My name is Nahed Ali. I am from Egypt and I live in Cairo. I am working as a Professor and Chair of the department of Forensic Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, Suez Canal University. Beside my major, I have other areas of interest. I am interested in Bioethics and Research Ethics and I am lucky to have a scholarship in University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore in 2005. There I studied Research Ethics and become a Certified Trainer. Since that time, I work as a faculty in Middle East Research Ethics Training Initiative (MERETI) organized by the University of Maryland. The team is responsible for conducting Research Ethics training in different countries of the region targeting all the researchers who conduct research on human subjects. Our last training was in Jordan, Amman in March 2012.
In 2008, I continued my studies in training and HR and become Certified Trainer Internationally and HRD consultant. I have been awarded this certificate from the International Board of Certified Trainers (IBCT). Since 2008 till now, I am fulfilling the required continuing education activities each year to be recertified.
To ensure the sustainability of my work and help in training transfer in my school, I founded the Research Ethics Committee (REC) - similar to IRB in USA- in our school after the approval of the top authority. This committee helps in training the junior researchers to conduct an integral research and help the senior faculty to attract international funding for their projects since it is not possible to start your research on human subjects before the approval of REC.
In 2011 I was chosen to work as a director of Faculty and Leadership Development Center (FLDC) in our University. It is a training center which is responsible of training the faculty and their assistance in four competences (Education, Research, Communication skills and Leadership).
After this cumulative experience in both of education and training I decided to apply my knowledge and skills in the field work, so my decision to study Health Education in Ithaca College. I think I took the right decision because I too much enjoy my presence in Ithaca College Campus; actually it deserves to be among the top green colleges. Every day, I learn new things from the discussion with the faculty and my colleagues. Now I live the student centered and community based education.
My short term goal is to have my Master degree in health education. After that I wish to be a Certified Health Educator and start my practice in field work.