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Full Name: 
Ansam Feras Sawalha
Sun, 1969-05-25

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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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Faculty of Medicine and health sciences, Division of pharmacology

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About me: 

Short Curriculum Vitae

  • Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1998 from the University of Texas at Austin (Austin/Texas,USA) under the supervision of Dr. Serrine S. Lau
  • Bachelor degree in Pharmacy in 1991 from Jordan University of Science and Technology (Irbid, Jordan)
  • High School degree in 1986 from Asira El-Shamalia High School (Nablus,West Bank)
Employment history: 
  • 2010-2011: Dean for the college of Pharmacy. This job includes doing all responsibilities of the dean starting from organizing the courses, academic schedule, administration, to curriculum improvement, recruiting students, appointing new faculty members,…etc.
  • 2010-2011 : Coordinator for the clinical pharmacy graduate program. This job includes student admission, designing and carrying out the admission test, designing the academic schedule, supervising students’ training in hospitals, and following all administrative and scientific aspects of the program
  • 2005-2012: Founding Director of the Poison Control and Drug Information Center. It is the first in Palestine and I established it, got all needed equipment and supplies, recruited employees, and represented it in many national and international activities
  • 2007- 2009: Coordinator of basic medical departments. This requires coordinating between several basic medical departments in their courses that are offered for many faculties and arranging the times of the professors who will be teaching. Additionally, I had to supervise the needs for the departments and to recruited new staff, and look for the best ways to save on money and human resources
  • 2007-2009: Chairman, department of Pharmacology.Writing the outlines for the courses offered by the department, dividing the teaching load between the pharmacologists and organizing the timings of the courses with the faculties of nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and optometry
  • 2005-2007: Dean of the School of Nursing at An-Najah National University. A newly established school that needed staff, laboratories, students, and all what it takes to function, that was my job
  • 2008-current: Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at An-Najah National University
  • 1999- 2008: Member of the faculty of pharmacy council
  • 1999- 2008: Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at An-Najah National University
  • 1998-1999: Postdoctoral research fellow at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,Texas, USA
  • 1996-1998: Teaching assistant in Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • 1994-1996: Research assistant in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • 1991-1994: Pharmacist with the Red Crescent Society, Nablus, West Ban
  • 1990-1991: Student research project in Physiology Department at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Research Interests: 
  • Poisoning and Drug Overdose
  • Self-Poisoning
  • forensic Toxicology
  • Developmental Toxicology
  • Toxicogenomic
  • Drug utilization
  • Drug safety
  • Rationale drug use
  • Incidence of poisoning
  • Self-medications
  • Environmental pollution
  • Pharmacoepidemiology, and others
Research Groups: 
  • Prof. Waleed Sweileh
  • Dr. Saed Zyoud
  • Dr. Samah Al-Jabi
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