Dr Maha al-Asmakh, assistant professor at Qatar University College of Health Sciences (QU-CHS) Biomedical Sciences Department, has won the 2016 L’Oréal-Unesco “For Women in Science” Middle East Fellowship Award.
Dr al-Asmakh, one of the four recipients of the fellowship, was chosen from a pool of 55 scientists from the six GCC countries.
The fellowship programme aims to recognise, honour and empower Arab female scientists whose findings have contributed to the advancement of scientific knowledge and helped change the world for the better.
The award was presented to Dr al-Asmakh during a ceremony held at Zayed University campus in the UAE.
“I am very pleased to receive this award which highlights the level of research and innovation in Qatar, and aligns with the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030,” she said.
“This fellowship aspires me to contribute to the development of research in Qatar, to publish further research articles in high impact journals, and to participate in international conferences in which I represent my country,” al-Asmakh noted.
CHS dean and director of QU Biomedical Research Centre Dr Asmaa al-Thani said: “Human development is one of the essential pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to enhance the Qatari society and to support its citizens.”
“Our goal in participating in such scientific competitions and research forums around the world is to uplift the scientists who greatly contribute to advancing the healthcare sector through their creative scientific findings,” Dr Asmaa added.
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