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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".

SHARP Benefactors


- SHARP graduate accepted in the Hopkins Osler Internal Medicine residency (Read)
- Marlene Chakhtoura, MD, MSc, received an award for outstanding poster presentation (category of Epidemiology) during the 7th Annual AUB Biomedical Research Day that was held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at West Hall. The poster was one of the top 12 out of 122 posters presented. 

- SHARP graduates manuscript accepted in “Metabolism” journal (Read)
- SHARP graduates inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA) Jan 25, 2017 (Read)
- President Fadlo Khuri's Presentation at SHARP Longitudinal Seminar Series (Read)  (Video)  (PPT)

- SHARP graduates’ manuscript accepted in the Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases journal (Read)

SHARP graduate to present at the 2017 American College of Radiation Oncology meeting (More)

- SHARP Graduate member of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors (Read)


- Rule for Trial Reporting on Clinical Trials (View)

- Meet the 2016 Laureate Award Winners: Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, MD, MPH (Read) - (Harvard Club-Reception-Photos) - (Endo Plenary Video)


Dr Huda Huijer honored at International Nurse Researcher Hall Of Fame  (View)

- SHARP Summer 2013 Graduate receives Intern of the year award, Best Junior Resident Teaching Award, and Highest Absite Score Award (Read)


- Dr. Marlene Chakhtoura received the Best Proposal Award from the Faculty Advancement Program  (FAP) 2016.


- Drs. Marlene Chakhtoura and Maya Barake graduate with a Masters of Science in Health Research (View)

- Dr. El-Hajj Fuleihan highlighted under People in the NIH FIC Newsletter (Read)

- HSON Director selected for international nursing research Hall of Fame (Read)

- SHARP Graduates present at Biomedical Research Day (Read)




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