Lebanese Professor Wins Award For Outstanding Researchers In The Middle East!

Every year, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation offers the “Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers” for those who have conducted outstanding researches in their fields. According to


, the American University of Beirut (AUB) professor Dr. Souha Kanj Sharara received an award for her research in the medical and health sciences category. The foundation created this award to encourage researchers in various areas in the Middle East, which are:

  • Medicine and health sciences
  • Engineering
  • Sciences
  • Literature, human sciences, social sciences, and education
  • Technology and agriculture
  • Economics and administrative sciences

In fact, Dr. Kanj was selected among 150 remarkable nominees in her category from numerous countries in the Middle East. The specialization of Dr. Kanj focuses on the field of infectious diseases, more precisely on hospital-acquired infection (HAI). Her research covered important parts of HAI such as epidemiology, risk factors, prevention, and treatment. In fact, she is the head of the Division of the Infectious Diseases at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. In a


which is addressed to the AUB community, the President of AUB Dr. Fadlo Khuri said that the work of Dr. Kanj has “positively impacted hospital mortality, hospital stay, and cost of hospitalization.” Her findings promise to enhance the quality of healthcare for patients. Congratulations!

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