American Univesity of Beirut

Research Assistant Program (RAP)

​​​​​This program is organized in collaboration with the office of the Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and the Human Research Protection Program/The Institutional Review Board at the American University of Beirut and it introduces participants to the requirements, guidelines, and standards for conducting clinical research.

Target Audience

This workshop is mandatory for Research Assistants, Research Coordinators, and non-physician Research staff involved in human subject research projects at AUBMC.​


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Complete and submit IRB applications 
  • Safeguard research subjects’ welfare, rights, and safety
  • Manage their research project


​​​RAP Team Members

RAP director: Marlene Chakhtoura, MD, MS
RAP coordinator: Sara Khansa, MBA


​​Contact Information

Ms. Sara Khansa
Telephone: 961 1350000 ext. 5452 



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