Dr. Aatif Amin from Faculty of Life Sciences, Secured Research grant of Rs. 1.4 M from National Institute of Health (NIH)

Dr. Aatif Amin, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences has been awarded Rs. 1.4 million as a Principal Investigator for a project entitled “Exploring the determinants of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in parents of children and adolescents in Pakistan; A multicenter study” under Health Research Institute (HRI), National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad. This research award is a special recognition of the outstanding project proposal and is the first instance of UCP winning a grant under HRI, NIH. The project is focused on determining the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among parents of children & adolescents as well as to assess the factors responsible for hesitancy with relation to different vaccine types.