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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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News and Deadlines

SHARP Summer Program starts on June 12, 2017.

For further information

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 Program Director invited to present at NIH FIC advisory board meeting May 9, 2017 (Read) (PPT)
 - AUB Hopkins and SHARP get together (Read)
 - Dr. Marlene Chakhtoura presenting at the NIH D43 Non Communicable Diseases network  meeting in Bethesda May 10, 2017 (Read) (Poster) (PPT)
 - Mrs. Laila Al Shaar Poster entitled "Weight Change BMI and Mortality after Myocardial Infarction: Analysis of Two Prospective Cohort Studies" was presented at Poster Day (April 26, 2017) of the Harvard T.Chan School of Public Health. The poster won the Audience Favorite Award based on votes from all meeting attendees.

- SHARP MS Student Wins KIP Grant and MPP Grant (Read)
- Dr. Huda Huijer received the Princess Mona Regional Award for Excellence in Nursing for 2017 in Amman Jordan in recognition of significant contributions to health care and the nursing profession.

- 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)



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