|The Faculty of Health Sciences is a close-knit faculty, with 36 faculty members and 300 students. Our faculty offers a rich array of opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate study, as well as for participation in relevant research and community based public heath projects.
The Faculty of Health Sciences prepares professionals in the disciplines of public health and health sciences through graduate and undergraduate programs, and introduces future physicians to public health. It contributes to knowledge and the improvement of the public's health in Lebanon and the region by conducting scholarly and relevant research and by responding to priority health issues and training needs in collaboration with stakeholders. In all of its functions, FHS promotes and adheres to the principles of ethics, social justice, and collective responsibility.
The vision of FHS is to contribute to the promotion of the health and well being of populations through the provision of quality higher education in public health and related disciplines. This is to be accomplished through state-of-the-art research that addresses public health problems particularly relevant to Lebanon, the region, and the developing world, and through transfer of that knowledge to policy makers, program managers, and other practitioners in relevant organizations and fields.
The FHS Graduate Public Health Program Delta Omega chapter
In October, 2010, the Graduate Public Health Program at FHS initiated a Delta Omega chapter. Our AUB chapter is the Gamma Delta chapter. As stated on its website Delta Omega is the honorary society for graduate studies in public health. The society was founded in 1924 at then Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. There are currently 68 chapters throughout the United States and abroad.
The chapters elect new members each year from four groups:
1. Students who are candidates for a graduate degree in public health
2. Faculty members at the school of public health
3. Alumni actively engaged in public health work
4. Honorary members possessing exceptional qualifications
Election from all three groups is based on outstanding performance: scholarship in students, teaching and research in faculty members, and community service in alumni. Election to membership in Delta Omega is intended not only to recognize merit, but also to encourage further excellence in, and devotion to, public health work. Membership in Delta Omega reflects the dedication of an individual to quality in the field of public health and to protection and advancement of the health of all people.