Thursday, 28 January 2016

Obituary: Prof Rogayah bt Jaafar (1955-2016)

Prof Rogayah bt Jaafar (1955-2016)
Dept of Medical Education
School of Medical Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia

It is with great sadness that I post here on the demise of my colleague, Prof Rogayah Jaafar. I knew her since June 1982 when I joined the USM Medical School. Prof Rogayah was from Johor. She was born on 8 January 1955. She headed the Department of Medical Education. She retired at 58.

She was admitted to Hospital USM on 10 January 2016 and passed away earlier this morning. She passed away on Thursday, 28 January 2016, 30 minutes after midnight. She was 61 when she passed away.

She leaves behind her husband, Prof Zulkifli Ahmad (Community Medicine USM Medical School & USM Dental School Research Deputy Dean), and 5 children - eldest boy and 4 girls.

Her daughters and husband were present at the mortuary where staff could pay their last respect. Her son was on his way to HUSM. I met the family members except her son.

She will be interred at the Muslim burial site at Kg Baung Bayam, near Cherang. I don't know the burial place.

The following pics were obtained from the Internet. They are not mine. They belong to USM.

Prof Rogayah working in her office at Medical Education.
Dept of Medical Education, School of Medical Sciences,
USM in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
Dept function. Prof Rogayah is seated next to her husband.
Prof Rogayah cutting the cake. Her PA Jamilah is on her right.
Dr Najib Mat Pa and Dr Rose
Prof Rogayah and I et al, last wrote this CDAE module for USM
External links

USM Medical School

List of departments

Prof Rogayah's CV (online)

Prof Rogayah - speaker's bio

Prof Rogayah - speaker's bio
Rogayah Jaafar is a Professor of Medical Education and the founding Head of the Department of Medical Education at the School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. She obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the University of Cairo, Egypt, her Master of Health Professional Education from the University of New South Wales, Australia and her post graduate fellowship certificate in Health Leadership Development (ICHLD) from the University of Chicago, USA. Dr. Rogayah’s teaching and research interests include curriculum development, partnership and leadership development, interprofessional education and women’s  health issues.
10th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC)
National University of Singapore, Singapore
16-20 January 2013

Adolescent’s Attitudes Towards Health Warning Message on Cigarette Packs
Zulkifli Ahmad, Rogayah Jaafar,* Razlan Musa, and Nyi Nyi Naing
The Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences (MJMS)
Malays J Med Sci. 2001 Jan; 8(1): 20–24.

Arunodaya Barman, Rogayah Jaafar, Noorliza Mastura Ismail*
Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2006, pp.63-67

Curricular Trends in Malaysian Medical Schools: Innovations Within
Nor Mohd Adnan Azila,1 BSc, PhD (UK), Jaafar Rogayah,2 MBBCh (Cairo), MHPEd (NSW),
Zabidi Azhar Mohd Hussin Zabidi-Hussin,3 MBBS (N’Cle), MRCP (UK), FRCPCH
Ann Acad Med Singapore 2006;35:647-54
Review Article

Learning style preferences of nursing students at two universities in Iran and Malaysia.
Abdolghani Abdollahimohammad1, *, Rogayah Ja’afar2
Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions (JEEHP)
J Edu Eval Health Prof 24 November 2014