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Continental Who's Who recognizes Charif Abdul-Rahman Sidani, M.D., as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the Medical field.
Dr. Sidani (BS '99, MD '03) is an Associate Professor of radiology and neurosurgery at The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. He serves as the Program Director of the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program. He has been in his current position at the Miller School of Medicine for the past six years.
Emile K Haddad Receives Ellis Island Award
AUB alumnus and Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of FivePoint Holdings, Emile K Haddad (BE '82), is among the Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipients for 2017.
Zeina Mansour nominated Vice President Haut Conseil Sante Publique France

AUB Alumna, Zeina Mansour (BS ’78, MS ’83) nominated Vice President Haut Conseil Sante Publique France for 4 years.

Gustave Cordahi Named Distinguished Alumni
Gustave Cordahi (BE '07) was named the 2017 Distinguished Alumni at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture's 16th Annual Student and Alumni Conference.
Ara Tekian Receives Ellis Island Award
Ara Tekian (BS '75, MS '79, PhD '81), AUB alumni and professor and associate dean of international education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, will receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a ceremony in New York.
Brandeis University Interview with Jeffrey Karam
AUB alumnus Jeffrey Karam (MA '10) discusses his research on American intelligence operations in the Middle East with the Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Meet the Lebanese scientist who helped NASA discover 7 Earth-like planets
AUB alum George Helou (BS '75) is one of NASA's leading scientists who helped discover the Trappist-1 system.
Dr. Charif Sidani will join The International Association of HealthCare Professionals
The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome AUB alumnus and acclaimed Radiologist, Dr. Charif Abdul Rahman Sidani (BS '99, MD '03), to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. 
Maya Nassar is an athletic trailblazer, a certified sports nutritionist and personal trainer, who helped thousands reach the best shape of their lives.
AUB Alumna Maya Nassar (BA '07) is an athletic trailblazer, a certified sports nutritionist and personal trainer, who helped thousands reach the best shape of their lives. Through her website Startlivingright.net, Maya features a blog of personalized training information, recipes and even a nutrition calculator. Recently, she developed an app to assist those wanting to implement healthy changes to their lifestyle on-the-go: her Start Living Right mobile app features similar nutritional and exercise tips, tracking devices and guides as her website. Congrats and good luck Maya!
Gut microbiota-dependent trimethylamine N-oxide in acute coronary syndromes: a prognostic marker for incident cardiovascular events beyond traditional risk factors
Congratulations AUB Alumnus, Slayman Obeid (BS '04) on your substantial work at the University Hospital of Zurich as an Interventional Cardiologist as well as being published with the Cleveland Clinic.
Khaled Abdel Rahman - Forbes 30 Under 30: Games
AUB alumnus Khaled Abdel Rahman (BA '12) made the prestigious Forbes “30 Under 30: Games” for his work on the smash hit mobile game Pokémon Go.
HE Dr. Khalid Ibrahim Jindan (BA ’71, MA 73) was appointed as the 10th member to Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council
AUB Alumnus, HE Dr. Khalid Ibrahim Jindan (BA ’71, MA' 73) was appointed as the 10th member to Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council.

Full article: http://bwabtk.com/saudi/31575  

Kaiser Permanente names Bechara Choucair (BS '93, MD '97) as First Chief Community Health Officer
AUB alumnus, Dr. Bechara Choucair, (BS ‘93, MD ‘97) has joined Kaiser Permanente as chief community health officer and senior vice president of Community Health and Benefit for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.
Haifa Samra Named Chair of Nursing at USD
AUB alumna, Dr. Haifa Abou Samra (BS '82) has been named chair of the Department of Nursing department at the University of South Dakota.
Spine Surgeon Dr. Nasser Ani Performs Minimally Invasive Surgery using SpineFrontier's Less Exposure Surgery Technique, LES ARENA-C (HA) Interbody and LES INVUE Plate

Dr. Nasser Ani (MD '84) performs MIS anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery on patient experiencing severe arm pain and numbness in South Amboy, New Jersey, using the Less Exposure Surgery Technique and SpineFrontier's LES ARENA-C (HA) interbody and LES INVUE plate.

  
Dr. Sonia Alianak Honored for Excellence in Political Science Education
AUB Alumna, Dr. Sonia Alianak (MA '66) was honored for Excellence in Political Science Education. She was recognized by being included in Marquis Who’s Who.
Muhammad R. Hajj named J. Byron Maupin Professor
AUB alumnus Muhammad R. Hajj (BE '83), professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics in the College of Engineering and associate dean of the Graduate School at Virginia Tech, was recently named the J. Byron Maupin Professor by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
SC launches first ‘nudge unit’ in the Middle East
AUB alumnus Dr. Fadi Makki (BA '89) spearheads the creation of Qatar's Behavioural Insights Unit, the first "nudge unit" in the Middle East. 
Oncology Expert Chosen to Head Pharmacy Practice Department
AUB alumni Dr. Nelly Adel (BS '94) has been named chair of the Pharmacy Practice Department of the Touro College of Pharmacy.
Sukaina Al-Nasrawi (BS ’02, MS ‘07) receives the Gold Award of the (UN-ESCWA) for “Advancing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women”

She effectively participated in a series of gender related activities, including a system-wide gender audit, all staff capacity assessment, the evaluation of the UN-ESCWA organizational culture and the development of the UN-ESCWA gender marker. She also designed and delivered training material to build the capacity of the UN-ESCWA gender focal points network on the use of the latest technologies to visualize and analyze Gender Statistics. This has positively contributed to the commission’s efforts towards the advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Salma Dannawi Oueida (BE AUB)  was appointed as Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
She will be responsible for managing the Alumni Relations Office in Beirut, in addition to her fundraising responsibilities as a senior fundraiser. In addition to her fundraising skills, Salma has been filling the role of Interim Director of Alumni Relations since December 2015, and has been managing the relationship with the WAAAUB leadership, and implementing the numerous AUB-led alumni events in Beirut. Salma Oueida is an excellent ambassador of the Institution and she represents AUB at its very best.
Samar Diab Rouhana (BA '95, MA '99) was apointed as Director of Human Resources at AUB Campus
Samar has been serving as the Interim Director of HR on Campus since January 2014. Under her management, Samar’s team has implemented the online application for leave requests and has been instrumental in instituting changes in the Group Life Insurance Policy. She has led the effort to improve the work permit process and communications with the Ministry of Labor. Samar and her colleagues have been engaged in the implementation of the new HR/Payroll system to provide AUB with a solid platform for these very critical functions.
Yasmine El Masri  (BS Biology ’05; Teaching Diploma ’06; MA Education ’09) was awarded a prestigious and competitive Postdoctoral Fellowship at Oxford University
Dr Yasmine El Masri was awarded a prestigious and competitive one-year ESRC GCRF postdoctoral fellowship during which she will be leading a project entitled: ‘Using interactive tasks to reduce the language barrier: Widening access to science education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon’.
Prof. Niveen Khashab (BS Chemistry ’02) is among the recipients of the 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award.
Prof. Khashab is an Associate Professor of Chemical Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2006. Professor Khashab's has also received the Crow award for organic innovation in 2006 and AlMarai award for excellence in nanotechnology in the Middle East region in 2013. She has more than 60 publications in high impact journals.
AUB alumnus Yazan Halwani designs TAG Heuer's first watch with an Arabic face.
Lebanese graffiti and street artist Yazan Halawani (BE '15) has been commissioned by Swiss luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer to design the first ever Arabic face for its Connected watch. The Arabic watch-face design was launched last week in Dubai and will only be available for sale in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. 
Dalal Jurdi Haldeman named Senior Vice President at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore
Dalal Haldeman, Ph.D., M.B.A., (BS '72, MS '75)  has been named senior vice president of marketing and communications for Johns Hopkins Medicine. As VP of JHM marketing and communications for the past eight years, Haldeman achieved greater name recognition for the institution, streamlined JHM’s Web content while increasing its social media presence, and enhanced system integration while raising awareness about JHM biomedical discoveries. An advocate for engaging employees and putting patients at the forefront, she initiated sharing a patient story at every Johns Hopkins Medicine town hall meeting.
Huguette Caland Featured at Made in LA 2016
The work of ‎AUB‬ alumna Huguette Caland (Former Student 1964-68) is being showcased at the Hammer Museum's biennale “Made in L.A. 2016." Check out this great feature about Huguette on The Huffington Post!
Dr. Imad Baalbaki appointed AUB Vice President for Advancement
AUB President Fadlo R. Khuri announced the appointment of Dr. Imad Baalbaki (BBA '85, MBA '87) as the University’s Vice President for Advancement responsible for the Offices of Development, Alumni Relations and Advancement Services at the University.
The University of Maryland's BSOS Welcomes New Gibran Chair Director
​May Rihani (BA '68) is named the Director of the George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace at the University of Maryland's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Battlefield Architecture
Khaled Malas (BAR '05) designed a electricity producing windmill being used in war-torn Syria. The windmill was recently featured at the Marrakech Biennale. Malas collaborated on the project with fellow AUB alumni Salim al-Kadi (BAR '04), Alfred Tarazi (BGD '04) and Jana Traboulsi (BGD '00). 
This web enabled bottle-opener perfectly encapsulates the internet of things
AUB alumnus Karim Choueiri (BS '05) and his team are behind the world's first smart bottle opener, Bottle Opener x.
Dr Lina Khatib to head Middle East and North Africa Programme
Chatham House is pleased to announce that Dr Lina Khatib (BA '98) has joined the institute as head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme. She joins Chatham House from her position as a senior research associate with the Arab Reform Initiative. Previously, she was director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and, prior to that, the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
 
Is the U.S. Ready for a Lebanese Restaurant Chain?
Christine Sfeir (BS '94), with help of fellow AUB‬ alumni Carine Assouad (BGD ’05) and Julien Khabbaz (BE ’02), is working to expand her Lebanese‬ food franchise Semsom‬ in the ‪United States‬.
Dr Mustafa Abu-Lisan appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London
AUB alumnus Dr Mustafa Abu-Lisan (BS '73) has been appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. The Deputy Lieutenants of London are distinguished residents who either have served the local community, or have a history of service in other fields.
 Fouad Abd-El-Khalick named new dean of UNC-CH School of Education
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced that AUB alumnus Fouad Abd-El-Khalick (BS '91, MA '95) has been selected as the new dean for the School of Education, one of the oldest professional schools at Carolina. He is currently the associate dean for research and research education in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
Artist May Wahab Ya-Ya (BFA '12) sees change in work after birth of son
A little more than a year ago, Albert Lea artist May Ya-Ya gave birth to her son, Daniel. After a few months passed, she said she felt like she was in a phase where she was stuck in life, until one day when her son was about 5 months old, she woke up, put Daniel in his playpen and began to paint.
Forbes's 30 Under 30 - Venture Capital
AUB alumnus and cofounder of Blue Cloud Ventures Rami Rahal (BE '08) has been named one of ‪Forbes‬'s ‪30 Under 30‬ in the field of venture capital.
Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief
Zeina Karam (BA '96), who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in Syria. 
2016 Laureate Award Winner: Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, MD, MPH
‎AUB‬ alumna and ‎AUBMC‬ physician Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan (BS '79, MD '83) has received the 2016 International Excellence in ‪Endocrinology‬ Award.
Gustave Cordahi (BE '07) received the Values in Practice award from his firm, Booz Allen Hamilton.
Gustave Cordahi (BE '07) received the Values in Practice award from his firm, Booz Allen Hamilton.
The Values in Practice (VIP) award is the highest and most prestigious award a Booz Allen employee can be bestowed. The award is to recognize those who exemplify the firm’s Core Values in their work, in their interactions with clients and colleagues, and in their personal conduct.
Lebanon awarded at London Fashion Week
‘Blueprint Beirut’ an exhibition by The Starch Foundation and its ‎AUB‬ alumna co-founder Tala Hajjar (BA '99) won the Curator Award at Fashion Utopias, the British Council and British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase 2016 in association with London Fashion Week. 
Lebanon's Top 20: Moodfit - The Design Challenge
Tarek Jaroudi (MBA '15), Mohamed Sabouneh (MBA '15) and Ghassan Abi Fadel (MBA '14) created ‪#Moodfit‬, an online interior design program which enables a user to transform a space with the help of top interior designers.
‘What’s Up Doc’ aims to bring affordable healthcare to Lebanon
Dr. Radwan Massoud (BS '10), who is currently a research fellow at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, has launched “What’s Up Doc” with a group of fellow experts to provide affordable and easily attainable healthcare access to Lebanon’s refugees.
Engineering their Future
Dr. Oliver Flouty (BS '06, MD '10) and three engineering students are developing robotic technology to change neurosurgery at the University of Iowa.