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Nik Nur Fatnoon Binti Nik Ahmad

Academic Qualification

  • Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine - Masters Degree (Clinical Specialist), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Doktor Perubatan - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Nik Nur Fatnoon Binti Nik Ahmad (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF MEDICINE

Other's position:

Coordinator Clinical, Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre @ IIUM


niknurfatnoon@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile



Dr. Nik Nur Fatnoon Nik Ahmad graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Kubang Kerian, Kelantan with Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree in 1998. After completed her internship training in Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah in 1999, she then worked as Medical Officer in Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah (1999), Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (2000) and Hospital Pekan (2001). She joined International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) as a trainee lecturer in Kulliyyah of Medicine in 2001 before embarking on her postgraduate study in Internal Medicine at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). She obtained her Masters of Medicine (M.Meds) in Internal Medicine from USM and return to IIUM Kuantan Campus in 2006 as a lecturer in the Department of Internal Medicine, Kulliyyah of Medicine. She then obtained a qualification in Occupational Health Doctor (OHD) from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 2016.     










Currently, she is an academician in Kulliyah of Medicine, Consultant Physician at IIUM Medical Centre (IIUMMC) and Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA), and Consultant Occupational Physician at IIUM Specialist Centre (IIUMSC). She also held several administrative post in variety of field. Her current post includes Head of Department, Education and Research, SASMEC (since 2019), Director, Clinical Research Centre, SASMEC (since 2018), Section Editor, IIUM Medical Journal (since 2019), Advisor, Good Clinical Practice (since 2019), and Medical Advisor, IIUM Bioequivalent Study Centre (since 2020).    








Previously she was Chairman, Clinical Trial Unit (2016-2018), Deputy Chairman, Clinical Trial Unit (2012-2016), Head of Research, Kulliyah of Medicine (2013-2016), Secretary, Kulliyah Research Committee (2015-2018), Clinical Coordinator, Education and Research Unit (2019), Reviewer, IIUM Medical Journal (2011-2019), Coordinator, Masters of Medicine (Internal Medicine) Conjoint Examination (2018), Coordinator, Final Professional MBBS Examination (2014-2016), Coordinator, Year 3 & Year 5, Kulliyah of Medicine (2008-2013), Clinical Coordinator, General Surgery and General Medicine, Kulliyah of Dentistry (2010–2012), Academic Coordinator, Department of Internal Medicine (2007-2008), Examination Coordinator, Department of Internal Medicine (2006-2007), Coordinator, Islamic Input Medical Program (2010-2016), Head, Health Awareness & Promotional Unit, Safety and Health Committee (2018-2019), and Head, Accident & Incident Unit, Safety and Health Committee (2009-2016).




She is also actively contributing her expert opinion and ideas by being a member in Assessment System Committee (since 2018) and Secretariat of National Conjoint Masters of Medicine, Internal Medicine (since 2016). Previously, she was a member of Quality Control, IIUM Journal Publication, (2014), Marketing and Promotion, IIUM Journal Publication (2014), Kulliyah Research Committee (2013-2016), Safety Health Committee (2009-2019), and Medical Education Unit (2008-2016).   








She has published a number of publications, both in index journal and non-index journal. She is highly active in conducting research, particularly industrial sponsored research (ISR) and her achievement is well recognized by international pharmaceutical and clinical research organization. She has delivered a number of lectures in the field of Internal Medicine particularly Diabetes and Endocrinology involving the medical fraternity as well as the public. In the field of Occupational Health, she actively delivered lectures and conduct training to both government and private sectors.    








Her membership in professional bodies include Malaysian Medical Association (MMA/Life Member), Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia (IMAM/Life Member), National Specialist Resister (NSR), and National Medical Research Register. She is also active in non-governmental organization particularly Pertubuhan Amal Perubatan Ibnu-Sina Malaysia (PAPISMA) in which she is an exco for the Women, Teenagers and Children unit.     








In view of her dedication and commitment, she has received many awards and recognition includes: Most Active Investigator Award (Pahang Research Day/2017), Top 250 Contributors, IIUM Research Performance (MyRA/2017), Most Active Investigator Award (Pahang Research Day/2015), Gold Medal (IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition/2013), Best Teacher Award/University Level (Quality Day/2009), Best Teacher Award/Faculty Level (Quality Day/2009), Bronze Medal (Third Research and Innovation Exhibition/2009), and Bronze Medal (Third Research and Innovation Exhibition/2008). She has also received Long Service Award (15 Years) during IIUM Staff Appreciation Ceremony 2016 held at Cultural Activity Centre (CAC), IIUM Gombak on December 2nd, 2016 for her loyalty with IIUM.   


Area of Specialisation


  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Clinical Medicine ~ Occupational Therapy - Occupational Health
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Clinical Medicine ~ Endocrinology - Internal Medicine Specialist (Endocrinology)


Professional Membership


  • 2002: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Life Member), Malaysian Medical Association
  • 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Life Member), Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia


Teaching Responsibilities


GENERAL MEDICAL SPECIALTY/GENERAL MEDICAL POSTING 2020/2021 2019/2020
General Medicine 2013/2014 2015/2016
GENERAL MEDICINE & GENERAL SURGERY 2020/2021 2019/2020
GENERAL MEDICINE/CCU/HDW/A&EPOSTING 2020/2021 2019/2020
INTERNAL MEDICINE I 2010/2011 2014/2015 2011/2012 2013/2014 2019/2020 2020/2021 2017/2018 2012/2013 2018/2019 2015/2016 2016/2017
INTERNAL MEDICINE II 2014/2015 2020/2021 2015/2016 2019/2020 2017/2018 2010/2011 2016/2017 2018/2019 2013/2014
MEDICAL CONDITION 2 : ENDOCRINE, RENAL AND O&G 2015/2016
SPECIALIZED POSTING 2019/2020 2020/2021
SURGERY, TRAUMA AND CRITICAL CARE 2011/2012 2020/2021


Research Projects


Completed
2016 - 2020 Development and Formulation of a fixed dose combination of carbamazepine and gabapentin a Novel Approach to Increase Therapeutic efficacy for Peripheral Neuropathic Pain in Diabetic Patient
2016 - 2017 An Asian, Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled 14-week Study of DS-5565 in Patients with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Followed by A 52-week Open-Label Extension
2016 - 2018 A cross-sectional study on the quality of life for patients with diabetic neuropathy pain
2016 - 2019 Development of depression symptoms model for thyroid disorders patients in Malaysia
2014 - 2018 A Randomized Multicountry, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Parallel, Placebo-Controlled, Study of the Effects of Atrasentan on Renal Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetic Subjects with Nephropathy
2014 - 2018 Content Validity by using Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Newly Designed Family Scales; Skala Ciri Kekeluargaan Asia and Asia Family Characteristics Scale
2014 - 2016 A Trial Comparing Cardiovascular Safety of Insulin Degludec Versus Insulin Glargine in Subjects with Type 2 diabetes at High Risk of Cardiovascular Events and Trial Product Insulin Degludec
2013 - 2016 A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter Study to Access Cardiovascular Outcomes Following Treatment with MK-3102 in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (The MK-3102-018-trial)
2012 - 2016 A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Assess Cardiovascular Outcomes Following Treatment with MK-3102 in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
2011 - 2018 A Multicenter, International, Randomized, Parallel Group, Double Blind Study to Evaluate Cardiovascular Safety of Linagliptin Versus Glimepiride in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus at High Cardiovascular Risk (The CAROLINA Trial)
2011 - 2013 (RU2011) Applying the 'Case Method' in the teaching of Basic Medical Science in a Medical curriculum
2011 - 2012 Study of Prevalence of Psychiatric Illness among Diabetic Patients in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Pahang, Malaysia
2010 - 2015 A Phase III, Multicentre, International, Randomised, Parallel Group, Double Blind Cardiovascular Safety Study of BI 10773 (10mg and 25mg administered orally once daily) Compared to Usual Care in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients with Increased Cardiovascular Risk
2010 - 2018 A Multicentre, International, Randomised, Parallel Group, Double Blind Study to Evaluate Cardiovascular Safety of Linagliptin Versus Glimepiride in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus at High Cardiovascular Risk
2008 - 2013 New Title : A Preliminary Study of Paraoxonase Activity in the Healty Population and Coronary Aretry Disease Patients in Malaysia Old Title: A Study of Prevalence of False Positive HCV ELISA in Malaysia - Towards Developing A New and More Effective Treatment Protocol with Available Anti-Viral Drug
2008 - 2017 Diabcare Asia 2008 (Malaysia): A Cross-Sectional Survey to Evaluate Diabetes Management, Control, Compilations, Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetic Patients in Asia to Evaluate Perceptions and Practices OD Physicians & Patients About Diabetic Managements in Asia Observational Study
On-Going
2021 - Present Depression, Anxiety and Stress Levels Among Frontliners of SASMEC@IIUM and IIUM Kuantan During Covid-19 Pandemic : Its Associated Factors and Impact of Brief Psycoeducation Group Intervention
2021 - Present The Development of the Medical Assistance Robot, MediBOT
2020 - Present A Phase 3 Randomized, Open-label (Sponsor-Blind), Active-controlled, Parallel-group, Multi-center, Event Driven in Non-Dialysis Subjects with Anemia Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Daprodustat Compared to Darbepoetin (ASCEND)
2020 - Present A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group, Multicenter, Event-driven Phase III Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Finerenone, in Addition to Standard of Care, on the Progression of Kidney Disease in Subject with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and the Clinical Diagnosis of Diabetic Kidney Disease (FIDELIO)
2020 - Present A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group, Multicenter, Event-driven Phase III Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Finerenone on the Reduction of Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Subjects with the Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and the Clinical Diagnosis of Diabetic Kidney Disease in Addition to Standard of Care (FIGARO)
2016 - Present Comparison between weekly vs daily dosing of levothyroxine for treatment of hypothyroidism in Ramadan
2015 - Present A Randomized, Double-blind, Event-driven, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter Study of the Effects of Canagliflozin on Renal and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Mellitus and Diabetic Nephropathy (The CREDENCE Trial)
2011 - Present RU 2011- Prevalence of Subclinical Hypothyroidism in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and its association with metabolic sysdrome profile, plasma leptin and highly specific c-reactive protein
2011 - Present Guidebooks For Student's Workshop and Manual For Medical Teachers To Hasten The Implementation of The Consensus Of The Review Of The "Islamic Input In Medical Program
2011 - Present RU 2011 -A cross-sectional study on the prevalence and risk factors of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
2007 - Present A Cross Sectional Study Evaluating the Association between CA19 - 9 Level and HBV DNA Level in Hepatitis B Patients


Award & Recognition


12 Oct, 2017 Most Active Investigator Award (ISR) 2017 - Clinical Research Malaysia/ Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan State
17 Nov, 2015 Most Active Investigator Award (ISR) 2015 - Clinical Research Malaysia/ Hospital Tengku Amuan Afzan State
19 Feb, 2013 Gold medalt - IRIE 2013 University
15 May, 2009 Best Teacher Award (Health / University Level) - International Islamic University Malaysia University
15 May, 2009 Best Teacher Award (Kuliyyah Level) - Kuliyyah of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia University
03 Mar, 2009 Bronze Award (Kuliyyah Level) - Kuliyyah of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia University
11 Feb, 2008 Bronze Award (Kuliyyah Level) - Kuliyyah of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia University


Publications


Article

2021 Depression level among thyroid disorder patients and its correlation. International Journal of Care Scholars, 4 (1) pp. 52-60
2018 A cross-sectional study on the quality of life of patients with peripheral diabetic neuropathy pain in Hospital Tengku Ampaun Afzan, Kuantan, Malaysia. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 17 (1) pp. 161-168
2018 Relationship between levels of thyroid stimulating hormone, age, and gender, with symptoms of depression among patients with thyroid disorders as measured by the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale 21 (DASS-21). Enfermeria Clinica, 28 (Suppl. 1 part A) pp. 180-183
2017 Depression symptoms level among thyroid disorders patients at central region of Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, 26 (1) pp. 1-7
2017 Endothelial Nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphism and coronary arrtery disease in Asian populations. Journal of Medical Sciences, 17 (1) pp. 38-45
2017 Factors influencing the severity of pain in patients with peripheral diabetic neuropathy. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 10 (10) pp. 306-309
2017 Relation between apoE gene polymorphism and coronary artery disease in South East and East Asian Countries. Asian Journal of Epidemiology, 10 (2) pp. 54-62
2017 Safety of the concurrent use of gabapentin and carbamazepine at moderate therapeutic doses. Latin American Journal of Pharmacy, 36 (11) pp. 2278-2284
2016 A comprehensive study of chronic diabetes complications in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat. Makara Journal of Health Research, 20 (2) pp. 48-56
2016 Analgesic synergism of gabapentin and carbamazepine in rat model of diabetic neuropathic pain. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 15 (6) pp. 1191-1195
2016 Depression symptoms in patients with thyroid disorder at the tertiary hospital in northern region of Malaysia. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 15 (Supplementary Issue 1) pp. 26
2015 Safety of basal-bolus versus premixed insulin intensification regimens in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a narrative review of a 14-year experience. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 10 (3) pp. 257-265
2014 Emotional disturbances among adult diabetic patients attending diabetic clinic in a Malaysian General Hospital. International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences, 3 (4) pp. 880-885
2014 Safety and efficacy of basal bolus and premixed insulin intensification regimes in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus : A 13 year narrative review of literature. Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy, 1 (11) pp.
2010 Blood pressure control among diabetic hypertensives under cardiology follow-up at a regional hospital in rural Malaysia. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 41 (4) pp. 973-981
2009 Bilateral facial nerve palsy secondary to an atypical presentation of Gullain-Barré syndrome. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 8 (1) pp. 41-44
2007 Prevalence and risk factors for menstrual irregularities among systemic lupus erythematosus in rural Malaysia. Lupus, 16 (5 Supplement) pp. 122-123
Conference or Workshop Item

2019 Prevalence and correlation of depression among thyroid disorder patients in Malaysia. In: 2nd Andalas International Nursingg Conference (AINiC 2019),
2016 Depression symptoms in patients with thyroid disorder at the tertiary hospital in northern region of Malaysia. In: Medical Research Symposium & Pacific Partnership in conjunction with Kuantan Research Day 2016,
2014 Depression, anxiety, and stress among adult Diabetic patients attending diabetic clinic at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Pahang state, Malaysia. In: 18th Malaysian Conference on Psychological Medicine,
2013 A Study of Paraoxonase (PON-1) Activity and Concentration in Coronary Artery Disease Patients in Kuantan, Pahang. In: International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences,
2013 A study of Paraoxonase-1 192 gene polymorphism in coronary artery disease . In: 9th National Biology Symposium,
2013 Emotional disturbances among diabetic patients in Malaysia . In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2013,
2010 CA19-9 as a non-invasive marker for disease activity in Hepatitis B patients: is there any role?. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010),