American Univesity of Beirut

Faculty and Students’ Awards

​2020

  • Drs. Muhieddine Labban and Sarah Jamali, SHARP Summer 2019 graduates inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
  • FHS Prof. Abla Mehio Sibai was honored; recognized her as a world-renowned researcher, educator, activist, and advocate for healthy aging and the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases.

​2019

  • Dr. Najat Saliba was announced as one of the 5 winners of the 21st International Award For Women in Science by the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO, which honors outstanding women scientists, from all over the world.
  • Dr. Marlene Chakhtoura  received the prestigious 2019 Farouk Jabre Award. The award is a one-year grant that brings together faculty members from different backgrounds that identify a common area of interest and, using their different fields of knowledge, collaborate on a research topic.
  • Dr. Abla Sibai  has been awarded “The Foundation of the State of Kuwait Prize for the Control of Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes in the EMR” for 2019 by the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) in recognition of her achievements and efforts in Cardiovascular Diseases in the region.
  • Dr. Mohamad Minhem, SHARP Summer 2017 graduate, awarded the second best poster presentation at Mercy Hospital Research Day.

2018

  • Dr. Vanessa Al Kamari, SHARP Summer 2016 graduate, received the New Investigator Award at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), 2019 and the New Investigator Scholarship, at theNIAID/IDSA Research Career Meeting, Bethesda, MD, 2018. ​
  • Dr. Nancy Nakhoul, SHARP MS graduate, won the second prize in the category of oral presentations (out of 120 asbtracts) for her paper Metabolically Healthy and Unhealthy Obese in the Lebanese Population, Are They Different? The role of non-traditional risk factors” at the 6th Annual Meeting of the American College of Endocrinology -Gulf Chapter. ​​
  • Dr. Mikhael Sebaaly, SHARP MS student, won the first prize for oral presentation of his FRRP project: “Optic Nerve Measurement on MRI in the Pediatric Population: Normative Values and Correlations” at the Fifth Annual Clinical Research Open House held on May 4, 2018. 

​​​​​​2017

  • Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan is selected as a recipient of the 2017 Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health Award of Merit, to be awarded at the Alumni annual meeting that will take place on Saturday October 14th, at Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA. The Award of Merit is the highest School honor recognizing the extraordinary achievements of select alumni.  Read More​

  • Dr Marlene Chakhtoura  received 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. Read More​

  • Laila Al-Shaar was awarded a 2 years grant by the AHA for her proposal entitled "BMI and physical activity in relation to outcomes after myocardial infarction: Analysis of two prospective cohort studies". Read More

  • Karine Al Feghali, SHARP MS graduate, won the first prize at the Clinical Research Open House. Her poster was based on her SHARP MS Thesis “Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation in Patients with Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.”

  • Laila Al Shaar Poster entitled "Weight Change BMI and Mortality after Myocardial Infarction: Analysis of Two Prospective Cohort Studies" was presented at Poster Day (April 26, 2017) of the Harvard T.Chan School of Public Health. The poster won the Audience Favorite Award based on votes from all meeting attendees.

  • Eman Sbaity, SHARP MS Student Won KIP Grant and MPP Grant. Read More

  • Dr. Huda Huijer received the Princess Mona Regional Award for Excellence in Nursing for 2017 in Amman Jordan in recognition of significant contributions to health care and the nursing profession.

  • Marlene Chakhtoura, MD, MSc, received an award for outstanding poster presentation (category of Epidemiology) during the 7th Annual AUB Biomedical Research Day that was held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at West Hall. The poster was one of the top 12 out of 122 posters presented.

  • SHARP graduates inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA) Jan 25, 2017. Read More

2016

  • Dr. Huda Huijer honored at International Nurse Researcher Hall Of Fame. ​Read More

  • SHARP Summer 2013 Graduate received Intern of the year award, Best Junior Resident Teaching Award, and Highest Absite Score Award. ​Read More
  • Recipient of the International Excellence in Endocrinology Award, Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, MD, MPH. Read More    Harvard Club-Reception-Photos   ​ ​Endo Plenary Video

2015

  • Dr. Marlene Chakhtoura was selected for ASBMR Phoebe Leboy Professional Development Award, and received the plaque at the Presidents reception.  Read More

  • Marlene Chakhtoura, SHARP MS student, was selected by the Endocrine Society to receive a travel award to attend Early Career Forum at the Endocrine Society’s 97th Annual Meeting & Expo being held March 4-8, 2015 in San Diego.

2014​

  • SHARP Trainees won the Research Day 2014 Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science Award for the best poster.  Read More   View Poster​

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