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Pathoinfodemic During COVID-19 Crisis

09 June 2022

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The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research hosted a lecture entitled “Pathoinfodemic During COVID-19 Crisis” which was presented by Dr. Bilal Azakir from BAU Faculty of Medicine.

The lecture took place in Beirut Campus in the presence of the Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry Prof. Essam Osman, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Prof. Hania Nakkash and Faculty members from different BAU Faculties.

Dr. Azakir tackled several points regarding the negative impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on research integrity. Dr. Azakir also highlighted how the research literature was affected in the past few years since researchers aimed to publish papers related to the COVID-19 pandemic given facilitations such as waived fees and relatively swift review time. The presenter also discussed the influence of the plethora of research done on the topic of COVID in how it negatively affected research projects on other scientific topics.