother, Hajjah Rahmah.

At the national level, he is the President of Malaysian Association of Medical Physics for the past 12 years. He used to be a member of Nuclear Reactor Interest Group, a member of Lembaga Penawaran Kursus Akademik Universiti Malaysia Sabah,Universiti Malaysia Perlis, and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin. He is also a member of Industry Advisory Panel of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. As an academician, he has supervised PhD and MSc students and has published a number of publications. He is often chosen to be the pre-examiner of manuscripts for a number of journals. In addition, he is also a committee member of Malaysian Confederation of Allied Health Professional Associations. In 1988, he was invited by the then Dean and Vice Chancellor of UMS to teach Signal Processing course at UMS until 2006.

Apart from his participation at the national level, he is also active in the international arena. He was the National Representative in the field of Diagnostic Radiology at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which is located in Vienna, Austria.

During the inauguration ceremony, the Dean of School of Medical Sciences, Professor Dr. Shaiful Bahari Ismail and the Head of the Radiology Department, Professor Madya Dr. Mohd Shafie Abdullah were present. Before the inauguration speech by Professor Wan Ahmad Kamil Wan Abdullah, he and the audiences were presented with a silat performance as a mark of respect to his interest in the art form.

To end his speech, Professor Wan Ahmad Kamil Wan Abdullah recited a poem entitled 'Nazam'. During the poem recitation, his wife, Sharifah Fatimah Syed Zain went up on the stage with a bouquet of flowers for her husband with 'Dealova' by Once playing on the background. Together, they went down the stairs and left the hall for post-ceremony refreshments.

Professor Dr. Shaiful Bahari Ismail, Dean of the School of
Medical Sciences is giving a speech on the stage.

Sharifah Fatimah, the dear wife of Professor Wan Ahmad Kamil
presented a bouquet of flowers for her husband.

Professor Wan Ahmad Kamil and his ex-student,
Professor Dr. Zamzuri (Consultant Neurosurgeon)

I had the chance to capture the moment with the 
man of the ceremony before the ceremony started.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Congratulations Prof Sukari and Prof Ziyadi.

Heartiest congratulations to USM Health Campus director, Prof Dr Ahmad Sukari Halim and  USM cardiothoracic surgeon, Prof Dr Mohamad Ziyadi Ghazali being conferred the Darjah Kebesaran Setia Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Terbilang (DPSK) in conjunction with  the 48th birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V, who is also the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. These award carries the title Dato'.

The Regent of Kelantan Dr Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra presented the state honours at the investiture ceremony at Istana Balai Besar this morning.

Prof Dr Ahmad Sukari Halim

Prof Dr Mohamad Ziyadi Ghazali

Congratulation for being awarded The State Honours ... and best wishes from us, staff of Radiology HUSM.