Partners
     Fahmi Abu Al Rub

Fahmi Abu Al-Rub, Professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, former Dean of Research at JUST and Key Expert at the EMUNI University-Slovenia. Prof. Abu Al-Rub is/was partner in 22 EU projects (2 ENPI, 4 TEMPUS Projects, and 16 Erasmus+), and one NSF, three USAID, and one FAO project, with a total budget exceeding 30,000,000 EURO. Prof. Abu Al-Rub was the key expert and coordinator to establish the first Master's Program in the World on De-Pollution of the Mediterranean that was supposed to be hosted by three European Universities. Prof. He is the coordinator of INVENT – PROMOTION OF INNOVATION CULTURE IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION IN JORDAN, and FOODQA - FOSTERING ACADEMIA-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION IN FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY; Erasmus+ Projects, and he was the local coordinator for the “NETKITE” project; an ENPI project, that aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among young researchers in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, and Tunisia. Abu Al-Rub has reformed the Deanship of Research at JUST to establish the TTO and externally funded office to manage and secure external funds. He has active research in Environment, Renewable Energy, Biofuels, and Wastewater Treatment.  He has more than 85 publications on Environment, and Wastewater Treatment, and renewable energy. Prof. Abu Al-Rub received in 2016, the King Abduallah the Second Award in Innovation, and Abdel-Hameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers 2001. 

     Khalid El-Salem

​Khalid El-Salem, a ​professor of neurology at Jordan University of Science and Technology. He is American Board Certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Neuromuscular Medicine. He also holds a master degree in Health Professions Education. He obtained his bachelor's degree in medicine from JUST, then perused his higher education in the United States at the University of Arkansas then at Duke University for 5 years. He published numerous articles in leading journals of clinical neurology and medical education. He is currently the vice president of JUST responsible for the health related faculties, graduate studies, and health centers. He is also the chairman of the core Curriculum Committee at JUST.

     Nail Obeidat

​Nail Obeidat, the current Dean for the School of Medicine, He is Professor and Senior Consultant of Obs.& Gyn. and Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Intervention. Vice Dean/ School of Medicine(Sept. 2017-Aug.2018). Chairman of Jordanian society of Obs & Gyn ( North of Jordan branch). Chairman of the Scientific Comitee of Jordanian Medical Council, Head department of Obs& Gyn( Feb. 2014- Aug. 2018).

     Riyadh Qashi

​​Involved in different international projects. Performs research in area of computer networks, quality of service and routing protocols. Experience with IT projects, e-learning systems, development and restructuring of computer networks. Was a PhD student in HTWK Leipzig and University Leipzig 2008-2011. During his study he was using many contacts to enterprises for applying the results of his work. He  has a very good communication skills, academic expert in Tempus program, experience in international project such as Tempus and Erasmus + projects. He is experienced in developing IT-projects and skills in technical, user, and hardware infrastructure support. He is the  manager for Erasmus + projects at HTWK Leipzig.

     Mario Hlawitschka

Mario Hlawitschka studied computer sciences at the University of Kaiserslautern and got his PhD from Leipzig University in 2008. He then was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis, CA, USA. From 2011 to 2015 he was an assistant professor at Leipzig University for scientific visualisation. Since 2015, he is a full professor for Computer Graphics at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences. His research focus is on Computer Graphics, Visualisation, Image and Data Processing, Computer Animation and Games Engineering.


     Jaroslav Majernik

​​Associated professor, who received his Master’s degree in the field of electronics and telecommunications and Ph.D. degree in bionics and biomechanics at Technical University in Kosice, Slovakia. His professional and research interests include medical informatics, multimedia, digital image processing and motion analysis. He is author or co-author of eight books and more than 200 research works that were cited more than 130 times (more than 60 in Web of Science and SCOPUS). He participated in 35 research projects, including 7 EU grants in the fields of education, biomechanics and computer science. Currently, he acts as associate professor and the head of Department of Medical Informatics at the Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia. Assoc. Prof. Majernik is a member of ESMAC, MEFANET Coordination Council, ISACA, MEFANET Journal Editorial Board and Multimedia Technology Editorial Board.

     Lenka Szerdiová

Assistant Professor, who received her Master’s degree and Ph.D. degree in the field of Biomedical Engineering at Technical University in Kosice, Slovakia, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Her professional and research interests include rehabilitation engineering, motion analysis, statistical data processing and eLearning. She is co-author of one book and author or co-author of more than 15 research works. She participated in 4 research projects, including EU grant in the fields of information and communication technologies. Currently, she acts as university teacher at the Department of Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia. Dr. Szerdiova is a member of ISACA.

     Stanislav Balcak

Involved in education of informatics, administration of portal of multimedia support in education of clinical and health care disciplines, administration of academic information system, computer science and software applications. Participating in national and international research projects, aimed mostly on multimedia and modern education methods, Stanislav Balcak PhD. obtained skills that makes him a core and very responsible member of ICT team at Department of Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia.


     Vladimír Medvec

MSc. Vladimir Medvec is involved in areas of computer science and multimedia education tools development. He operates also the 3D system of virtual projection for education and videoconferencing SW and HW technologies at Department of Medical Informatics at the Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia.

     Erik Staffa

Works as an assistant professor of the Biophysics department at Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine.  Awarded with a B.Sc. degree in Medical Physics, M.Sc. degree in Applied Biophysics at Science faculty of Masaryk University and PhD degree in Medical Biophysics from Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine, Brno (CZ). His specialization is mentoring of students of medical faculty, especially in the field of biophysics and medical informatics. Secondly he is a postdoctoral researcher in the field of infrared thermography and its use in medicine. He enjoys photography, bike cycling and playing squash.

     Aleš Bourek

Works as head of the University Center for Healthcare Quality. For 29 years mentors students of the Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine and abroad in information and communication use (technologies, skills, attitudes, benefits, limitations and risks) for professional needs. He is an active gynecologist and heads the L’ART Center for Assisted Reproduction (www.ivf.cz). He worked for DG SANCO, Council of Europe, WHO, World Bank and EFQM and collaborates with people and institutions interested in quality and accountability improvement in healthcare and healthcare education. He is a member of the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EC, DG Sante). He enjoys philosophy, skiing, hiking, spending time with family and friends and hosting people when they come to Czech Republic.

     Vladan Bernard
     Juman Ebdah

Mrs Ebdah is trainer of general practitioners of innovative education technology. She has an experience in collaborative research and knowledge transfer. She participated in many cultural forums and seminars for training in innovative and advanced technology. She worked for more than 3 years as a teacher. She had participated in Erasmus projects that aimed to  promote  the using of learning managment system for teaching and learning the and  partnership and establishment of interface structures between universities and enterprises OPATEL project.

     Ahmed Ashour

​Mr. Ahmed Ashour has more than seven years of experience in business development in Gaza Strip - Palestine. He has worked with different international agencies in Gaza in the field of economic development GIZ, UNDP, OXFAM and Mercy Corps. He is a certified and licensed trainer by CEFE training methodology (www.cefe.net) and skilled in conducting business and capacity building training courses with a large training experience exceeding more than 1500 trainings hours. He worked in Gaza Strip perform feasibility studies and cost-benefit analyses, as well as develop and implement monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and benchmarking exercises. With diversified experience business consultation sessions. He is also the Co-founder of Elaunch business development incubator in Gaza strip

     Mohammad Hossein Nekoofar

Mohammad Hossein Nekoofar has PhD in physical and chemical characteristics of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate. He is Honorary Lecturer in Endodontics & Dental biomaterial. He is Assistant Professor of Endodontics. He is A member of "Endodontology Research Group", Department of Adult Dental Health, Cardiff University. Supervised more than twenty final projects and dissertations of BDs and DDs students in Iran and the UK

     Ahmed Al-Salaymeh

Ahmed Al-Salaymeh is a Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Engineering, The University of Jordan. Director and founder of the Renewable Energy Master Program at the University of Jordan. Also, the director and founder of Environmental Technology and Climate Change Master Program at the University of Jordan. Ex-Director of Water, Energy and Environment Center at the University of Jordan. Also, Ex-Director of Energy Center at the University of Jordan.  A former chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Jordan. A consultant and Expert in the design and selection of a Photovoltaic system and the instructor of PV course for the master program at the University of Jordan.​ Prof. Al-Salaymeh received his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Fluid Mechanics at Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany in 2001. M.Sc and B.Sc degrees with honor from Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Jordan.


     Nathir Obeidat

Nathir Obeidat is the Chairman of Internal Medicine Department at the faculty of Medicine University of Jordan, Also he is Associate professor of Internal  Medicine,  Respiratory and sleep Medicine /Faculty of Medicine/ University of Jordan- Jordan University Hospital Also he is Consultant Respiratory, Sleep Medicine and  intensive care, Director of Medical ICU Jordan University Hospital  Director of Sleep center Associate Professor in Internal Medicine department, Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, Head of Jordanian board committee for Internal Medicine and its branches, and he is Member of Jordanian board committee for Respiratory Medicine and he is Representative of the faculty of Medicine in the Arab board council. ​

     Yazan Hassouneh

Yazan Hassouneh is an assistant professor in Department of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Pathology, and Periodontics in Faculty of Dentistry the University of Jordan, Amman. He got Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Jordan in 2006, he got the membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS RCSI) from The Royal College of Surgeons/Dublin in 2008, also he is a Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Surgery in Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine (FFD RCSI OSOM). The Royal College of Surgeons/Dublin in 2011. He got the PhD in Cancer Biology from Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in University of Bristol, UK & got the Jordanian Board Certificate in Oral Medicine in 2013. He has many publications and researchers in Basic and translational research, Clinical research, Review papers and case reports and conducted many Conference presentations and workshops.

     Ahmad Al-Khasawneh

He is director of Information and Communication and eLearning centre and a former dean of faculty of Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II faculty of information technology, and Professor of Computer Information Systems at Hashemite University. Dr. Khasawneh holds the Ph.D. of Information Systems, M.S in Information Technology and Computer Engineering both from Newcastle University, Australia and B.S in Computer and Automatic Control Engineering, Jordan. His research spans the topics of health informatics, health decision support systems, bioinformatics, IS development process and methodologies; development approaches for emerging technologies; and his work appeared in prestigious journals. Dr. Ahmad Khasawneh has a 25-years' experience in ICT field and in informatics, ICT applications. He also serves as the Director of the ICT's research group and has a direct mandate to develop and deliver an Academic-Government-wide e-agenda. He has been managing Galileo and Royal Jordanian R&D project since 1994, ranging from instrumentation development, to network deployment to IT applications. Prof. Khasawneh acts as advisor to the Royal Jordanian and Galileo (NDC Jordan) director. Prof. Khasawneh is a  member of the Open Source/Open Standards Discussion Group. Prior to joining the Hashemite University of Jordan, Prof. Khasawneh held several key positions with major international ICT consultancy and solutions firms. Highlights of his career include the positions of Chief Technology Officer at Royal Jordanian, Galileo international Group - Manager and senior lecturer in IT related topics at Newcastle University, Australia.  Dr. Khasawneh has developed a proven experience in managing Research Projects on Information Technology, health informatics and bioinformatics.

     Aiman Al Sharei

​He is a lecturer of Human Anatomy, Histology, and Clinical Skills, he is the acting director of Clinical Skills Education and Testing Center,  and also the assistant dean of the faculty of medicine at Hashemite University. Dr. Al Sharei holds the M.S in human anatomy from the University of Western Australia, Australia and the Diploma in General Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nicolae Testemitanu, Moldova. His research spans the topics of simulation in medical education, 3D Anatomy, health informatics, health educational development approaches. In 2015, Dr. Al Sharei together with his team leader, his Excellency Professor Kamal Bani-Hani, the Hashemite University won the first place in El Hassan Bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence in recognition of its efforts in establishing a first-of-a-kind Clinical Skills Education and Testing Center.

     Mohammad Al-Tamimi

He  is Assistant Prof in Medical Immunology and Assistant Dean for Administrative and Examination affairs at the Faculty of Medicine, at Hashemite University. Dr. Al-Tamimi holds the Ph.D. of Medical Immunology, M.S in Basic Medical Sciences both from Monash University, Australia and MD in Medicine and Surgery, Jordan. He had training as a post-doctoral fellow in Immunology at Monash University, Australia. His research focuses on Platelets and Coagulation Diseases and Microbial Drug Resistance. His work results in over 20 Publications in prestigious journals, one book chapter at referral textbook, over 10 international presentations, and one international patent. He had received many international awards including the Australian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis scientific medal award, Australia, the Young Investigator award from The Asian-Pacific Society, Japan, and distinguished post-graduate publication award, Australia. Dr. Al-Tamimi has a 5-years' experience as a medical doctor and 6-years' experience in medical education and research. Dr. Al-Tamimi is registered with the Jordan Medical association and the Australian Medical association. He is a member of the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, the Asian-Pacific Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and the Australian, Asian, and American academies of science. Dr. Al-Tamimi is also a member of multiple Faculty and University committees and a member of the National Jordanian Committee in Blood Transfusion. Prior to joining the Hashemite University of Jordan, Dr. Al-Tamimi held several key positions including the director of Medical Services of the United States Peace Corps.  Dr. Al-Tamimi has developed a proven experience in managing Research Projects, innovation in medical diagnostics and commercialization, and supervision of postgraduate national and international students.

     Walid Salameh

Walid Salameh was the vice president of Princess Sumaya University and a dean for different faculties there, the Engineering, Information Technology and the Graduate Studies and Scientific Research. He got his PhD in Computer Engineering in 1992 and he is interested in Computer Networks, Signal Processing, and other related fields. Currently, he is a faculty member and in charge of numerous international projects including Erasmus Plus ones. He was a coordinator for many grant holder projects granted by the EU where he considered the expert and the pioneer expert and consultant for such projects. He has partici[ated in tens of Tempus, FP7, and Erasmus plus projects as a grant holder or as a partner. 

     Murad Jaald

Murad Jaald has got his MD-MBBCH degree from AL Azhar University-Cairo-Medical School, he is the medical advisor at the Princess Sumaya University-Amman-Jordan. He has served as a director of the health center at Philadelphia University where his main tasks are seeing to the daily cases in the university, setting up the university medical rules and regulations regarding the health care and insurances, and administering and liaising between the university and insurance companies. He has served as a military medical officer(Captin) in Kuwait Army. He is also in charge of the medical awareness cases at the university where he has conducted several workshops in this regard.

     Fadi R. Shahroury

Fadi R. Shahroury obtained his B.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering with highest honors from PSUT in 2000. He got his M.Sc. and PhD degree in Electronics Engineering in 2003 and 2008, respectively, being the top-ranking student in the EE department of National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He was a visiting researcher during the academic year of 2005 at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Shahroury was awarded the 2009 Hisham Adeeb Hijjawi Award (HH) for Applied Science in the Information Technology and Communications category. Research interests include Low-voltage, low-power, and very high-frequency integrated circuits design and analog integrated circuits design in CMOS technology.

     Bahar Jaafar Selivany

She had accomplished her B.D.S in Dentistry from University of Mosul in 1994.Then after that, in 2007, she carried out, successfully, her M.Sc. in 'Conservative Dentistry' from the above mentioned University. Furthermore, her Ph.D was obtained from Hawler Medical University/ Kurdistan-Region of Iraq in  'Conservation Dentistry Endodontic' in 2013. Moreover, she had both invented and practically contributed a lot to her career. In 2013, she invented a novel of materials in root canal filling which had prepared exclusively in United States. In regard to her scientific activities, she had attended in more than fifty symposiums, workshops and conferences in Iraq and abroad countries like Turkey, Lebanon, Dubai and USA. However, pedagogically speaking, she had examined more than ten MSc students and supervised one student. Being serious, active and loyal to her academic career, she had been honoured and received a good number of letters of recommendations, which exceeded twenty letters of appreciations from different governmental and non-governmental and academic institutions. On the part of her qualifications, academic and professional responsibilities, a great deal amount of information could be stated here. From 1994- 2004 in General Health Centre, she became a specialist dentist. From 20132016, shehas become the Head of Conservative Department. From the period around (2013-2015) she was representing the Head of School of Dentistry in University of Duhok. The year of 2015 and up to date has witnessed a dramatic change in administrating both Head of  Duhok Centre for Restorative Dentistry/Kurdistan Board for Medical Specialties at University of Duhok and Head Iraqi Inventors Forum in Kurdistan-Region of Iraq. In 2015 and, scientifically proven, she has been chosen to be the best doctor of the year of 2015. Currently, she is the acting Dean of the College of Dentistry in University of Duhok. Finally, she has contributed and published a very good number of Theses and Publications in her field of study.
     Muayad Aghali Merza

​He is an assistant professor of Infectious disease in college of Medicine. He is a clinician and researcher. Dr. Merza graduated from college of Medicine, Duhok University. He finished his postgraduate studies in UK and Iran. He had training courses in Sweden and Italy (Villa Marelli and Niguarda hospital, Milan). With regards to his specialty, his main interests are viral hepatitis, tuberculosis and HIV infection with experience on fibroscan machine for assessment of liver stiffness. He published more than 30 international papers in his subject in medicine. He participated in more than 20 conferences and workshops inside and outside Iraq. As an academic staff , he has  the knowledge on how to modernize our curriculum and our teaching methodologies. He participated in courses on teaching methodologies. He is motivated and has very good communication skills.  

     Ismaeil Mohammed

​Assist. Prof. of Medical Microbiology, Dean College of Health Science in Duhok University since 2012 Vice Dean of College of Medicine and Nursing 1994 and 2006.

     Abdulkahar Mammani

​Head of Microbiology Department for 10 years Teaching different subjects in medical microbiology in various colleges, such as Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences. I've also been giving post graduate courses for Masters and PhD students for many years. I've supervised many students for high diploma; 8 master students and a PhD student. I'm currently supervising 3 PhD students. I'm the internal and external examiner for many Masters and PhD thesis. I am the reviewer of scientific journals in various universities. I've also published many international and local papers. I've attended many international and local conferences and workshops. I'm the member of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology (ESCMID) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

     Sabah Weis

​The Vice president for Scientific affairs at the University of Duhok. Assistance Professor in Physics Department at our university. He is a member of Higher committee of developing the universities in the Ministry of Higher Education in Erbil, Kurdistan. He is the coordinator of DAAD project in initiating Biomedical Physics department at the University of Duhok along with Giessen University in Germany. He headed several committees of cooperation of different projects with different universities worldwide. The development of E learning at our university is part of his responsibilities.

     Ayaid Khadem Zgair

Vice dean for Scientific affairs in College of Medicine, UOB. Local Coordinator of Erasmus+ OPATEL Project in University of Basrah. Participate in DelPHE Project on E health in 2011, with support of Medical College establish for first Time an E learning system and the  first to in cooperate the Electronic Remark system Office OMR, with 5 years’ experience in the field of electronic remark, surveying and eLearning. Graduate as M.B.Ch.B from Medical College by 2000, obtain the specialty in chemical pathology by Iraqi Board of Medical Specializations in 2006, promoted to degree of Asst. Prof. in 2012 and consultant in chemical pathology in 2017. He experiences in the field of LC Mass spectrometry and HPLC, biomarkers, Diabetic and Endocrinology. Member of the International association of Medical Education (AMEE), Association of clinical biochemistry (ACB) and American association of Clinical Chemistry. He had 11 publications, supervision of postgraduate students in addition to participating in different of international conferences and workshops.

     Osamah Fadhil Abdulateef

Abdulateef is vice president of UoB. Basically, His specialization is Mechanical Engineering/ Applied Mechanics, He taught different subjects especially, Engineering Mechanics Operation Research, Advance Manufacturing, Numerical Analysis, Modelling & Simulation and Control & Measurements. Also he was an examiner for 11 post graduate students. In our university Dr. Abdulateef worked as investigator and manager for nine research projects in different fields of his specialization. In the last years he focused on electronic education in engineering subjects. He has enough power as a vice president for scientific affairs to improve the electronic education in UoB. He published many research papers in different disciplines of systematic and mechanical engineering. 

     Nazar Haddad

Vice dean for Scientific affairs in College of Medicine, UOB. Local Coordinator of Erasmus+ OPATEL Project in University of Basrah. Participate in DelPHE Project on E health in 2011, with support of Medical College establish for first Time an E learning system and the  first to in cooperate the Electronic Remark system Office OMR, with 5 years’ experience in the field of electronic remark, surveying and eLearning. Graduate as M.B.Ch.B from Medical College by 2000, obtain the specialty in chemical pathology by Iraqi Board of Medical Specializations in 2006, promoted to degree of Asst. Prof. in 2012 and consultant in chemical pathology in 2017. He experiences in the field of LC Mass spectrometry and HPLC, biomarkers, Diabetic and Endocrinology. Member of the International association of Medical Education (AMEE), Association of clinical biochemistry (ACB) and American association of Clinical Chemistry. He had 11 publications, supervision of postgraduate students in addition to participating in different of international conferences and workshops.

     Ahmed Al Abbasi

Ahmed M.Al Abbasi, consultant of Otolaryngology , Fellow of Royal College of Surgeon of Glasgow,  head and neck surgery, head of Iraqi board of ORL,H&N surgery in Basra. Since 2013 I am the Dean of college of medicine in Basra university, I was chief of Iraqi Medical Association branch of Basra, and head of health committee in Basra governorate. I have certificate of program of change management and certificate of leadership program from Cambridge, UK. Has skills , experience in communication skills and body languages together with ethics in medical research.


Untitled2.png     Mohamad.S. Ghasemi

Associate Professor has been working for more than 20 years in the field of Clinical Biomechanics and 15 years in the field of Rehabilitation Biomechanics, which addresses the impact of disability, the effectiveness of rehabilitation therapies and interventions on human performance. Dr Ghasemi is currently Board Secretary for Human factors and ergonomics at Iran Ministry of Health Medical Education and Head of Ergonomics Department at School of Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS). Dr Ghasemi is studying the application of psychological and physiological principles to the (engineering and) design of products, processes, and systems. Additionally, he has conducted research on the efficacy of physical therapy in conjunction with orthotics to control excessive pronation in walking. He has very good communication skills, academic expert in Erasmus + projects and currently is the  manager for Erasmus + projects at IUMS.

     Mehdi Hosseinzadeh

He received B.Sc. in Computer Hardware Engineering from Islamic Azad University, Dezful branch, Iran in 2003. He also received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Computer System Architecture from the Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He is currently Associate Professor in Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. His research interests are Information Technology, Data Mining, Big data analytics, E-Commerce, E-Marketing and Social Networks. He is involving in some international projects including global burden of disease (GBD) Project (www.healthdata.org/gbd), InstaSearch Project.  He is experienced in developing IT-Project, Hardware, software and mobile project.

     Wisam Shihadeh

Wisam Shihadeh is the dean of the faculty of medicine at Yarmouk University. A consultant ophthalmologist with special interest in glaucoma, cornea and refractive surgery. Involved in different local and international projects. His line of research involves glaucoma, genetics, cornea and medical education. Dr Shihadeh finished his fellowship in glaucoma from New York Eye & Ear Infirmary and fellowship in cornea from Louisiana State University.


     Mazhar Al Zoubi

​​He is an Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at the faculty of medicine at Yarmouk University. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Experimental and Molecular Oncology form University of Pisa and a year at Thomas Jefferson University as a visiting scholar. He joined YU in 2014 with teaching and research responsibilities in the Faculty of Medicine  and the Department of Biological Sciences. Dr. Al Zoubi holds a fellowship in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) from University of San Diego and NIH. Currently, he is running a research group and conducting different types of researches covering a spectrum of molecular biology and biochemistry of cancer, cobalamin deficiency, infertility and plant metabolism. For more information: http://faculty.yu.edu.jo/mszoubi/SitePages/Home.aspx


     Lalit Garg

He is a lecturer in Computer Information Systems at the University of Malta, Malta. He is also an honorary lecturer at the University of Liverpool, UK. He has also worked as a researcher at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and at the University of Ulster, UK. He received his first degree in electronics and communication engineering from the Barkatullah University, Bhopal, India, in 1999, and his postgraduate in information technology from the ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Gwalior, India in 2001. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Ulster, Coleraine, U.K., in 2010. His research interests are missing data handling, machine learning, data mining, mathematical and stochastic modelling, and operational research, and their applications especially in the healthcare domain. He has published over 70 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences. He is participating in many international projects.

     Isabel Stabile

She is professor stabile is currently Director of the International School for Foundation Studies and Medical Foundation Programme, and also teaches in the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta. Currently her main research interests are in medical education. She serves as the Secretary of the Trans-European Pedagogic Research Group.

During her tenure at Florida State University she was responsible for generating over $10,000,000 in research funding which has led to numerous publications as well as international awards. In 2012, she re-designed the clinical curriculum in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and introduced new strategies to facilitate learning. The final product is student-centered, vertically and horizontally integrated and builds on the success of the biomedical sciences curriculum jointly developed three years previously.

Her teaching and research experience have led to invitations to serve as referee for major journals in her field. Prof. Stabile is the author of over 60 publications in the peer-reviewed literature, including eight books.
     Sandra C. Buttigieg

She is Associate Professor and Head of Department of Health Services Management (HSM), Faculty of Health Sciences, UOM, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, HSMC, University of Birmingham, UK. She is Consultant Public Health Medicine and Head of the Clinical Performance Unit, and member of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Team, Mater Dei Hospital. She lectures in HSM, Public Health Medicine, Family Medicine, Research Methodology and Evidence-based Management.

Professor Buttigieg strongly advocates inter-/trans-disciplinarity in practice/research. She believes that health organisations'/systems' performance, as a macro-concept, depends on policies, people and operating systems. Her research, therefore, focuses on, but also links, clinical performance management, quality of care, patient safety, health information technology, organisational behaviour, operations management/research; and policy issues (ageism, migrant health, One Health).  She is currently actively involved in several EU-funded programmes: Horizon2020 - To REACH; COST Actions: CA 15222 “cost containment and quality of care” (leader-WG 1); TD 1404 “NEOH” (co-leader-WG 3); IS 1402 “Ageism” (co-leader-WG 1); and IS 1103 “Adapting European Health Systems to Diversity” (country-coordinator).

She authored/co-authored several articles in peer-reviewed international journals, and widely participated in international conferences, and congresses. She is on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Human Resources Management, Journal of Health Organization and Management, and Frontiers in Public Health. She is currently also Guest Associate Editor for Frontiers Veterinary Science, and Frontiers Topic Editor: Network for Evaluation of One Health. She reviews extensively for numerous peer-reviewed journals in health care management and psychology. She is currently Global Representative-at-Large of the Health Care Management Division, American Academy of Management; and member of the Board of the European Health Management Association.
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