COVID-19

COVID-19

UM COVID-19 Research Projects in Faculty of Medicine
With COVID-19 being declared pandemic, researchers in FOM are joining forces to understand and fight the outbreak through various aspects of research, from the scientific and clinical aspects, to the public health impact.
This website has been set up as a platform to disseminate COVID-19 research projects in FOM and to foster interdisciplinary and collaborative work with other researchers, without duplication of efforts. 
 
No
Name of Researcher
Department
Title
1.
Loh Pui San
Anesthesiology
A developing nation’s experience in using simulation-based training as a preparation tool for COVID-19 outbreak
2.
Nor’azim bin Mohd Yunos
Anesthesiology
Clinical course and characteristics of COVID-19 adult Intensive Care Unit admissions in Malaysia: a cohort study
3.
Chan Wai Yee
Biomedical Imaging
Chest Radiograph Manifestations of New Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): A Pictorial Review
4.
Ng Kwan Hoong
Biomedical Imaging
Crisis and Risk Communication in the event of Covid-19 pandemic
5.
Ng Kwan Hoong
Biomedical Imaging
Development of IR thermometer for screening during the Covid-19 pandemic
6.
Ng Kwan Hoong
Biomedical Imaging
Trends and Insights in Research related to Covid-19 pandemic
7.
Ng Kwan Hoong
Biomedical Imaging
STETHOKORD – Low-Cost Cardiorespiratory Sound Amplifier with Artificial Intelligence Learning Adapter for Resuscitation and Disease Detection
8.
Kartini Rahmat
Biomedical Imaging
Radiological Perspective Of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) And Development Of Imaging Data Repository
9.
Chua Kek Heng
Biomedical Science
Awareness and preparedness of hospital staff against novel coronavirus: A Global Survey
10.
Rishya Manikam
Emergency Medicine
Covid and Health Economic Impacts
11.
Chan Yoke Fun
Medical Microbiology
Complete Genome Sequences of SARS-CoV-2 Detected in Malaysia
12.
Chan Yoke Fun
Medical Microbiology
Multiple introductions of SARS-CoV-2 into Malaysia
13.
Chang Li Yen
Medical Microbiology
Peptide–based vaccine candidates and synthetic host cell receptor molecule as medical countermeasures against novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
14.
Jamal I-Ching Sam
Medical Microbiology
Seroprevalence study of Covid -19
15.
Maria Kahar Bador
Medical Microbiology
Insights into the cross-reactivity of 2019 novel human coronavirus and its seroprevalence in Malaysia
16.
Tee Kok Keng
Medical Microbiology
Understanding the pathogenic role and transmission patterns of newly emerging bat viruses (including the novel COVID-19 coronavirus) in humans with acute unexplained respiratory illnesses
17.
Cindy Teh Shuan Ju
Medical Microbiology
Biosafety Practices for Personal Protective Equipment and Health Logistics Management during Covid 19: A Cross-sectional Study among the Malaysian Public and Community Pharmacists.
18.
Chin Ka Kiat
Medicine
Perception and Attitude of Healthcare Workers towards COVID-19 outbreak
19.
Kwan Zhenli
Medicine
Cutaneous manifestations and adverse cutaneous drug reactions (ACDR) among patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Malaysia: a multi-centre study
20.
Lim Kheng Seang
Medicine
The impact of COVID-19 on people with epilepsy
21.
Tan Guo Jeng
Medicine
The mortality and morbidity of patients with severe COVID-19 on current best treatment and sofosobuvir-ledipasvir compared to those only on current best treatment
22.
Muhammad Dzafir Ismail
Medicine
The use of hydroxychloroquine and prolonged QT-interval in COVID-19 patients
23.
Maisarah Jalalonmuhali
Medicine
Kidneys involvement and COVID-19 pandemic from a single centre experience in Malaysia
24.
Nurshamimi Nor Rashid
Molecular Medicine
Augmented Discovery of Potential Inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 3CL Protease
25.
Chui Ping Lei
Nursing Science
The mental health, perceived stress and quality of work-life among nurses during COVID 19 outbreak
26.
Vimala Ramoo
Nursing Science
Investigating experience of patients/family members being diagnosed with Covid-19
27.
Lee Wan Ling
Nursing Science
Mitigating COVID-19 infection risk among older people in nursing homes – pilot implementation of preparedness toolkit for staff and visitors
28.
Tang Li Yoong
Nursing Science
Kesan Psikososial Berkaitan COVID-19 di Kalangan Staf Hospital di Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya
29.
Lai Lee Lee
Orthopaedic Surgery
Study on knowledge about coronavirus among medical and non-medical students in University of Malaya
30.
Tan Sik Loo
Orthopaedic Surgery
Transcriptomics analysis of the effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC)-derived exosomes on nasal and lung epithelial cells
31.
Teo Seow Hui
Orthopaedic Surgery
How is the impact of covid on malaysian Orthopaedics Surgeon?
32.
Lucy Lum Chai See
Paediatrics
Dietary Diversity of Young Children during CoVID-19 Outbreak: A longitudinal study
33.
Lau Yee Ling
Parasitology
Development of Isothermal Amplification Assay for rapid diagnosis of COVID-19
34.
Noraishah Mydin Abd Aziz
Parasitology
The impact of Covid19 on patients with neural tube defects
35.
Romano Ngui
Parasitology
Spatio-temporal and risk analysis of environmental factors related to Covid-19 in Malaysia
36.
Wong Kum Thong
Pathology
SARS-Cov-2 infection of ex-vivo human organotypic lung culture to investigate viral tropism and pathogenesis
37.
Kiew Lik Voon
Pharmacology
Synthetic S-protein binding peptides as antiviral therapeutics and bio-sensing probe against novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
38.
Adina Abdullah
Primary Care Medicine
1) What are the psychological issues of primary care team in Malaysia amidst COVID-19 pandemic?

2) What are the information needs pertaining to infection prevention and asthma control faced by patients with asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic?

39.
Haireen Abdul Hadi
Primary Care Medicine
Supporting Mental Health for UMMC Health Care Providers during COVID-19 Pandemic
40.
Ng Chirk Jenn
Primary Care Medicine
Developing, evaluating and implementing a Covid Symptom Monitoring System: The CoSMOS Study
41.
Tun Firzara Abdul Malik
Primary Care Medicine
Developing, Evaluating and Implementing a Teleconsultation System to Follow-up Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus during the COVID-19 Pandemic
42.
Lai Siew Mei Pauline
Primary Care Medicine
The COVID-19 DUA (Delivery, Use & Access) healthcare study: Exploring the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on Hospital Pharmacists, Older People and Indonesian Migrant Workers in Malaysia
43.
Ahmad Hatim Sulaiman
Psychological Medicine
Psychological First Aid intervention for healthcare workers in a tertiary hospital: A Malaysian experience
44.
Ahmad Hatim Sulaiman
Psychological Medicine
Remote Psychological First Aid (rPFA) intervention for front-line healthcare workers in a tertiary hospital: A Malaysian experience in dealing with the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) pandemic
45.
Rusdi Bin Abd Rashid
Psychological Medicine
The effect of mitragyna speosa on covid19: in vitro study
46.
Aishah Ahmad Fauzi
Rehabilitation Medicine
Reaching out to the PWD community in pandemic situation: barriers to deliver health and rehabilitation service during COVID-19 outbreak
47.
Anwar Suhaimi
Rehabilitation Medicine
COVID-19 pandemic and rehabilitation medicine physician (RMP) essential roles in service delivery to their target population
48.
Julia Patrick Engkasan
Rehabilitation Medicine
The multifaceted impact of COVID-19 pandemic to persons with disability (PWD) in Malaysia
49.
Mazlina Mazlan
Rehabilitation Medicine
COVID-19: Is PWD population outreach similar to the general population? : A study on COVID-19 education and awareness in special population
50.
Awg Bulgiba Awg Mahmud
Social and Preventive Medicine
Disease progression of hospitalized COVID-19 patients
51.
Maznah Dahlui
Social and Preventive Medicine
Cost of Managing Covid 19
52.
Moy Foong Ming
Social and Preventive Medicine
Anxiety and e learning among tertiary education students during the COVID-19 outbreak
53.
Ng Chiu Wan
Social and Preventive Medicine
Excess all-cause mortality during Covid-19 outbreak – collateral damage from pandemic management
54.
Nik Daliana Nik Farid
Social and Preventive Medicine
Anxiety among Health Care Workers during COVID-19 outbreak
55.
Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki
Social and Preventive Medicine
Application of social media and cloud mining technology in exploring the credibility of online health information on COVID-19 in Malaysia
56.
Wong Li Ping
Social and Preventive Medicine
Cross-country comparison of health beliefs, difficulties in COVID-19 prevention and anxiety levels: A compilation of studies among public in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Iran.
57.
Wong Li Ping
Social and Preventive Medicine
Impact of mass media and social media on psychological attitudes and behaviors towards the COVID-19 among Malaysian public
58.
Wong Li Ping
Social and Preventive Medicine
Tackling religious and cultural barriers in COVID-19 prevention in Malaysia.
59.
Wong Li Ping
Social and Preventive Medicine
Temporal changes in COVID-19 related health beliefs, prevention practices and anxiety levels among Malaysian public
60.
Wong Li Ping
Social and Preventive Medicine
Intention to receive and willingness-to-pay for hypothetical COVID-19 vaccine.
61.
Wong Li Ping
Social and Preventive Medicine
Attitudes towards hypothetical COVID-19 vaccine among Muslim communities.
62.
Wong Li Ping
Social and Preventive Medicine
The Post-COVID New Normal: Perception, practices, impact and coping
63.
Choong Wai Kwong
Sports Medicine
Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Physical Activity during Lockdown for Covid-19 Outbreak: An Online Cross-sectional Study (Planning stage)
64.
Ang Chin Wee
Surgery
Operating Theatre rescheduling during movement control order
65.
April Camilla Roslan
Surgery
NIHR Global Surgery initiative

a. COVIDSurg – International cohort study to asses outcome of surgery in COVID-19 patients

b. COVIDSurg – Cancer

c. COVIDSurg – Workforce assessment in Surgical patient management

66.
Ganesh Vythilingam
Surgery
COVID Surgery UM Audit – An audit to analyse patient outcomes based on UM guidelines and workflow
67.
Koong Jun Kit
Surgery
Effectiveness of Video Conferencing in Postgraduate Surgical Teaching during Movement Control Order
68.
Koh Peng Soon
Surgery
Safety of Healthcare Workers (HCW) in endoscopic emergencies for COVID-19 positive and PUI patients
69.
Ong Teng Aik
Surgery
The referral pattern for Urology in a Covid designated hospital
70.
Ravindran Karuppiah
Surgery
Presence of Coronavirus in the central nervous system – a microbiology and inflammatory biomarker study
71.
See Mee Hoong
Surgery
Possibility of Survival of Covid -19 virus in low pH environment: a pilot study
72.
Shireen Anne Nah
Surgery
From the outside looking in: exploring the paediatric surgeon’s response to an ‘adult’ pandemic.
73.
Sivakumar Krishnasamy
Surgery
COVID–19 study on Tissue culture for myocardium and lungs
74.
Sivakumar Krishnasamy
Surgery
Impact of Covid-19 on Cardiothoracic Services at University of Malaya Medical Centre – A Questionnaire-based Assessment
75.
Teh Mei Sze
Surgery
COVID-19: Could glomerular filtration rate be a predictive marker to identify severe cases early?
76.
Jasmine Lim
Surgery
COVID Alert: a disease monitoring mobile app for all
77.
Nor Faizal bin Ahmad Bahuri
Surgery
Social distancing and the change in communications and e-learning in health education.
78.
Teh Mei Sze
Surgery
The COVID-19 effect: Presenting symptoms and their diagnostic and treatment intervals of breast cancer: A malaysian experience.
79.
Khong Tak Loon
Surgery
Investigation into the potential transmission of coronavirus through faecal bioaerosol and microdroplets generated through sanitation systems
80.
Vairavan Narayanan
Surgery
SARS CoV-2 effect on the central nervous system – a proteomic, radiological and neuropsychological study