Dr. Kim Yun Jin Appointed as Primary Investigator in NeuroCOVID Databank with NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kim Yun Jin from School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xiamen University Malaysia has recently been appointed as the primary investigator in NeuroCOVID databank with the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA, conducting a joint research on the neurological manifestations of COVID-19. 

This research project is supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, USA.

The NeuroCOVID databank is a unique resource that enables researchers to collect and analyse data on the COVID-19’s neurological symptoms. It has been known since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic that the virus can harm several organ systems, including the neurological system. Patients with COVID-19 have reported symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, confusion and seizures, and some have experienced severe neurological complications like encephalitis and stroke. Meanwhile, a range of data, including medical histories, imaging studies, laboratory results and clinical outcomes, will also be recruited. The findings may be used to improve treatment plans for patients with neurological symptoms, and help identify individuals who are at increased risk of developing these symptoms.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is a leading institution in medical research, with a particular focus on infectious diseases and their impact on various organ systems.

Assistant Professor Dr. Muhammad Shahzad Aslam and Mr. Wong Guo Lin from the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine will work with Dr. Kim on this project, bringing their comprehensive approach and unique expertise to the analysis of the NeuroCOVID databank.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kim Yun Jin is the Head of Programme of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Xiamen University Malaysia. With a PhD degree from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, he now serves as a panel assessor of the accreditation of Traditional & Complementary Medicine Programme under Division of T&CM, Ministry of Health Malaysia, and a technology advisory group member, Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea. He has been listed among the World's Top 2% Scientist 2021 by Stanford University (H-Index:62).

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