Hammad, Adnan, PhD, Conference Chairman, Senior Director – ACCESS Community Health and Research Center; Chairman, National & International Health Research Initiative, Michigan, USA

Akil, M. Nizar, MD, Conference Co-Chair, Immediate Past President – University of Aleppo, Syria

Steering Committee

Abouljoud, Marwan, MD, Division Head, Surgical Director –Transplant Program, Henry Ford Health System
Ahmed, Ismael, Director – Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS)
Allen, David – ACCESS Board of Directors
Alwan, Ala MD, FRCS, Regional Director – World Health Organization, East Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO-EMRO)
Arnetz, Bengt, MD, PhD, Professor, Director – Department of Family Medicine and Public
Health Sciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Chabut, Jean, MPH, Public Health Administrator – Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH)
Corcoran, Bill, President – American Near East Refugee Assistance (ANERA)
Fehmi, Hassan, MD, Senior Staff Physician – Henry Ford Health System, Section Chief – Nephrology & Hypertension, Chairman of Medical Education –Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Michigan, USA
Fitzgerald, Hiram E., PhD, Associate Provost – University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University
Hammami, Mouhanad, MD, Chief of Health Operations – Wayne County Department of Health & Human Services, President – National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA)
Johnson, Tom, ASCW, Chief Executive Officer – Apex Behavioral Health, PLLC
Khalifa, Rose, RN, BSN, Executive Director – Metro Solutions; President – National American Arab Nurses Association
Killins, Edith, Director, Wayne County Department of Health & Human Services
Levin, Judy, MSSc, Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa, Division of International Relations, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Mahmoud, Faidi Omar, MD, President – Arab Medical Union in Europe, (ARABMED); Consultant of Cardiac Surgery – University Hospital of Erlangen, Germany
Mentz, Cindi, Director, External Relations – Middle East/North Africa, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation
Merajver, Sofia D., MD, PhD, Director – University of Michigan Center for Global Health
Riney, Robert, Executive Vice President – Henry Ford Health System
Schlichting, Nancy, President and CEO – Henry Ford Health System
Seffrin, John, PhD, Chief Executive Officer – American Cancer Society (ACS)
Shaheen, Paul, Senior Outreach Fellow – Outreach & Engagement, Michigan State University
Tancer, Manual, MD, Professor and Chair – Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, Wayne State University
Taylor, Jeffrey R., PhD, Executive Director – Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI)
Yaw, Nancy, Chief Executive Officer – American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division

Scientific Committee

Darwish-Yassine, May, PhD, Scientific Committee Chair – 6th International Conference; Sr. Research Scientist, Program Director – Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI)
Dubaybo, Basim, MD, Professor of Medicine (WSU), Program Director – Internal Medicine, Providence Hospital
Dakroub, Hassan, MD, Medical Director – ACCESS Community Health & Research Center
Herman, William, MD, MPH Professor, Director – Diabetes Research & Training Center, University of Michigan
Jaber, Linda, Pharm. D, Associate Professor – Wayne State University
Pieper, David, PhD, Assistant Dean, CME – Wayne State University School of Medicine; Executive Director – Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education
Rakowski, Vicki, RN, Executive VP of Medical Activities – American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division
Rice, Virginia, PhD, RN, APN, FAAN, Professor – Wayne State University, School of Nursing
Schwartz, Kendra, MD, MSPH, Professor – Wayne State University School of Medicine
Soliman, Amr, MD, PhD, Associate Professor – Epidemiology, University of Michigan, School of Public Health

National Consultants

Brawley, Otis, MD, Chief Medical Officer – American Cancer Society (ACS), Georgia
Grey, Nathan, MPH, National Vice President – Global Health, American Cancer Society (ACS), Georgia
Hannun, Yusuf, MD, Ralph Hirschmann Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina
Jarjour, Nizar N., Professor and Head – Section of Allergy, Pulmonary & Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine & Public Health, Wisconsin
Khoury, Muin J., MD, PhD, Director – Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kulwicki, Anahid, DNS, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research, Director of PhD Program – College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Florida International University, Florida
Masood, Shahla, MD, Professor and Chair – Department of Pathology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Florida
Maziak, Wasim, MD, PhD, Director – Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, the University of Memphis Center for Community Health, Tennessee
Nriagu, Jerome, PhD, DSc, Professor – University of Michigan
Parisi, Valerie M. MD, MPH, MBA, Dean – Wayne State University School of Medicine
Sherry, James M. M.D., Ph.D. Director – Center for Global Health, George Washington University, Washington DC
Zatina, Mary, Senior Vice President – Oakwood Health Care System

International Scientific Consultants

Alamuddine, Mohamad, Director of International Operations – Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
Al-Almaie, Samih, Dean – College of Medicine, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Al-Hassani, Salim T S, Chairman and Founder – Foundation for Science, Technology & Civilisation (FSTC), United Kingdom
Al-Sukhun, Sana, MD, MSc., Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine/Medical Oncology & Hematology, Assistant Professor of Medicine – Al-Hyat Centre, Jordan
Azwai, Salah, PhD, Professor of Immunobiology – Al Fateh University, Libya
Daher, Michel, MD, FACS, President – Lebanese Cancer Society, Professor of Surgery – University of Balamand, Lebanon
Divino, Jose Julio, MPH, Manager – Communications Cluster, Global Cancer Center, Switzerland
El-Sharrah, Yaqoub, MD, Assistant Secretary General – Arabization Center for Medical Science, Council of Arab Ministers of Health, Arab League, Kuwait
Elzawawy, Ahmed, MD, President – ICEDOC, International Campaign for Establishment and Development of Oncology Centres, Egypt
Fouad, Fouad, MD, Coordinator – Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies, Syria
Gezairy, Hussein A, MD, FRCS, Assistant Director-General – Health Action in Crises, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Ghanem, Hassan, MD, Head of Epidemiology Department – Sousse Medical School, Tunisia
Haboubi, Najib, MB Ch B, D. Path, FRCPath, FRCS(Eng), FRCP(Glasg), Professor of Health Sciences – Liver and Gastrointestinal Pathology; President – Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland; Consultant Histopathologist – Trafford Healthcare Trust, United Kingdom
Hajat, Cother, MBBS, PhD, Section Head – Public Health Programs, Health Authority, Abu Dhabi, UAE Hammadeh, Mohamed, MSc(Urol), Consultant Urological Surgeon – Syrian British Medical Society, United Kingdom
Hammadeh, Mohamed, MSc(Urol), Consultant Urological Surgeon – Syrian British Medical Society, United Kingdom
Huijer Abu-Saad, Huda, RN, PhD, FEANS, Professor of Nursing Science, Director – Hariri School of Nursing, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Jabbour, Samer, MD, Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Kerr, David, MD, Chief Research Advisor – Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar
Khaled, Hussein, MD, Vice President – Research and Post Graduate Studies, Cairo University, Egypt
Khogali, Mustafa, MD, Professor – Department of Family Medicine, Khartoum Medical School, Sudan
Maaroufi, Abderrahmane, Director – National Public Health Institute, Morocco
Mandil, Ahmed, PhD, Prof of Epidemiology – King Saud University; Secretary – International Epidemiological Association (Affiliation of WHO), Egypt
Mohamed, Ali Jaffar, Dr, Advisor Health Affairs – Ministry of Health, Oman
Mollahaliloglu, Salih, Director – School of Public Health (TUSAK), Turkish Ministry of Health, Turkey
Nuwayhid, Iman, MD, PhD, Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences – American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Omar, Sherif, MD, Professor of Surgical Oncology – National Cancer Institute, Egypt
Ouazzani, Toufik, MD, President – Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Sabri, Belgacem, MD, Immediate Past Director – Health Systems and Services Development, World Health Organization, Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, Egypt
Salti, Ibrahim, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACP, Professor of Medicine and Head – Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, American University of Bruit, Lebanon
Sara, Kassem, MD, Regional Advisor – WHO Arabic Program, Egypt
Sarhan, Mahmoud, MD, CEO – King Hussein Cancer Center, Jordan
Shafey, Omar, MPH, PhD, Senior Officer – Medical Research, Health Authority, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Yakan, Abed, University Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies – University of Aleppo, Syria

Conference Planning Committee

Tariq, Madiha, MPH, Conference Manager and CME Coordinator – 6th International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities, ACCESS

Asuncion II, Marvin, Web Designer – ACCESS/Arab American National Museum
Bakri, Nina, Social Program Assistant – ACCESS
Berry, Oliver, IT Manager – ACCESS
Casa, Kathryn, Director of Communications – ACCESS
Khalil, Samir, Travel Coordinator – K Tours
Mini, Lana, Communications Specialist – ACCESS
Mroue, Mariam, Senior Accountant – ACCESS
Shenaq, Shorouq, MBA, Conference Managing Consultant – ACCESS


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Wayne State University ACCESS