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Scholars in Health Research Program


The Scholars in HeAlth Research Program (SHARP) provides graduates with the required foundation to pursue a career in clinical and translational research, particularly focusing on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). It offers didactic courses and hands-on training in the essential disciplines to conduct quantitative research, namely epidemiology, biostatistics, research ethics, and library science/informatics. SHARP offers a 12 credit summer certificate and a 40 credit MSc. degree, jointly awarded by the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Health Sciences at AUB.

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The Mission of the Scholars in HeAlth Research Program (SHARP) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is "To provide superior didactic education complemented with  state-of-the-art interactive and practical training in health research, with a focus on non-communicable diseases research. It is intended for physicians and other health care professionals, to improve and advance the health care agenda for non-communicable diseases in Lebanon and the region".

SHARP Benefactors







- Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan was selected as recipient of the 2017 Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health Award of Merit. This recognition was delivered at Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health, at the School’s Alumni annual meeting, that took place on Saturday October 14th, Boston, MA. The Award of Merit is the highest School honor recognizing extraordinary achievements of select alumni (View)  (Honorees)  (Photos)   

- SHARP graduates shine again (Read)

- Alleviating the access abyss in palliative care and pain relief an imperative of universal health coverage: the Lancet Commission report (View)

- WHO releases guidelines to address overweight and obesity in children (View)

- Release of the GCM/NCD Progress Report 2014-2016 (View)

- Publications from The New England Journal of Medicine on non-inferiority trials and per protocol analyses (Non inferiority studies)  (Per-Protocol Analyses of Pragmatic Trials)

Dr. Maya Barake-paper entitled "Effects of Growth Hormone Therapy on Bone Density and Fracture Risk in Age-Related Osteoporosis in the Absence of Growth Hormone Deficiency. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" has been accepted for publication in Endocrine.

- Presidential Symposium - Women at AUB: Strategic Institutional Initiatives (View)  (Video) 


 - The Endocrine Society has selected Dr Marlene Chakhtoura to receive the 2017 Early Investigators Award. This award assists in the development of early career investigators and recognition of their accomplishments in areas of diabetes and metabolic bone. (about the award) (Read)


President Khuri addresses SHARP students  (View)
- SHARP Certificate Distribution Ceremony-July 28, 2017 (View) 
- SHARP 2017 Graduates (View)

-SHARP 2017 Faculty (View)

- Fogarty highlighted in the New Eng J of Med (View)
- Fogarty/NIH news: Fogarty's impact, how Americans benefit from global health research (Read)

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