American Univesity of Beirut

Faculty Advancement Program (FAP)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​It is a yearly program that includes bi-monthly seminar series, a number of training workshops, and an integrated project.

Target Audience

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


Contact Information

Ms. Sara Khansa
Telephone: 961 1350000 ext. 5452 


2021/2022 FAP Calendar​​


Introductory session

Structure of IP proposal

Dr. Elie Akl

Dr. Marwan Refaat

Oct 6, 2021
Scientific writingDr. Elie AklOct 20, 2021
Formulating a research questionDr. Martine ElbejjaniNov 3, 2021
IP discussion I: Research question​FAP Mentors
Nov 17, 2021
ABCs of research designsDr. Martine ElbejjaniDec 15, 2021
ABCs of statisticsDr. Hani TamimJan 5, 2022
IP discussion II: Research design and methodology​FAP Mentors
Jan 19, 2022
Networking-Meet and Greet​Everyone
Jan 26, 2022
Ethical considerations in clinical research
Dr. Ali Abu AlfaFeb 2, 2022
IP discussion III: Analysis and Anticipated Results/tables​FAP Mentors
Feb 16, 2022
Resources for grants applicationDr. Fadia HomeidanMar 2, 2022
Building a research teamDr. Khaled YunisMar 16, 2022
IP discussion IV: Challenges ​FAP Mentors
Mar 23, 2022
Scientific Publishing and Scholarly AssessmentsMr. Khalil KreidiehMar 30, 2022
Social mediaDr. Simon Kachar Apr 6, 2022
LeadershipDr. Lina Daouk-OyryApril 20, 2022
IP discussion V: Addressing Reviewer's comments​FAP Mentors
May 18, 2022
MentorshipDr. Elie AklMay 25, 2022
Program evaluation Wrap up discussion with FAP FacultyJune 1, 2022

 FAP awards for best proposal 2020-2021

2 awards were distributed for the two best research proposals; this year's FAP included faculty members from AUB, Lebanon, and Jordan. The winners were:

  • 1st Prize: Ms. Danielle Damianos - Hariri School of Nursing, AUB (FAP advisor: Dr. Suzanne Dhaini)

  • 2nd Prize: Dr. Charbel Chater-General Surgery, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)(FAP advisor: Dr. Elie Akl)

Two FAP advisors received the FAP mentorship appreciation awards:

  • Dr. Mona Nabulsi, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at AUB

  • Dr. Suzanne Dhaini, Institute of Nursing Science at the University of Basel


FAP portfolio.pdf


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