A former vice chancellor of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) has been honoured for rendering matchless services in the field of medical teaching.

Prof Malik Hussain Mubbashar, who served as VC UHS from 2003 to 2012, has been recognized with the title ‘Professor Emeritus’ by the Syndicate of the university in its 37th meeting held here on Friday. He is third professor who has been honoured with the title at UHS.

Prof Mubbashar is a psychiatrist, academician, research scholar and medical educationist. He has around 40 years’ experience of teaching and practicing psychiatry, with more than 100 publications in national and international journals to his credit. He is also author of 28 books.

In recognition of his services, Prof Mubbashar was decorated with Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1986 and with Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2002.

He is also a recipient of the “Companion of Honour” by the University of Manchester, UK.

Currently, Prof Mubbashar is serving as the member Board of Governors UHS. He also holds the chair of the Global Mental Health Network based at the World Bank, Washington. He is a member of WHO Expert Committee on Mental Health and Drug Dependence, regional coordinator of Eastern Mediterranean region, International Consortium on Mental Health Policy and Services.  To be eligible for the title professor emeritus, a person must have served the university for a considerable period of time and must have held the rank of professor on retirement. The prime criteria for nomination are sustained, outstanding scholarly work and/or service to the university.–Staff Reporter