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Norfilza has been promoted to Leader of Cluster for Health and Advanced Medicine

Prof Dr Norfilza Mohd Mokhtar studied for a PhD in Clinical Medicine at Lucy Cavendish College, matriculating in 2001 and graduating in 2016. Norfilza has recently been promoted as the Leader of Cluster for Health and Advanced Medicine for Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia  (also known as  National University of Malaysia) starting 1st May 2020 until 30 April 2023. Her role is to lead one out of 5 niche clusters for the university. Her cluster covers 4 faculties (Medicine, Health Sciences, Dentistry and Pharmacy ) and a single research institute, where there are some overlapping researchers from other faculties such as Faculty of Technology Sciences. Norfilza’s main role is to identify talents and translate the research to the community and to encourage interdisciplinary research to produce high quality outcomes. She has been chosen among hundreds of lecturers in the health and medicine fraternity.

Norfilza comments:

“I dedicate my ability to communicate and interact with different levels of researchers due to my experience at Lucy Cavendish College. At the time I was there the activities handled by the college encouraged people from different backgrounds to treat each other equally and respect each other. I treasure all the experiences I had in Cambridge.”

About the National University of Malaysia

The Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is a public university located in Bandar Baru Banai, Selangor which is south of Kuala Lumpur. Its teaching hospital, Universiti Kebanasaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) is located in Cheras and also has a branch campus in Kuala Lumpur. It is the among the most prestigious universities in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. There are 17,500 undergraduate students enrolled, and 5,105 postgraduate students of which 1,368 are foreign students from 35 countries.