H.E. Hamad is the Director General of the National Rehabilitation Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE Since September 2008. He receives his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Kingdom Hashemite of Jordan, June 1999. He had his Master of Public Health (MPH)
MBBS, MPH, PhD
Director General NRC
MBBS, MPH, PhD
Coordinator, Management of
World Health Organization
Chairman of the Board
Treatment Research Institute
Prof. RafiaGhubash is the first qualified psychiatrist in the UAE . She had a successful career in psychiatry including the accomplishment of conducting pioneering epidemiological research on the sociocultural risk factors for psychiatric disorders in the UAE community and attained the PhD at University of London. She conducted other studies in applied mental health research and published 45 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
Notwithstanding her successful career in academic psychiatry, open for her the opportunity to take up leadership positions in medical education as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UAE University 1992-2000 and rapidly progressing to become the first woman President of the Arabian Gulf University 2001-2009. She successfully completed eight years as President with many achievements including innovations in medical education.
She then grew out of psychiatry enriched with the vision and mission towards better mental health for all: from person centred to people centred approaches to more positive mental health.
She concludes with the notion that humans are more whole and complete when they become better routed, more true to and harmonious with their culture, values and traditions and experience less alienation and better mental health.
On the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (8 March 2011), Women Deliver organization announce that Prof. Rafia Obaid Ghubash have been chosen as one of the "The most inspiring individuals delivering for women" among Women Deliver 100. Prof. Rafia's many and varied educational, social and intellectual contributions to national, regional and international organizations is reflected in her membership of professional associations and civic organizations, such as:
Board of Trustees Dubai Cutlure, (2014 - current)
Board of Trustees Emirates airline festival of Literature, (2014 - current)
Board of trustees in The Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Foundation, (2014 -current)
Councilor membership of the World Future Council in Germany (2003 -current) Membership of the Advisory Council for UNDP, (2003 -current) Board of Trustees for the Sheikh KhalifaEducational Awards in UAE, (2009 - 2013) WHO's Scientific Committees (2008-2001)
Her many honors and awards include:
The Rashid Awards for Distinguished Scientist (1988 and 1992), Al-Owais Research Award (1992, 1994 and 1995), Award of Distinction for Citizens from Umalmomenien Women Association (2002), Sheikh Hamden bin Rashid Award for Medical Sciences (2003/ 2004). TaryamOmranJouranilsm Awards 2012 Arab Women Award; Education 2012 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patron of Arts Award 2013 Cultural Personality of the Year in Al Owais Creative Award, 2014
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, National Hospital Organization
Kurihama Medical and Addiction Center
Professor & Section Director for Mental Health Policy, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University. Senior Research Career Scientist, VA Health Services Research Center, Palo Alta. Honorary Professor of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
Professor & Section Director
for Mental Health Policy
Distinguished University Professor
Vice President for Research
Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Brady is an experienced clinical and translational researcher and has been conducting scientific investigations and clinical work in the field of addictions and psychiatric disorders for over 30 years. Her research focuses on pharmacotherapy of substance use disorders, comorbidity of psychiatric disorders and addictions (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder), gender differences and women's issues in addictions, and the neurobiologic connections between stress and addictions. She has received numerous federal research grants and has published over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and co-edited 10 books. She is the principal Investigator of MUSC's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), Principal Investigator of the Southern Consortium Node of the NIDA-funded Clinical Trials Network and Director of MUSC's Women's Research Center. Her dedication to furthering research careers has attracted a number of junior investigators and clinicians. She has mentored over 25 individual NIH funded faculty development awards (K-awards) and is presently involved in three institutional faculty development programs (CTSA KL2; BIRCWH, NIDA K-12). She has been the Co-Director of MUSC's IDA NIH- funded post-doctoral fellowship program focused on translational research training in addictions for 15 years.
Distinguished University Professor
Medical University of