L'Oréal-UNESCO honors a faculty member from the University of Science and Technology
Within the UNESCO initiative for honoring Arab female scientists, Dr. Hanan Khalil, an associate professor at the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences in the University of Science and Technology won the L'Oréal-UNESCO Levant regional fellowship.
A ceremony was recently held in Beirut by "L'Oréal-UNESCO "For Women in Science in which the organization chose six Arab female researchers to honor as part of this initiative. It should be noted that the program of "L'Oréal UNESCO ", has over the past 20 years honored about 3,000 researchers who are distinguished in the fields, showed the commitment to scientific research and that their work has influenced their society.
Dr. Hanan has been awarded this fellowship for her research project, which targets mental rehabilitation and its relationship with body minerals and brain derived biomarkers in the healthy individuals and in people with neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
Dr. Hanan Khalil, in collaboration with the research team which includes Dr. Elham Al-Sharman and Prof. Khalid Al Salem from the University of Science and Technology and Prof. Nashat Abu Mariah- from Fudan University (China), was able over the past 6 years to secure funding for a number of observational and interventional studies in the field of neurological rehabilitation for people with neurodegenerative diseases.
It is noteworthy that the L'Oréal-UNESCO program "for Women in Science" aims to emphasize that scientific research, regardless of the field, is also a result of the intelligence and creativity of women around the world.