Alumni in the News

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.
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