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Dr. Fouad Alshaban graduated from Baghdad College of Medicine and became involved in preventive medicine. He obtained his Ph.D. in preventive medicine in the United Kingdom. He held many different positions as a Scientist working in academic research and as Associate Professor in Occupational Medicine and Public Health. He was also a Planner and Advisor in various medical institutions, including the Iraqi Ministry of Health. Prior to joining the Shafallah Medical Genetics Center in 2009, he was Research Program Manager & Senior Research Coordinator in the Washington Hospital Center in association with Johns Hopkins University Hospital. He was head of Research of the Department of Research and Training at the Shafallah Medical Genetics Center where he was involved in setting up research policies and regulations, as well as the establishment of the Institutional Review Board. Currently, Dr. Alshaban works as a Senior Scientist at QBRI's Neurological Disorder Research Center. Dr. Alshaban has published three books in the field of public health, infectious diseases and nutrition and has published several articles in medical & non-medical magazines and journals.
Dr. Alshaban’s research interest lies in the epidemiology of genetic diseases, particularly in autism spectrum disorder. He is involved in two research projects funded by QNRF (The flyer for Dr Alshaban's most recent project is available here). In collaboration with the University College of London, UK, he investigates the genomics, anthropology and social impact of genetic knowledge in Qatar. Furthermore, he studies the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Qatar in collaboration with the Oregon Health & Science University and the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Alshaban is a Co-Lead PI of the research project titled “Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Qatar”, funded by Qatar National Research Fund. This involves screening of more than 100,000 children (between 5-12 years of age) from across various schools for ASD.
|Collaborator Name||Institute||Research Area|
|Dr Mohammad Aldosari||Cleveland Clinic||Autism|
|Dr Eric Fombonne||Oregon Health & Science University||Autism|
|Dr Lobna Hassan||HMC||Autism|
|Dr Mohd Alodat||Qatar University||Autism|
QBRI is currently looking to recruit highly-skilled individuals for a number of roles.
Inger van Steenoven, Nour K. Majbour, Nishant Vaikath, Henk W. Berendse, Wiesje M. van der Flier, Wilma D.J. van de Berg, Charlotte E. Teunissen, Afina W. Lemstra, and Omar M.A. El-Agnaf
Journal: Movement Disorders. Article DOI: 10.1002/mds.111, Article ID: MDS111, Internal Article ID: 15859369
Caroline Spasojevic, Elisabetta Marangoni, Sophie Vacher, Franck Assayag, Didier Meseure, Sophie Château-Joubert, Martine Humbert, Manale Karam, Jean Marc Ricort, Christian Auclair, Marie Regairaz and Ivan Bièche (2018).
Oncotarget. Doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.25292
Ali Abouelghar, Reem Hasnah, Ghina Taouk, Mohamad Saad and Manale Karam (2018).
In light of its mission towards capacity building within the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) service provision, Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) – a research institute within Hamad...
Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Shafallah Center, a non-profit center dedicated to ...
As part of its extensive, month-long Autism Awareness Campaign, QBRI participated in various events across Doha, to shed light on the importance of early detection of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ...
Cerebrospinal and serum alpha-synuclein species as potential biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease