2015 honorees for the Women in Science initiative

The Regional Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Hub for the Middle East and North Africa is pleased to announce the 2015 honorees for the Women in Science initiative.  U.S. embassies across the region have recognized 10 accomplished scientists who promote science and technology advancement and encourage young women and girls to pursue science and technology education and careers.  This year’s honorees are:

  • Dr. Rana Dajani, Associate Professor Molecular Cell Biology at the Hashemite University (Jordan)
  • Dr. Lubna Tahtamouni, Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Biotechnology, The Hashemite University
  • Dr. Maryam Matar, Founder and Chairperson at UAE Genetic Diseases Association
  • Dr. Nisrine Machaka-Houri, Plant Researcher (Lebanon)
  • Dr. Azza AbdelFattah Shehab, Professor of Ophthalmology at Minia University (Egypt)
  • Dr. Fatma Al Jasmi, Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UAE University
  • Dr. Rola I. Jadallah, Assistant Professor in Biology at the Arab-American University of Jenin (Palestinian Territories)
  • Dr. Majeda Alqattan, Assistant Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health (Kuwait)
  • Prof. Fatma A. K. Al-Mulhim, Consultant Radiologist at the King Fahd Hospital of the University in Dammam (Saudi Arabia)
  • Prof. Nadia Fenina, Director General of Ministry of Health’s Department of Pharmacy and Medicine, and Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Tunisia

The Regional Hub for MENA created the WiS initiative in 2010 to honor outstanding women scientists who seek to inspire young people considering science and technology academic or professional pursuits.

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