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News and Awarded Grants

Grants Awarded in December 2018

  • PI: Dr. Howayda Al-Harithy, MSFEA
    Project Title:Public Services and Vulnerability in the Lebanese Context of Large-Scale Displacement
    Funding Agency: University College London (UCL)
  • PI: Dr. Samia Khoury, FM
    Project Title:Morphometric Analysis of the Visual Pathways and Brain Volumetry through Retinal OCT and MRI to Differentiate Multiple Sclerosis from Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder Patients
    Funding Agency: MENACTRIMS
  • PI: Dr. Karim Makdisi, FAS
    Project Title: Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Network 'EUMENIA'
    Funding Agency: Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) / EC
  • PI: Dr. Elias Rahal, FM
    Project Title:Support for Internationally Accredited Online Biorisk Management Training in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foundation
  • PI: Dr. Shadi Saleh, GHI
    Project Title: Humanitarian Management Diploma PHASE 2 : DEVELOPMENT PHASE
    Funding Agency: Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA)
  • PI: Dr. Miguel Abboud, FM
    Project Title: A Randomized,Double Blind Parallel Group,Multicentre,Phase 3 study to Evaluate the Effect of Tricagrelor vs Placebo in reducing the Rate of vaso-occlusive crises in pediatric Patients with SCD Hestia 3
    Funding Agency: IQVIA RDS Eastern Holdings GmbH
  • PI: Dr. Lara Nasreddine, FAFS
    Project Title: Towards Healthier Kids and Sustainable Future
    Funding Agency: Nestle Middle East FZE

Grants Awarded in November 2018

  • PI: Dr. Hana El Ghali, IFI
    Project Title: Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community
    Funding Agency: British Council
  • PI: Dr. Layla Dirani, FM
    Project Title: Research Partnership for Holistic Measurement of Education Results
    Funding Agency: New York University (NYU) / Porticus
  • PI: Dr. Jocelyn DeJong, FHS
    Project Title: Building and Sustaining Leaders and a Research Community on Reproductive Health and Gender in the MENA Region
    Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • PI: Dr. Samer Frangie,FAS
    Project Title: Other Universals: Theorizing from Post-colonial Locations on Politics and Aesthetics
    Funding agency: University of the Western Cape (UWC)
  • PI: Dr. Samer Jabbour, FHS
    Project Title: Health and War/ Armed Conflict-Strengthening the Evidence-Base and Informing Policy Action
    Funding agency: Department for International Development (DFID)
  • PI: Dr. Fadi El Jardali, FHS
    Project Title: SILA: Young People and Drugs - A New Participatory Approach for Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Skoun
  • PI: Dr. Ali Chehab,FEA
    Project Title:Optimized Security for eHealth Internet of Things Systems
    Funding Agency: Qatar University
  • PI: Dr. Rima Nakkash, FHS
    Project Title: Building Scholarship to Guide Decisions and Governance for Interactions between Public Health and Corporate Actors
    Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • PI: Dr. Ghassan Dbaibo, FM
    Project Title: Implementation ans Monitoring of Influenza Surveillance Study in Six Hospitals in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Fondation de France
  • PI: Dr. Martin Keulertz, FAFS
    Project Title:Food and water security in the Levant: adopting an interdisciplinary approach
    Funding Agency: University Kassel / DAAD
  • PI: Dr. Nisreen Salti, FAS
    Project Title:  To Conduct and Organize for a Regional Training Workshop to Develop Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDS) Investment Cases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
    Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • PI: Dr. Nagi Saghir, FM
    Project Title: A Phase 3,multicenter,randomized,double blind,placebo controlled Study of Atezolizumab (Anti-PD-L1 Antibody) in Combination with Paclitaxel Compared with Placebo
    Funding Agency: Roche
  • PI: Dr. Samar Al Hajj, FHS
    Project Title:Determining the Causes of Child Road Deaths and Injuries in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Save the Children International (SCI)
  • PI: Dr. Khalid Yunis, FM
    Project Title: The Development of a Workplace Wellness Program in Lebanon II
    Funding Agency: March of Dimes
  • PI: Dr. Samer Jabbour, FHS
    Project Title: Health and Syrian Conflict: Health System Challenges, Global Implications
    Funding Agency:Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)
  • PI: Dr. Nadia El-Cheikh, FAS
    Project Title: The Arab Oral History Archive: Gender, Alternative Histories, and the Production of Knowledge
    Funding Agency: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • PI: Dr. Imad Saoud, FAS
    Project Title: More Crop per Drop for Lebanon: Combining Aquaculture and Greenhouse Vegetables for Food Security
    Funding Agency: Conservation, Food & Health Foundation
  • PI: Mr. Rabih Shibli, CCECS
    Project Title: Safe and Sound (SAS): Improving the mental health of Syrian refugee children in primary and secondary schools through community and family-based psychosocial support
    Funding Agency:Maastricht School of Management (MSM)   

Grants Awarded in October 2018

  • PI: Dr. Maria Trovato, FAFS
    Project Title: SWaM Akkar. Supporting Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Jurd al-Kaytee, Akkar
    Funding Agency: Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) / EU
  • PI: Dr. Hala Ghattas, FHS
    Project Title: Tackling School and Community Drivers of Children's Unhealthy Diets in Arab Cities
    Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • PI: Dr. Fadi Maalouf, FHS
    Project Title: Teacher-led Intervention to Build Resilience in Lebanese School-age Children: Acceptability, Effectiveness and Predictors of Outcome
    Funding Agency: President & Fellows of Harvard College -Harvard Medical School (HMS)
  • PI: Hana El-Ghali, IFI
    Project Title: Integrating Syrians into Lebanese Higher Education through Recognition of Qualifications
    Funding Agency: Nuffic/EC
  • PI: Dr. Rami Zurayk, FAFS
    Project Title: Cultural Corridors of Peace
    Funding Agency: The Institute for Heritage and Sustainable Human Development (Inherit) / British Council
  • PI: Dr. Shady Hamadeh, FAFS
    Project Title: Climate-Smart Livelihoods Initiatives and Market Access Tailoring (CLIMAT)
    Funding Agency:World Food Programme (WFP)
  • PI: Dr. Dina El Khawaga, Asfari
    Project Title: Map and Document Arab Civil Society's Evolving Features with a Focus on Cultural Production and Women's Action
    Funding Agency:Ford Foundation
  • PI: Mr.Rabih Shibli, CCECS
    Project Title: ProFuturo Project: a digital education initiative to provide access to digital education to childhood and youth from the most disadvantages areas
    Funding Agency:  Fundacion Profuturo
  • PI: Dr. Lara Nasreddine, FAFS
    Project Title: Multi-Purpose Cash and Education for Improved Nutrition and Health: a Mixed Method Study amongst Under-Five Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Enhanced Learning and Research for Human Assistance (ELRHA)
  • PI: Dr. Samir Mustapha, MSFEA
    Project Title: Identifying a Methodology to Detect Poor Quality Joints in Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Pipes Using Vibration-Based Methods - Phase II
    Funding Agency: Future Pipe Industries LLC
  • PI: Dr. Nadim Farajallah, IFI
    Project Title: Understanding of the Vulnerability of Lebanon's Coastal Cities to Climate Change
    Funding Agency: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)
  • PI: Dr. Hana El Ghali, IFI
    Project Title: Syrian Professors and Youth Needs Assessment
    Funding Agency: British Council
  • PI: Dr. Ali Abu Alfa, FM
    Project Title: Rare Disease Diagnostic Awareness Project
    Funding Agency: Sanofi-Aventis
  • PI: Dr. Shadi Saleh, GHI
    Project Title:  Strategic Dialogue on Global Health Research and Fragility in the MENA Region
    Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

 

Grants Awarded in September 2018

  • PI: Dr. Alan Shihadeh, MSFEA
    Project Title: Center for the Study of Tobacco Products: Project 1
    Funding Agency: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) / NIH
  • PI: Dr. Lina Kordahi, FM
    Project Title: Feedings by Gravity or Pump for Very Low Birth Weight Infants
    Funding Agency: American Nurses Foundation (ANF)
  • PI: Dr. Marwan Refaat, FM
    Project Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Influenza Vaccine to Prevent Adverse Vascular Events (IVVE)
    Funding Agency: Population Health Research Institute (PHRI)
  • PI: Dr. Rima Nakkash, FHS
    Project Title: The Economics of Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking in the Eastern Mediterranean (ECON-WTS)
    Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • PI: Dr. Mike Osta, FAS
    Project Title: The Protease Network that Regulates Innate Immunity in Mosquitoes
    Funding Agency: Kansas State University / NIH
  • PI: Dr.Mohamed Harajli, Provost's Office
    Project Title: University Scholarship Program - (USP VIII) Higher Education Scholarships Program (HES) + Refugee Scholarship Support (RSS)
    Funding Agency: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • PI: Dr. Mona Fawaz, MSFEA
    Project Title: Support to establish the Urban Lab to consolidate ongoing teaching, research and advocacy efforts about urban issues in the Middle East and North Africa
    Funding Agency: Ford Foundation
  • PI: Fadi El Jardali, FHS
    Project Title: Strengthening National Health Information Systems to Promote Data-Informed Decision Making and Achieve the Sustainable Development Goal
    Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • PI: Dr. Rima Akkary, FAS
    Project Title: TAMAM Project: Researching Impact and Supporting Hubs (TAMAM IV)
    Funding Agency: Arab Thought Foundation (ATF)
  • PI: Dr. Rima Akkary, FAS
    Project Title:  From knowledge to renewal: Enhancing the impact of teachers' professional learning through building capacity for school based improvement
    Funding Agnecy:Taawon (Welfare Association)
  • PI: Dr. Hana El-Ghali, IFI
    Project Title: Prepare High School Syrian Youth for Higher Education
    Funding Agency: Ford Foundation
  • PI: Dr. Sami Azar, FM
    Project Title: Phase 3, a Randomized, Double Blind Placebo Controlled Study followed by an Open Label Treatment Period to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Alirocumab in Children and Adolescents with Heterozygous
    Funding Agency: Sanofi-Aventis
  • PI: Dr. Achraf Makki, FM
    Project Title: A 12 week double blind randomized mutlicenter Study comparing the Efficay & Safety of once monthly Subcutaneous Amg334 AGAINST Placebo in Adult Episodic Migraine Patients(EmPOWER)
    Funding Agency: Novartis
  • PI: Dr.Miguel Abboud, FM
    Project Title:  An Open Label Extension Study of GBT440 Administered Orally to Patients with Sickle Cell Disease who have Participated in GBT 440 Clinical Trial
    Funding Agency: IQVIA RDS Eastern Holdings GmbH
  • PI: Dr. Imad El Hajj, MSFEA
    Project Title:Oil Thickness Sensor - Phase II
    Funding Agency: United States Department of the Interior (DOI) / Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) 
  • PI: Dr. Mounib El Eid, FAS
    Project Title: Third Arab School for Astrophysics, 11- 18 November 2018
    Funding Agency: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
  • PI: Dr.Miguel Abboud, FM
    Project Title: A Multicenter, Phase 1, Open Label, single Dose, Study to Investigate Pharmacokinetics (PK) of Ticagrelor in Infants & Toddlers aged 0 to less than 24 Months with Sickle Cell Disease (Hestia4)
    Funding Agency: IQVIA RDS Eastern Holdings GmbH
  • PI: Dr. Karim Najjar, MSFEA
    Project Title: Qudra-Resilience for Syrian Refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crisis - SO5
    Funding Agency: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH / EU

 

Grants Awarded in August 2018

  • PI: Dr. May Massoud, FHS
    Project Title: Development of a Model Municipal Solid Waste Management Program for the Protection of the Saniq River Basin in Southern Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Ikklim El Tuffah Union of Municipalities / EU
  • PI: Dr. Elie Akl, FM
    Project Title: Conducting Systematic Reviews for the 2010 update of the American College of Rheumathology (ACR) Guidelines for Rheumathoid Arthritis (RA)
    Funding Agency: American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
  • PI: Mr. Rabih Shible, CCECS
    Project Title: Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians
    Funding Agency: British Council
  • PI: Dr. Hana El Ghali, IFI
    Project Title: Non-formal Education in Lebanon - Joint Conference and Policy Dialogue
    Funding Agency: University of Michigan
  • PI: Dr. Nadim Farajallah, IFI
    Project Title: DUPC2 Student Competition on Climate Change 2018
    Funding Agency: Stichting IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft)

 

Grants Awarded in July 2018

  • PI: Dr. Youssef Zeidan, FM
    Project Title: Targeting SMPDL3b to Prevent Radiation-induced Nephrotoxicity
    Funding Agency: University of Miami/ NIH
  • PI: Dr. Rabi Mohtar, FAFS
    Project Title: Higher Education Institutions Can Change the World
    Funding Agency: W. K. Kellogg Foundation
  • PI: Dr.Wassim Abu Kheir, FM
    Project Title: Establishment and Characterization of Patient-Derived Circulating Tumor Cells: Modeling Prostate Cancer Through 3D Spheroid and Organoid Cultures
    Funding Agency: National Academy of Sciences (NAS)/ USAID
  • PI: Dr. Lamis Jomaa, FAFS
    Project Title: Christopher Stevens Global Ambassadors Project: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Middle Eastern Refugee Health
    Funding Agency: Regents of the University of California - Berkeley/ Aspen Institute
  • PI: Dr. Rihab Nasr, FM
    Project Title: Predictive and Prognostic Value of Circulating MicroRNA in Stage IV Colorectal Cancer
    Funding Agency: National Academy of Sciences (NAS)/ USAID
  • PI: Dr. Nadia Cheikh, FAS
    Project Title: Establishing a Minor Degree at AUB in Marine Sciences and Culture
    Funding Agency: The Honor Frost Foundation (HFF)
  • PI: Dr. Nasser Yassin, IFI
    Project Title: The responsible deal: Where and how to best protect and integrate Syrian refugees?
    Funding Agency: London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
  • PI: Dr. Najat Saliba, NCC
    Project Title: Advancing Composting with the Wine Sector
    Funding Agency: Agencia de Residus de Catalunya (ARC)
  • PI: Dr. Margret Shirinian, FM
    Project Title: Novel Histone Mutations in Leukemia
    Funding Agency: Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RIMUHC) / Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
  • PI: Dr. Fouad Fouad, FHS
    Project Title: Forced Migration and Adolescent Mental Health: Understanding the Cultural Determinants of Mental Health in a Context of Mass Displacement
    Funding Agency: University College London (UCL)
  • PI: Dr. Hana Itani, FM
    Project Title: New Immune Mechanisms in Hypertension
    Funding Agency: American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
  • PI: Dr. Rima Nakkash, FHS
    Project Title:Exploring Determinants of Use of Midwakh among University Students in Lebanon
    Funding Agency:  University of Iowa
  • PI: Dr. Elie Akl, FM
    Project Title: Assistance Technique dans le Domaine de la Sante
    Funding Agency:Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH / EU

 

 Grants Awarded in June 2018

  • PI: Dr. Hadi Jaafar, FAFS
    Project Title: Mapping Water Use, Phenology and Productivity in Agricultural Landscapes by Fusing Multi-Sensor Data Products
    Funding Agency: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • PI: Dr. Jocelyn DeJong, FHS
    Project Title: TDR-supported Postgraduate Training Scheme with a Focus on Implementation Research
    Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • PI: Dr. Ali Ahmad, IFI
    Project Title: Nuclear Power and the Middle East in 2025: Uncertainties and Opportunities
    Funding Agency: John D. and Catherine T.MacArthur Foundation
  • PI: Dr. Fadi El-Jardali, FHS
    Project Title: Building Institutional Capacity for HPSR and Delivery Science
    Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • PI: Dr. Fadi El-Jardali, FHS
    Project Title: Integrating Palliative Care in the Healthcare System in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Balsam
  • PI: Dr. Rabih Talhouk, FAS
    Project Title: Novel Biomimetic Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) device for studying Cancer Metastasis in Ductal Systems
    Funding Agency: Lebanese Industrial Research Achievements (LIRA)
  • PI: Dr. Shadi Saleh, GHI
    Project Title: Execution of the Mobile University for Health (MUH)
    Funding Agency:Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS)
  • PI: Dr. Nabil Nassif, FAS
    Project Title: PICOF 2018 Biannual International Conference
    Funding Agency: Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA)
  • PI: Dr. Tarek Mitri, IFI
    Project Title: Supporting the organizational costs of the conference 'Striking from the Margins: State, Disintegration and Devolution of Authority in the Arab Middle East'
    Funding Agency: Central European University
  • PI: Dr. Mona Fawaz, MSFEA
    Project Title: Non-Religious Frameworks for Community, Identity, and Citizenship
    Funding Agency: The Century Foundation (TCF)
  • PI: Dr. Wassim El-Hajj, FAS
    Project Title: ILO Software/toolkit on Labour Force Surveys Sampling Designs
    Funding Agency: International Labour Organization (ILO)

 

Grants Awarded in May 2018

  • PI: Dr. Shadi Saleh, GHI
    Project Title:Center for Research and Education in the Ecology of War (CREEW)
    Funding Agency: Swisscross Foundation
  • PI: Dr.Nadia Cheikh, FAS
    Project Title: Bobst-AUB Collaborative Initiative
    Funding Agency: Princeton University
  • PI: Dr. Nadine Darwiche, FM
    Project Title: The Co-Development of Centaurea Species Chemical Molecules and Derivatives as Anti-Tumor Agents
    Funding Agency: Hikma Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • PI: Dr. Nada Ghandour-Demiri, FAS
    Project Title: Unfamiliar Families: Syrian Refugees’ Transnational Solidarity and Kinship Networks
    Funding Agency: Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
  • PI: Dr. Suha Kanj, FM
    Project Title: Consortium on Resistance Against Carbapenems in Klebsiella Pneumoniae and Other Enterobacteriaceae (CRACKLE): A Prospective, Observational Cohort Study
    Funding Agency: Duke University/ NIH

 Grants Awarded in April 2018

  • PI: Dr. Roland Kaddoum, FM
    Project Title:Automated versus Conventional Perioperative Glycemic Control in Adult Diabetic Patients Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery
    Funding Agency: Droguerie De L'Union S.A.L
  • PI: Dr. Nasser Yassin, IFI
    Project Title: Breaking the Molds: Civil Society Actors Making Policies in the Arab Region (Phase 2)
    Funding Agency: Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS)
  • PI:  Dr. Nasser Yassin, IFI
    Project Title: Substantial Review of the Different Approaches to Refugee Shelter Applied in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Save the Children International
  • PI: Mr. Rabih Shibili, CCECS
    Project Title: Tech for Food Digital Skills Training Program 2018
    Funding Agency: World Food Programme (WFP)
  • PI: Dr. Nayla Al Akl, FAFS
    Project Title: From Garden art to Landscape Architecture - Traditions, Re-Evaluations, and Future Perspectives
    Funding Agency: Volkswagen Foundation
  • PI: Dr. Nasser Yassin, IFI
    Project Title: Engaging with policy researchers to address protection and social stability issues facing refugees
    Funding Agency: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • PI: Dr. Jad Chaaban, FAFS
    Project Title: Cash Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Organisational Network (CAMEALEON)
    Funding Agency: The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
  • PI: Dr. Hazem Assi, FM
    Project Title: Efficacy of Pazopanib as a Second-or Third-Line Treatment for Soft Tissue Sarcoma at a Tertiary Cancer Center in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Novartis
  • PI:  Dr. Hana El Ghali, IFI
    Project Title: Working Paper Outlining the State of Education for Refugee Youth in Jordan and Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Ltd. (AGFE)
  • PI: Dr. Rabi Mohtar, FAFS
    Project Title: Seed Increase of International Nurseries
    Funding Agency: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Grants Awarded in March 2018

  • PI: Dr.Lilian Ghandour, FHS
    Project Title: Parenting and Youth in the Arab World: Systematic Synthesis of the Evidence and Knowledge Gaps
    Funding Agency: Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) / QF
  • PI: Dr. Joanna Doummar, FAS
    Project Title: Strengthening Lebanese Water and Agriculture Sector
    Funding Agency: Acacia Water B.V.
  • PI: Mr.Rabih Shibli, CCECS
    Project Title: Ghata II: Bringing Education to Informal Tented Settlements
    Funding Agency: Education Above All Foundation - Reach Out to Asia (ROTA)
  • PI: Dr. Hala Ghattas, FHS
    Project Title: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition in Conflict Settings: The Case of Syrian Women and Children
    Funding Agency: The Hospital for Sick Children / IDRC
  • PI: Dr. Hala Ghattas, FHS
    Project Title: An Investigation into the Stories, Expertise, Skills and Professional Development Needs of Displaced Syrian Teachers in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Education Development Trust (EDT)
  • PI: Dr. Carmen Geha, FAS
    Project Title: Refugee Education: Building Durable Futures (ReBuild)
    Funding Agency: Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
  • PI: Dr. Suha Kanj, FM
    Project Title: International Experience of Antifungal Voriconazole Containg Regimens Compared to Amphotericin B Based Therapy as an Early Asperigollsis in High Riska patients
    Funding Agency: Worldwide Instiute of Medical Education (WIME)
  • PI: Dr. Suha Kanj, FM
    Project Title: A Global Registry on Mucorymcosis
    Funding Agency: ECMM/ISHAM Working group on Zygomycosis
  • PI: Dr. Arafat Tfayli, FM
    Project Title: Randomized Multicenter Study to Compare the Effectiveness & Safety of Erlotinib & Pemetrexed as Maintenance Therapy of Advanced Non Squamous Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Funding Agency: Hikma Pharmaceuticals
  • PI: Dr. Dina El Khawaga, Asfari Institute
    Project Title: Arab Social Activism Training Program (ASAP)
    Funding Agency: Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS)

Grants Awarded in February 2018

  • PI: Dr. Samer Jabbour, FHS
    Project Title: The Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria (LCS): Health in Conflict
    Funding Agency:The Asfari Foundation
  • PI: Dr. Abla Sibai, FHS
    Project Title: Research Capacity Building and Knowledge Generation to Support Preparedness and Response to Humanitarian Crises and Epidemics (RECAP)
    Funding Agency: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine/ Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • PI: Dr. Nasser Yassin, IFI
    Project Title: The Article 26 Backpack: A universal tool to empower refugee and vulnerable young people to connect with global higher education and training opportunities
    Funding Agency: Regents of the University of California
  • PI: Dr. Karim Najjar, MSFEA
    Project Title: Qudra 'Resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises'
    Funding Agency: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH / EU
  • PI:  Dr. Mohamad Haidar, FM
    Project Title: Locally Advanced Breast Cancer Neo-adjuvant Chemotherapy Assessment: A Prospective Comparative Effectiveness Study of MRI Versus Whole Body PET-CT Versus Dedicated Breast PET (PEM)
    Funding Agency: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • PI: Dr. Deborah Mukherji, FM
    Project Title: Genetic Predisposition to Prostate Cancer in the Practical Consortium: Increasing Participation in Developing Countries
    Funding Agency: The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)
  • PI: Dr. Bassem Yamout, FM
    Project Title: An Open Label Single Arm Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Safety of OCRELIZUMAB in Patients with early stage Relapsing Remitting MS
    Funding Agency: Roche Lebanon SARL
  • PI: Dr. Hassan Zaraket, FM
    Project Title: Development of Scientific Manuscripts for Season Influenza Vaccine Availability, Utilization and Coverage in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
    Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • PI: Dr. Suha Kanj, FM
    Project Title: A Multicenter Study for Assessing the one day Point Prevalence of Infections and Antimicrobial Use in the Hospital Setting in 7 ME Countries to IMS Health
    Funding Agency: IQVIA AG- Pfizer

Grants Awarded in January 2018

  • PI: Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar, MSFEA
    Project Title:High Level Renewable and Energy Efficiency Master Courses (HEBA)
    Funding Agency:Universitat Inssbruck / EU
  • PI: Dr. Sawsan Abdulrahim, FHS
    Project Title: Reducing Early Marriage of Adolescent Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Improving Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Information and Services
    Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • PI: Dr. Majdi Abu Najem, NCC
    Project Title: Citizen Science for Improved Integrated Solid Waste Management (CS-ISWM)
    Funding Agency: Ford Motor Company
  • PI: Dr. Fadi El Jardali, FHS
    Project Title: Early Identification and Intervention Capacity Analysis: Scoping mission for the development of the National Strategy for the early identification and intervention of developmental delays and disabilities among children in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • PI: Dr. Nikolas Kosmatopoulos, FAS
    Project Title: Floating Laboratory on Action and Theory at Sea (FLOATS)
    Funding Agency: Stavros Niarchos Foundation
  • PI: Dr. Majdi Abu Najem, NCC
    Project Title: University Support for Participatory Integrated Solid Waste Management
    Funding Agency: Australian Embassy Beirut
  • PI: Dr. Imad El Hajj, MSFEA
    Project Title: Crowdsourcing, Classification and SDN for Security
    Funding Agency:TELUS Communications Inc.
  • PI: Dr. Mohamad Farran, FAFS
    Project Title:  Comparative performance and immunological response of MG-challenged broilers treated with Pulmotil AC and three generic Tilmicosin drugs
    Funding Agency: Eli Lilly (Suisse) S.A. / Elanco Animal Health
  • PI: Dr. Fadi El Jardali, FHS
    Project Title: Development of Reports on Gaps in Primary Health Care Research and Implementation in Low and Middle Income Countries to Accelerate Improvement
    Funding Agency:Ariadne Labs
  • PI: Dr. Jocelyn DeJong, FHS
    Project Title: Improving Measurement of Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health in Conflict Settings-Countdown to 2030
    Funding Agency: US Fund for UNICEF / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • PI: Dr. Martin Keulertz, FAFS
    Project Title: Targeted Training in Food Security
    Funding Agency: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • PI: Dr. Ali Shamseddine, FM
    Project Title: Short Course radiation followed by FOLFOX plus Avelumab for 6 cycles followed by suregry in locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma
    Funding Agency: Merck
  • PI: Dr. Arafat Tfayli, FM
    Project Title: Phase 2 trial of neoadjuvant Avelumab Plus Platinum Doublet chemotherapy in Non Small Cell lung Cancer
    Funding Agency: Merck
  • PI: Dr. Deborah Mukherji, FM
    Project Title: Pazopanib Real World Assessment of Clinical Effectiveness & Safety in Patients who have Undergone Treatment in Different Settings in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma a Prospective Non Intreventioanl Observational Study PARACHUTE
    Funding Agency: Novartis
  • PI: Dr. Tarek Mitri, IFI
    Funding Agency: Konrad Adenauer Stifung (KAS)
    Project Title: The Tribe and the Rule of the Islamic State Organization - Part 2
  • PI: Dr. Tarek Mitri, IFI
    Funding Agency: Konrad Adenauer Stifung (KAS)
    Project Title: The Tribes in the Land of Jihad
  • PI: Iman Nuwayhed, FHS
    Funding Agency: Birzeit University/ Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
    Project Title: Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA) 2018 Conference
  • PI: Dr. Sawsan Abdulrahim
    Funding Agency: CARE International/ Ford Foundation
    Project Title: Learning from the Hopeful: Positive Pathways to Education
  • PI: Dr. Rabih Talhouk, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: microRNAs Dysregulated in Early Onset Breast Cancer in Lebanon and Their Association with Morphogenesis of Breast Epithelium in a 3D Culture Model
  • PI: Dr. Ahmad Dhaini, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Automated Detection and Measurement of Corneal Haze and Demarcation Line using Optical Coherence Tomography in Keratoconus Patients after Crosslinking
  • PI: Dr. Haidar Safa, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: SDN/NFV based Virtualization Architecture for Future LTE Networks
  • PI: Dr. Noel Ghanem, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Characterization of the molecular mechanisms by which the Rb/E2F pathway regulates adult neurogenesis in the olfactory bulb
  • PI: Dr. Charles Harb, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Autobiographical memories, acculturation conditions, orientations and outcomes across contexts and immigrant groups: the case of Lebanon
  • PI: Dr. Najat Saliba, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Maps of Coronary Artery Disease Burden and AiR Quality Danger Spots in the Greater Beirut Area (MARQ-Beirut)
  • PI: Dr. Sawsan Kreydiyyeh, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title:Effect and mechanism of action of FTY720P on hepatic Na+/K+ATPase
  • PI: Dr. Hala Muhtasib, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Targeting Human Breast Cancer with Thymoquinone Nanoparticles: Bioavailability and Anticancer Activity in Human Breast Cancer Xenograft Model
  • PI: Dr. Tarek Ghaddar, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Novel Aqueous Dye Sensitized Solar Cells with Organic Based Dyes
  • PI: Dr. Faraj Hasanayn, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Structure-Activity Study of a New Bifunctional Reaction Between Transition Metal Nitride Complexes and Carboxylic Acids
  • PI: Dr. Fatima Abu Salem, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Data science for primary health care demand forecasting in Lebanon
  • PI: Dr. Pierre Karam, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Thermal Mapping at the Micro- and Nano-Scale
  • PI: Dr. Leonid Klushin, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Ejection Kinetics of a Polymer from a Capsid 
  • PI: Dr. Mazen El Sayed, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Injury Prevention in Beirut; A Pilot Study to Establish ED Based Injury Surveillance Systems 
  • PI: Dr. Pierre Khoueiry, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Integrating Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics for the Characterization and Functional Analysis of Super-Enhancers in Cancer Progression
  • PI: Dr. Ibrahim Omeis, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Effect of Connexin Inhibitors on Outcome of Porcine Spinal Cord Injury
  • PI: Dr. Margret Shirinian, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Drosophila Melanogaster as an in Vivo Model System to Screen for Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors Sensitivity of CML Patient-Derived BCR-ABL Mutations
  • PI: Dr. Riyad El-Khoury, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title:Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2A: Clinico-Pathologic, Biochemical and Genetic Investigations in a Lebanese Cohort
  • PI: Dr. Rima Wakim, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Development of DNA Based Test for Detection of Invasive Fungal Infection in Immunocompromised Patients in Lebanon
  • PI: Dr. Rola Hamam, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Efficacy of Intravitreal Adalimumab Compared to Subcutaneous Adalimumab in Patients with Non-Infectious Uveitis
  • PI: Dr. Roula Hourani, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: White Matter Tract Development in Autistic Toddlers by Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Correlation with Ongoing Therapies
  • PI: Dr. Fouad Zouein, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Smoke Cardiomyopathy in Females: Deciphering the Unknown and Assessing the Risk of Estrogen Contraceptives 
  • PI: Dr. Nelly Rubeiz, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Assessing the Efficacy a Therapeutic Modality for the Treatment of the Genetic Disorders “Ichthyosis and Ichthyosiform Syndromes”
  • PI: Dr. Mazen Kurban, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Therapeutic Approach in Erythropoietic Protoporphyria: Possible Stem Cells Application in Sun Damaged Skin
  • PI: Dr. Humam Kadara, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: The Role of Senescence in Evolution of Smoking-Associated Kras Mutant Lung Cancer
  • PI: Dr. Ahmad El-Yazbi, FM
    Funding Agency:Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title:Modulation of Metabolic Stress-Induced Neuro-Inflammation by Oral Anti-Diabetic Drugs: A Proposed Role for Activation of Autophagy
  • PI: Dr. Youssef Zeidan, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)  
    Project Title: Characterization of Normal and Cancer Bladder Cells Response to Radiotherapy
  • PI: Dr. Eveline Hitti, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)  
    Project Title: The Leaky Pipeline: Gender in Medicine Over the Past 10 Years in Lebanon 
  • PI: Dr. Gilbert Abu Dagher, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)  
    Project Title: Serum Lactate as a Predictor of Morbidity and Mortality in Pediatric Septic Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department in Lebanon
  • PI: Dr. Ali Bazarbachi, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)  
    Project Title: Retinoic Acid and Arsenic Trioxide as Targeted Therapy of Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Nucleophosmin-1 Mutation
  • PI: Dr. Kamal BouHadir, FAS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)  
    Project Title: Synthesis and Evaluation of Triazine-Substituted Nucleobase Derivatives as Potential Antidiabetic Agents
  • PI: Dr.Alexander Abdelnoor, FM
    Funding Agency:Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)  
    Project Title:Triple Immunetherapies Combination to Overcome Immune Evasion by Tumors in Melanoma and Breast Cancer Mouse Models 
  • PI: Dr. Hala Darwiche, FM
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)  
    Project Title: Environmental Enrichment and Exercise Affects Memory and Epigenetic Events Post Severe Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • PI: Dr. Shadi Najjar, MSFEA
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) 
    Project Title:Risk Assessment of offshore Pipelines Subject to Fault Propagation in Lebanon 
  • PI: Dr. Farook Hamzeh, MSFEA
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) 
    Project Title:3D Concrete Printing to Revolutionize the Construction of Low-Income Housing in the MENA Region
  • PI: Dr. Ibrahim Alameddine, MSFEA
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) 
    Project Title:Microcystin Release Following Algaecide Treatment and Chlorination of Microcystis Infested Waters
  • PI: Dr. Aram Yeretezian, MSFEA
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) 
    Project Title:Optimizing Built form to Improve Building Energy Efficiency in Built Urban Environments
  • PI: Isam Srour, MSFEA
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Optimizing the Supply Chain of Construction and Demolition Waste
  • PI: Mohamad Hmadeh, MSFEA
    Funding Agency:  Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Water Decontamination by Magnetic Metal Organic Frameworks
  • PI: Dr. Naseem Daher, MSFEA
    Funding Agency:Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Reducing Car Accidents on Unmarked Roads via Integrating Intelligence into Current- and Older-Generation Vehicles
  • PI: Fouad Azizi, MSFEA
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)  
    Project Title: Enhancing the Chemisorption Process for Carbon Capture by a Novel Reactor 
  • PI: Dr. Ali Tehrani, MSFEA
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)  
    Project Title: Novel Corrosion Inhibitor for Viscoelastic Fluid in Oilfield Acidizing Application 
  • PI: Mohammad Harb, MSFEA
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)  
    Project Title: Recycling of Post-Cure Carbon Fiber Pre-impregnated Waste Materials
  • PI: Dr. Rabih Jabr, MSFEA
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)  
    Project Title: Decentralized Control of Solar Photovoltaic Inverters on the Lebanese Power Grid
  • PI: Dr. Zaher Dawy, MSFEA
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)  
    Project Title: Energy Efficient Sensor Design for Precision Agriculture Applications using RF Wake-up and Harvesting 
  • PI: Dr. Rana Bilbesi, MSFEA
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) 
    Project Title: Design and Synthesis of Dynamic Porous Polymers with Potential Application in Selective Capture and Release of Greenhouse Gases 
  • PI: Dr. Mohammad Farran, FAFS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) 
    Project Title: Could the high cannabidiol low THC industrial hemp enhance the livelihood of farmers in the Beqaa region?
  • PI: Dr. Samer Kharoubi, FAFS
    Funding Agency:Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) 
    Project Title: Bayesian Estimations of Health State Utility Values
  • PI: Dr. Youssef Abu Jawdeh, FAFS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Evaluation of the local entomopathogenic fungal isolate Beauveria for the development of biologically based integrated Pest management of greenhouse pests
  • PI: Dr. Mehran Madani, FAFS
    Funding Agency:Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: The Salience of Outdoor Built Environment Design For Older Adults’ Social Well-being and Public Health:
    Case of Aging-friendly Communities in Beirut, Lebanon
  • PI: Dr. Wassim Dbouk, OSB
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title:The Detrimental Effect of Monetary Policy Uncertainty on Banks’ Transmission Channels
  • PI: Dr. Fadi El Jardali, FHS
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    Project Title: Applying an Impact-Oriented Approach to Support, Protect and Address the Needs of Health Care Workers in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings

     

Grants Awarded in December 2017

  • PI: Dr. Shadi Saleh, GHI
    Project Title:Third High-Level Consultation in HIV in Conservative Social Settings
    Funding Agency: International AIDS Society (IAS)
  • PI: Dr. Ali Shamseddine, FM
    Project Title: Determination of Mutational Profile of Waterpipe and Smoking Bladder Cancer Patients
    Funding Agency: Bristol Myers Squibb
  • PI: Dr. Samia Khoury, FM
    Project Title: Biomakers in MS and Modulation by Disease Modifying Treatment
    Funding Agency: MENACTRIMS
  • PI: Dr. Suha Kanj, FM
    Project Title:Prospective,Randomized,Doubleblind,Mutlicenter, Phase 3 Study to Assess the Safety & Efficacy of Intravenous Ceftolozane/Tazobactam compared with Meropenem in Adult Patients with ventilated Nosocomial Pneumonia
    Funding Agency:  Cubist Pharmaceuticals
  • PI: Dr. Mohamad Jaber, FAS
    Project Title: Rigorous Design of Micro-services Architecture
    Funding Agency: Murex Services S.A.L.
  • PI: Dr. Ghassan Dabibo, FM
    Project Title: A Randomized,Double Blind,Placebo Controlled,2 Part Study of Orally Admnistered AK0529 to Evaluate the Safety,Tolerability,Pharmacokinetics and Antiviral Effect of Single and Multiple Dosing in Hospitalised Infants
    Funding Agency: INC Research UK
  • PI: Dr. Mohamad Abiad, FAFS
    Project Title: Support to Knowledge Development and the Preparation of a Book Chapter on Climate Smart, Innovative Food Preservation and Processing Technologies Applied by Women in Rural Environments in the Near East and North African Region
    Funding Agency:Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • PI: Dr. Shadi Saleh, GHI
    Project Title: Developing of a Proposal, Financial, and Sustainability Model for a Diploma in Humanitarian Management
    Funding Agency: Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA)

 

Grants Awarded in November 2017

  • PI: Dr. Iman Nuwayhed, FHS
    Project Title: Scholarship Program for Graduate Education in Public Health II
    Funding Agency:Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
  • PI: Dr. Mona Fawaz, FEA and Dr. Nasser Yassin, IFI
    Project Title: A Map-Based Observatory of Social Justic and the City" and "Informal Adaptive Mechanisms Among Refugees in the Middle East: Understanding Adaptation, Resilience and Agency in Securing Livelihoods in the Informal Sector Amng Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Ford Foundation
  • PI: Dr. Dina El Khawaga, Asfari Institute
    Project Title: The Lay of the Land: A Social Mapping of Daily Practices in Informality amongst Syrian Displaced Communities in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Ford Foundation
  • PI: Dr. Mohamad Farran, FAFS
    Project Title: Interaction among AviPro MG F and Pulmotil-AC
    Funding Agency: Eli Lilly (Suisse) S.A. / Lilly Animal Health
  • PI: Dr. Omar Obeid, FAFS
    Project Title: Assess the results of the enforcement of the salt iodization program and evaluate the impact of the program after a year of work by assessing iodine status among Lebanese children
    Funding Agency: Iodine Global Network (IGN)
  • PI: Dr. Shadi Saleh, GHI
    Project Title: Recruitment of a Full Time Research Coordinator at GHI
    Funding Agency: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
  • PI: Dr. Omar Obeid, FAFS
    Project Title: Assessment of Dried Spot Thyroglobulin in Pregnant Women to Redefine the Range of Median Urinary Iodine Concentration that Indicates Adequate Iodine Intake: STRIPE
    Funding Agency: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
  • PI: Dr. Shadi Saleh, GHI
    Project Title: Inception Workshop: MENA and West Africa Cohort of Projects
    Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • PI: Dr. Shadi Saleh, GHI
    Project Title: Developing and Contextualizing Humanitarian Capacity Building Tools and Programs for the MENA Region
    Funding Agency: Humanitarian Leadership Academy (HLA)
  • PI: Dr. Ayman Kaysi, FEA
    Project Title: touch-MSFEA Startup Award
    Funding Agency: Mobile Interim Company No.2 S.A.L. (MIC2)
  • PI: Dr. Nadim Farajallah, IFI
    Project Title: MENA and WEF: the development of a rapid pre-assessment nexus tool
    Funding Agency: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

 

Grants Awarded in October 2017

  • PI: Dr.Sari Hanafi, FAS
    Project Title: Connecting the Social Sciences with Religious Knowledge in the Arab Region
    Funding Agency:Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • PI: Dr. Dine El Khawaga, Asfari Institute
    Project Title: Assessing the Impact of Social Movements in the Arab Region
    Funding Agency: Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • PI: Dr. Sawsan Abdulrahim, FHS
    Project Title: Community Mobilization in Crisis (CMIC)
    Funding Agency: University of Ottawa/ Open Society Foundations
  • PI: Dr. Najat Saliba, FAS
    Project Title: Sustainable Low Emissions Transport
    Funding Agency: United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
  • PI: Dr. Nisreen Salti, FAS
    Project Title: Analysis and Refinement of the Targeting Mechanisms for Food and Multipurpose Cash Assistance to Central African Republic (CAR) Refugees in the East, Adamawa and North Regions of Cameroon
    Funding Agency: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • PI: Dr. Nasser Yassin, FHS
    Project Title: Engaging with civil society to address protection and social stability issues facing refugees
    Funding Agency: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • PI: Dr. Arafat Tfayli, FM
    Project Title: A Phase 3, Open label, Multicenter Trialof Avelumab (MSB0010718C)vs.Platinum Based Doublet as a First Line Treatment of Recurrent of Stage IV PD-L1+non small cell lung cancer
    Funding Agency: Quintiles
  • PI: Dr. Ali Bazarbachi, FM
    Project Title: Targeted Therapy of Lymphoma by Agents other than DNA-Damaging Chemotherapeutic Agents. Peripheral T Cell Lymphomas (PTCL) Including "Adult T Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma"
    Funding Agency: Takeda Pharmaceuticals FZCO
  • PI: Dr. Rola Hamam, FM
    Project Title: Impact of Humira Therapy on ocular Inflammation,Selected health Care resource utilization & patient Reported Outcomes in Patients with Active Noninfectious Intermediate, Posterior
    Funding Agency: Abbvie Biopharmaceuticals GmbH

 

Grants Awarded in September 2017

  • PI: Dr.Jocelyn DeJong, FHS
    Project Title: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Young People in Jordan: A Mixed Methods Study Using Interactive Theatre
    Funding Agency:Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • PI: Mr.Rabih Shibli, CCECS
    Project Title:Science Education: A Key to University Access for Refugee Girls
    Funding Agency:Nuffic/EC
  • PI: Dr. LinaChoueiri, FAS
    Project Title:The protective role of language in global migration, mobility; language policies and practices in refugee settings (ProLanguage)
    Funding Agency:University of Reading
  • PI:Dr. Eman Sbaity, FM
    Project Title:AfMA Registry on gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors-A Retrospective Intergroup Profile Description & Evaluation of the Use of TKls
    Funding Agency:Phoenix
  • PI:Dr. Alaa Sharara, FM
    Project Title:Patient Education and Professional Development Program in IBD
    Funding Agency:Johnson & Johnson Middle East FZ-LLC
  • PI:Dr.Layla Dirani, FM
    Project Title:Effects of Bilingual Language Status and Collectivist/ Individualist Cultural Values on Children's Self-Regulation
    Funding Agency:University of Western Ontario / Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • PI: Dr. Jad Chaaban, FAFS
    Project Title:Economics of NCDs in Low and Middle-Income Countries
    Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • PI: Dr. Nadim Farajallah, IFI
    Project Title: PSI MENA regional chapter
    Funding Agency: Netherlands Enterprise Agency
  • PI: Dr. Khalid Yunis, FM
    Project Title: The Development of a Workplace Wellness Program in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: March of Dimes
  • PI: Dr. Mohamed Harajli, Provost's Office
    Project Title: Tomorrow's Leaders Program VII
    Funding Agency: U.S. Department of State

 

Grants Awarded in August 2017

  • PI: Dr. Fadi El-Jardali, FHS
    Project Title:Developing Data-Driven Innovation for Policymakers, Stakeholders and Researchers
    Funding Agency:American University of Cairo (AUC) / IDRC
  • PI: Dr. Hala Ghattas,FHS
    Project Title:Cross-Cultural Study of Household Water Insecurity (WIS) Validation of an Arabic Water Insecurity Scale
    Funding Agency:Northwestern University 
  • PI: Dr. Mona Harb,FEA
    Project Title:Lebanese Municipalities and Syrian Refugees: Building Capacity and Promoting Agency
    Funding Agency:Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS)
  • PI:Salma Talhouk, NCC
    Project:Daskara
    Funding Agency:Diane Foundation​

 

Grants Awarded in July 2017

  • PI: Dr. Joseph El-Khoury, FM
    Project Title:Supporting the Development of the Integrated Mental Health for First Episode Psychosis Known as Psychosis Recovery Outreach Program (PROP) within the Department of Psychiatry at AUBMC
    Funding Agency:Johnson & Johnson Middle East FZ-LLC
  • PI: Dr. Mohammad Haidar,FM
    Project Title:Use of PET-CT with Gallium-68 Labelled Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen in the Diagnosis and Follow-Up of Patients with Prostate Cancer
    Funding Agency: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • PI: Dr. Shadi Saleh,GHI
    Project Title:Towards the Establishment of a Global Health Institute in the Middle East and North Africa
    Funding Agency:International Development Research Centre (IDRC) 
  • PI:Rima Habib, FHS
    Project:Assessment on Child Labor in Agriculture in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon: The Case of Syrian Refugees - Phase II
    Funding Agency:UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)

 

Grants Awarded in June 2017

  • PI: Dr. Khalid Yunis, FM
    Project Title:Mothers in Lebanon: Unraveling their Family Structure, Characteristics, Demands & Resources of Support
    Funding Agency:Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) / QF
  • PI: Dr. Shadi Saleh, GHI
    Project Title: AUB Mobile University for Health (AMUH)
    Funding Agency:Open Society Foundations 
  • PI: Dr. Tarek Mitri,IFI
    Project Title:The Tribe and the Rule of the Islamic State (IS) Organization
    Funding Agency: Konrad Adenauer Stifung (KAS)
  • PI:Hala Ghattas, FHS
    Project:Development of Research Proposals for Preventing Diet Related Chronic Diseases in the MEN
  • PI: Dr. Majdi Abu Najm, NCC
    Project Title:INTAJ 2 'Improved Networks, Training and Jobs'
    Funding Agency:Mercy Corps
  • PI: Dr. Mona Osman, FM
    Project Title:Understanding and Addressing the Determinants of Antimicrobial Medicines Abuse in Lebanon 
    Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • PI: Dr. Omar Obeid,FAFS
    Project Title:Nutrition in Emergencies Course for Six Health Staff 
    Funding Agency: UNRWA

 

Grants Awarded in May 2017

  • PI: Dr. Majdi Abu Najm, NCC
    Project Title:INTAJ 2 'Improved Networks, Training and Jobs'
    Funding Agency:Mercy Corps
  • PI: Dr. Mona Osman, FM
    Project Title:Understanding and Addressing the Determinants of Antimicrobial Medicines Abuse in Lebanon 
    Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • PI: Dr. Omar Obeid,FAFS
    Project Title:Nutrition in Emergencies Course for Six Health Staff 
    Funding Agency: UNRWA

Grants Awarded in April 2017

  • PI: Dr. Ibrahim Khalifeh, FM
    Project Title:Effet de l'imiquimod et Derives sur la Leishmaniose Cutanee: Nouveaux Horizons de Traitement
    Funding Agency:CEDRE
  • PI: Dr. Khalid Yunis, FM
    Project Title:Situational Analysis on the Surveillance of Birth Defects
    Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • PI: Dr. Samia Khoury, FM
    Project Title:Microglial Activation and Neural Stem Cells Cross Talk Post Traumatic Brain Injury
    Funding Agency: Office of Naval Research (ONR)


 

Grants Awarded in March 2017

  • PI: Dr. Nadim Farajallah, IFI
    Project Title: Water Security Analysis (WSA) for Regional Water Establishments (RWEs) and Litani River Authority (LRA)
    Funding Agency: Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) / USAID
  • PI: Dr. Samir Mustapha, FEA
    Project Title: Identifying a Methodology to Detect Poor Quality Joints in Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Pipes Using Vibration-Based Methods
    Funding Agency: Future Pipe Industries LLC
  • PI: Dr. Joseph Costantine, FEA
    Project Title: Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting for Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) /EU
  • PI: Dr. Raya Saab, FM
    Project Title:Targeted Education for General Practitioners with Development and Application of a Workflow for Rapid Second Opinion, to Promote Early Diagnosis and Referral of Children with Suspected Solid Tumors
    Funding Agency:Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF)
  • PI: Dr. Mayssa Dabaghi, FEA
    Project Title:Stochastic Modeling and Simulation of Near-Fault Ground Motions for Use in PBEE
    Funding Agency: American University of Armenia Corporation (AUAC) / PEER
  • PI: Dr. Gladys Honein, FM
    Project Title:Towards a Family-Practice Based Primary Care in Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR): Roles and Functions of Nursing and Midwifery Workplace
    Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • PI: Dr. Nadim Farajallah, IFI
    Project Title: Mapping and Assessing Water Resources Related Interactions in the Bekaa
    Funding Agency: Embassy of Switzerland
  • PI: Dr.Zaher Dawy, FEA
    Project Title: Intelligent Crowd Sensing and Management in Dense Environments
    Funding Agency: General Electric Company
  • PI: Dr.Nisreen Salti, FAS
    Project Title: Developing a Proxy-Means Test (PMT) to Measure the Vulnerability of PRS Households
    Funding Agency: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)
  • PI: Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar, FEA
    Project Title:Designing Mixed Air Distribution Systems to Reduce Micro-particle Indoor Concentrations
    Funding Agency: Kuwait University
  • PI: Dr. Mutasem El Fadel, FEA
    Project Title:Acceleration of Aquifer Storage & Recovery
    Funding Agency: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) / U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
  • PI: Dr. Mona Fawwaz, FEA
    Project Title:Inclusive Housing Policies for Beirut: Mar Mikhael as an Urban Laboratory​
    Funding Agency: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)

 

Grants Awarded in February 2017

  • PI: Dr. Imad ElHajj, FEA
    Project Title: Oil Thickness Sensor Development
    Funding Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI) / Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
  • PI: Dr. John Pill, FAS
    Project Title: Strengthening Language Assessment Literacy in Tertiary Education in Lebanon: a Workshop for Faculty Members and Administrators at Lebanese Universities
    Funding Agency: International Language Testing Association (ILTA)
  • PI: Dr. Shadi Hmadeh, FAFS
    Project Title: Reducing Economic and Social Vulnerability of Syrian Refugees and Lebanese in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Near East Foundation (NEF) / US Department of State
  • PI: Dr. Elie Akl, FM
    Project Title: Adaptation of the 2015 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Rheumatoid Arthritis Guidelines for the Eastern Mediterranean Region
    Funding Agency:I nternational League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR)
  • PI: Dr. Fadi ElJardali, FHS
    Project Title: PRIMASYS Case Studies
    Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • PI: Dr. Zaher Dawy, FEA
    Project Title: Furthering Research and Education in the Area of Digital Wireless Communication Systems
    Funding Agency: Advanced Research Engineering & Consulting Services GmbH (ARECS)
  • PI: Dr. Fadi El Jardali, FEA and Dr. Elie Akl, FM
    Project Title: Development of the Publication Entitled: "Evidence Synthesis for Health Policy & Systems: A Methods Reader"
    Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • PI: Mr. Rabih Shibli, CCECS
    Project Title: Innovation Livelihood Project
    Funding Agency: World Food Programme (WFP)

Grants Awarded in January 2017

  • PI: Dr. Tarek Mitri, IFI
    Project Title: Civil Society's Engagement with and Impact on Public Policy Processes
    Funding Agency: Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS)
  • PI: Dr. Lamis Jomaa, FAFS
    Project Title: Nutrition Training Workshops to Improve the Nutrition Security of Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: University of Hohenheim

Grants Awarded in December 2016

  • PI: Dr. Abdulrahim Abu Husayn, FAS
    Project Title: A Preliminary Syriac: Aramaic and Arabic Lexical and Toponymical Survey of Beth Qatraye
    Funding Agency: National Priority Research Program (NPRP)
  • PI: Dr. Zaher Dawy, FEA
    Project Title: Intelligent Transport Systems using Efficient and Low Cost CMOS Visible Light Transceivers
    Funding Agency: National Priority Research Program (NPRP)
  • PI: Dr. Ayyad Jaffa, FM
    Project Title: A Novel Angiogenic Anti-Microbial Patch for Diabetic Wounds and Ulcer Treatment
    Funding Agency: National Priority Research Program (NPRP)
  • PI: Dr. Antoine Ghauch, FAS
    Project Title: Enhancing Water Quality Monitoring and Improving Water Disinfection Processes in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: National Priority Research Program (NPRP)
  • PI: Dr. Mohammad Hmadeh, FAS
    Project Title: Development of New Metal Organic Frameworks for Solar Fuel Production
    Funding Agency: The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
  • PI: Dr. Ghazi Zaatari, FM
    Project Title: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat's Knowledge Hub
    Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • PI: Dr. Mona Fawaz, FHS
    Project Title: Social Justice and the City
    Funding Agency: Ford Foundation
  • PI: Dr. Andreas Karathanasopoulos, OSB
    Project Title: Forecasting Lebanon's EMBI's Spread and Stock Index Returns: Implications for Timing Recessions
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) 
  • PI: Dr. Elias Rahal, FM
    Project Title: Receptors for Epstein-Barr Virus DNA that Induce Expression of the Autoimmunity-Associated Interleukin 17
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) 
  • PI: Dr. Neil Yorke-Smith, OSB
    Project Title:Agent-Based Simulation of Urban Dynamics in Beirut
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) 
  • PI: Dr. Hassan Dhaini, FHS
    Project Title: Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Toxicogenetic Alterations of BPA, and Nicotine Modulation in Vivo and in Vitro Models
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • PI: Dr. Lamya Atweh, FM
    Project Title: Building a 3D Printing Program for Congenital Heart Diseases at AUB: The First Initiative in Lebanon and the Region
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) 

Grants Awarded in November 2016

 

  • PI: Dr. Gumataw Kifle Abebe, FAFS
    Project Title: Exploring the Adoption and Implementation of Food Quality and Safety Management Systems in the Lebanese Food Supply Chain
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) 
  • PI: Dr. Hazem Assi, FM 
    Project Title: Availability, Rate of Usage, and Impact of Commercialized Genomic Tests on Adjuvant Treatment Decisions in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • PI: Dr. Aida Habib, FM
    Project Title: Statins and Inflammation in Vivo: the Role of Heme-Oxygenase-1 and Immune Cells
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • PI: Dr. Joseph Costantine, FEA
    Project Title: AGM: Antenna Design and Techniques for Glucose Monitoring without Blood Extraction
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • PI: Dr. Antoine Ghauch, FAS
    Project Title: Persulfate Photolysis Toward the Generation of Sulfate Radicals for the Treatment of Organic Residual Contaminants in Water and Industrial Effluents
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • PI: Dr. Jihad Makhoul, FHS
    Project Title: The Experiences of Research Participants of their Involvement in non-IRB Regulated Biomedical Research
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) 
  • PI: Dr. Mohamad Abiad, FAFS 
    Project Title: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) as a Waste Management System for the Lebanese Agro-Food Industry: Effectiveness, Challenges and Opportunities
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • PI: Dr. May Massoud, FHS
    Project Title: Developing an Integrated Strategy and a Decision Support Model for Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • PI: Dr. Nadine Darwiche, FM
    Project Title: Preclinical Efficacy of the Synthetic Retinoid ST 1926 and Novel Derivative in Colorectal Cancer
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • PI: Dr. Hassan Dhaini, FHS
    Project Title: Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Toxicogenetic Alterations of BPA, and Nicotine Modulation in Vivo and in Vitro Models
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • PI: Dr. Rim Saab, FAS
    Project Title:Gender Differences in Political Attitudes and Participation in the Arab World: A Cross-National Longitudinal Analysis of Public Opinion
    Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

 

Grants Awarded in October 2016

  • PI: Dr. Yaser Abunnasr, FAFS
    Project Title: GREENER CITIES ARE COOLER CITIES: Using Vegetated Green Infrastructure to Mitigate Urban Micro-climates in Desert
    Funding Agency: Regents of the University of California -
  • Davis
  • PI: Dr. Omar Obeid, FAFS 
    Project Title: Provision of Technical Support to Realize Optimal Salt Iodization in Leban
    on
    Funding Agency: UNICEF
  • PI: Dr. David Wrisly, FAS
    Project Title: Creating a Corpus of Multilingual TEI XML Transcriptions from the Linguistic Landscapes of Beirut Project
    Funding Agency: AMICAL Consortium
  • PI: Mr. Rabih Shibli, CCECS
    Project Title: Pilot Innovation Livelihood Project
    Funding Agency: World Food Progr
  • amme (WFP)
  • PI: Dr. Mohamed Harajli, Office of the Provost
    Project Title: Tomorrow's Leaders Program VI
    Funding Agency: U.S. Department of State

Grants Awarded in September 2016

  • PI: Dr. Sari Hanafi, FAS
    Project Title: Un Miroir des Sciences Sociales. Acteurs, Pratiques et Savoirs au Liban
    Funding Agency: CEDRE
  • PI: Dr. Fadi Maalouf, FM 
    Project Title: A school-based emotional resiliency program for middle school students in Lebanon: Evaluation of implementation and effectiveness in reducing the burden of depression and anxiety 
    Funding Agency: President and Fellows of Harvard College
  • PI: Dr. Fadi El Jardali and Dr. Elie Akl, FHS and FM
    Project Title: Establishing a Rapid response Service to Address Requests from Policymakers for HPSR in LMICs in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
    Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • PI: Dr. Hala Ghattas , FHS
    Project Title: Household Survey Peer Review and Data Analysis
    Funding Agency: UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • PI: Dr. Walid Saad, FEA
    Project Title: Pilot Project - Nicotine Detection using Novel Substrate Nanostructures
    Funding Agency: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) / NIH
  • PI: Dr. Sawsan Abdulrahim, FHS
    Project Title: A Multi-Component Intervention to Address Early Marriage in an Informal Syrian Refugee Settlement in Bekaa Valley East of Lebanon
    Funding Agency: Ford Foundation
  • PI: Dr. Majdi Abou Najm, NCC
        Project Title: Citizen Science for Improved Integrated Solid Waste Management
        Funding Agency: Mercy Corps
  • PI: Dr. Hani Hassan, Provost's Office
        Project Title: Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program 
        Funding Agency: Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education
  • PI: Dr. Hassan Zaraket, FM
        Project Title: Assesment of Influenza Vaccination Policies and Coverage in the EMR Region
        Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
  • PI: Dr. Digambara Patra, FAS
        Project Title: Arab-American Frontiers Fellowship
        Funding Agency: National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
    • PI: Dr. Durriyah Sinno, FM
      Project Title: Implementation of Care for Child Development and Implications on Early Childhood Development: A Pilot Study in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: World Vision International

    Grants Awarded in August 2016

    • PI: Dr. George Turkiyyah, FAS
      Project Title: Development of a Next-Generation Robotic-Assisted Surgery Simulator
      Funding Agency: Hamad Medical Corporation
    • PI: Dr. Wafic Sabra, CAMS 
       Superstring Theory, Gravitational Instantons and Black Hole Physics
      Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NS
    • F)
    • PI: Dr. Hana El-Ghali, IFI
      Project Title: Case Studies on the Higher Education for Refugees in Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey
      Funding Agency: United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    • PI: Dr. Fadi El-Jardali, FHS
      Project Title: Addressing Pre-Hospital Emergency Services in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: Lebanese Red Cross Society (LRC
    • PI: Dr. Fadi El-Jardali, FHS
      Project Title: Developing a Policy Brief on Pre-Term Delivery amongst the Refugees in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
    • PI: Dr. Mohamad Alameddine, FHS
      Project Title: Identifying Ways to Promote Health Systems Resilience in Contexts of Protracted Displacement Through Systems Analysis of UNRWA Provision to Palestine Refugees Displaced by the Syria Crisis
      Funding Agency: Queen Margaret University (QMU)

    Grants Awarded in July 2016

    • PI: Dr. Maya Abou Zeid, FEA
      Project Title: Travelers' Response to Innovative Technology and Sustainability Policies in an Energy-Efficient Development in Dubai: The Sustainable City
      Funding Agency: Regents of the University of California - Davis
    • PI: Dr. Salma Talhouk, FHS
      Project Title: Seed Germination Protocols and National Nursery Book Development
      Funding Agency: Lebanon Reforestation Initiative (LRI) / USAID
    • PI: Dr. Maria Gabriella Trovato, FAFS
      Project Title: Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
    • PI: Dr. Nasser Yassin, IFI
      Project Title: Poverty Alleviation and Women Refugees in the Middle East: Empowerment through Grassroots Micro-Entrepreneurship
      Funding Agency:  University of Plymouth
    • PI: Dr. Nadim Farajallah, IFI
      Project Title: National Partner to the Capacity Building Programme on Water Integrity in the Middle East and North Africa
      Funding Agency: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
    • PI: Dr. Nadim Farajallah, IFI
      Project Title: Informal Systems and Mechanisms in Lebanese Cities for policy Lessons
      Funding Agency: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)
  • PI: Dr. Fadi El-Jardali, FHS
         Project Title: Developing a Data-Driven Innovation for Policymakers, Stakeholders and Researchers
         Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Grants Awarded in June 2016

    • PI: Dr. Rania Masri, Asfari Institute
      Project Title: Academic-Activist Co-Produced Knowledge for Environmental Justice (ACKnowl_EJ)
      Funding Agency: Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona / International Social Science Council
    • PI: Dr. Ali Ahmad, IFI 
      Project Title: Nuclear Power and the Middle East in 2025: Uncertainties and Opportunities
      Funding Agency: MacArthur Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Omar Obeid, FAFS
      Project Title: Urinary Electrolyte Excretion and Associated Health Outcomes in Primary School Children in the UAE
      Funding Agency: Zayed University
    • PI: Dr. Salma Talhouk, NCC
      Project Title: Conserving Wild Plants and Habitats for People in the South and East Mediterranean
      Funding Agency: IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med)
    • PI: Dr. Hala Ghattas, FHS
      Project Title: Allo Sohtik: Testing a Radio Health Dialogue (transmitted through mobile phones) to Improve Access and Uptake of Antenatal Care Services by Syrian Refugees in Rural Lebanon
      Funding Agency: University of Newcastle
    • PI: Dr. Elie Akl and Fadi El-Jardali, FM & FHS
      Project Title: A Secretariat for the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI)
      Funding Agency: Cochrane
    • PI: Dr. Tarek Mitri, IFI
      Project Title: Islamic State Organization (IS) in Lebanon: Potentiality and Threats
      Funding Agency: Konrad Adenauer Stifung (KAS)
    • PI: Dr. Ghassan Dbaibo, FM
      Project Title: Epidemiological Surveillance of Respiratory Viral Infections in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: Sanofi Pasteur
       

    Grants Awarded in May 2016

    • PI: Dr. Assaad Eid, FM
      Project Title: Sestrin 2 as a Novel Therapeutic Target and Biological Marker in Diabetic Nephropathy
      Funding Agency: Qatar University
    • PI: Dr. Kaoukab Chebaro, Jafet Library
      Project Title: The Palestinian Oral History Archive at the American University of Beirut Libraries
      Funding Agency:National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
    • PI: Dr. Mohamad Farran, FAFS
      Project Title: Effect of dietary Hemicell® on reproductive performance of broiler breeders under commercial settings and the early livability of their progeny
      Funding Agency: Eli Lilly (Suisse) S.A. / Elanco Animal Health
    • PI: Dr. Kamal Badr, FM
      Project Title: Establishing a National Stroke Registry and the Lebanese Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Health Cohort
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
    • PI: Dr. Carla Aramouny, FEA
      Project Title: IAAC Global Summer School at AUB
      Funding Agency:Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)
    • PI: Dr. Rima Habib, FHS
      Project Title: Assessment on Child Labor in Agriculture in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon: The Case of Syrian Refugees
      Funding Agency: UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)
    • PI: Dr. Fadlo Khuri, Office of the President
      Project Title: Presidential Initiatives
      Funding Agency: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Sawsan Abdulrahim, FHS
      Project Title: The Prevalence of Early Marriage and its Key Determinants among Syrian Adolescent Refugee Girls in Bekaa, Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
    • PI: Dr. Tarek Mitri, IFI
      Project Title: The Current Lebanese Protest Movement and Ability to Enact Policy Change: Comparing the Current Movement with Political Parties and CSOs
      Funding Agency: Konrad Adenauer Stifung (KAS)

    Grants Awarded in April 2016

    • PI: Dr. Mohamed Harajli, Office of the Provost
      Project Title: Developing Youth from Sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab World into Engaged Citizens through a Program of Transformative Leadership for Social and Economic Change
      Funding Agency: MasterCard Foundation (MCF)
    • PI: Dr. Jad Chaaban, FAFS
      Project Title: MEDRESET. A comprehensive, integrated, and bottom-up approach to reset our understanding of the Mediterranean space, remap the region, and reconstruct inclusive, responsive, and flexible EU policies in it
      Funding Agency: Instituto Affari Internazionali/EC
    • PI: Dr. Karim Makdisi, IFI
      Project Title: Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture: Mapping Geopolitical Shifts, Regional Orders and Domestic Transformations (MENARA)
      Funding Agency: European Commission
    • PI: Dr. Pierre Karam, FAS
      Project Title: Arab-American Frontiers Fellowship
      Funding Agency: National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
    • PI: Dr. Rima Habib, FHS
      Project Title: Study on Child Labor in Agriculture in the Bekaa Region in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO
    • PI: Dr. Fateh Azzam,
      Project Title: APSA's First Middle East and North Africa Workshop
      Funding Agency: American Political Science Association (APSA
    • PI: Dr. Elie Akl, IFI
      Project Title: RARE Best Practices Pilot Guideline on Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)
      Funding Agency: Freiburg University Medical Center
    • PI: Dr. Rima Habib, FHS
      Project Title: Study on Child Labor in Agriculture in the Bekaa Region in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: International Labour Organization (ILO)
    • PI: Mr. Rabih Shibli, CCECS
      Project Title: Wofford MENA Virtual Exchange
      Funding Agency: Wofford College / U.S. Department of State
    • PI: Dr. Khalid Yunis, FM
      Project Title: Strengthening Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)

    Grants Awarded in March 2016

    • PI: Dr. Nasser Yassin, IFI
      Project Title: Participatory Action Research with Adolescents Affected by the Syrian Crisis in Egypt and Lebanon
      Funding Agency:  Save the Children International (SCI)
    • PI: Dr. Mohamad Farran, FAFS
      Project Title: Effective Treatment of Mycoplasma Gallisepticum in Broiler Breeder Chickens by Pulmotil AC and Denagard
      Funding Agency:  Elanco Animal Health
    • PI: Dr. Hala Darwish, FM
      Project Title: Brief International Cognitive Assessment for MS (BICAMS)
      Funding Agency:  Menactrims

    Grants Awarded in February 2016

    • PI: Dr. Fateh Azzam, Asfari Institute
      Project Title: Roundtable on Civil Society Engagement with the League of Arab States
      Funding Agency: Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI)
    • PI: Dr. Daniel Asmar, FEA
      Project Title: Human Proximity Alert and Vehicle Control
      Funding Agency: Computers & Communication Technology SAL (CCT)
    • PI: Dr. Arafat Tfayli, FM
      Project Title: A Phase II, Multicenter, Three-Cohort Study of Oral cMET Inhibitor INC280 in Adult Patients with EGFR Wild-Type, Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Who Have Received One or Two Prior Lines of Systemic Therapy
      Funding Agency: Novartis
    • PI: Dr. Nisreen Salti, FAS
      Project Title: The Economic Case for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
      Funding Agency:  International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    • PI: Dr. Hassan El Solh, FM
      Project Title: Funding for the Pediatric Oncology East & Mediterranean (POEM) Group
      Funding Agency: St. Jude's Children Research Hospital Inc.
    • PI: Dr. Nagi Saghir, FM
      Project Title: A Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Study of Ribociclib wth Fulvestrant for the Treatment of Postmenopausal Women with Hormone Receptor Positive,HER-2 Negative Advanced Breast Cancer Who Have Received No or Only 1 Line of Prior Endocrine Treatment
      Funding Agency: Novartis
    • PI: Dr. Arafat Tfayli, FM
      Project Title: RIFTOS MKI-Radioactive Iodine Refractory Asymptomatic Patients in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer- An Observational Study to Assess the Use of Multikinase Inhibitors
      Funding Agency:  Bayer Healthcare-Levant
    • PI: Dr. Fadi El Jardali and Walid Ammar, FHS
      Project Title: Performance-Based Contracting for Hospitals: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Impacts on Patient Outcomes, Equity and Efficiency in a Middle Income Country
      Funding Agency:  Medical Research Council (MRC)

     

    Grants Awarded in January 2016

    • PI: Dr. Lilian Ghandour, FHS
      Project Title: Promoting Youth Reproductive and Sexual Health, and Sexuality Education within a Public Health Framework in the Arab Region
      Funding Agency: Ford Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Miguel Abboud, FM
      Project Title: A Randomized, Double Blind, Double Dummy, Parallel Group, Multicenter, Phase 2b Study to Evaluate the Effect of Ticagrelor 10 mg and 45 mg Bid vs Placebo in Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
      Funding Agency: Quintiles
    • PI: Dr. Sami Azar, FM
      Project Title: Discovering Treatment Reality of Type 2 Diabetes in Real World setting
      Funding Agency: Astra Zeneca
    • PI: Dr. Sami Azar, FM
      Project Title: A Trial Comparing Efficacy and Safety of Insulin Degludec/Insulin Aspart Twice Daily and Biphasic Insulin Aspart Twice Daily In Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Before, During and After Ramadan
      Funding Agency: Astra Zeneca

     

    Grants Awarded in December 2015

    • PI: Dr. Fouad Fouad, FHS
      Project Title: Responding to Changing Health Needs in Complex Emergencies: A Policy Imperative.
      Funding Agency: Columbia University
    • PI: Dr. Alan Shihadeh, FEA
      Project Title: Center for the Study of Tobacco Products: Comparison of Methods of Measurement of Electronic Cigarette Topography.
      Funding Agency: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) / NIH
    • PI: Dr. Iman Nuwayhid, FHS
      Project Title: Global Masters in Health and Sustainable Development-Start Up Phase.
      Funding Agency: MasterCard Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Hadi Skouri, FM
      Project Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study to Evaluate Efficacy, Safety & Tolerability of Serelaxin When Added to Standard Therapy in Acute Heart Failure Patients.
      Funding Agency: Novartis
    • PI: Dr. Miguel Abboud, FM
      Project Title: Phase Two Human Clinical Trial of Sponsors' Proprietary Compound Known as SPD602, for Patients with Trans-fusional Iron Overload.
      Funding Agency: ICON Clinical Research Ltd.
    • PI: Dr. Jad Chaaban, FAFS
      Project Title: Provision of Professional Services for Rapid Poverty Assessment in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: UNDP
    • PI: Dr. Jad Chaaban, FAFS
      Project Title: Analyzing and Producing Sectoral Fact Sheets on Profiling Refugee Households in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: UNHCR
    • PI: Dr. Ali Taher, FM
      Project Title: An Open Label Multicenter Phase 4 Roll Over Protocol for Patients who Completed a Prior Global Novartis or Incyte Sponsored Ruxolitinib (INC424) Study.
      Funding Agency: Novartis

    Grants Awarded in November 2015

    • PI: Dr. Hadi Skouri,  FM
      Project Title: International Registry to Assess Medical Practice with Longitudinal Observation for Treatment of Heart Failure.
      Funding Agency: MAPI Life Sciences
    • PI: Dr. Fadi Geara, FM
      Project Title: Randomized, Prospective, Open Label Phase III trial Comparing Mebo Ointment with Biafine Cream for the Management of Acute Skin Reaction Caused by Postoperative Radiotherapy for Breast.
      Funding Agency: Julphar
    • PI: Dr. Tamer Amin, FAS
      Project Title: Teaching Science and Mathematics in Multilingual Contexts: A Teacher Training Project in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: Dr. Scholl Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Rima Akkary / Dr. Saouma Boujaoude, FAS
      Project Title: Towards an Educational Reform Movement in the Arab World: TAMAM's Lebanon Hub.
      Funding Agency: LORE Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Salma Talhouk, FAFS
      Project Title: Improving the Nutrition of Syrian Refugees and Host Communities through Garden Walls.
      Funding Agency: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
    • PI: Dr. Antoine Ghauch, FAS
      Project Title: Arab-American Frontiers Fellowship.
      Funding Agency: National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
    • PI: Dr. Samir Mustapha, FEA       
      Project Title: Assessment of Cracking in Friction Stir Welded Steel Plates Using Ultrasonic Waves.               
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    •  PI: Dr. Abla Sibai, FHS                    
      Project Title: Care Giving for Older Adults in Lebanon: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Caregivers and Care Recipients.
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Monique Chaaya, FHS                     
      Project Title: COLDS: A Cohort of Older Adults in Lebanon: A Dementia Study.     
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Rihab Nasr, FM                   
      Project Title: Circulating Microrna as Biomarkers for Lebanese Breast Cancer Early Detection.
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Ibrahim Khalifeh, FM                       
      Project Title: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: In Vitro and In Vivo Preclinical Models for New Treatment Strategies.
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Daniel Asmar, FEA                                             
      Project Title: Design and Motion Planning of a Hybrid AUV for Oil Rig Inspection.
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Ghazi Zaatari, FM                                               
      Project Title: Detection of Genetic Markers Involved in Metastatic Colorectal Carcinoma to Lymph Nodes.            
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Hassan Zaraket, FM                          
      Project Title: Developing a Three-Dimensional Culture Model to Study Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections.      
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    •  PI: Dr. Samia Khoury, FM                             
      Project Title:
      EBV Infected B Lymphocyte Exosomes and Dendritic Cells: Differential Cytokine Profile in Multiple Sclerosis.                
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Rami Mhanna, FEA            
      Project Title: Engineering Neural Differentiation Niches Utilizing Sulfated Sugars.               
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Hadi Jaafar, FAFS               
      Project Title: Evapotranspiration in Lebanon Using Landsat Imagery: Comparison to MODIS ET and Development of a Local Drought Index.   
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Hassan Artail, FEA              
      Project Title: Expediting the Realization of Smart Cities by Interfacing LTE and WiFi Networks.
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Nada Melhem, FHS
      Project Title:
      Exploring the Role of Killer Immunoglobulin Receptors (KIR) among HIV-Infected Individuals with HIV-Related Comorbid Conditions.    
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    •  PI: Dr. Ali Chehab, FEA  
      Project Title: Fetal Distress Detection Using Recurrence Quantification Analysis. 
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Fadi Bitar, FM
      Project Title: Identification of the Genetic Causes of Polydactyly and Congenital Heart Disease.  
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Omar Obeid, FAFS
      Project Title:
      Impact of Phosphorus Ingestion on Diet Induced Thermogenesis of Lean and Obese Subjects.                         
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    •  PI: Dr. Chantal Farra, FM
      Project Title:
      Incidence of Cystic Fibrosis Gene Defect in the Lebanese Population: A Pilot Study               
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Assaad Eid, FM   
      Project Title: Involvement of Cytochromes P450 and their Metabolites in Diabetic Renal Injury.
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Michel Kazan, FAS
      Project Title: Ion Beam-Induced Self-Organized Nano- and Micro-Structures for IR Coherent Sources.
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Marwan El Sabban, FM  
      Project Title: Liver-Directed Differentiation of Stem Cells: Application in Regenerative Medicine and Drug Screening and Discovery.
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Nesreene Ghaddar, FEA
      Project Title: Nano-Sized Fabric Produced by Electrospinning for Clothing Protection, Ventilation and Comfort.   
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Mounir Mabsout, FEA                    
      Project Title: Natural Fibers and Fabrics in Construction Systems.               
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Lama Charafeddine, FM                
      Project Title: Noninvasive Monitoring in Term and Preterm Newborns Using Video Analysis Techniques.               
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Mazen Ghoul, FAS           
      Project Title: Novel Synthesis of Nano- and Micro-Structures of Lanthanum Hydroxide with Applications.              
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Mariam Arabi, FM                            
      Project Title:
      Screening for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in the Lebanese Population.   
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Elie Hantouche, FEA                                        
      Project Title: Studies on the Behavior of Double Angle and Shear Endplate Steel Connections in a Fire Event.       
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Bilal Kaafarani, FAS                           
      Project Title:
      Synthesis and Investigation of Novel Materials for Organic-Light Emitting Diodes.   
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Philip Tadei, FM                                 
      Project Title: Targeted Spinal Fields to Improve Long-Term Pediatric Radiotherapy Outcomes.     
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Dima Jamali, OSB                               
      Project Title: The Importance of Social Capital for Women Entrepreneurs in Lebanon.                     
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Hiba El Hajj, FM                  
      Project Title: Understanding the Role of the Bradyzoite Marker P18 in Neurotoxoplasmosis.        
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Salah Zeineddine, FM                       
      Project Title: Validation of the Arabic Severe Respiratory Insufficiency (SRI) Questionnaire.          
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Ramsey Hamade, FEA                                      
      Project Title: Vibrational Investigations of Long Bones for Assessing Cortical Porosity.      
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Charlotte Karam, OSB                                      
      Project Title: Workplace Communication Patterns in Several Industries in Lebanon.                          
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    Grants Awarded in October 2015

    • PI: Dr. Mohamed Harajli,  Provost's Office
      Project Title: Tomorrow's Leaders Program V - Scholarship
      Funding Agency: U.S. Department of State
    • PI: Dr. Pierre Boukhalil, FM
      Project Title: A 12 Week Treatment, Mutlicenter, Randomized Double Blind, Double Dummy Prallel Group Study to Assess Efficacy and Safety of Switching from Salmateraol/Fluticasone to QVA149
      Funding Agency: Novartis
    • PI: Dr. Nasser Yassin, IFI
      Project Title: Strengthening Resilience and Stability in the face of Protracted Population Movement
      Funding Agency: University of Birmingham/ DFID
    • PI: Dr. Samer Ghosn, FM
      Project Title: Evaluation of Changes in Quality of Life and Socio-Professional Status in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis Treated with Adalimumab in Routine Medical practice EQUIPE
      Funding Agency: Abbvie Biopharmaceuticals GmbH
    • PI: Dr. Omar Obeid, FAFS
      Project Title: Monitoring and Evaluation of Salt Iodization in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: Iodine Global Network (IGN)
    • PI: Dr. Yaser Abunassr, FAFS
      Project Title: Developing Skills in the Field of Integrated Energy Planning in Med Landscapes - ENEPLAN
      Funding Agency: Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre / EU

    Grants Awarded in September 2015

    • PI: Dr. Hassan Chami, FM
      Project Title: Varinecline (Chantix) Treatment for Water pipe Smoking Cessation
      Funding Agency: Pfizer Inc.

     

    • PI: Dr. Ali Chamseddine, FAS
      Project Title: Quanta of Geometry
      Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
    • PI: Dr. Charlotte Karam, OSB
      Project Title: Knowledge is Power (KIP)
      Funding Agency: US Department of State
    • PI: Dr. Rihab Nasr,  FM
      Project Title: Potential Epigenetics Mechanisms in Early Onset Breast Cancer in Lebanese Population: A Pilot Study
      Funding Agency: Northwestern University
    • PI: Dr. Shadi Hamadeh, FAFS
      Project Title: Building the Food Security and Economic Resilience of Syrian Refugees and Vulnerable Members of their Host Communities in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: Near East Foundation (NEF)
    • PI: Dr. Kamal Badr, FM
      Project Title: A Two-year Pilot Study for Establishing a Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease Detection, Prevention, and Management System in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
    • PI: Dr. Rami Khoury, IFI
      Project Title: Urban Inequalities and Poverty in Lebanon: What can be Learned from the Social Market Economy?
      Funding Agency: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)
    • PI: Dr. Mohamed Harajli, Provost's Office
      Project Title: University Scholarship Program - VII (USP7)
      Funding Agency: US Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Grants Awarded in August 2015

    • PI: Dr. Farah Naja, FAFS
      Project Title:
      Mother and Child Cohort: Towards Curbing the Epidemic of Non-communicable Diseases in Qatar and Lebanon
      Funding Agency: Supreme Council of Health (SCH), State of Qatar
    • PI: Dr. Rima Akkary; Dr. Saouma Boujaoude, FAS
      Project Title:
      TAMAM III
      Funding Agency: Arab Thought Foundation (ATF)
    • PI: Dr. Bassem Yamout, FM
      Project Title:
      Open Label Multicenter Multiple Dose Study of the Effect of BG00012 on MRI lesions and Pharmacokinetics in Pediatric Subjects with Relapsing Remitting MS aged 10 to 17 Years
      Funding Agency: Biogen Idec Research Ltd
    • PI: Dr. Johnny Awwad, FM
      Project Title:
      Effect of Low Molecular Weight Heparin (Bemiparin) on Implantation Rate in patients Undergoing IVF/ICSI-A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial
      Funding Agency: Laboratoires Farmaceuticos ROVI S.A.

    Grants Awarded in July 2015

    • PI: Dr. Rami Khoury, IFI
      Project Title:
      Palestinian Oral History Archive
      Funding Agency: Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Hala Ghattas, FHS
      Project Title:
      Development of a Location-Based Application for Breastfeeding-Friendly Places in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: Newcastle University
    • PI: Dr. Ala'a Sharara, FM
      Project Title:
      Incidence of Nosocomial Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) at a Tertiary Care Center: A Prospective Study in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd
    • PI: Dr. Joanna Doummar, FAS
      Project Title:
      Geological and Hydrogeological Survey of the Ghadir River Basin
      Funding Agency: Beirut and Mount Lebanon Water Establishment (EBML)
    • PI: Dr. Miguel Abboud, FM
      Project Title:
      A Phase 2, Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blinded & Placebo Controlled Study to Explore Efficacy & Safety of Sevuparin Infusion for the Management of Acute Vaso-occlusive Crisis in Subjects with Sickle Cell Disease
      Funding Agency: Ergomed

     

    Grants Awarded in June 2015

    • PI: Dr. Salma Talhouk, FAFS
      Project Title:
      Bill day'a ma bit dee' - Promoting Local Economies through Community Local Tourism
      Funding Agency:  Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) / USAID
    • PI: Dr. Eveline Hitti, FM
      Project Title:
      Unexpected Death After Medical Encounters: Measurement, Reporting & Analysis
      Funding Agency:  Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. / NIH
    • PI: Dr. Jocelyn DeJong, FHS
      Project Title:
      TDR International Postgraduate Training Scheme on Implementation Research
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
    • PI: Dr. Jocelyn DeJong, FHS
      Project Title:
      TDR International Postgraduate Training Scheme on Implementation Research
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
    • PI: Dr. Ahmad Dallal, Provost’s Office
      Project Title:
      Center for Arts and Humanities
      Funding Agency: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Fadi El-Merhi and Dr. Charbel Saade, FM
      Project Title:
      An Individual Patient Specific Contrast Protocol in Renal CT Angiography: Reduced Radiation and Contrast Dose
      Funding Agency: GE Healthcare

     

    Grants Awarded in May 2015

    • PI: Dr. Robert Habib, FM
      Project Title: Use of Physiological Complexity and Correlation Properties to Quantify Brain Development in Infants
      Funding Agency:  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Bilal Kaafarani, FAS
      Project Title: Organic Chemistry 4
      Funding Agency:  Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Dr. Durriyah Sinno, FM
      Project Title:
      Implementation of Care for Child Development and Implications on Early Childhood Development: A Pilot Study in Lebanon
      Funding Agency:  World Vision International
    • PI: Dr. Wassim El Hajj, FAS
      Project Title:
      2D Piping Drawing White Space Management
      Funding Agency:  Computers & Communication Technology SAL (CCT)
    • PI: Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, FM
      Project Title:
      Effect of Vitamin D Replacement on Maternal & Neonatal Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Pregnant Women with Hypovitaminosis D
      Funding Agency:  World Health Organization (WHO)
    • PI: Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, FM
      Project Title:
      Effect of Vitamin D Replacement on Maternal & Neonatal Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Pregnant Women with Hypovitaminosis
      Funding Agency:  World Health Organization (WHO)

    Grants Awarded in April 2015

    • PI: Dr. Rima Nakkash, FHS
      Project Title: Development and Production of a Series of Short Videos, Targeting Youth, Discussing Water pipe (Arghile)
      Funding Agency:  Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
    • PI: Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar, FEA
      Project Title: Ceiling-Mounted Personalized Ventilators Effectiveness in Reducing the Spread of Particles in Office Spaces
      Funding Agency: Kuwait University
    • PI: Dr. Imad Uthman, FM
      Project Title: Patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis: Multicountry Registry of Clinical Characteristics, including Radiographic Progression, and Burden of Disease over 5 years in Real-Life Setting
      Funding Agency: Abbvie Biopharmaceutical GmbH
    • PI: Dr. Samer Ghosn, FM
      Project Title: A Worldwide Antihistamine refractory Chronic Urticaria Patient Evaluation in Asia Pacific, Middle East and African Countries (AWAREAMAC): Non interventional Study
      Funding Agency: Novartis
    • PIs: Dr. Kamel Aboughali and Dr. Nisreen Ghaddar, FEA
      Project Title: Testing Effectiveness of Window with Shutters in Terms of Energy Savings and Tightness in Hot and Humid Climates
      Funding Agency: SOMFY
    • PI: Dr. Rabih Shibli, CCECS
      Project Title: Bringing Education to Informal Tented Settlements
      Funding Agency: Reach Out To Asia (ROTA)
    • PI: Dr. Zaher Dawy, FEA
      Project Title: Scalable Multimedia Multicasting Mobile Solutions for Smartphone Users in Dense Environments
      Funding Agency: Qatar University
    • PI: Dr. Ata Elias, FAS
      Project Title: Seismotectonic Analysis of the Jannah Dam and Study of its Reservoir Triggered Seismicity Potential
      Funding Agency: Beirut and Mount Lebanon Water Establishment (EBML)
    • PI: Dr. Fadi El Jardali, FHS
      Project Title: Strengthening Health System Arrangements in Lebanon Through Rapid Response
      Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

    Grants Awarded in March 2015

    • PI: Dr. Rima Afifi, FHS
      Project Title: Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health Report
      Funding Agency: The University of Melbourne / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Khouzama Knio, FAS
      Project Title: Mapping of Economically Important MEA Plant Species in Jabal Moussa Reserve
      Funding Agency: UNESCO
    • PI: Dr. Dina Kiwan, FAS
      Project Title: Women's Participation and Leadership in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq: Moving from Individual to Collective Change
      Funding Agency: Oxfam GB
    • PI: Dr. Nagi Saghir, FM
      Project Title: Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study of LEE01 or Placebo in Combination with Tamoxifen & Goserelin or a Non -steroidal Aromatase Inhibitor & Goserlin for the Treatment of Premonopausal Women
      Funding Agency: Novartis
    • PI: Dr. Jocelyn DeJong, FHS
      Project Title: Technical Support to the HRP/UNDP Global Abortion Policies Project
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
    • PI: Dr. Angela Harutyunyan, FAS
      Project Title: International Presentation Program/This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time
      Funding Agency: Mondriaan Fonds

    Grants Awarded in February 2015

    • PI: Dr. Iman Nuwayhid, FHS
      Project Title: Third Cycle of the Faculty Development Program at KAIMRC: Towards Capacity Building in Research Methodology.
      Funding Agency: King Abdulah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC)
    • PI: Dr. Shady Hamadeh, FAFS
      Project Title: Knowledge in Access in Rural Interconnected Areas Network Phase III: Devolution to the American University of Beirut.
      Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    • PI: Dr. Najat Saliba, FAS
      Project Title: Catalyzing Open and Collaborative Science to Address Global Development Challenges (OCSDNet).
      Funding Agency: iHUB LIMITED
    • PI: Dr. Raya Saab, FM
      Project Title: Molecular-Guided Therapy for the Treatment of Childhood Relapsed and Refractory Solid Tumors.
      Funding Agency: Neuroblastoma & Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium / Spectrum Health Hospitals
    • Faculty(ies): FAFS and FHS
      Project Title: Deliver Training Modules for UAE Nationals in Environmental Health & in Nutrition and Food Sciences.
      Funding Agency: Aghthia Group PJSC

    Grants Awarded in January 2015

    • PI: Dr. Ghazi Zaatari, FM
      Project Title: Retrospective Epidemiology Study of ALK Rearrangement of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients in the MENA.
      Funding Agency: Ergo-med Clinical Research FZ-LLC
    • PI: Dr. Mariette Awad, FEA
      Project Title: Summer School for Promoting Al in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: IEEE Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Issam Bashour, FAFS
      Project Title: Fellowship for Dr. Ayman Shehada Al Ouda.
      Funding Agency: Institute of International Education (IIE) / USDS

    Grants Awarded in December 2014

    • PI: Dr. Imad Saoud, FAS
      Project Title: Sustainable Biological Control Strategies for Growers of Greenhouse Vegetables in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
    • PI: Dr. Nisrine Salti, FAS
      Project Title: Socio-Economic Survey of Palestine Refugees in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA)
    • PI: Dr. Karim Makdissi, IFI
      Project Title: Analysis of the OPCW-UN Joint Mission for the Elimination of the Chemical Weapons Program of the Syrian Arab Republic.
      Funding Agency: United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)

    Grants Awarded in November 2014

    • PI: Dr. Shadi Hamadeh, FAFS
      Project Title: Kitchen Gardens for Syrian Refugees and Host Communities in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: Dr. Scholl Foundation
    • PI: Salma Talhouk, NCC
      Project Title: Extra-Curricular Environmental Programs at 24 Schools across Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: Coca-Cola Foundation
    • PI: Salma Talhouk, NCC
      Project Title: 2015 Biodiversity Village Awards in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: Coca-Cola Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Mike Osta, FAS
      Project Title: Gut Bacteria in Vector Mosquitos: Transmission, Host Dependency and Effects on the Immune System.
      Funding Agency: Kemi Institute / EC
    • PI: Dr. Mutasem El Fadel, FEA
      Project Title: Generating a Risk and Ecological Analysis Toolkit for the Mediterranean (GREAT Med).
      Funding Agency: Universita degli Studi di Roma / EC

     

    Grants Awarded in October 2014

    • PI: Tarek Mitri, IFI
      Project Title: Promoting Evidence- Based Policy- Making in a Changing Middle Eastern Landscape
      Funding Agency: Carnegie Corporation of New York
    • PI: Dr. Ziad Salem, FM
      Project Title: A Randomized Double Blind, Placebo controlled Study of LEEo11 in Combination with Letrozole for the Treatment of Postmenopausal Women with Hormone Receptor Positive HER2-Negative
      Funding Agency: Novartis
    • PI: Dr. Samir Mallat, FM
      Project Title: A Phase III, Randomized, Assessor Blinded, Active Controlled, Multicenter Study of the Efficacy & Safety of APO-EPO as Compared to Procrit when Given Subcutaneously to Patients with Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease stage5
      Funding Agency: Accelsiors
    • PI: Tarek Mitri, FAFS
      Project Title: Housing Policies, Rent Control, and Property Taxation in Lebanon: Towards a Socially Just Model of Urban Development
      Funding Agency: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)
    • PI: Rima Afifi, FHS
      Project Title: Public Health in Contexts of Uncertainty
      Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    • Faculty: FAFS
      Project The Shelf-Life of the AGTHIA Chilled Yogurt Product
      Funding Agency: Aghthia Group PJSC
    • PI: Farid Chaaban, FEA
      Project Title:
      RESEARCH UNIT: The Lebanese Information Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Sari Hanafi/Lina Choueiri, FAS
      Project Title: URA ODYSCE-Observatoire Des Dynamiques Sociales, Culturelles et Economiques Sous le Titre "Circulation Multiculturelles"
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    Grants Awarded in September 2014

    • PI: Nesreen Ghaddar, FEA
      Project Title: Assessment of the Hybrid Solar Technologies for Air Conditioning in the Sustainable City of Dubai
      Funding Agency: Regents of the University of California - Davis
    • PI: Mutasem El-Fadel, FEA
      Project Title: Developing Co-Products from Anaerobic Digestion: Application of Anaerobic Digestate to Soil to Enhance Sustainable Agriculture and Waste Management
      Funding Agency: Regents of the University of California - Davis
    • PI: Salma Talhouk, FAFS
      Project Title: Developing and Integrated Approach for Assessment and Utilization of Biomass for Improving the Sustainability of a City
      Funding Agency: Regents of the University of California – Davis
    • PI: Issam Srour, FEA
      Project Title: Assessing the Effectiveness of Utilizing Cooperative Learning and Online Collaboration Tools on Enhancing Engineering Students' Communication Skills
      Funding Agency: Engineering Information Foundation (EIF)
    • PI: Hala Ghattas, FHS
      Project Design and Development to Improve Uptake and Continuity of Antenatal Care Among Syrian Refugee Women in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: Newcastle University / EC

     

    • PI: Mona Harb, FEA
      Project Title: Policy Mobilities, Urban Politics and Assemblage: A View from Lebanon
      Funding Agency: London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
    • PI: Joanna Doumar, FAS
      Project Title:
      Assessment of Real Evapotranspiration and Recharge Processes on two Karst Pilot Groundwater Catchments (Lebanon) Using an Integrated Spatially Distributed Numerical Model: Applications for Water Resources Management Purposes
      Funding Agency: National Academy of Sciences (NAS) / USAID
    • PI: Ali Chehab, FEA
      Project Title:
      Intelligent Device to Device Communications
      Funding Agency: TELUS
    • PI: Hadi Skouri, FM
      Project Title: Quality of adherence to Guideline Recommendations for Life-Saving Treatment in Heart Failure; An International Survey
      Funding Agency: Servier
    • PI: Ali Taher, FM
      Project Title:
      Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Epidemiological Registry in Growing and Emerging Markets-the Merge study
      Funding Agency: Novartis
    • PI: Ali Bazarbachi, FM
      Project Title:
      APL Model for Oncogene-Targeted Leukemia Cure
      Funding Agency:
      Institute National de la Sante et de la Recherche Mediteranian / EC
    • PI: Imad Souad, FAS
      Project Title: Investigations of Diseases, Stress Responses, Hematological Indicators and Growth of Rabbitfish Siganus Rivulatus in order to Develop Appropriate Aquaculture Protocols
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
                 
    • PI: Ali Bazarbachi, FM
      Project Title:
      Investigating the Pathophysiology of Adult T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma and the Role of Post-translational Modification of the Tax Oncoprotein Following Arsenic/Interferon Treatment
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Alexander Abdelnour, FM
      Project Title: The Effect of Antimicrobial Agents on B16F10 Melanoma Cells Growth in C57BL/6 Mice
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Isam Bahour, FAFS
      Project Title:
      Uptake of Antibiotics Residues from Soils into Plants
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Anwarul Hasan, FEA
      Project Title:
      Development
      of a Biomimetic Perfusable Tissue Engineered Blood Vessel for Study of Cardiovascular Diseases
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Elie Shammas, FEA
      Project Title:
      Design, Fabrication, and Testing of a Novel Barbed Suture for Reconnecting Severed Hand Tendons
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Faraj Hasanayn, FAS
      Project Title: Green Chemistry: A Need to Know How [Ru(PNN)(CO)(H)] and [Ru(PNP)(CO)(H)] Catalysts Work
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Youssef Abu Jawdeh, FAFS
      Project Title:
      Almond Witches’ Broom Phytoplasma: Detection, Molecular Characterization, Epidemiology and Management
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Imad El Hajj, FEA
      Project Title: Affordable Precision Agriculture for Small to Medium Farming Operations in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Huda Abu-Saad Huijer, FM
      Project Title:
      Palliative Care in Older Adults in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: George Araj, FM
      Project Title: Development of Microspheres-based Assay for High-Throughput Spoligotyping of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Isolates in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Rabih, Talhouk, FAS
      Project Title:
      Deciphering the Effect of Cx43 Loss and miRNAs, Identified in Biopsies from Lebanese Breast Cancer Patients, in Mediating Breast Tumor Initiation
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Mohammad Ahmad, FEA
      Project Title: Dry Reforming of Biogas for Cleaner Gas Production Using Heterogeneous
      Catalysis
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Lara Nasreddine, FAFS
      Project Title: Bisphenol A and the Risk of Hypertension in Urban Lebanese Adults
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Rouwaida Kanj, FEA
      Project Title: SM2: A Secure and Efficient Methodology for Protecting Smart Grid Meters from Cyber Attacks
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Ayman Tawil, FM
      Project Title: Genetic Alterations in Endometrial Carcinoma: A Retrospective Study in a Cohort Lebanese Population
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Zaher Dawy, FEA
      Project Title: Computational Modeling of DNA Repair Mechanism (MMR) for Understanding Defects by MMR Leading to Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD)
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Pierre Karam, FAS
      Project Title: Tailoring Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Microenvironment for Enhanced Photostability, Biocomptability and Functionality
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Mounib El Eid, FAS
      Project Title: Evolution of Low and Intermediate-Mass Stars with Element Formation
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Wassim Masri, FEA
      Project Title: Transforming Execution Profiles to Improve the Effectiveness of Software Analysis
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI: Fida Afiouni, OSB
      Project Title: Career-family attitudes and their impact on dual- career choices  (TWO YEARS)
      Funding Agency: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    Grants Awarded in August 2014

        • PI: Dr. Jocelyn DeJong, FHS
          Project Title: The Effects of the Syrian Crisis on Reproductive, Maternal, Child and Newborn Health; Analysis of Available Evidence.
          Funding Agency: US Fund for UNICEF / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation|
        • PI: Dr. Bassem Yamout, FM
          Project Title: A 2 Year Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Group Trial to Evaluate Efficacy, Safety, Tolerability & Pharmacokinetics of Teriflunomibe Administered Orally Once Daily in Pediatric Patients with Relapsing Forms of MS.
          Funding Agency: Sanofi – Aventis
        • PI: Dr. Shady Hamadeh, FAFS
          Project Title: Souk Aal Souk.
          Funding Agency: Waterfront City
        • PI: Dr. Imad Uthman, FM
          Project Title: A Multicenter International Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Hydroxychloroquine in the Primary Thrombosis Prophylaxis APS ACTION International Clinical Database and Repository
          Funding Agency: APS Action
        • PI: Dr. Hassan Zaraket, FM
          Project Title: Surveillance of Respiratory Virus Infections among Pediatric Cancer Patients at the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon
          Funding Agency: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
        • PI: Dr. Imad Uthman, FM
          Project Title: Antiphospholipid Syndrome Alliance for Clinical Trial & International Networking (APS Action) International Clinical Dbase & Repository
          Funding Agency: APS Action

     

    Grants Awarded in July 2014

        • PI: Dr. Haitham Akkary, FEA
          Project Title: Synchronization-Free Multithreading Architecture.
          Funding Agency: INTEL Corporation
        • PI: Dr. Wafic Sabra, CAMS
          Project Title: Superstring Theory, Gravitational Instantons and Black Hole Physics.
          Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
        • PI: Dr. Hala Dimechkie, Provost’s Office
          Project Title: DUNIA BEAM Project.
          Funding Agency: Universita degli Studi di Pavia / Erasmus Mundus
        • PI: Dr. Nahla Hwalla, FAFS
          Project Title: Study on Water and Beverage Consumption among Children Aged 4-13 Years in Lebanon.
          Funding Agency: Societe des Eaux Minerales Libanaises s.a.l (SEML)
        • PI: Dr. Ali Taher, FM
          Project Title: A single Arm, Multicenter, Phase II Study to Explore the Efficacy &safety of Ruxolitinib (INC424)in Regularly Transfused Patients with Thalassemia.
          Funding Agency: Novartis
        • PI: Dr. Sally Temraz, FM
          Project Title: Multi-center, Non-interventional Study Designed to Gather Post-marketing Pharmacovigilance and Effectiveness Data on Subjects Treated with Cetuximab (OPTIM1SE).
          Funding Agency: ClinServ Int. Group & inVentiv Health Clinical UK Ltd.

    Grants Awarded in June 2014

    • PI: Dr. Sawsan Abdulrahim, FHS 
      Project Title: Survey on Employers of Domestic Workers in Lebanon: Attitudes, Practices, and Social Norms
      Funding Agency: International Labour Organization (ILO)
    • PI: Dr. Nadim Farajallah, IFI
      Project Title: National Partner to the Capacity Building Programme on Water Integrity in the Middle East and North Africa
      Funding Agency: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
    • PI: Dr. Mona Fawaz, FEA
      Project Title: Urban Meta-Analysis: An Investigation of the Chiyah Area
      Funding Agency: World Vision
    • PI: Dr. Ali El Hajj, FEA
      Project Title: Research Unit: Advanced Demining Research Unit
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • Faculties: FAFS and FHS
      Project Title: Assessment of Treated Wastewater in Al Wathba Region
      Funding Agency: Agthia Group PJSC

    Grants Awarded in May 2014

    • PI: Dr. Hala Ghattas, FHS 
      Project Title: Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Children, A School-based Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
      Funding Agency: Nestle Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Salah Sadek, FEA
      Project Title: Integrity Assessment of Concrete Drilled Shafts by Low-Strain Pile Integrity Tests
      Funding Agency: South for Construction
    • PI: Dr. Shadi Hamadeh, FAFS
      Project Title: Establishing a Food Trail in the Higher Shouf and West Beqaa Regions
      Funding Agency: Development Alternatives Inc. / USAID
    • PI: Dr. Karim Makdisi, IFI
      Project Title: Teaching Public Policy for the Arab World
      Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    • PI: Dr. Nahla Hwalla, FAFS
      Project Title: Nutritional Assessment of Arab Youth
      Funding Agency: Nestle Middle East FZE

    Grants Awarded in April 2014

    • PI: Dr. Hala Ghattas, FHS
      Project Title: Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Children: A School-based Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.
      Funding Agency: Nestle Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Karim Makdissi, IFI
           
      Project Title: Teaching Public Policy for the Arab World
            Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    • PI: Dr. Nahla Hwalla, FAFS
           
      Project Title: Nutritional Assessment of Arab Youth.
            Funding Agency: Nestle Middle East FZE
    • PI: Dr. Shady Hamadeh, FAFS
           
      Project Title: Establishing a Food Trail in the Higher Shouf and West Beqaa Regions.
            Funding Agency: Development Alternatives Inc.
    • PI: Dr. Salah Sadek, FEA 
            
      Project Title: Integrity Assessment of Concrete Drilled Shafts by Low-Strain Pile Integrity Tests.
            
      Funding Agency: South for Construction

    Grants Awarded in March 2014

     

    • PI: Dr. Mona Harb, FEA
      Project Title: Freedom, dignity and justice: A comprehensive approach to the understanding of youth exclusion and the prospects for youth inclusion and overall change in the South and East Mediterranean (POWER2YOUTH).
      Funding Agency:
      Instituto Affari Internazionali / Institute for International Affairs
    • PI: Dr. Zaher Dawy, FEA
      Project Title: Seizure Detection and Prediction Optimization.
      Funding Agency: W Science Limited
    • PI: Dr. Maurice Khoury, FM
           
      Project Title: More Response on Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) with Multi Point Pacing.
            Funding Agency: St. Jude Medical Coordination Center
    • PI: Dr. Patrick McGreevy, FAS
           
      Project Title: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
            Funding Agency: Queen Rania Foundation

    Grants Awarded in February 2014

    • PI: Dr. Marc Bassim, FM
      Project Title: Congenital Hearing Loss in the Middle East Area, Generating patient Specific iPS Cells to Model the Disease.
      Funding Agency:
      Capita Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Ala’a Shararah, FM
      Project Title: The Effectiveness of a Customized Mobile Application in Colonoscopy Preparation; a Randomized Controlled Trial.
      Funding Agency: Ferring Pharmaceuticals
    • PI: Dr. Christine Abbyad, FM
            
      Project Title: Building Capacity for Family Planning Education and Counseling in Humanitarian Settings.
             Funding Agency: UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
    • PI: Dr. Cynthia Myntti, President's Office 
             
      Project Title: Critical Citizenship and Place-Making: The AUB Neighborhood Initiative as a Model of the Region.
             Funding Agency: Ford Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Miguel Abboud, FM
             Project Title: Evaluation of Purified Poloxamer 188 in Children in Crisis (EPIC): A Phase 3, Randomized, Double Blind, 
             Placebo Controlled, Multi-Center Trial of MST-188 Injection in Children Experiencing Yaso-Occlusive Crisis.
             Funding Agency: Pharm-Olam Int.Ltd.
    • PI: Dr. Brigitte Khoury, FM
            
      Project Title: Field Testing ICD-11 Proposals for Sexual Disorders & Sexual Health in Selected Countries in the Arab Region.
             Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
    • PI: Dr. Jocelyn DeJong, FHS
      Project Title: Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs and Risks of Very Young Adolescents in Humanitarian Contexts.
      Funding Agency: Save the Children International

    Grants Awarded in January 2014

     

    • PI: Dr. Cynthia Myntti, President’s Office
      Project Title: Gentrification and Neighborhood Change in Ras Beirut.
      Funding Agency:
      London School of Economics & Political Science
    • PI: Dr. Ali Bazarbachi, FM
      Project Title: Investigating the Pathophysiology of Adult T- Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma and the Role of Posttranslational Modification of the Tax Oncoprotien Following Arsenic/ Interferon Treatment. Funding Agency: Swedish Research Council
    • PI: Dr. Sami Azar, FM
      Project Title: 3 International Surveys on hypoglycemia Among Insulin-Treated Patients with Diabetes.
      Funding Agency: Novo Nordisk
    • PI: Dr. Youssef Abu Jawdeh, FAFS
      Project Title: Organizing and Coordinating a Molecular Training for the Subgroup Detection of the Phytoplasma Strains.
      Funding Agency: Ministry of Agriculture
    • PI: Dr. Tony Bazi, FM
      Project Title: A Randomized, Double Blind, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Adding Mirabegron to Solifenacin in Incontinent OAB Subjects Who Have Received Solifenacin for 4 weeks and Warrant Additional Relief OAB.
      Funding Agency: Clintec
    • PI: Dr. Miguel Abboud, FM
      Project Title: A Phase 2, Open Label, Multicenter, Single Dose Pharmacokinetics& Multiple Dose Study of the Safety, Efficacy & Tolerability of SSP 004184 in a Pediatric Population with Transfusional Iron Overload.
      Funding Agency: Shire Development  LLC
    • PI: Dr. Nahla Hwalla, FAFS
      Project Title: Collaboration Agreement - Nestle Healthy Kids Global Programme.
      Funding Agency: Nestle Middle East FZE
    • PI: Dr. Mohamad Farran, FAFS
      Project Title: Effect of Dietary Lignocellulose on Egg Hatchability and Performance Parameters of Broiler Breeders and Their Progeny under Commercial Settings.
      Funding Agency: ETN Food Engineering
    • PI: Dr. Ali Bazarbachi, FM
      Project Title: The Mechanism of Action of Arsenic Trioxide and Interferon Alpha in HTLV-I Associated Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ATL)".
      Funding Agency: Lady Tata Memorial Trust
    • PI: Dr. Isam Bashour, FAFS
      Project Title: IIE-SRF Fellowship for Dr. Ayman Al Auda.
      Funding Agency: Institute of International Education (IIE)
    • PI: Mr. Rami Khoury, IFI
      Project Title: Social Justice and Economic Development in the Middle East.
      Funding Agency: Princeton University
    • PI: Dr. Najat Saliba, NCC
      Project Title: Beit Misk: Environmental Impact & Ecological Assessment.
      Funding Agency: Highland
    • PI: Dr. Nahla Hwalla, FAFS
      Project Title: Healthy Kids Partnership.
      Funding Agency: Nestle Middle East FZE

    Grants Awarded in December 2013

     

    • PI: Dr. Sami Azar, FM
      Project Title: Efficacy and Safety of Liraglitude vs Sulphonylurea both in Combination with Metformin during Ramadan in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes.
      Funding Agency:
      Novo Nordisk

     

    • PI: Dr. Darine Salam, FEA
      Project Title: Capacity Building on Climate Change Mitigation for Poverty Alleviation in Western Asia.
      Funding Agency: ESCWA
    • PI: Dr. Elie Akl, FM
      Project Title: Three Systematic Reviews for the Purpose of the New WHO Injection Safety Policy.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
    • PI: Dr. Ali Bazarbachi, FM
      Project Title: Investigating the Pathophysiology of Adult T- Cell Leukemia Lymphoma and the Role of Post-translational Modification of the Tax Oncoprotien Following Arsenic Interferon Treatment.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
    • PI: Dr. Hala Muhtasib, FAS
      Project Title: Formulation Uptake and Anticancer Activity of Thymoquinone Nanoparticles in Vitro and in Vivo.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)

     

     

    Grants Awarded in November 2013

     

    • PI: Dr. Mey Jurdi, FHS
      Project Title: Potable Water Quality and Management Research Unit.
      Funding Agency:
      National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

     

    • PI: Dr. Ali Bazarbachi, FM
      Project Title: The Mechanism of Action of Arsenic Trioxide and Interferon Alpha in HTLV-I Associated Adult T-Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma (ATL)"
      Funding Agency: Lady TATA Memorial Trust
    • PI: Dr. Ghassan Dbaibo, FM
      Project Title: Identification of Streptococcus Pneumonia Serotypes Causing Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Adults Aged Over 50 Years in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency:
      Pfizer Inc.
    • PI: Dr. Huda Abu Saad Huijer, FM
      Project Title: Study on Chronic Pain: The Development and Psychometric Validation of an Arabic-Language Version of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS-A).
      Funding Agency:
      Pfizer Inc.
    • PI: Dr. Zeina Kanafani, FM
      Project Title: Clinical Characteristic, Risk Factor Mortality Associated with Infection Caused by Carbpenem Resistant.
      Funding Agency:
      Pfizer Inc.
    • PI: Dr. Arafat Tfayli, FM
      Project Title: Screening for the Prevalence of EGFR and ALK Mutations in Lung Adenocarcinoma Patients in the Levant Area, a Prospective Analysis.
      Funding Agency:
      Pfizer Inc.
    • PI: Dr. Anais Donabedian, FM
      Project Title: Multilingualism in the Eastern Mediterranean.
      Funding Agency:
      The Institute of Research For Development (IRD)

     

     

    Grants Awarded in October 2013

     

    • PI: Dr. Ghassan Matar, FM
      Project Title: Establishment of a Nationwide Laboratory Network in Lebanon for the Characterization of Food-Borne Diseases Pathogens and Determination of their Phenotypic and Genotypic Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles.
      Funding Agency:
      World Health Organization (WHO)
    • PI: Dr. Tamar Kabakian, FHS
      Project Title: Developing and Implementation of a Labor Companionship Model for Integration in Public Hospitals in Three Arab Middle-Income Countries.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
    • PI: Dr. Rima Nakkash, FHS
      Project Title: Assessing the Attitudes and Practices of Public Health Professionals Regarding Funding from For-Profit Corporations.
      Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    • PI: Dr. Sari Hanafi, FAS
      Project Title: Science Granting Councils: MENA Consultation Meeting
      Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    • PI: Dr. Jocelyn DeJong, FHS
      Project Title: Statistical Analysis to Understand the Pattern of Antenatal Care Utilizaton Across 6 Countdown Countries from Different Regions of the World.
      Funding Agency: UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)

    Grants Awarded in September 2013

        • PI: Dr. Imad El Hajj, FEA
          Project Title: Faculty Course Development Award: Applied Instrumentation for Civil Engineering.
          Funding Agency:
          IEEE Foundation
        • PI: Dr. Bassem Yamout, FM
          Project Title: The Multi National Gilenya Pregnancy Exposure Registry in Multiple Sclerosis.
          Funding Agency: Outcome Europe SARL                
        • PI: Dr. Ahmad Dallal, Provost’s Office
          Project Title: The University Scholarship Program (V)
          Funding Agency: US Agency for International Development (USAID)
        •  PI: Dr. Nadim Farajallah, FAFS
          Project Title: Impact of Population Growth and Climate Change in Lebanon and Egypt on Water Scarcity, Agricultural Output and Food Security.
          Funding Agency: Columbia University Middle East Research Center (CUMERC)/USAID
        • PI: Dr. Lara Nasreddine, FAFS
          Project Title: Validation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire for the Assessment of Sodium Dietary Intake Using 24-hour Urine Sodium Excretion in Lebanese Adults.
          Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
        • PI: Dr. Sari Hanafi, FAS
          Project Title: Scoping Study on Research Granting Councils in MENA.
          Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
        • PI: Dr. Ahmad Dallal, Provost’s Office
          Project Title: Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship Program III.
          Funding Agency: U.S. Department of State
        • PI:  Dr. Tarek Ghaddar, FAS          
          Project Title: Stable and Efficient Ruthenium Complexes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.
          Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
        • PI:  Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, FM
          Project Title: RESEARCH UNIT: National Core Collaborative Research Centers on Hypovitaminosis D and Metabolic Disorders.
          Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
        • PI:  Dr. Salma Talhouk, NCC
          Project Title: Developing a Chemical System for Screening and Fingerprinting Closely Related Plant Species.
          Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
        • PI:  Dr. Kamal Bouhadir, FAS
          Project Title: Preparation of Potentially Active Hydrazono-Carbanucleosides for Diabetic Nephropathy.
          Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
        • PI:  Dr. Nadine Darwiche, FM
          Project Title: Targeted Therapy of Adult T Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma by the Novel Synthetic Retinoid ST1926.
          Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
        • PI:  Dr. Ali Chalak, FAFS
          Project Title: Value Chain Analysis of Wheat Landraces and Wheat-Based Traditional Foods in Relation to Agro biodiversity.
          Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
        • PI:  Dr. Noel Ghanem, FAS
          Project Title: Control of Long-term Survival and Function of Adult-Born GABAergic Neurons in the Brain by the Retinoblastoma Protein, pRb.
          Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
        • PI:  Dr. Firas Kobaissy, FM
          Project Title: Dysglycemia in Acute Coronary Syndrome: a Harbinger of Poor Outcome.
          Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
        • PI:  Dr. Mustapha Haidar, FAFS
          Project Title: Reduced Rates of Metribuzin and Hilling for Weed Management in Potato.
          Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
        • PI:  Dr. Ziad Nahas, FM
          Project Title: Neurogenesis with Deep Brain Stimulation.
          Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    Grants Awarded in August 2013

    • PI: Dr. Ibrahim Salti, FM
      Project Title: A Phase III, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the Addition of the MK-3102 Compared With the Addition of Glimepiride in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Inadequate
      Funding Agency:
      Parexel
    • PI: Dr. Imad Uthman, FM
      Project Title: A Randomized, Double Blind Placebo Controlled Study of the Maintenance of Efficacy of ETANERCEPT Plus DMARDs Compared with DMARDs Alone in Subjects with Rheumatoid Arthritis
      Funding Agency: Pfizer      
    • PI: Dr. Omar Obeid, FAFS
      Project Title: Innovation Voucher
      Funding Agency: Industrial Research Institute (IRI)
    • PI: Dr. Monique Chaaya, FHS
      Project Title: Publisher Open - Access Fees for Wellcome Trust Funded Publications
      Funding Agency: Wellcome Trust

    Grants Awarded in July 2013

     

     

    • PI: Dr. Karim Kabalan, FEA
      Project Title: Conception et Development d'un Simulateur Materiel de Canal de Propagation pour les Systemes Heterogens de Communications
      Funding Agency:
      CEDRE
    • PI: Dr. Shadi Saleh, FHS
      Project Title: Employing e-Health to Enhance Quality and Equity of Chronic Care Services in Primary Health Care in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    • PI: Dr. Raya Saab, FM
      Project Title: Children's Cancer Institute
      Funding Agency: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Inc.
    • PI: Dr. Samar Muwakkit, FM
      Project Title: Epidemiologic, Clinical, Laboratory and Molecular Genetic Characterization of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the Middle East
      Funding Agency: Middle East Childhood Cancer Alliance (MECCA)
    • PI: Dr. Brigitte Khoury, FM  
      Project Title: Training in Mental Health Services for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
      Funding Agency:
      UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
    • PI: Dr. Ahmad Dallal, Provost’s Office
      Project Title: Erasmus Mundus Partnerships Action 2 - Egypt-Lebanon-EU Mobility Exchange Network (ELEMENT)
      Funding Agency: Cardiff Metropolitan University / Erasmus Mundus
    • PI: Dr. Imad Uthman, FM
      Project Title: A Prospective, Non- Interventional Multi-Center Observational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Tocilizumab in Patients with Moderate to Severe Active Rheumatoid Arthritis in Routine Practice.
      Funding Agency: Hoffmann - La Roche Ltd.
    • PI: Dr. Miguel Abboud, FM
      Project Title: Open Label, Single Arm Trial to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Immunogenicity of 13 Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Children with Sickle Cell Disease Previously Immunized with 23 Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine
      Funding Agency: Pfizer Inc. / Worldwide Clinical Trials Limited.

    Grants Awarded in June 2013 

    • PI: Dr. Pierre Karam, FAS
            Project Title: Towards Highly Photo stable Conjugated Polymers
            Funding Agency:
      The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
    • PIs: Dr. Fadi El-Jardali, FHS and Dr. Elie Akl, FM
            Project Title: Building Capacity to Conduct Systematic Reviews of Health Policy and Systems Research in LMICs
            in the  EMR
            Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)  
    • PI: Dr. George Turkiyyah, FAS
      Project Title: Human Resource Scheduling at BCTC - Phase II
      Funding Agency: Beirut Container Terminal Consortium (BCTC)
    • PI: Dr. Rima Nakkash, FHS
      Project Title: International Meeting on Water pipe Tobacco Smoking: Building Evidence for Intervention and Policy
      Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

    Grants Awarded in May 2013

     

     

    • PI: Dr. Ziad Nahas, FM
      Project Title: Validation of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology - Self Report (IDS-SR) in a Sample of Lebanese Psychiatric Outpatients
      Funding Agency:
      Pfizer Inc.
    • PI: Dr. Iman Nuwayhid, FHS
      Project Title: Second Cycle of the Faculty Development Program at KAIMRC: Towards Capacity Building in Research Methodology
      Funding Agency: King Abdullah International Medical Research Center
    • PI: Dr. Layla Akoury Dirani, FM
      Project Title: Psychological First Aid Training and Support for Children Exposed to Trauma
      Funding Agency: UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)
    • PI: Dr. Ali Shamseddin, FM
      Project Title: A Randomized, Double Blind, Multicenter, Phase III Study of Everolimus (RAD001) Plus Best Supportive Care Versus Placebo Plus Best Supportive Care in the Treatment of Patients with Advanced NET of GI or Lung Origin
      Funding Agency: NOVARTIS
    • PI: Dr. Imad Uthman, FM
      Project Title: A Prospective, Non- Interventional Multi-Center Observational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Tocilizumab in Patients with Moderate to Severe Active Rheumatoid Arthritis in Routine Practice
      Funding Agency: Hoffmann - La Roche Ltd
    • PI: Dr. Mey Jurdi, FHS
      Project Title: Lebanon Litani River Basin Management Support (LRBMS)
      Funding Agency: International Resources Group (IRG) / USAID
    • PI: Rami Khoury, IFI
      Project Title: Empowerment of Youth at Risk through Job Creation Programs
      Funding Agency: International Labor Office (ILO)

    Grants Awarded in April 2013

     

     

    • PI: Dr. Hassan Chami, FM
      Project Title: Respiratory and Cardiovascular Effects of Water Pipe Smoking
      Funding Agency:
      Hamad Medical Corporation / Qatar Foundation
    • PI: Mr. Rami Khoury, IFI
      Project Title: The Situation of the Family in the Arab World: A Literature Review
      Funding Agency: Doha International Family Institute / Qatar Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Nahla Hwalla, FAFS
      Project Title: Vegetable Seeds Trial at AREC
      Funding Agency: UNIFERT

    Grants Awarded in March 2013

     

    • PI: Dr. Bacel Maddah, FEA
      Project Title: Cutting Edge Optimization for Modern, Consumer-Focused Retailing
      Funding Agency: Qatar University / Qatar Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Asad Zeidan, FM
      Project Title: The Cellular Interplay Between the Na+/H+ Exchanger Isoform 1 and Osteopontin in Cardiac Remodeling
      Funding Agency:
      Qatar University / Qatar Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Assaad Eid, FM
      Project Title: AMPK, mTOR & Tuberin: Novel Biological Pathways Linking Diabetes to Colorectal Cancer
      Funding Agency: Qatar University / Qatar Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Assaad Eid, FM
      Project Title: Mechanisms of Epithelial Cells Injury in Diabetes
      Funding Agency: Hamad Medical Corporation / Qatar Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Lilian Ghandour, FHS
      Project Title: Promoting Youth Reproductive and Sexual Health, and Sexuality Education within a Public Health Framework in the Arab Region
      Funding Agency: Ford Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Iman Nuwayhid, FHS
      Project Title: A Planning Study for the Establishment of a Global Maste
      r’s Program in Health and Sustainable Development
      Funding Agency: MasterCard Foundation
    • PI: Dr. Ahmad Dallal, Provost
      Project Title: WELCOME
      Funding Agency: Politecnico di Torino (
      Erasmus Mundus)

    Grants Awarded in January 2013

      

    • PI:  Dr. Lilian Ghandour, FHS
      Project Title: Alcohol Control and Harm Reduction Policies in Lebanon: The Industry, the Market and the Young Consumer     
      Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
    • PI:  Dr. Nahla Houalla, FAFS
      Project Title: Collaboration in the Seed Increase of International Nurseries     
      Funding Agency: ICARDA
    • PI:  Dr. Samir Alam, FM
      Project Title: Dysglycemia in Acute Coronary Syndrome: a Harbinger of Poor Outcome
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    Grants Awarded in December 2012

     

    • PI:  Dr. Miguel Abboud, FM
      Project Title: A Phase 2,Randomized, Multicenter Study To Assess the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Two FBS0701 Doses in the Treatment of Chronic Iron Overload Requiring Chelation Therapy   
      Funding Agency: FerroKin Biosciences Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • PI:  Mr. Rami Khouri, IFI
      Project Title: Palestinian Oral History Project.           
      Funding Agency: Welfare Association
    • PI:  Dr. Haidar Safa, FAS
      Project Title: A QoS-Aware Resource Allocation Paradigm for LTE Uplink Scheduling
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Najat Saliba
      Project Title: RESEARCH UNIT: Air Quality Research Unit - An Attempt to an Air Pollution Observatory.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Karim Kabalan, FEA
      Project Title: Joint Statistical and Signature Methods for Signals and Systems Specifications in Cognitive Radio.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Vivian Khamis, FAS
      Project Title:
      Bullying Among School Age Children in Lebanon: Risk and Protective Factors.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Issam Srour, FEA
      Project Title: The Path Towards Zero Waste in Construction: The Case of Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Ali Yassine, FEA
      Project Title: Framework for Assessing Offshore Software Project Selection and Resource Allocation.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Bacel Maddah, FEA
      Project Title: Managing Reserve Stocks under Deterioration, with Application to Strategic Healthcare Reserve.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Salah Sadek, FEA
      Project Title: Liquefaction Susceptibility of Mixed Soils (Silty Sands and Clayey Sands).
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Wassim Masri, FEA
      Project Title: Software Analysis via Multivariate Visualization.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. George Ayoub, FEA
      Project Title: Transfer of Bacteria and Pharmaceuticals via Vapor in Solar Desalination Units.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Arafat Tfayli, FM
      Project Title: Screening for the Prevalence of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) Mutation in a Lung Adenocarcinoma Patient Cohort at two Lebanese Medical Centers.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Lina Daouk, OSB
      Project Title: Investigation into the Personality Structure in the Levant Region and the Development of an Arabic/English Personality Instrument.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Arumugam Kantharajah, FAFS
      Project Title: Identifying the Factors Affecting Genetic Stability of Tissue Cultured Bananas in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Ayad Jaffa, FM
      Project Title: Pathophysiology of Diabetic Renal Disease.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Soha Yazbek, FHS
      Project Title: The Localization of SLC35b4 and a Full 2D Proteome Analysis of its Knockdown.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Maha Choubassi, FAS
      Project Title: Key Points-Based Image Matching Enhancement.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Mohamad Al-Alaoui, FEA
      Project Title: An Accelerated Parallel Implementation of Image Registration Using CUDA.
      Funding Agency: National Council for Scientific Research, (CNRS)

    Grants Awarded in November 2012

    • PI:  Dr. Mohamad Alameddine, FHS
      Project Title: Human Resources in the Primary Health Care Sector in Qatar and Lebanon.      
       
      Funding Agency: FIKRA Consulting and Research

    • PI:  Dr. Lina Choueiri, IBSAR
      Project Title: Biodiversity Conservation Program.
      Funding Agency: Dr. Scholl Foundation

    • PI:  Dr. Ali Taher, FM
      Project Title: A Phase 3 Study of Subcutaneous Innohep 20,000 anti-Xa IU/ml for the Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Cancer Subjects (CATCH).
      Funding Agency: INC Research UK Limited

    Grants Awarded in October 2012

     

    • PI:  Dr. Miguel Abboud, FM
      Project Title: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Study of HQK-1001 in Sickle Cell Disease.
      Funding Agency: Hemaquest

    • PI: Ghassan Chehab, FEA
      Project Title: Design and Evaluation of Short-Term and Long-Term Preformance Warm Asphalt Mixtures in the State of Qatar.
      Funding Agency:Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)

    • PI: Mohamad Farran, FAFS
      Project Title: Efficacy of Different Vaccines in Protection Against Velogenic Newcastle Disease in Broilers.
      Funding Agency: Ministry of Agriculture

    • PI: Daniel Asmar, FEA
      Project Title: International Augmented Med (I AM).
      Funding Agency: Municipality of Alghero / ENPI

    • PI:  Dr. Ghassan Matar, FM
      Project Title: Establishment of a Nationwide Laboratory Network in Lebanon for the Characterization of Food-borne Disease Pathogens and the Determination of their Phenotypic and Genotypic Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)


    • PI:  Dr. Ghassan Dbaibo, FM
      Project Title: A Phase 3b, Observer-Blind, Randomized, Multi-country, Non-influenza Vaccine Comparator Controlled Study to Demonstrate the Efficacy of GSK Biological Quadrivalent Seasonal Influenza Candidate Vaccine.
      Funding Agency: GlaxoSmithKilne


    • PI:  Dr. Issam Kayssi, FEA
      Project Title: Assessment of the Impact of Sustainable Development on Project Feasibility: Case Study of King Abdullah City for Atomic Renewable Energy.
      Funding Agency: Millennium Development International


    • PI:  Dr. Imad Uthman, FM
      Project Title: Register of Rheumatoid Arthritis Subjects Treated with Bilogics; Prospective Surveillance for Efficacy and Adverse Events.
      Funding Agency: Pfizer


    • PI:  Dr. Shady Hamadeh, FAFS
      Project Title: Promotion of Organic and Local Healthy Products through a Weekly Farmers' Market.
      Funding Agency: Waterfront City sarl


    • PI:  Dr. Fadia Homeidan, OGC
      Project Title: Innovation and Development of Academic-Industry Partnerships through Efficient Research Administration in Lebanon (IDEAL).
      Funding Agency: European Commission


    • PI: Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar, FEA
      Project Title: PRO-GREEN: Joint/Dual Professional Graduate Diploma and Professional Degree in Green Technologies.
      Funding Agency: European Commission


    • PI:  Dr. Nayef Saadé, FM
      Project Title: Possible Involvement of Pro-inflammatory Cytokines and Neurotrophins in the Mediation of Chronic Pain: A Study in Rats Sustaining Local Inflammation or Chronic Nerve Lesion.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)


    • PI:  Dr. Fadi Karameh, FEA
      Project Title: Dynamic Modeling and Prediction of Cortical Neuronal Response from EEG Signals Under External Electrical Stimulation.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)


    • PI:  Dr. Majdi Abou Najm, FEA
      Project Title: Unconventional Water Resources: Feasibility and Prospects from Dew and Fog.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)


    • PI:  Dr. Fadi Zaraket, FEA
      Project Title: Improving Ambiguity of Arabic Morphological Analysis Using Partial Diacritics, Linguistic Morphological Rules, Gloss Tags, and Syntax Tags.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)


    • PI:  Dr. Raya Saab, FM
      Project Title:
      SAHA as a Novel Treatment of the Childhood Tumor Rhabdomyosarcoma.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)


    • PI:  Dr. Bilal Kaafarani, FAS
      Project Title: Preparation and Exploitation of Novel Fluorescent Anion Sensors.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)


    • PI:  Dr. Elias Baydoun, FAS
      Project Title: Synthesis of Libraries of Anti-Cancer Agents by Biotransformation - a Novel Approach towards Anti-Cancer Agents.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)


    • PI:  Dr. Mutasem El Fadel, FEA
      Project Title: Simulation of Mixing Determinants in Anaerobic Digestion of the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)


    • PI:  Dr. Johnny Awwad, FM
      Project Title: Semen Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Shedding in Couples Undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Prevalence and Clinical Outcome.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)


    • PI:  Dr. Elie Hantouche, FEA
      Project Title: Seismic Bond Strengthening of the Critical Splice Region in Wide Reinforced Concrete Columns Confined with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Laminates about their Weaker Axis.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    Grants Awarded in September 2012

    • PI:  Dr. Ahmad Dallal, Provost’s Office
      Project Title: The USAID University Scholarship Program USP (4).
      Funding Agency: US Agency for International Development (USAID)

    • PI:  Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, FM
      Project Title: Capacity Building in Chronic Non-communicable Diseases and Disorders Among Multidisciplinary Curriculum Based Interfaculty Approaches
      Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    • PI:  Dr. Ali Chamseddine, FEA
      Project Title: Space-Time from the Spectral Point of View: Towards Quantum Gravity.
      Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

    • PI:  Dr. Sami Azar, FM
      Project Title: A Multinational, Open Label, Randomized, Active-Controlled, 3 Arm Parallel Group, 24 Week Study Comparing the Combination of Glimepiride and Metformin Alone in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes.
      Funding Agency: Sanofi-Aventis

    • PI:  Dr. Zaher Dawy, FEA
      Project Title: Ericsson's Networked Society Innovation Center Topics.
      Funding Agency: Ericsson Lebanon Communications SARL.

    • PI:  Dr. Samir Makdisi, FAS
      Project Title: Transition from Autocracy to Democracy in the Arab World Workshop - Support to two Scholars’ Workshop Participation for Professors Emir Sader Simon and Boris Vujcic.
      Funding Agency: Institute of International Education

    • PI:  Dr. Elie Akl, FM
      Project Title: Addressing Missing Trial Participant Data in Cochrane Systematic Reviews.
      Funding Agency: The Cochrane Collaboration

    • PI:  Dr. Rabih Kamleh, FHS
      Project Title: Assessment of Food Safety Practices and Identification of Difficulties and Barriers for the Implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) in Lebanese Food Industries.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    • PI:  Dr. Aida Habib, FM
      Project Title: Importance of the Newly Synthesized Inhibitors of Cyclooxygenases in Inflammation: Subcutaneous Air Pouch Animal Model.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    • PI:  Dr. Wassim Abou Kheir, FM
      Project Title: Establishing a Clinically Relevant In Vitro Model of Prostate Cancer.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    • PI:  Dr. Fadl Moukalled, FEA
      Project Title: Transient Schemes for Capturing Interfaces of Free-Surface Flows.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    • PI:  Dr. Nahla Hwalla, FAFS
      Project Title: RESEARCH UNIT: Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    • PI:  Dr. Zeina Kassaify, FAFS
      Project Title: Food Safety Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Food Handlers in SME’s, Beirut, Lebanon: A Focus on Quantitative Risk Assessments of Microbial Pathogens in Ready-to-Eat Salad Vegetables.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    • PI:  Dr. Samir Atweh, FM
      Project Title: The Effect of Aspirin and Clopidogrel on Bleeding, platelet aggregation and Neuronal Damage after Moderate Brain Injury.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    • PI:  Dr. Ghassan Matar, FM
      Project Title: Assessment of Virulence Potential and Antimicrobial Resistance Among Clostridium Difficile Toxinotypes and Ribotypes at a Tertiary Care Medical Center in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    Grants Awarded in August 2012 

    • PI:  Dr. Elie Barbour, FAFS
      Project Title: The Impact of ESSENTIAL® on Production of Broilers Predisposed with Eimeria spp. Infection Followed by Challenge with Clostridium Perfringens
      Funding Agency: Mercordi

    Grants Awarded in July 2012

    • PI:  Dr. Maurice Khoury, FM
      Project Title: The Global Registry on Long-Term Oral Antithrombotic Treatment in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (“GLORIA–AF”).
      Funding Agency: Boehringer Ingelheim.

    • PI:  Dr. Elie Barbour, FAFS
      Project Title: Studies Related to Immunopotentiation, Protection and Production in Broilers Administered ECHIFIN® against Differently-timed Eimeria spp. Challenge.
      Funding Agency: EWABO

    • PI:  Dr. Mohamad Farran, FAFS
      Project Title: Effect of Dietary Lignocellulose on Metabolizable Energy and Nutrient Digestibility in Poultry Diets and on Broiler Performance under Commercial Settings.
      Funding Agency: J. Rettenmaier & Sohne

       
    • PI:  Dr. Nasser Yassin, FHS
      Project Title: Evaluating an NGO Intervention in Enhancing Community Health: The MSF Mental Health Programme in Bourj El-Barajneh Palestinian Refugee Camp.
      Funding Agency: Medecins Sans Frontieres
       
    • PI:  Dr. Samia Khoury, FM
      Project Title: Effect of Vitamin D Replacement on Immune Function and Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis Patients.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
       

    • PI:  Dr. Ali Bazarbachi, FM
      Project Title: Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of Action of Targeted Therapies on the Eradication of Leukemia Stem Cells in HTLV-I Associated Adult T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
       

    Grants Awarded in June 2012

    • PI:  Dr. Issam Bashour, FAFS
      Project Title: Effect of Hydrogel on Water-Holding Capacity of Soils, and Growth of Trees in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: Lebanon Reforestation Initiative (LRI) / USAID.
    • PI:  Dr. Imad El Hajj, FEA
      Project Title: CPE Security Scorecard and Evaluation.
      Funding Agency: TELUS
    • PI:  Dr. Wassim El Hajj, FAS
      Project Title: Support of CS4HS Workshop.
      Funding  Agency: Google Inc.
    • PI:  Dr. Mutasem El-Fadel, FEA
      Project Title: A collaborative Approach Towards Integrated Water Resources Management in the Litani River Basin: Opportunities for Climate Change Adaptation and Socio-economic Growth.
      Funding  Agency: National Academy of Sciences (NAS) / USAID.
       
    • PI:  Dr. Antoine Ghauch, FAS
      Project Title: Investigation into Persulfate/Peroxymonosulfate Oxidation of Micro-contaminants toward Water Sustainability: Mechanism, Kinetics and Implementation.
      Funding Agency: National Academy of Sciences (NAS) / USAID.
    • PI:  Dr. Iman Nuwayhid, FHS
      Project Title: Shaping Research for Health in the Arab World: A Systems and Network Approach to Advance Knowledge, Inform Policy, and Promote Public Health.
      Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
    • PI:  Dr. Shadi Saleh, FHS
      Project Title: An Implementation of Diabetes Quality Indicators Set in Kuwait.
      Funding  Agency: Dasman Diabetes Institute.
    • PI:  Dr. Rami Zurayk, IGESP
      Project Title: The Palimpsest of Agrarian Change.
      Funding Agency: London School of Economics & Political Science.
       
    • PI:  Dr. Georges Daoud, FM
      Project Title: Signaling Pathways Controlling Trophoblast Differentiation in Human Placenta.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI:  Dr. Nathalie Zgheib, FM
      Project Title: The Role of Genetic Polymorphisms of N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) enzyme in the Risk and Outcome of Bladder Cancer in the Lebanese Population.
      Funding  Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
       
    • PI:  Dr. Antoine Ghauch, FAS
      Project Title: Treatment of Organic Contaminants in Water by Thermally Activated Persulfate at Circumneutral pH.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI:  Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, FM
      Project Title: National Core Collaborative Research Centers on Hypovitaminosis D and Metabolic Disorders .
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • Grants Awarded in May 2012

    • PI:  Dr. Imad Uthman, FM
      Project Title: Genetic Studies of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Some Arab States.
      Funding Agency: Weill Cornell Medical College.
    • PI: Dr. Faraj Hasanayn, FAS
      Project Title: Mechanistic Studies and Development of Catalysts for Dehydrogenation and Metathesis of Alkanes
      Funding Agency: Texas A & M University/Qatar Foundation
    • PI:  Dr. Kamel Ghali, FEA
      Project Title: Ceiling-Mounted Fresh Air Personalized Ventilator System for Occupant-Controlled Microenvironment.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI:  Dr. Issam Srour, FEA
      Project Title: Construction Demolition Management in Lebanon: Opportunities and Challenges.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI:  Dr. Nesreen Ghaddar, FEA
      Project Title: Optimize Air Distribution System to Inactivate Airborne Microorganisms Using Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI:  Dr. Mohamad Harajli, FEA
      Project Title: Seismic Behavior of Concealed Beam-Column Joints.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).

    Grants Awarded in April 2012

    • PI: Dr. Ala’a Sharara, FM
      Project Title: An International, Multi -Center Study Evaluating the Correlation of IL28B Genotypes with Chronic Hepatitis C Disease Characteristics and Patient Demographics.
      Funding Agency: Hoffmann - La Roche Ltd.
    • PI: Dr. Salma Talhouk, IBSAR
      Project Title: Thoum Biodiversity Assessment.
      Funding Agency: The Other Dada.
    • PI: Dr. Ala’a Sharara, FM
      Project Title: Non-Interventional Cohort Study on the Utilization and Impact of Dual and Triple Therapies Based on Pegylated Interferon for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C.
      Funding Agency: Hoffmann- La Roche Ltd.
    • PI: Dr. Imad Uthman, FM
      Project Title: Genetic Studies of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Some Arab States.
      Funding Agency: Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

    Grants Awarded in March 2012

    • PI: Dr. Ali Shamseddine, FM
      Project Title: A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Tasquinimod in Men with Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer.
      Funding Agency: PPD Development.
    • PI: Dr. Rami Khoury, IFI
      Project Title: MENA: Supporting a Participatory Policy Making Process in the MENA Region.
      Funding Agency: Westminster Foundation for Democracy.
    • PI: Dr. Ghassan Dbaibo, FM
      Project Title: Identification of Streptococus Pneumoniae Serotypes Causing Invasive Pneumoococcal Disease in Adults Aged over 50 Years in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: Pfizer Inc.
    • PI: Dr. Anwar Nassar, FM
      Project Title: Tranexamic Acid for The Treatment of Postpartum Haemorrhage: An International, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial.
      Funding Agency: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
    • PI: Dr. Sami Azar, FM
      Project Title: Dyslipidemia International Survey (DYSIS: CSA).
      Funding Agency: Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD).

    Grants Awarded in February 2012

    • PI: Dr. Mohamad Alameddine, FHS
      Project Title: Building and Sustaining the Nursing Workforce for Better Patient Outcomes.
      Funding Agency: McMaster University.
    • PI: Dr. Jocelyn Dejong, FHS
      Project Title: Organization of an Alliance Research Team Regional Meeting and Clinical Audit Training.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO).
    • PI: Dr. Youssef Abu Jawdah, FAFS
      Project Title: Diagnostic Analysis of Phytoplasma Disease on Stone Fruits.
      Funding Agency: Ministry of Agriculture.
    • PI: Dr. Ali Chehab, FEA
      Project Title: A Hybrid Distributed and Centralized Trust and Competence-Based Energy Aware Routing Scheme for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).

    Grants Awarded in January 2012 

    • PI: Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, FM 
      Project Title: ISCD-AUB Osteoporosis Academy Course
      Funding Agency: International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD).
    • PI: Dr. Ramsey Hamade, FEA
      Project Title: Characterizing the Impact Loading Response of friction Stirred Welded (FSW) Bimetallic Joints.
      Funding Agency: Texas Engineering Experiment Station.
    • PI: Dr. Ghassan Dbaibo, FM
      Project Title: A Phase III b, Open, Multi-Country, Controlled, Randomized Study to Demonstrate the Immugonicity and Safety of GSK Biological Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine, MenACWY-TT (GSK 134612) in Healthy Infants, Given on a 3+1 Primary and Booster
      Funding Agency: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
    • PI: Dr. Arafat Tfayli, FM
      Project Title: An Open Label, Randomized, Phase 3b Trial Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Standard of Care Continuous Bevacizumab Treatment Beyond Progression of Disease in Subjects with Advanced Non-squamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer after 1st Line Treatment
      Funding Agency:
      Hoffmann-La Roche.
    • PI: Dr. Abla Sibai, FHS
      Project Title:NCD's and their Social Determinants in Mediterranean Countries: Building Sustainable Research Capacity for Effective Funding Agency:
      Newcastle University / EC.

    Grants Awarded in December 2011

    • PI: Dr. Mutasem El-Fadel, FEA
      Project Title: Long Term Water Quality Assessment: Litani Karoun Lake and Bisri/Awali River
      Funding Agency: Beirut and Mount Lebanon Water Establishment.
    • PI: Dr. Nasser Yassine, FHS
      Project Title: Health System Strengthening Initiative in Lebanon: Assessing Capacity Needs and Capacity Development of Qada Health Units.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO).
    • PI: Dr. Youssef Abu Jawdeh, FAFS
      Project Title: Production of biodiesel from Algae in selected Mediterranean Countries
      Funding Agency: Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) / EC
    • PI: Dr. May Jurdi, FHS
      Project Title: Water Quality Assessment and Management Unit.
      Funding Agency:
      The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Samir Alam, FM
      Project Title: Dysglycemia in Acute Coronary Syndrome: a Harbinger of Poor Outcome.
      Funding Agency:
      The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Rami Mahfouz, FM
      Project Title: Detection of BRAF, Ras, EGFR, and RET/PTC fusion Gene Mutations in Papillary Thyroid Gland Carcinoma.
      Funding Agency:
      The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Abdul Ghani Kibbi, FM
      Project Title: The Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Psoriasis Patients in a Lebanese Population.
      Funding Agency:
      The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Abla Sibai, FHS
      Project Title: Living Arrangements of Older Adults in Lebanon, Palestine and Algeria.
      Funding Agency:
      The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Elias Rahal, FM
      Project Title: Utility of Atorvastatin (Lipitor) in the Treatment and Prophylaxis of Bacterial and Fungal Infections.
      Funding Agency:
      The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Abdel Latef Anouze, OSB
      Project Title: The Impact of Financial and Political Crisis on Lebanese Banking Sector Performance.
      Funding Agency:
      The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Fatima Abou Salem, FAS
      Project Title: Parallel and Cache-efficient Hensel Lifting for Bivariate Polynomial Factorization.
      Funding Agency:
      The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Hassan Artail, FEA
      Project Title: Hiding the User Identity When Requesting and Consuming Mobile Ads.
      Funding Agency:
      The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Daniel Asmar, FEA
      Project Title: In-pipe Robot Inspection System.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Alexander Abdelnoor, FM
      Project Title: Human Herpesviridae Infections and Immune-Related Markers in the Evolution of Multiple Sclerosis.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).

    Grants Awarded in November 2011

    • PI: Dr. Mutasem El-Fadel, FEA
      Project Title: Climate Change and Saltwater Intrusion Along the Eastern Mediterranean: Socio-economic Vulnerability and Adaptation.
      Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
    • PI: Dr. Rami Khoury, IFI
      Project Title: Knowledge, Policy-Making, and Understanding in the Arab World and the West.
      Funding Agency: Carnegie Corporation of New York.
    • PI: Dr. Jad Melki, FAS
      Project Title: Analyzing Top Blogs and Social Media Sites in the Arab World.
      Funding Agency: Middle East News FZ LLC (MEN) / Al Arabiya TV.
    • PI: Dr. Ali Taher, FM
      Project Title: Prospective Comparison of Methods for Thrombolembolic Risk Assessment with Clinical Perceptions and Awareness in Real Life Cancer Subjects COMPASS-Cancer Study.
      Funding Agency: Sanofi-Aventis.
    • PI: Dr. Saouma BouJaoude, CTL
      Project Title: Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference.
      Funding Agency: United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
    • PI: Dr. Jad Chaaban, FAFS
      Project Title: Mapping the Living Conditions of UNHCR Registered Refugees in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
    • PI: Dr. Assaad Eid, FM
      Project Title: Mechanism of Kidney Cells Injury in Diabetes
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Mohamad Mansour, FEA
      Project Title: A Novel Scheme for Computing the Data Retention Voltage of Large SRAM Arrays.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Robert Habib, FM
      Project Title: Use of Oscillatory Noise Augmented Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (ON-CPAP) for Improved Respiratory Mechanics and Gas Exchange.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Chantal Farra, FM
      Project Title: Incidence of Alpha Globin Gene Defect in the Lebanese Population: A Pilot Study.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Mariette Awad, FEA
      Project Title: Using Exact Penalty Functions for State Estimation of Smart Grid Discrete and Continuous Variables.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Ibrahim Khalifeh, FM
      Project Title: BRAF Somatic Mutation in Primary and Metastatic Malignant Melanoma and Melanocytic Nevi in Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).

      Grants Awarded in October 2011

    • PI:  Dr. Mounir Mabsout, CCECS
      Project Title: Reclaiming the Traditional Water Conservation Practices in Rural South Lebanon - The Case of Marwaheen Village.
      Funding Agency: United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
    •  PI:  Dr. Ali Shamseddine, FM
      Project Title: A Non Interventional Multicenter Study of First Line Avastin (Bevacizumab) in Combination with Chemotherapy in Subjects with Metastatic Colon Cancer.
      Funding Agency: Hoffmann - La Roche Ltd
    • PI:  Dr. Samer Jabbour, FHS
      Project Title:
      Support on Book " Demystifying Health Systems for Public Health Practitioners.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
    • PI:  Dr. Zakaria Kambris, FAS
      Project Title: Host-Microbe Interactions: Effect of Wolbachia Endosymbionts on their Insect Hosts.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Ali Chalak, FAFS
      Project Title: Consumers’ Demand for Mitigating Food Borne Risks and the Role of Awareness Campaigns in Adding Value to Microbiological Safety in Food Markets of Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Rabih Talhouk, FAS
      Project Title: Deciphering the Mechanism of Cx43 and K100 Mediated Reversion of Tumor Phenotype in Breast Epithelial Cells.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Michel Kazan, FAS
      Project Title: Optimization of Materials and Hetero-structures for High-Efficiency Thermoelectric Conversion.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Imad Saoud, FAS
      Project Title: Dietary Requirements, Nutrient Replacement and Hematological Indicators of Nutritional Status in Rabbit fish Siganus Rivulatus in Order to Develop a Species Specific Diet.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)
    • PI:  Dr. Digambara Patra, FAS
      Project Title: Synthesis of Nano-particle Assembled Novel Microcapsule and Its Nano-technological Application as Sensor for Industrial Effluents.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).

    Grants Awarded in September 2011

    • PI: Dr. Monique Chaaya, FHS
      Project Title: Prevalence of Dementia in Lebanon: A Nationwide Community-Based Cohort Study
      Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    • PI: Dr. George Turkiyyah, FAS
      Project Title: Human Resource Management at the Beirut Container Terminal Consortium
      Funding Agency: Kanaan Consulting, Inc.
    • PI: Dr. Huda Zurayk, FHS
      Project Title: Conference of Evidence for Health Policy with a Focus on Primary Health Care for Palestinians
      Funding Agency: Welfare Association
    • PI: Dr. Najat Saliba, FAS
      Project Title: Environment Resources Monitoring Project: Development of an Air Quality Monitoring System to Improve Management and Development Strategies for Emissions and Reduction in Lebanon
      Funding Agency: United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
    • PI: Dr. Maurice Khoury, FM
      Project Title: The Global Registry on Long-Term Oral Antithrombotic Treatment in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation ("GLORIA–AF")Funding Agency: Boehringer Ingelheim

    Grants Awarded in August 2011

    • PI: Dr. Rami Khoury, IFI
      Project Title: Support to Three Research Programs: 1- Policy & Governance in Palestinian Refugee Camps 2- Research, Advocacy & Public Policy Making in the Arab World 3- International Law & the UN in the Middle East.
      Funding Agency: Royal Norwegian Embassy
    • PI: Dr. Suha Kanj, FM
      Project Title: Open Label of Isavuconazole in the Treatment of Subjects with Aspergillosis and Renal Impairment or of Subjects with Invasive Fungal Disease Caused by Rare Molds, Yeasts or Dimorphic Fungi.
      Funding Agency: Quintiles
    • PI: Dr. Sami Azar, FM
      Project Title: Phase III Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Group Efficacy and Safety Study of BI (10 mg,25 mg) Administered Orally, Once Daily Over 12 Weeks in Hypertensive Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
      Funding Agency: Boehringer Ingelheim
    • PI: Dr. Sami Azar, FM
      Project Title: Phase III Randomized, Double Blind Parallel Group Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Once Daily Oral Administration of BI1077325 mg/linagliptin5 mg Fixed Dose Combination Tablets with Individual Components for 52 Weeks in Treatment Naïve and Metformin.
      Funding Agency: Boehringer Ingelheim
    • PI: Dr. Suha Kanj, FM
      Project Title: A Phase III, Double Blinded, Randomized Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of BAL8557 vs a Caspofungin Followed by Voriconazole Regimen in the Treatment of Candidemia and Other Invasive Candida Infections.
      Funding Agency: Quintiles

    Grants Awarded in July 2011

    • PI: Dr. Miguel Abboud, FM
      Project Title: A Randomized, Open Label, Multi-dose Study of HqK-1001 in Subjects with Sickle Cell Disease.
      Funding Agency: HemaQuest.
    • PI: Dr. Ammar Olabi & Dr. Zeina Kassaify, FAFS
      Project Title: Qatrah Beverage Product Innovation Competition 2011.
      Funding Agency: Arab Beverage Association.
    • PI: Dr. Mohamad Alameddine, FHS
      Project Title: National Study on Violence against Nurses in Lebanon: Prevalence, Characteristics, Consequences and Associated Factors.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO).

    Grants Awarded in June 2011

    • PI: Dr. Nadine Darwiche, FAS
      Project Title: Comparing the Anticancer Properties of Extracts from Wild vs. Cultivated Medicinal Plants.
      Funding Agency: Lindbergh Foundation.
    • PI: Dr. Ali Shamseddine, FM
      Project Title: Prognostic Determinants of Outcome at Presentation in Young Lebanese Female Subjects <40 yrs Compared to Those >40 yrs with Newly Diagnosed Breast Carcinomas: A Prospective Clinicopathologic and Molecular Study.
      Funding Agency: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
    • PI: Dr. Brigitte Khoury, FM
      Project Title: Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders in Arab Countries.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO).
    • PI: Dr. Asad Zeidan, FM
      Project Title: Investigate the Role of Reactive Oxygen Species in Mechanical Stretch-Induced Leptin Secretion and Vascular Smooth Muscle Hypertrophy.
      Funding Agency:  The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
    • PI: Dr. Imad Bou Akl, FM
      Project Title: Cardiopulmonary changes at Rest and During Exercise in Patients with Thalassemia Intermedia and The Correlation with Different Hematologic Changes.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).

    Grants Awarded/Signed in May 2011

    • PI: Dr. Khalid Yunis, FM
      Project Title: Consanguinity Factor in the Genetics of Prematurity.
      Funding Agency: Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs.
    • PI: Dr. Michel Bariche, FAS
      Project Title: Coordinating Research in Support to Application of Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries and Management Advice in the Mediterranean and Black Sea (CREAM).
      Funding Agency: IAMZ-CIHEAM / EC.
    • PI: Dr. Jocelyn DeJong, FHS
      Project Title: Assessing the Acceptability, Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Strategy for Improving the Quality and Safety of Maternal/Neonatal Health Care in the Health Service Contexts of 4 Middle Eastern Countries.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO).
    • PI: Dr. Ata Elias, FAS
      Project Title: Earthquake Model of the Middle East Region (EMME).
      Funding Agency: Swiss Seismological Service.
    • PI: Dr. Ali Bazarbachi, FM
      Project Title: A Nationwide, Noninterventional, Epidemiological Data Registry on Myelodysplasia Syndromes in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: Pharmamed.
    • PI: Dr. Rami Khouri, IFI
      Project Title: Palestinian Oral History Database.
      Funding Agency: Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF).
    • PI: Dr. Mounir Mabsout, CCECS
      Project Title: Promoting Urban Agriculture in Ein el-Helweh Camp.
      Funding Agency: American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA).
    • PI: Dr. Mounir Mabsout, CCECS
      Project Title: Greening the City: Research and Development for Urban Agriculture.
      Funding Agency: American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA).
    • PI: Dr. Khalid Yunis, FM
      Project Title: Geographical Expansion of the NCPNN and Training on a New Electronic Software.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO).

    Grants Awarded in April 2011

    • PI: Dr. Suha Kanj, FM
      Project Title: A Phase 2, Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind, Comparative Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Intravenous Co-administered Ceftaroline Fosamil and NXL104 vs Intravenous Dorinepem in Adult Subjects with Complicated Urinary Tract Infection.
      Funding Agency: Cerexa Inc.
    • PI: Dr. Rima Nakkash, FHS
      Project Title: Generating Evidence to Support Policies for Raising Taxes on Tobacco Products in Lebanon.
      Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
    • PI: Dr. Mutasem El-Fadel, FEA
      Project Title: Greater Beirut - Water Quality - Quantity Study.
      Funding Agency: World Bank Group.
    • PI: Dr. Ghada El-Haj Fuleihan, FM
      Project Title: Middle East and Africa Regional Audit: Epidemiology, Costs, and Burden of Osteoporosis.
      Funding Agency: International Osteoporosis Foundation.
    • PI: Dr. Mey Jurdi, FHS
      Project Title: Lebanon Litani River Basin Management Support (LRBMS).
      Funding Agency: International Resources Group (IRG) / USAID.
    • PI: Dr. Khalid Yunis, FM
      Project Title: WHO Multi-Country Study on Maternal and Newborn Health in the EMR: Pilot Study.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO).
    • PI: Dr. Alexander Abdelnoor, FM
      Project Title: Infectious Disease Collaborative Research Initiative.
      Funding Agency: University of Texas / American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS).
    • PI: Dr. Nahla Hwalla, FAFS
      Project Title: Validation of a Lebanese Food Security Assessment Tool.
      Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO).
    • PI: Dr. Nahla Hwalla, FAFS
      Project Title: Vegetable Seeds Trial at AREC.
      Funding Agency: UNIFERT.
    • PI: Dr. Ghada El-Haj Fuleihan, FM
      Project Title: National Core Collaborative Research Centers on Hypovitaminosis D and Metabolic Disorders.
      Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).

    Grants Awarded in March 2011

        • PI: Dr. Haitham Akkary, FEA
          Project Title: Simultaneous Continual Flow Pipeline Architecture and Power Model.
          Funding Agency: INTEL Corporation.
        • PI: Dr. Ghassan Dbaibo, FM
          Project Title: Estimation of the Disease Burden and Prevalent Genotypes of Rota Virus (RV) Causing Gastroenteritis in Children Below 5 Years of Age in Lebanon Based on a Sentinel Hospital Based Surveillance Program.
          Funding Agency: MSD.
        • PI: Dr. Mohamad Farran, FAFS
          Project Title: Effect of a Dietary Lignocellulose Arbocel® RC Fine on the Performance and Carcass Quality of Broilers.
          Funding Agency: ETN Food Engineering.
        • PI: Dr. Jad Chaaban, FAFS
          Project Title: Industrial Organization of Fresh Foods Value Chains in the Middle East.
          Funding Agency: Georgetown University.
        • PI: Dr. Nahla Hwalla, FAFS
          Project Title: Conference: Food Security in the Middle East and North Africa: The Role of Academic and Research Institutions.
          Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
        • PI: Dr. Samer Jabbour, FHS
          Project Title: Hosting Eastern Mediterranean Regional Academic Institutions' Network (EMRAIN).
          Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO).
        • PI: Dr. Zeina Kanafani, FM
          Co-PI: Dr. Ghassan Matar
          Project Title: Sites of Colonization in Hospitalized Subjects with Infections Caused by Extended Spectrum Beta lactamase Producing Escherichia Koli and Klebsiella Pneumonia.
          Funding Agency: MERCK.
        • PI: Dr. Hala Muhtasib, FAS
          Project Title: Zinc-dependent Regulation of the Cells Regulator Cdc25 as a Potential Anti-cancer Target.r> Funding Agency: Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
        • PI: Dr. Shadi Saleh, FHS
          Project Title: Assessing Patient Safety Attitude and Acceptability of Reporting Patient Safety & Quality Measures at Primary Healthcare Centers in Lebanon and Syria.
          Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO).
        • PI: Dr. Naji Saghir, FM
          Project Title: A Randomized Phase III, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Multicenter Trial of Everolimus in Combination with Trastuzumab and Paclitaxel, as First Line Therapy in Women with HER2 Positive Locally Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer.
          Funding Agency: Novartis.
        • PI: Dr. Bassem Yamout, FM
          Project Title: Prospective Observational Long-Term Safety Registry of MS Subjects Who have Participated in Cladribine Clinical Trials.
          Funding Agency: Outcome Europe SARL
        • PI: Dr. Nasser Yassin, FHS
          Co-PIs: Dr. Rima Afifi; Dr. Lilian Ghandour
          Project Title: Risky Behaviours and Protective Factors among the Youth in Lebanon: A Qualitative Approach (2010-2011).
          Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).
        • PI: Dr. Ghazi Zaatari, FM
          Co-PIs: Dr. Najla Fakhreddine; Dr. Marwan El-Sabban
          Project Title: Evaluation of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) and K-ras in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Retrospective Study of The Lebanese Population.
          Funding Agency: The National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS).

    Grants Awarded in February 2011

        • PI: Dr. Mazen Al Ghoul, FAS
          Project Title: From Fundamental Understanding to Prospective Design of Layered Nanomaterials.
          Funding Agency: Qatar University / Qatar Foundation.
        • PI: Dr. Zaher Dawy, FEA Project
          Title: Optimized Energy Efficient Video Streaming Strategies for Wireless Networks with Cooperation among Mobile Devices.
          Funding Agency: Qatar University / Qatar Foundation.
        • PI: Dr. Jocelyn Dejong, FHS
          Project Title: The Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young Married Women in Yemen.
          Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO).
        • PI: Dr. Jad Melki, FAS
          Project Title: Lebanese NGOs' and CSOs' Use of Digital Media.
          Funding Agency: Research Micro Grants Association.
        • PI: Dr. Ibrahim Osman, OSB
          Co-PIs: Dr. Bijan Azad, Dr. Linda Daouk
          Project Title: An Integrated-Model for Evaluating E-Government Services Transformation (I-MEET).
          Funding Agency: Qatar University / Qatar Foundation.
        • PI: Dr. Alan Shihadeh, FEA
          Project Title: REALTIME Waterpipe Tobacco Smoke Toxicant Sampling in the Natural Environment.
          Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    Grants Awarded in January 2011

        • PI: Dr. Saouma BouJaoude, FAS
          Project Title: School Based Reform in Arab Countries (TAMAM Project)
          Funding Agency: Arab Thought Foundation (ATF)
        • PI: Dr. Ghassan Dbaibo, FM
          Project Title: Phase III Observer Blind Randomized non Influenza Vaccine Comparator Controlled Multi-country Multicenter Study of the Efficacy of GSK Biological's Quadrivalent Inactivated Split Virion Seasonal Flu Vaccine Candidate GSK2282512A (FLUQQIV), Administered
          Funding Agency: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
        • PI: Dr. Shadi Hamadeh, FAFS
          Project Title: Mainstreaming Evaluation Theory and Practice in the MENA Region: Using Outcome Mapping as an Entry Point.
          Funding Agency: International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
        • PI: Dr. Samer Jabbour, FHS
          Project Title: Identification of Priority Policy Research Questions in the Area of Access to and Use of Medicines in EMRO Countries: Focusing on Iran, Pakistan and Lebanon.
          Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO).
        • PI: Dr. Haitham Khoury, FEA
          Project Title: Dynamic Models of the Effect of Culture on Collaboration and Negotiation.
          Funding Agency: University of Central Florida (UCF).
        • PI: Dr. Ghassan Kanazi, FM
          Co-PI: Dr. Marie Maroun
          Project Title: Observational Project on the Current Neuromuscular Monitoring Practice via TOF-Ratio Measurements in Different Types of Surgery after Administration of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents with or without Reversal.
          Funding Agency: MSD/Essex Chemie AG.
        • PI: Dr. Mayada Kanj, FHS
          Project Title: Training Course on Advances in Development Communication.
          Funding Agency: World Health Organization (WHO).
        • PI: Dr. Ammar Olabi, FAFS
          Co-PIs: Dr. Imad Toufeili, Dr. Zeina Kassaify
          Project Title: Galaxy Chocolate Milk Shelf Life Study.
          Funding Agency: MARS gcc.
        • PI: Dr. Ala'a Sharara, FM
          Project Title: Global Observational Cohort Study on the Prediction of Unwanted Adverse Effects in Individuals Infected with Chronic Hepatitis C Receiving a Long Acting Interferon Plus Ribavirin.
          Funding Agency: Hoffmann-La Roche ltd.
        • PI: Dr. Salma Talhouk, FAFS
          Project Title: Nature Conversation.
          Funding Agency: Coca-Cola Foundation.
        • NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS - 2010

          February 2010:

          On February 15th, OGC hosted the Director of the Center of Scientific Review of the National Institute of Health (NIH), Dr. Toni Scarpa over a lunch meeting where he met with various research groups of different disiplines at AUB to discuss potential research ideas and receive feedback on proposal criteria and review.

          On February 16th and 17th, OGC hosted Dr. Marry Ellen Sheridan, Co- chair of Business and Operations Advisory Committee at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and former Associate Vice President for Research Administration at the University of Chicago. Dr. Sheridan gave a workshop for faculty administrators and the Office of Comptroller's staff on Financial Management of Research Grants. the workshop entitled:" Managing Sponsored Programs: Fundamentals and Post Award Issues in Research Administration", provided participants with information on financial management and good business practices of sponsored programs.

          In February 2010, OGC also coordinated a presentation for the Faculty of Health Sciences wherby Dr. Sheridan gave a two hour presentation on the fundamantals of budget preparation and costing issues and the roles and responsibilities of faculty members in project management.

        • News and Announcements - 2009

          October 2009:

          On October 21st and 22nd OGC hosted a two day workshop on "Managing Sponsored Programs: Pre-and Post-award Issues in Research Administration" which was given by Dr. Mary Ellen Sheridan, Co-chair of Business and Operations Advisory Committee at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The workshop targeted researchers and research administrators who are involved in assisting professors in managing their grants, and provided attendants with extensive and valuable information on managing their grants, and provided attendants with extensive and valuable information on managing sponsored research. The first day of the workshop took off with an introductory speech from Provost Dallal, who stated that this workshop comes in the framework of OGC's outreach activities to faculty members which aims at not only encouraging the culture of research at the University but also insuring that the University is in compliance with sponsor regulations and conditions, and insuring ethical conduct of research.

          October2009:

          On October 7th and 8th, OGC hosted a presentation on the research and funding priorities for Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). QNRF was represented by its Executive Director, Dr. Abdul-Sattar Al Taie, its Deputy Director, Dr. Nabil Salem, and the Social Studies Program Manager, Dr. Khalid Al-Quradaghi. The first day encompassed a presentation on the flagship program of the Fund: "The National Priorities Research Program (NPRP)" and was attended by researchers from AUB, the Lebanese University, the Lebanese American University, St. Joseph University, Notre Dame University, University of Balamand, Haigazian University, and the Beirut Arab University and other governmental and non-governmental agencies. On the second day, QNRF representatives held individual meetings with representatives of Lebanese universities.  

          April 2009:

          On the 9th and 16th of April 2009, OGC gave two hands on training workshops on "Tools for funding Research Support". The workshops introduced faculty members to the various available tools and resources for funding opportunities as well as trained them on how to use the two research databases: InfoEd International and Research Professional.

          March 2009:

          On March 18, 2009, OGC gave a presentation on "Research Application Procedures and Tools for funding Research Support" to the Faculty of Family Medicine. The presentation was attended by 20 faculty members.

          On March 6, 2009, Technology Transfer Unit - OGC and ARCHITREE organized a workshop on "Intellectual Property: Copyright". The workshop was attended by over 50 professional artists, designers and creators from industry, and AUB faculty members.

        • News and Announcements - 2008

          November 2008: 

          The Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) has approved to provide five year support to AUB for the establishment of two collaborative research units: Air Quality Unit and a Water Quality Assessment and Management Unit. The Air Quality Unit will be headed by Dr. Najat Saliba and Dr. Alan Shihadeh and the Water Unit will be headed Dr. May Jurdi, Dr. May Massoud, and Dr. Sami Ramia.

          February 2008:

          In line with its mission to support and encourage faculty members in soliciting research funding, OGC organized and held a “Proposal and Budget Preparation” workshop which held on February 15, 2008.

          Inaugurated by Dr. Peter Heath, the workshop was presented by Associate Director, Ms. Rosie Nasser, and was attended by 70 participants including professors from different faculties and with various academic positions, and graduate and research assistants.  The workshop featured four sessions:
          a)
           Pre-Proposal Preparation
          b)  Writing Proposals
          c)  Budget Preparation
          d)  Proposal Review Process  

           As part of its outreach activities, the OGC plans to organize future workshops which aim at encouraging faculty members in applying for research funding from external sponsors.

        • News and Announcements - 2007

          October 2007:

          OGC Open House: At the start of academic year 2007-2008, the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) organized and invited faculty members to an Open House. The Open House was held on the 3rd, and 5th, of October 2007, whereby professors from all faculties were introduced to the tools for searching for research funding, met with OGC staff, and learned about the functions of the office and how it can assist them in administering their research grants.

          July 2007:

          On July 6, 2007, a presentation was held at UNESCO: "Understanding the 7 th Framework Program of the European Commission " .

          May 2007:

          On May 10, 2007, a presentation was held at AUB: "Understanding the 7 th Framework Program of the European Commission " .
        • News and Announcements - 2006

          May 2006:

          On May 3rd, a presentation was held at AUB: Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (LNCSR).
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