Jinan University Faculty of Public Health

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Dean's Message

Dear Students,

I have the pleasure to welcome you to the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) at Jinan University. Established in 1999, FPH is one of the oldest faculties of Jinan University. It offers undergraduate education in the fields of Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Social Assistance, and Nursing Sciences as well as graduate education in the fields of Control of Infectious Diseases, Health Education, and Public Health Genetics.

The Faculty of Public Health is one of 19 health colleges that offer master’s programs in health sciences; in fact, it is the only Arab institution to offer a master's program in Public Health Genetics. The Faculty of Public Health already counts several years of successful collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and this led to the designation of the faculty as a WHO Collaborating Center for Health Research and Bibliometrics (LEB-11). This is the first WHO Collaborating Center to be selected from the city of Tripoli, Lebanon. Since October 2022 and for the next four years, the center would support capacity building in health research methods, scientometrics, bibliometric analysis, and social innovations. It will do so by conducting "Real-Time Infoveillance" of research for health to track trends and by forecasting changes in Health Research priorities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

Our educational philosophy is geared towards a student-centered learning approach. FPH students are given opportunities to gain numerous skills in state-of-the-art training and research laboratories at both campuses in Tripoli and Saida. Our students are also offered scrupulous hands-on practice at competent local healthcare institutions. To complement this paradigm, we offer support to FPH students to organize extracurricular activities to promote health and to protect our environment.

Student enrollment at FPH is witnessing an exponential increase with a remarkable representation from countries of the Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, and South-East Asia. This could be attributed to the transformation of the health sector into a giant industry and to the international reputation that the faculty has gained in recent years.

Graduates of FPH are recording high employability rates. The depth of their knowledge and the breadth of their professional experience empowered them to go far beyond the act of searching for jobs, because many jobs are now searching for them!

If you desire to "Learn, Discover, and Make the World Safer", join the ever-exciting world of public health. For this, there is no better place than the Faculty of Public Health at Jinan University and no better time than right now.

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Dr. Ghazi Tadmouri
Dean, Faculty of Public Health


Vision:

The Faculty of Public Health at Jinan University is committed to advancing the professions of nursing, medical laboratories, medical and social assistance, health education, control of communicable diseases, and public health genetics by enhancing the environment necessary for developing the competencies of its professional graduates.

 

Mission:

The mission of the Faculty of Public Health at Jinan University is to offer opportunities for its students to develop sound theoretical, applied, and clinical foundations.  Students are equipped with the core competencies necessary to develop expertise in public health.  This is provided by nurturing a compassionate educational environment that prepares graduates to create a positive change and to meet the health care needs of local, regional, and global communities.

 


Objectives:

  1. Educate and prepare the next generation of public health practitioners to effectively meet the needs of the Lebanese and neighboring communities.

  2. Offer an environment that facilitates the development of core and integrated multidisciplinary competencies for public health.

  3. Provide opportunities for the current health-related workforce to gain higher education in public health.

  4. Support the skills of learning and discovery among students with an emphasis on the principle of communication, participation in research activities, and community engagement.

  5. Incorporate research findings and methods in classroom settings to allow the students better understand the role of science in public health practice.

  6. Conduct, disseminate, and translate research findings to advance knowledge and health worldwide.

Values:

  1. Accountability:  Holding the individual accountable for behaviors, actions, outcomes, and professional development.

  2. Collaboration:  Valuing interdisciplinary and community collaboration, which in turn drives learning and practice.

  3. Cultural Awareness:  Appreciating cultural differences, values, and practices.  Acceptance of people's opinions, rights, and feelings while relying on self-awareness.

  4. Leadership:  Applying respect and empathy in health care.  Ensuring that human dignity is protected and acknowledged.  Successful teams are built and maintained under these most basic principles.

  5. Learning:  The effective and efficient use of resources to increase one's potential.

 

Majors and Degrees - Faculty of Public Health

Faculty of Public Health

Public Health - Postgraduate

Control of Infectious Diseases - Masters in Public Health - 36 Credits
Health Education - Masters in Public Health - 36 Credits
Public Health Genetics - Masters in Public Health - 36 Credits

Public Health - Undergraduate

Medical Laboratory Technology - Bachelor of Science in Public Health - 99 Credits
Medical Social Assistance - Bachelor of Science in Public Health - 99 Credits
Nursing Sciences - Bachelor of Science in Public Health - 99 Credits
Nursing Express Program - Bachelor of Science in Public Health-Nurs-Ex - 50 Credits


Skills acquired upon graduation


Medical Laboratory Technology
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The Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Jinan University provides our students with advanced scientific and technical skills that enable them to enhance their entrepreneurial proficiencies and contribute effectively to their communities. The availability of state-of-the-art laboratories at both Tripoli and Saida campuses and the intensive hands-on practice at competent diagnostic centers expose the student to diverse career options ranging from biochemical, microbiological, to genetic testing. With a large majority of medical decisions being based on diagnostics conducted by medical laboratory scientists, job prospects in the field are expected to grow strongly within the few next years. With the combination of independent thought, teamwork skills, and the ability to take ethical and social responsibilities, Jinan University graduates have carved out unique roles in traditional and non-traditional laboratory science careers.

Medical Social Assistance:

The Medical Social Assistance Program is designed to prepare students for the rapidly growing and changing job opportunities in health and social work settings. Courses are broadly distributed across the triad of sociology, psychology, and public health. Students are mentored to develop proficiency in gerontology, management of chronic diseases, proactive health planning, and genetic counseling. Students receive off-campus training in medical practices within social settings and learn how to conduct social and professional communication with individuals, identify the social and psychological needs of patients, refer patients and their families to specialized health care workers, and negotiate with local, regional, and international organizations. With only a handful of universities offering a degree in Medical Social Assistance in Lebanon, Jinan University students are usually employed by graduation time. With experience and postgraduate training, employed graduates can advance to supervisor, assistant director, and executive director or program manager positions.

Nursing Sciences:

The Nursing Sciences Program at Jinan University is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop a sound theoretical and clinical foundation for the practice of professional nursing. The department hosts two Nursing Skills Labs in the Tripoli and Saida campuses whereby students work with mannequins or human simulators to help them reduce errors, improve safety, and elevate the quality of patient care. Jinan University also offers intensive clinical training for its students in partnership with major hospitals in North and South Lebanon. At this level, students acquire the necessary skills that enable them to work with patients, including those in surgery, pediatric, maternity, geriatric, and emergency wards. Nurses make up the largest workforce within the clinical industry. Employment in the nursing profession is projected to grow much further within the next decade. This growth is mainly driven by an increased emphasis on preventive care, growing rates of chronic conditions, and demand for healthcare services by the aging population.

Health Education:

The Professional Master's Program in Health Education is designed for individuals seeking academic and specialized training in the areas of health education, promotion, and communication. The program aims to provide students with the needed skills and knowledge to be influential and productive professionals who serve the needs of their communities through private or public sectors. The emphasis on working with individuals, organizations, and communities is the core element of the curriculum of the Master's Program in Health Education. The program offers a solid and evidence-based learning in health education with subjects including principles and theories of behavioral sciences, epidemiology, disease prevention, and advanced skills in needs assessment, program planning, implementation, and evaluation. The program gives students the opportunity to undertake a full-time supervised thesis project allowing them to obtain valuable work experience. The placement host is any institution, company, or organization within the health, healthcare, or health related industry. This includes but not limited to media, health departments, hospitals, community centers, non-profit organizations, and international organizations. With a Master's degree in Health Education, students could pursue a wide range of leadership and management positions in governmental, non-profit, corporate, and academic settings. Typical responsibilities of health educators may include preparation and distribution of materials, coordination and management of health programs, and the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs. The degree also provides students with a strong foundation to pursue further education.

Control of Infectious Diseases:

The Master's Program in Control of Infectious Diseases aims at providing the students with an in-depth knowledge in the fields of virology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and Immunology. This multidisciplinary program will equip students with specialized skills that will allow them to investigate the transmission of endemic and epidemic infections, select appropriate methods of control, design, implement and evaluate coordinated control methods, assess constraints of local public health delivery systems, manage available resources in the context of the control of infectious diseases, and focus their efforts on particular geographical regions or specific diseases. Graduates from the program are expected to actively participate in improving the quality and safety of care as staff of health ministries, health departments, national or international disease control agencies, aid organizations or universities.

Public Health Genetics:

Public Health Genetics is an emerging field of study which assesses the impact of genes and their interaction with behavior, diet, and the environment on the population’s health. The Master's Program in Public Health Genetics at Jinan University is an entry-level professional degree, focused on training the students in the fundamentals of public health genetics and preparing them to become leaders in public health practice, governmental public health agencies, voluntary health agencies, community-based organizations, or non-governmental organizations around the world. The public health component of the curriculum integrates the disciplines of epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, patho-biology, and health services research, with ethics, social sciences, law, public policy, health economics, and health outcomes research. The genetic component of the curriculum incorporates a large array of disciplines aimed at understanding genetic susceptibility to disease in populations and communities and addressing the ethical, legal, cultural, economic, and policy issues involved in applying genomics to public health. In between these two components, focus is also given to molecular diagnostics, forensic sciences, genetic counseling, bioinformatics, genetic epidemiology, and biostatistics, just to name a few. Towards the end of the program, students will be able to explain how genetics and genomics contribute to the study of population health and how they intersect with other public health disciplines. They will also be capable using their knowledge to interpret disease risk, to identify the pathology of human diseases including rare and common genetic conditions, cancer, and chronic diseases, and to address ethical, legal, and social implications of the use of genetic principles and technologies in clinical and research settings. At a broader level, graduates will be able to translate genetic information into policy development programs and communicate such information effectively and appropriately with diverse groups of professional and public constituents. Graduates from the Master's Public Health Genetics Program are expected to assume key management roles in health organizations and provide competent leadership nationally and globally. The program also qualifies students to apply for admission for a doctoral research project at any university or research institution with focus on public health, medicine, biological sciences, and related fields.


Dean`s Office
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Dr. Ghazi Omar Tadmouri

Dean of the Faculty of Public Health
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Genetics, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
PH@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Diana Al Moustapha

Secretary of the Faculty of Public Health
M.PH. Candidate in Public Health Genetics - Jinan University
PH.Assistant@jinan.edu.lb
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Mr. Amin Chafic Baroudi

Secretary of Student Affairs (Graduate Studies - BS) / Faculty of Public Health
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Ms. Nour Hijazi

Administrative Coordinator of the Faculty PH
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Department Heads
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Dr. Khodor Awwad

Head of Medical and Social Assistance Department
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Community Health Education, New York University, USA
MSA@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Hala Mohamad Saleh

Head of Nursing Sciences Department
Nursing.Saida@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Hyam Soufi

Coordinator of the Medical Laboratory Technology Department - Tripoli
M.Sc., Molecular Biology, American University of Science and Technology, Lebanon
mlt.tripoli@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Houda Mourad

Coordinator of Nursing Sciences Department - Tripoli
Nursing.Tripoli@jinan.edu.lb
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Ms. Itab Sukarieh

Coordinator of Medical and Social Assistance Department - Tripoli
M.PH. Public Health Genetics Jinan University
msa.tripoli@jinan.edu.lb
Full-Time Faculty
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Prof. Rasha Tadmouri

Professor
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon
racha.tadmouri@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Ghazi Omar Tadmouri

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Genetics, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
ghazi.tadmouri@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Saer Alwan

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Pharmacology, Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
saer.alwan@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Sami Zreika

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of François Rabelais de Tours, France
sami.zreika@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Jean D'Arc El Basha

Assistant Professor
jeandarek.elbasha@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Dima Safadi

Assistant Professor
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Mrs. Hyam Soufi

Lecturer
M.Sc., Molecular Biology, American University of Science and Technology, Lebanon
hyam.soufi@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Hala Mohamad Saleh

Lecturer
hala.saleh@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Ola El Hussein

Lecturer
M.Sc., Nursing Sciences, Lebanese University, Lebanon
ola.elhussein@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Houda Mourad

Lecturer
houda.mourad@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Hala Abdul Aziz El Ahdab

Lecturer
hala.elahdab@jinan.edu.lb
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Ms. Itab Sukarieh

Lecturer
M.PH. Public Health Genetics Jinan University
itab.sukarieh@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Christine Sweif

Lecturer
M.Sc., Management of Healthcare Facilities, Sainte Famille University, Lebanon
christine.sweif@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Faten Kamzoul

Lecturer
faten.kamzoul@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Abir Bakri

Lecturer
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Mr. Mohamad Kilani

Lecturer
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Mrs. Darine Al Bouty

Lecturer
darine.albouty@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Jilnar Abdul Hamid Rajab

Lecturer
jilnar.rajab@jinan.edu.lb
Laboratories
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Mrs. Suzane Hilal

Lecturer and LAB responsible of medical laboratories in Public Health Faculty
M.PH. Public Health Genetics Jinan University
PH.LAB@jinan.edu.lb
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Ms. Nof Ghemrawi

Graduate PH LAB Responsible
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Selected Part-Time Faculty
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Dr. Imad Seif Eddine

Associate Professor
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Dr. Elie Deeb

Assistant Professor
M.D., General Surgeon, Kursk State Medical University, Russia
elie.deeb@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Yakthan Altakki Eddine

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Khaled Safi

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Khaled Yassin

Assistant Professor / Translation
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Dr. Mohamad Baytieh

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., General Management, Jinan University, Lebanon.
MSc, Hospital Management, Ecole Supérieure des Affaires, Lebanon.
MSc, Public Health, University of Paris-VII, Paris, France.
mohamad.baitieh@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Ibtihal Kassam

Assistant Professor
M.D., M.B.B.C.H., M.Sc., Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Simferopul University, Ukraine
ibtihal.kassam@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Najla Fakhruddine

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Ola Mouhamad

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Afaf Nazer

Assistant Professor / Researcher / French Language
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Dr. Bassel Ismail

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Ahmad Aarafat

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Hicham Abdo

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Malaka Nabulsi

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Dania Adib

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Jihad Falou

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Alissar Yassine Haddad

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Shawki Awaad

Assistant Professor / Arabic Language
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Dr. Raed Al Hallak

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Ahlam Fathi Abou Al Hajal

Assistant Professor / Arabic Language
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Dr. Mahmoud Mamlouk

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Mohammad Salma

Assistant Professor
Diplôme du Docteur en Sciences de la vie - Université de Dijon - France
mohammad.salma@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Alaa Matar

Assistant Professor
alaa.matar@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Rayan Abdel Salam Alwan

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Rayane Rafei

Assistant Professor
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Mrs. Caroline Al Masri

Lecturer
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Mrs. Claudette Ayoub

Lecturer
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Mrs. Marie Fayyad

Lecturer
M.Sc., Community Health, Lebanese University, Lebanon
marie.fayyad@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Maha Fazaa

Lecturer
M.Sc., Nursing Sciences, Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon
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Mr. Abdullah Mikati

Lecturer
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Mrs. Rayan Nabulsi

Lecturer
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Mrs. Sandra Gerges Abi Daher-Franjieh

Lecturer
M.Sc., Hospital Management and Administration, Lebanese University, Lebanon
sandra.abidaher@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Doris Badwi Mouawad

Lecturer
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Mr. Mouhamad El Darwich

Lecturer
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Mrs. Lina Masri

Lecturer
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Mrs. Ratiba Tlayji

Lecturer
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Mr. Rabih Chahal

Lecturer
M.Sc., Chemistry Education, Lebanese University, Lebanon
rabih.chahal@jinan.edu.lb
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Ms. Amwaj Al Osta

Lecturer
M.PH. Public Health Genetics Jinan University
BSPH, Medical Laboratory Technology, Jinan University, Lebanon
amwaj.osta@jinan.edu.lb
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Ms. Abir Ayie

Lecturer
abir.ayie@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Habiba Dabboussy

Lecturer
M.Sc., Hospital Management, Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon
habiba.dabboussy@jinan.edu.lb
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Ms. Nof Ghemrawi

Lecturer
nof.ghemrawi@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Maya El Eter

Lecturer
M. Sc, Molecular Biology, American University of Science and Technology.
maya.eter@jinan.edu.lb
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Mr. Mohamad Jajie

Lecturer
mohamad.jajie@jinan.edu.lb
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Mr. Toufic Allouche

Lecturer
toufic.allouche@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Nadine Abdallah

Lecturer
nadine.abdallah@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Nisrine El Helou

Lecturer
nisrine.elhelou@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Mireille Zreika

Lecturer
mireille.zreika@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Houda Ismail

Lecturer
houda.ismail@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Roula Jundi

Lecturer
roula.jundi@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Joelle Nehme

Lecturer
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Mr. Rachid Karkar

Lecturer
Lawyer
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Mr. Rachad Issmaeil

Lecturer
rachad.issmaeil@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Ayda Borghol

Lecturer
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Mrs. Sara El-Khoury

Lecturer
sara.khoury@jinan.edu.lb
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Mr. Michel Abd El Massih

Lecturer
michel.abdelmassih@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Samia El Ali

Lecturer
samia.elali@jinan.edu.lb
Dean`s Office
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Dr. Ghazi Omar Tadmouri

Dean of the Faculty of Public Health
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Genetics, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
PH@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Zeinab Mohiedeen Ghazzawi

Secretary of the Faculty of Public Health - Saida
PH.Assistant.Saida@jinan.edu.lb
Department Heads
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Dr. Khodor Awwad

Head of Medical and Social Assistance Department
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Community Health Education, New York University, USA
MSA@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Hala Mohamad Saleh

Head of Nursing Sciences Department
Nursing.Saida@jinan.edu.lb
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Mrs. Doua'a El Houdari

Coordinator of the Medical Laboratory Technology Department
MLT.Saida@jinan.edu.lb
Full -Time Faculty
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Dr. Khodor Awwad

Head of Medical and Social Assistance Department
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Community Health Education, New York University, USA
MSA@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Mohamad Ahmad Dahboul

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Haitham Yassine

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Hayat Aakoum

Assistant Professor
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Mrs. Amani Mouhaidali

Lecturer
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Mr. Francois Bassil

Lecturer
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Mrs. Hala Mohamad Saleh

Lecturer
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Mrs. Hiba Quanawatti

Lecturer
hiba.kanawati@jinan.edu.lb
Laboratories
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Mrs. Doua'a El Houdari

Laboratory Officer
B.Sc., Medical Laboratory, Lebanese University, Lebanon
PH.LAB.Saida@jinan.edu.lb
Selected Part-Time Faculty
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Dr. Imad Seif Eddine

Associate Professor
imad.seif@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Pamela El Azzi

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Toxicology, University of Rennes I, France
pamela.azzi@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Yakthan Altakki Eddine

Assistant Professor
yakthan.takki@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Salim Khoury

Assistant Professor
Pharm.D.
salim.khoury@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Mahmoud Koabaz

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Physics, University of Bordeaux I, France
mahmoud.koabaz@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Najla Fakhruddine

Assistant Professor
najla.fakhruddine@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Houssein Ali Mouhaidali

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Public International Law
Lebanese University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences
houssein.mhayedli@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Ahmad Aarafat

Assistant Professor
ahmad.aarafat@jinan.edu.lb
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Dr. Bassel Ismail

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Abdou Aakhouch

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Sandra Yassine

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Mohammad Othman

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Myrna Germanos

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Jawhar Mahdi Fawaz

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Raghida Damaj

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Mohammad Loutfi

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Ibtissam Rachid Saad

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Mounir Abou Daher

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Zeina Soayfane

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Mona Houhou

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Hussein Khalife

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Nabil Akkawi

Assistant Professor
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Mrs. Rana Abdullah Abou Zeid

Lecturer
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Mrs. Nour Ahmad Said Abi Zahr

Lecturer
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Mrs. Donia Kamel Al Souri

Lecturer
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Mrs. Reem Fawaz

Lecturer
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Mrs. Heyam Sleiman

Lecturer
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Mrs. Iman Ali Morsel

Lecturer
M.A. in Gerontology
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Mr. Fadel Nazih Al Zein

Lecturer
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Mrs. Hana`a Abdul Salam

Lecturer
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Mrs. Hajar Abdullah Hijazi

Lecturer
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Mr. Rachad Issmaeil

Lecturer
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Mrs. Kholoud Maatouk

Lecturer
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Mrs. Ghaida Darazi

Lecturer
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Mr. Mounib Aakoum

Lecturer
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Mr. Ibrahim Al Yaman

Lecturer
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Mrs. Sabah Sakakini

Lecturer
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Department of Nursing Sciences

Vision

The Department of Nursing Sciences at Jinan University is committed to advancing the nursing profession by fostering an environment that enhances development of competent professional nurse graduates.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Nursing Sciences at Jinan University is to create and provide opportunities for nursing students to develop a sound theoretical and clinical foundation for the competencies essential for professional nurses by nurturing a learning environment that prepares the graduates to meet the health care needs of the local and regional community.

Values

  • Collaboration: Value interdisciplinary and community collaboration that advance learning process and practice (University Values #6, 9, and 12).
  • Accountability: Holding oneself accountable for behaviors, actions, results, and professional development (University Values #4 and 10).
  • Respect: Everyone is treated with courtesy and dignity (University Values #1, 2, and 7).
  • Learning: Effective and efficient use of resources to maximize the potential of the individual (University Values #7 and 11).

Strategic Goals

  1. Establish and sustain a culture in which students, faculty and staff are open, respectful, and committed to create an environment for growth.
  2. Graduate competent nurses that are equipped to address nursing workforce needs.
  3. Create an engaging student-centered learning environment.
  4. Improve learners’ experience throughout their educational journey.
  5. Encourage nursing research, strengthen research infrastructure, including human capital, space and technology that promote continued growth in nursing research.
  6. Improvement of Community Health through building students capacity to promote community engagement and health improvement.
  7. Application of high quality standards that agree with the International, regional and national standards required for quality assurance in nursing programs. 

The Philosophy of the Department of Nursing Sciences

  • Nursing is one of the most respected and trusted professions in society.
  • As a client-centered practice, the profession of nursing is obligated to develop nursing students into individuals capable of providing culturally competent care based within mutually respectful interactions.
  • Students of nursing have a responsibility to society in learning the academic theory and clinical skills needed to provide nursing care.
  • Education is based on humanistic approaches that foster critical thinking and promote awareness of social and cultural diversity among individuals.
  • Each student is a unique person with special talents, abilities, needs, and goals. Cultural diversity, varying life experiences, and changing socioeconomic factors affect each student differently.  To this end, faculty try to provide an environment that help students to recognize their full potential.  The acquirement of professional knowledge and the development of clinical competence occur through active involvement of the student in the learning process.  Students assume primary responsibility for learning, while faculty provides educational opportunities for knowledge acquisition and professional role development. An atmosphere of shared growth offers the maximum potential for development.
  • Nursing student are educated and influenced by the society of nursing, and have a conducting role to educate and influence others.

Intended Learning Outcomes of the Nursing Program:

At the completion of Bachelor in Nursing Sciences Program, the graduate nurse will be able to:

  1. Function within an ethical framework while demonstrating professional accountability and responsibility for their actions.
  2. Provide professional, holistic, culturally competent nursing care for patients, their families and relative community.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills, communicates openly, share decision making, and coordinate safe effective nursing care with multidisciplinary team members.
  4. Utilize research and science based knowledge to deliver nursing care that promotes health and prevents illnesses.

 



University Hospitals

Teaching and research at the Faculty of Public Health extend beyond its laboratories. For this, the faculty relies on agreements with numerous clinical affiliates, social agencies, and research institutes. These vital partners provide patient care and clinical training. In return, the Faculty of Public Health plays a major role in supporting these institutions through the transfer of know-how and the organization of advanced-level training courses in collaboration with leading international organizations, including, but not restricted to, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).


Akkar Rahal Hospital

Akkar Rahal Hospital was founded by Dr. Riad Rahal in 1982 as the first hospital to offer services in the Akkar Governorate in North Lebanon. The manpower at the hospital consists of 300 employees including doctors, nurses, administrative staff, pharmaceutical providers, and others. Akkar Rahal Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in the Akkar region with a capacity of 100 beds and offering services in acute care general medical and surgical care.



Website: https://hopitalrahal.com



Albert Haykel Hospital

Abert Haykel Hospital was established in year 1968 in the district of Ras Masqa south of the city of Tripoli. The hospital offered services in medicine and surgery. In 1977, the hospital was reconstructed with about 56 beds after being severely damaged during the Lebanese Civil War. At the turn of the Millenium, the hospital started offering a multitude of services. In 2007, Abert Haykel Hospital increased its capacity to 128 beds with devoted first-class sections. In the subsequent years, the hospital upgraded its Radiology and Medical Imaging department, launched a new Intensive Care Unit, renovated the Private Clinics, established a Socio Psycho Educational intervention center, and opened a new Chemotherapy Department and a Diet center. The Emergency Department of Albert Haykel Hospital is one of the most developed in the city with a dedicated pediatric emergency unit. In 2013, this department played a vital role in treating most of those injured as a result of the terrorist explosions that ripped AlTaqwa Mosque and AlSalam Mosque on August the 23rd.



Website: https://www.haykelhospital.com



Dar Al-Chifae Hospital

Dar Al Chifaa (DAC) Hospital is a healthcare provider located in the Abou Samra District in Tripoli, North Lebanon. The Islamic Medical Association laid the early foundation of the DAC Hospital in 1982 during the israeli invasion of Lebanon. It was only in year 2000 that construction began in the hospital over an area of about 16000 square meters. The hospital was officially opened in year 2008 providing services in most medical disciplines with a capacity of 150 beds. A unique characteristic of the Dar Al Chifaa Hospital is that all patient rooms are all single-bedded to offer privacy and the highest-level healthcare.

Dar Al-Chifae Hospital

Website: https://daralchifae.com

Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center

Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center (HHUMC), established in 1966, is a 325-bed University medical center located in the city of Saida, South Lebanon. In the late 1990s, HHUMC acquired advanced medical technologies and expanded its medical services to incorporate a cardiovascular and thoracic surgery department. It was in HHUMC that the first heart transplant operation was performed in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in 1999. HHUMC currently treats more than 24,000 patients and performs more than 10,000 surgeries annually. In fact, HHUMC performs the largest number of kidney transplants in Lebanon. Currently, HHUMC offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in various medical and surgical specialties and includes one of the largest intensive care units in Lebanon.

Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center

Website: https://hhumc.org.lb

Hamshari Hospital

Hamshari Hospital is the central Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) hospital in Lebanon and is located within the Fat’hi Arafat Medical Compound which also comprises the main storehouse and Al Quds nursing school. The five-story hospital was established in 1987 near Al Miya Miya and Ein Al Hilwa refugee camps in Sidon and contains 80 beds. It operates 13 external clinics, a physical therapy section, a dialysis unit and many state-of-the-art fully equipped sections in addition to four operating blocks.

Websitehttps://palestinercs.org


Al-Koura Hospital

Al-Koura Hospital was founded in 1994 by a group of collegial doctors. The hospital has grown over time and now hosts 90 beds. Al-Koura Hospital offers services in medicine, surgery - including ambulatory surgery -, pediatrics, cardiology - including cardiac catheterization -, adult and neo-natal intensive care, uro-nephrology with a hemodialysis center, lithotripsy and gynecology-obstetrics.

Al-Koura Hospital

Website: http://www.hopital-alkoura.com.lb

Labib Medical Center

Labib Medical Center (LMC) has been dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare services since it was established in year 1947 by late Dr. Labib Kamel Abouzahr. The facility started as a two-story building in the heart of Saida, South Lebanon, and was known as Al Ahli Hospital. By 1974, Al Ahli Hospital expanded rapidly to meet the needs of a growing population and was eventually relocated to a much larger facility, where Dr. Abouzahr renamed the institution as Labib Medical Center. Over the years, LMC enlarged its capacity from 52 beds to 137 beds, and has expanded its scope of services to include Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Neonatal Intensive Care, Oncology, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Endovascular Coiling for Brain Aneurysms, and many other core specialties.

Labib Medical Center

Website: https://www.labibmedicalcenter.com

Monla Hospital

Monla Hospital was founded in 1957, in the city of Tripoli, North Lebanon. Established by Dr. Tarek Monla, the hospital has pledged to provide comprehensive healthcare across various specialties and disciplines by qualified doctors and staff. As Lebanon’s landscape has shifted and transformed, Monla Hospital has undergone tremendous improvements in infrastructure and has significantly expanded the number of beds and services provided in a large array of medical departments and disciplines. In 2016, the hospital launched an ophthalmology department with state-of-the-art equipment and started offering comprehensive eye care covering a wide range of medical and surgical procedures.

Monla Hospital

Website: https://monlahospital.care

New Mazloum Hospital

Established in 1968 by the Mazloum Brothers, Dr. Nazih and Dr. Wajih Mazloum, the hospital was a hub in health care and medical services. In year 2000, the hospital, located in Tripoli, North Lebanon, was transformed into a company under the name of New Mazloum Hospital S.A.L.. The hospital team consists of more than 300 employees and currently includes 103 beds distributed over more than 13 medical departments: Emergency Department, Department of Surgery, Department of Day One-Day Surgery, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Neonatal Resuscitation, Department of Cardiology, Department of Diagnosis of Cardiac Diseases, Department of Resuscitation, Department of Operations, and Stroke Unit.



Website: https://nmhlb.tech

Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital

Built in 1972, this mother-child unit belonged to Dr. Ghossein, who sold it to the Dutch government in 1978. The Dutch government offered the institution to the Lebanese government in year 1978, which in turn named it the Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital in reference to the Dutch royal family. Following its destruction in during the Lebanese Civil War, the hospital was renovated and brought back to full functionality in year 2002. Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital is the only governmental specialty hospital in Lebanon with extensive services in obstetrics and gynecology, newborn care, and kidney dialysis.

Orange Nassau Governmental Hospital

Website: http://www.ongh.org

Raee Hospital

Raee Hospital was established in 1984 in the city of Saida, South Lebanon. The hospital consists of a 150 patient beds and offers its patients and the community a wide range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic healthcare services. Major units in the hospital include: Anesthesia, IVF, Emergency, One Day Surgery, Special Care, NICU, Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, OBSGYN, Chemotherapy, and Radiology. In addition, the hospital also includes Outpatient Clinics and offers Dietetics and Food Services.

Raee Hospital

Website: https://raeehospital.com

Saida Governmental Hospital

Saida Governmental (SG) Hospital is a public hospital located in the city of Saida, South Lebanon. The hospital hosts 64 beds and serves the community surrounding the area. SG Hospital consists of four floors: The ground floor includes the Office of Information (Reception), Admission Office, Waiting room (Lobby), Administrative Offices, Laboratory Department, Radiology Department, Lithotripsy Department, Emergency Department, Endoscope Unit, One Day Surgery (ODS), Stress test nerves and muscles Room and EEG-EMG Room. The first floor includes the Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Dialysis Departments. The second floor comprises of the Medical, Surgical, and Intensive Care Departments, Basement includes the Operation Room Department, Delivery Department, CSSD, and Service departments in addition to warehouses and Archives and Forensic Department. The Outpatient Department (OPD) is located in the old building. Saida Governmental Hospital played a prominent role in curbing the spread of Covid-19 in South Lebanon.

Saida Governmental Hospital

Website: https://www.moph.gov.lb/HealthFacilities/index/3/188/1?facility_type=1&district=&name=

 


WHO Collaborating Centre

 

Overview of the Center

The World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHO CC) for Health Research and Bibliometrics (LEB-11) at the Faculty of Public Health at Jinan University is a research center that works in partnership with the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO-EMRO) to advance knowledge and understanding in the field of health research priority-setting and in bibliometrics.  Bibliometrics is the use of statistical methods to analyze and measure the impact and significance of scientific literature.



The WHO CC for Health Research and Bibliometrics conducts research on a wide range of health-related topics, with a focus on using bibliometric techniques to evaluate the performance and impact of health research.  This includes analyzing trends in the health research literature, identifying key research areas and gaps, and assessing the productivity and impact of individual researchers and research institutions.

The WHO CC for Health Research and Bibliometrics also works closely with the WHO-EMRO and with other collaborating centers to provide training and support in bibliometric methods and to assist in the development of health research policy.

Additionally, the center may also provide support to the WHO-EMRO in monitoring and evaluating the performance of health research systems at a national and international level and contribute to the development of evidence-based health policies.

Overall, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Research and Bibliometrics plays a vital role in advancing knowledge and understanding in the field of health research and providing valuable insights to inform policy and decision-making at the WHO.

Terms of Reference

  • TOR 1. Support capacity building in Health Research methods, scientometrics, bibliometric analysis, and social innovations.
  • TOR 2. Conduct "Real-Time Infoveillance" of research for health to track trends and to forecast changes in Health Research priorities in the EMR.
  • TOR 3. Develop systems based on big data analytics to unscramble the deep social structures of collaborative Health Research networks in the EMR.
  • TOR 4. Participate to the network of collaborating centers working in the field of research on Health Research.

Work Plan (2022-2026)

The Terms of Reference and current/future activities for the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Research and Bibliometrics at the Faculty of Public Health at Jinan University aim to support:

  • WHO’s Global Program of Work (GPW-13) Output 4.1.3: Strengthened evidence base, prioritization and uptake of WHO generated norms and standards and improved research capacity and the ability to effectively and sustainably scale up innovations, including digital technology, in countries.
  • WHO-EMRO’s Vision 2023 Strategic Objective EVSO 4.4: Streamline evidence base for informed policy making.
  • WHO-EMRO’s Vision 2023 Strategic Directions:
    • EVSD 4.4.c: Support initiatives aimed at increasing national capacity for the ethical oversight of research and improving research standards.
    • EVSD 4.4.d: Expand and use WHO Collaborating Centres in the Region in responding to regional priorities.
    • EVSD 4.5.a: Foster innovation and technological advances in health and health-related areas to meet country and regional needs and priorities.

Research Activities

Research activities at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Research and Bibliometrics at the Faculty of Public Health at Jinan University focus on the development of new tools to analyze health research publications to identify patterns and trends in research, study the impact of research on health outcomes, identify areas where more research is needed, and track the progress of research on specific health issues.

Title:  Development of an Eastern Mediterranean Region search strategy for biomedical citations indexed in PubMed.

Research Group:  Ghazi Tadmouri and colleagues.

Key Findings:  A refined search strategy in PubMed containing elaborate syntaxes were developed and optimized to maintain a proper balance between sensitivity and precision of the obtained results on health research in the EMR.  Publication productivity increased nearly five-fold in the EMR from 2004 to 2013.  Five countries; namely, Islamic Republic of Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Pakistan - contributed to 80% of all EMR publications.

Download Article:  [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29178119]

Title:  Biomedical and health research geography in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

Research Group:  Ghazi Tadmouri and colleagues.

Key Findings:  Regional share of global health related research ranged from 0.85-2.36% of total PubMed indexed publications during the period 2004-2013.  Overall, 2.35 articles are published per 100 000 population per year.  Kuwait maintained the highest per capita publication, followed by Tunisia, Lebanon, Qatar and Islamic Republic of Iran.  Qatar, Islamic Republic of Iran and Saudi Arabia demonstrated the highest "per capita" population growth in publications.  Three academic institutions accounted for over 10% of all publications that were led by an investigator from the Region.  Collectively, the most prolific 25 EMR institutions published 44% of all published biomedical and health research in the EMR.  Biomedical and health research needs greater encouragement and support in the least prolific countries of the EMR.  It is anticipated that the concentration of biomedical and health research in EMR academic institutions would help in translating knowledge into public health outcomes, if more suitable conditions are provided.

Download Article:  [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31774139].

Title:  Landscape of Biomedical and Health Research in the Eastern Mediterranean: A 15-Year Analysis

Research Group:  Ghazi Tadmouri and colleagues.

Key Findings:  This is an ongoing big data research study supported by the World Health Organization - Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean; Division of Science, Information & Dissemination.

Bibliometrics Services

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Research and Bibliometrics at the Faculty of Public Health at Jinan University offers a variety of bibliometrics services that include:

  • Literature reviews: Analyses of research for health to identify key papers, authors, and trends.
  • Mapping studies: Representation of the relationships between papers, authors, journals, and institutions in health research.
  • Research evaluation and assessment: Analysis of research performance and productivity, including the impact and reach of research.
  • Research impact case studies: Analysis of the impact of health research projects and their year-to-year alignment with the regional strategic health priority areas identified by the WHO/EMRO.

Training and Capacity Building

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Research and Bibliometrics at the Faculty of Public Health at Jinan University offers training sessions and capacity building activities on the use of bibliometric techniques for evaluation and assessment of research on health.

News and Events

Dr. Ghazi Tadmouri, Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Research and Bibliometrics at the Faculty of Public Health at Jinan University, presented some of the latest and on-going research findings of the center at the Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors' (EMAME) webinar that was held on the 20th of December 2022 at the premises of the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Cairo, Egypt.  More information is available at the following link:  [https://www.emro.who.int/entity/emame/].

Collaborations

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Research and Bibliometrics at the Faculty of Public Health at Jinan University is open for collaborations aiming at, but not restricted to:

  • Investigate the strategic directions of health research activities in the EMR and beyond.
  • Conduct "Real-Time Infoveillance" of research for health and forecast changes in health research priorities in the EMR and beyond.
  • Carry out mapping exercises for research on health in the EMR.
  • Develop big data analytics methods to portray the social structures of collaborative networks of health research.
  • Join forces with other WHO collaborating centers focusing on research for health.
  • Explore the potentials of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to enhance the outcomes of health care; assistance with diagnosis and treatment planning, supporting clinicians in making decisions, optimization of hospital operations, monitoring of compliance with regulations, and identification of potential risks associated with data breach or malpractice.

Contact Information

Ghazi Omar Tadmouri, Ph.D., FRCP Edin

Head, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Research and Bibliometrics (LEB-11)

Faculty of Public Health

Jinan University

818 Tripoli, Lebanon

External Links

Staff

  • Ghazi Omar Tadmouri, Ph.D., FRCP Edin
    Head, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Research and Bibliometrics (LEB-11)
  • Itab Soukarieh, Senior Researcher, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Research and Bibliometrics (LEB-11)



Laboratories

In 2012, the Faculty of Public Health initiated a large-scale project to upgrade and expand its main teaching laboratories at both the Tripoli and Saida campuses. This achievement transformed the way teaching is offered at the various programs offered by the faculty.


Tripoli


1 - The Central Public Health Laboratory

This facility is located one floor below the ground level in the main building in the Tripoli Campus. It is an impressively generous space divided into four independent sections that serve as both teaching and research laboratories for the faculties of Public Health and Sciences. The main laboratory’s infrastructure has been designed according to professional standards that suit and complement the implementation and utilization of a wide range of scientific equipment and machinery. The laboratory is provided with constant air conditioning and proper ventilation to ensure convenient working temperature for individuals as well as for experimental material and supplies.

The first section:

The first section, entitled as the Biochemistry Laboratory, provides ample and effective learning space for all topics pertaining to chemistry and biochemistry concepts and principles. The Biochemistry laboratory includes a wide array of top rate equipment and supplies typically found in advanced and professional chemistry and biochemistry lab settings. Safety measurements are of monumental importance in this lab and are ensured by the installment and availability of safety tools and equipment to which the students are accustomed at the beginning of every semester. These include but are not limited to chemical fume hoods, safety showers, eyewash stations and fire extinguishers. This section of the main laboratory is also provided with an overhead projector which aims to serve in a more comprehensive learning experience through the demonstration of explanatory videos and oral presentations.

The second section:

The second section of this facility, entitled as the Microbiology Laboratory, serves as the perfect playground for all techniques, protocols and equipment necessary for the examination and assessment of the microbiological world and all its related fields. This lab is perfectly equipped to ensure aseptic techniques during the preparation of media and the handling of microorganisms and their culturing. This area, similar to the Biochemistry Laboratory, is organized to accommodate up to 12 students per laboratory session. With 8 stations, set up to meet the requirements of a microbiologist, students can work in pairs; two students per station. The available equipment includes but is not limited to the following: incubator, autoclave, Bunsen burners, analytical balance, vortex mixers, hot plates and all other microbiological tools found in typical microbiological settings.

The third section:

The third section is entitled as the General Biology Laboratory and represents the common area of the facility which is supplied with a significant number of microscopes and a general-purpose working space. In 2014, the World Health Organization supported this section with the establishment of a specialized medical parasitology facility, which is used for training of trainees as well as to support undergraduate education in the Medical Laboratory Technology program.

The fourth section:

The fourth and final section of the main laboratory encompasses the Control of Infectious Diseases Laboratory, which is as advanced facility that serves graduate students and researchers at the faculty working in the domains of infection control and microbial diagnostics.

2 - Advanced Biochemistry and Pharmacology Laboratory (Room 312)

Located at the premises of the Faculty of Public Health, this lab allows the students to work on many pharmaceutical aspects. Among the most important are: plant harvesting, extracting medical materials and the manufacturing of these materials in pharmaceutical forms and validating the manufactured drug.

Advanced Biochemistry and Pharmacology Laboratory (Room 312)

3 - Nursing Skills Laboratories (Room 313 and Room 314)

These two facilities are located at the premises of the Faculty of Public Health and contain a health assessment laboratory and a ward unit practice area. The Nursing Skills Labs provide an immersive learning environment where students can utilize the available mannequins and equipment to translate theoretical knowledge into a safe clinical experience. Both laboratories are well-equipped with a large number of nursing clinical skills simulators representing various developmental stages (fetal, newborn, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood). In some instances, students also assume the role of patient in activities that include a range of motion exercises, positioning of the patient, transfers from bed to chair, patient teaching exercises, physical assessment, and others.





4 - Public Health Genetics Laboratories (Room 311 and Room 315)

Public Health Genetics Laboratories offers graduate students a hands-on experience to utilize the laboratory tools of molecular biology to relate changes in the structure and sequence of human genes to functional changes in protein function. Students and researchers use these labs to perform diagnostic testing, reference testing, and disease surveillance to study population groups in terms of health and disease. Just to name a few, some of the molecular techniques that are routinely practiced in these laboratories include genomic DNA extraction, gene amplification by PCR, diagnostic gel electrophoresis, and bioinformatic analysis.

Public Health Genetics Laboratories (Room 311 and Room 315)

Saida


1 - The Central Public Health Laboratory

This facility provides the students with advanced training skills in the fields of biology, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, and genetics. It features high-tech equipment and advanced teaching aids that allow students to perform many laboratory tests and help them develop their practical skills and obtain the necessary knowledge to pursue their studies in public health especially in the Medical Laboratory Technology program.



2 - Nursing Skills Laboratory

This facility contains a health assessment laboratory and a ward unit practice area. The Nursing Skills Laboratory provides an immersive learning environment where students can utilize the available mannequins and equipment to translate theoretical knowledge into a safe clinical experience.  Students also assume the role of patient in activities that include a range of motion exercises, positioning of the patient, transfers from bed to chair, patient teaching exercises, physical assessment, and others.

Nursing Skills Laboratory

Nursing Skills Laboratory

 


Research Directions

Members of the Faculty of Public Health are actively engaged in research. Some of the research projects are conducted in collaboration with local, regional, and international science groups. Main research areas at the faculty cover many important aspects of health, including:

  • Mapping biomedical research networks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
    Research Group: Ghazi Tadmouri and colleagues.
    Project Support: This is a big data research study supported by the World Health Organization's Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office.
    Latest Published Results: 2017 [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29178119]
    2019 [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31774139].

  • Scientometric analysis of biomedical research outputs from Arab countries.
    Research Group: Ghazi Tadmouri and colleagues.

  • Assessment of bactericidal activities of extracts of indigenous medicinal plants of Lebanon.
    Research Group: Dr. Saer Alwan and colleagues.
    Latest Published Results: 2019 [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30738755].

  • Studying the genetic variation in Lebanese people in relation to health and disease.
    Research Groups: Ghazi Tadmouri and colleagues, Azza Dib and colleagues, and Jeanne D'Arc El Bacha and colleagues.
    Project Support: This project is part of a Pan-Arab initiative launched by the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies [http://cags.org.ae/] (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) to record all human genes and genetic phenotypes described in Arab people.
    Latest Published Results: 2014 [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25780794],
    2016 [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26010040].

  • Monitoring and control of multidrug resistant superbugs in Lebanon.
    Research Group: Saer Alwan and colleagues.

  • Knowledge about tobacco risks and its relation to smoking cessation among Lebanese smokers.
    Research Group: Khodor Awwad and colleagues.

  • The relationship between warning signs and suicidal ideation to suicidal risk factors among Lebanese communities.
    Research Group: Khodor Awwad and colleagues.

  • The relationship between COVID-19-related misconception and stigmatization.
    Research Group: Khodor Awwad and colleagues.

  • The role of emotional intelligence in determining human behavior.
    Research Group: Mohammad Daaboul and colleagues.

  • Thought, media, modern communication, artificial intelligence and public health.
    Research Group:Khaled Safi and colleagues and Oussama Kabbarah and colleagues.
  • The effect of integrative interventions in reducing social stigma associated with psychotic disorders in Lebanon.
    Research Group: Racha Tadmouri and colleagues.
  • Leadership in Public Health.
    Research Group: Alissar Yassine Haddad and colleagues.



Ethics Review Board

The Ethics Review Board (ERB) consists of a committee which provides an independent check to ensure that principles of ethical research are observed by faculty and students engaged in research at the Faculty of Public Health at all stages of the research process. The board, established in 2017, consists of members who are either affiliated to Jinan University or other universities or may represent health care institutions based in Lebanon. ERB members are nominated by the Dean of the Faculty of Public Health and are appointed by the President of Jinan University. Collectively, ERB members have expertise in a broad range of public health disciplines, methodologies, ethics, law, and community perspectives.

Evidence-generating research involving human participants is submitted to the Ethics Review Board to guarantee that researchers carefully manage their data, and that the principles to protect the privacy of participants are complied with. Principles also include, but not limited to, non-malfeasance and beneficence, informed consent, confidentiality and protection of data, and academic integrity. As an independent board, the ERB has the authority to approve, reject, propose modifications to or withdraw approval of any eligible projects submitted for review.

 

Ethics Review Board Members

  • Ghazi Tadmouri, Chair, Jinan University
  • Jihad Falou, New Mazloum Hospital
  • Khodr Awwad, Jinan University
  • Rasha ElKerek, Lebanese American University
  • Saer Alwan, Jinan University
  • Ms. Itab Sukarieh, Jinan University

 

 
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