In conjunction with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, it is with great pleasure that a special issue of JUMMEC entitled “JUMMEC- RESFOM 5OTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION” is now published to commemorate this special occasion. The theme of the event, which was held on the 21st till the 23rd of January 2013, has been titled “Building on Heritage, Research Week, Faculty of Medicine”. The 3-day event was held in the Faculty of Medicine, UM and conducted by the research centers under the Health and Translational Medicine Cluster (HTMC). This issue contains the scientific abstracts of the talks/presentations related to research in the medical and dental disciplines by distinguished speakers who have excelled in their respective fields. Lectures were delivered from overseas and local universities/institutions are presented at the Research Colloquium as part of the activities of the Research Week. Many of the contents of the lectures and talks can be found on the FOM research website which is available at www.resfom.com. It is an honour and a privilege for me to be the editor-in-chief of JUMMEC, whilst the faculty is in its 50th year and it is my sincere hope that the faculty will continue to strive in research for many years to come. JUMMEC having existed since 1996, and since then JUMMEC has been a great supporter of good research undertakings and outputs. It is hoped that following this celebration, academics everywhere will continue to show their support for JUMMEC, being part of the faculty of Medicine’s scientific support initiative to further enhance the research outreach of this journal.