It is a yearly program that includes bi-monthly seminar series, a number of training workshops, and an integrated project.
Newly recruited faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine.
*In 2020-2021, the FAP was open for the first time to candidates inside
Lebanon i.e. outside AUB/AUBMC and the region.
To train new and junior faculty members* of the FM in clinical research
To support the development of FM junior faculty members into clinical researchers.
To build capacity to support CRI training activities and provision of services in clinical research
To create a supportive faculty forum to discuss and collaborate on research projects
All new and junior faculty members interested in applying for a Seed Grant are required to take the "Faculty Advancement Program in Clinical Research" before submitting their proposals for the fund.
FAP Team Members
FAP director: Martine El Bejjani, PhD
FAP coordinator: Sara Khansa, MBA
Ms. Sara Khansa
Telephone: 961 1350000 ext. 5452
2022/2023 FAP Calendar
|October 19, 2022||Welcome and introductory session||FAP faculty|
|November 2, 2022||Research career planning||FAP mentors and guest speakers|
|November 16, 2022||Formulating a research question||Dr. Marlene Chakhtoura|
|November 30, 2023||IP discussion I: Research question|||
|December 7, 2022||Scientific writing||Dr. Elie Akl|
|December 21, 2022||ABCs of research designs||Dr. Martine Elbejjani|
|January 4, 2023||ABCs of statistics||Dr. Hani Tamim|
|January 18, 2023||IP discussion II: Research design and methodology|||
|January 25, 2023||Networking-Meet and Greet|
|February 1, 2023||Ethical considerations in clinical research||Dr. Ali Abu Alfa|
|February 15, 2023||Resources for grants application||Dr. Fadia Homeidan|
|March 1, 2023||Building a research team||Dr. Khaled Yunis|
|March 15, 2023||IP discussion III: Analysis and anticipated Results/tables|||
|March 29, 2023||Applied topics in research||FAP mentors and guest speakers|
|April 5, 2023||Artificial intelligence||Dr. Albert El Hajj|
|April 19, 2023||Scientific publishing and scholarly assessments||Mr. Khalil Kreidieh|
|April 26, 2023||IP discussion IV: Challenges|||
|May 3, 2023||Social media||Ms. Rose Kfoury |
|May 31, 2023||Mentorship||Dr. Elie Akl|
|June 7, 2023||IP discussion V: Addressing Reviewer's comments|| |
|June 21, 2023||Program evaluation || |
FAP awards for best proposal 2022-2023
5 awards were distributed to FAP participants for the best research proposals:
1st Prize: Dr. Lara Hilal- Radiation Oncology-Mentor: Dr. Youssef Zeidan “Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the prevention of pain flares during palliative radiotherapy for bone metastasis"
2nd Prize: Dr. Wassim Jalbout - Radiation Oncology -Mentor: Dr. Youssef Zeidan “The risk of secondary cancer from breast radiotherapy"
2nd Prize: Dr. Larry Bodgi - Radiation Oncology -Mentor: Dr. Youssef Zeidan “Radiobiological characterization of bladder cancer: development of radiosensitivity predictive assays"
3rd Prize: Dr. Nour Mokalled -Internal Medicine-Mentor: Drs. Marlene Chakhtoura and Martine Elbejjani “In patients undergoing autologous or allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), does elevated pre-transplant ferritin level correlate with increased liver iron content, and worse post-transplant outcomes?"
3rd Prize: Dr. Evelyne Baroud -Psychiatry-Mentor: Dr. Wael Shamseddeen “Prevalence and correlates of emotion dysregulation in children and adolescents with cancer"
Mentorship appreciation awards were distributed to 3 FAP mentors:
- Dr. Youssef Zeidan - Radiation Oncology
- Dr. Eman Sbaity -Surgery
- Dr. Anthony Macari - Dentofacial Medicine