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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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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".

SHARP Benefactors







- Presidential Symposium - Women at AUB: Strategic Institutional Initiatives (View)  (Video) 


- Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan is selected as recipient of the 2017 Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health Award of Merit. This recognition will be delivered at Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health, at the School’s Alumni annual meeting, that will take place on Saturday October 14th, Boston, MA. The Award of Merit is the highest School honor recognizing extraordinary achievements of select alumni (about the award)

- The Endocrine Society has selected Dr Marlene Chakhtoura to receive 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. (about the award)


SHARP Graduate, Micheal Raad's abstract "Preoperative Opioid Use is an Independent Predictor of a Prolonged Length of Hospital Stay (LOS) following Adult Spine Deformity Surgery: A Multicenter Study of 819 Patients" posted on  Nass 2017-Daily News website under Best Paper Sessions Feature NASS 2017 Top Abstracts (View)

- 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'ssong to SMU students (View)

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