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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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Ms. Rima Kaddoura
- Tel: 961-1-350000; Ext. 7412
- Fax: 961-1-745321 or 961-1-744464


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".

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- SHARP celebrates five years in the making (View)
- 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)

- Warm congratulations to SHARP graduate summer 2016, Dr  Christopher Khoury, who matched into in a 4-year Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore (Read)

- The Scholars in HeAlth Research Program launched its Fifth Summer Session with 23 students enrolled (Read)  (Photos) (Speech)
 - NIH Director Francis Collin's song to SMU students (View)
- Drs Karine Al Feghali and Elias Ghossoub graduated with a Masters of Science in Health Research-Drs Karine Al Feghali and Elias Ghossoub are the third and fourth MS SHARP students graduated at the 148th commencement ceremony (Photos)
 - Congratulations to Mrs. Laila Al-Shaar, on being 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)
- SHARP Program Director was presented at NIH FIC advisory board meeting May 9, 2017 (Read) (PPT)
 - Dr. 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”

- AUB Hopkins and SHARP Faculty get together (Read)



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