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  • PORTFOLIO:

    Medical Research Volunteer Program (MRVP)

    Clinical Research Institute (CRI)

    CRI.MRVP LAST UPDATED

    July 11, 2018 – v1

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    Medical Research Volunteer Program (MRVP)

    The Medical Research Volunteer Program (MRVP) provides undergraduate students with an

    active experience and the opportunity to learn from and support physicians, clinical researchers,

    basic science researchers and other health professionals.

    Objectives

     Instill and nourish research curiosity in undergraduate students.

     Provide opportunities for undergraduate students to be exposed to a real research experience.

     Allow undergraduate students to develop a deeper understanding of the scientific basis of research that goes beyond what is offered in the core curriculum.

     Help undergraduate students achieve a greater understanding of the process and methods of scientific research.

     Give undergraduate students the opportunity to take an active part in advancing the field of medical research.

     Encourage and increase teamwork amongst students and also between students and faculty members.

    Directors

    Bilal Kaafarani, PhD 2014 - Present

    Hani Tamim, PhD 2014 - Present

    Coordinator

    Pamela Abi Khalil, MBA Sep 2018 - Present

    Lara Al Hakim, MS Dec 2016 – Aug 2018

    Hala Kaidbey, MS 2014 – Nov 2016

    MRVP IT portal manager

    Abdullatife Daouk, BS Jan 2018 - Present Mona Boji, BS Oct 2017 – Dec 2017

    Marwa Soubra, MBA 2014 – Sep 2017

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    MRVP Committee

    Member name Role in the committee Date

    Hani Tamim, PhD Director 2014 - Present

    Bilal Kaafarani, PhD Director 2014 - Present

    Lama Charafeddine, MD Faculty representative 2017 - Present

    Lara Al Hakim, MS Coordinator 2017 – Present

    Jessica Attieh, BS Students’ representative 2014 – Present

    Michael Dagher, BS Students’ representative 2014 – Present

    Dina El Achi, BS Students’ representative 2017 - Present

    Pamela Moukarzel, BS Students’ representative 2017 - Present

    Marwa Soubra, MBA Portal Manager 2014 – Sep 2017

    Karl Mansour, BS Students’ representative 2015 – 2017

    Mariya Akkawi, BS Students’ representative 2015 – 2017

    MRVP activity summary

    MRVP call Total number of projects Total number of matched students

    Summer 2018 33 81

    Academic year 2017-2018 36 56

    Summer 2017 33 56

    Academic year 2016-2017 29 76

    Summer 2016 22 40

    Academic year 2015-2016 34 85

    Summer 2015 16 33

    Spring 2015 21 30

    Fall 2014 18 28

    Summer 2014 20 30

    Total 262 515

    Publications of MRVP students

    Year Number of publications Number of students

    2017 3 3

    2016 9 14

    2015 2 2

    2014 1 1

    Total 15 20

    MRVP workshop series

    Feb 2018 4 sessions 168

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    Ongoing projects Summer 2018

    Study title Principal

    investigator

    Student

    name

    Department Number of

    volunteers

    1. Does implementation of the pecarn rules for minor head

    trauma improve patient

    centered outcomes in a

    lebanese emergency

    department?

    Dr. Rasha

    Sawaya

    Mahdi

    Hamade

    Mohammad

    Mdaihly

    Perla

    Mansour

    Rayan

    Hamdar

    Emergency

    medicine

    4

    2. Prognostic value of the lactate/albumin ration for

    predicting mortality in septic

    patients presenting to the

    emergency department

    Dr. Ralphe

    Bou Chebl

    Elias El

    Tayar

    Mona

    Moukadde

    m

    Sarah Fares

    Emergency

    medicine

    3

    3. Patient knowledge of medication in the ed and

    family medicine clinics

    Dr. Nicholas

    Batley

    Lea Abou

    Chedid

    Tamara

    Abdallah

    Family

    medicine

    2

    4. Comparison of morbidities between transfusion and non

    transfusion dependent

    thalassemia patients older than

    45 years

    Ali Taher Nicole

    Charbel

    Internal

    medicine

    1

    5. Identifying methods for setting priorities in the fields of public

    health and health policy

    Dr. Elie Akl Ghida

    Arnous

    Mohamad

    Fawzi

    Awad

    Rima

    Hammam

    Stephanie

    Baltayan

    Internal

    medicine

    4

    6. Biospecimen collection in bronchoscopy

    Dr. Hasan

    Chami

    Aya Mosleh

    Medhat

    Siddik

    Internal

    medicine

    2

    7. Varenicline (chantix) treatment for waterpipe smoking

    cessation

    Dr. Hasan

    Chami

    Karine Eid

    Razan Diab

    Internal

    medicine

    2

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    8. Maternal and child nutrition among refugees and host

    communities in greater beirut:

    a focus on anemia

    Dr. Hani

    Tamim

    Adnan El

    Kadri

    Anthony

    Yazbeck

    Lara Tarraf

    Natasha

    Salame

    Nour Al

    Hoda Al

    Manayaa

    Sara Jawhar

    Tahreer El

    Zaeem

    Shadi

    Tabbarah

    Sima Bu

    Jawdeh

    Youssef

    Zougheib

    Internal

    medicine

    10

    9. Traumatic brain injury; a retrospective cohort study in

    Lebanon

    Dr. Hani

    Tamim

    Aya

    Alaeddine

    Ibrahim

    Mrad

    Laura

    Hudroj

    Maya

    Nicole

    Ataya

    Mounay

    Bakkar

    Nareen

    Tenbelian

    Olfa Hichri

    Yasser

    Yahya

    Internal

    medicine

    8

    10. Tools to assess health research training programs: a systematic

    review

    Dr. Marlene

    Chakhtoura

    Hassan

    Moukalled

    Noha El

    Yaman

    Rami Matar

    Internal

    medicine

    3

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    11. The link between vascular and metabolic health indices and

    mental illnesses

    Dr. Martine El

    Bejjani

    Maria Al

    Hourani

    Internal

    medicine

    1

    12. Outcome patients with breast cancer

    Dr. Nagi

    Saghir

    Mohammad

    Al Labban

    Samya El

    Sayed

    Internal

    medicine

    2

    13. Amir Dr. Samia Khoury

    Moussa

    Itani

    Wael Hanna

    Neurology 2

    14. Differentiation between neuromyelitis optica (nmo) and

    multiple sclerosis (ms) patients

    by means of magnetic

    resonance imaging (mri) and

    optic coherence tomography

    (oct) analysis.

    Dr. Samia

    Khoury

    Tala Al

    Saleh

    Lara

    Chehabeddi

    ne

    Neurology 2

    15. Associations between environmental pollutants in the

    follicular fluid of infertile

    women and IVF treatment

    outcome

    Dr. Johnny

    Awwad

    Nour Assaf Obstetrics

    and

    gynecology

    1

    16. A novel gnrha triggering approach for final follicle

    maturation in in vitro

    fertilization

    Dr. Johnny

    Awwad

    Jad Farid

    Assaf

    Obstetrics

    and

    gynecology

    1

    17. Early vascular dysfunction in metabolic disease: role of

    adipose inflammation

    Dr. Ahmed

    Fawzi El-

    Yazbi

    Tina

    Hourany

    Towfik

    Sebai

    Pharmacolog

    y and

    toxicology

    2

    18. The effect of nonconvulsive seizures on rodent learning

    Dr. Makram

    Obeid

    Michel Al

    Mardini

    Nadim

    Nasrallah

    Pediatrics

    and

    adolescent

    medicine

    2

    19. Potential protective effects of trkb blockade against seizure-

    induced cognitive and

    emotional behavioral deficits

    in rats

    Dr. Makram

    Obeid

    Hiba

    Zeineddine

    Jana Adnan

    Siham El

    Haj Ibrahim

    Pediatrics

    and

    adolescent

    medicine

    3

    20. Adaptation and validation of the ages and stages

    questionnaires -3 in arabic

    Dr. Lama

    Ch