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Prof. Eman Abu-Gharbieh Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Pharmacology and Toxicology

Research Interests:

  • Basic and clinical pharmacology

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PhD: Pharmacology and Toxicology- University of Bologna/Italy BPharm: The University of Jordan/ Jordan Certification 2021 CAA Certified Reviewer-Commission for Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Education, UAE 2021 Certified Academic Accreditation Reviewer-Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC)-Saudi Arabia. 2021 Advanced Certificate in Health Professions Education-University of Sharjah 2020 Basic Certificate in Health Professions Education-University of Sharjah
2022-Present Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 2020-Present Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 2016-2020 Associate Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 2013-2016 Chief Academic Office, Dubai Pharmacy College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2011-2016 Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Dubai Pharmacy College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2008-2013 Head of Professional Practice Experience Unit -Dubai Pharmacy College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2008 –2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics- Dubai Pharmacy College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2004 – 2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Biopharmaceutical and Clinical Pharmacy, University of Jordan - Amman, Jordan 1998 - 1999 Lecturer, Queen Alia Collage - Amman, Jordan
Evaluator, The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)’s International Services Program
2015 Evaluator for Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) International Services Program 2010 American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) 2010 National Centre of Biotechnology (NCB)-Jordan 2006 Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX) 1998 Jordan Pharmaceutical Association (JPA) 1998 Profession Practice from Jordanian Ministry of Health-Jordan
Cancer research, Medication Management Review, Pharmacy Practice
Basheti I, Salameh L, Mahboub B, Sakarneh MA, Saddik B, Al- Ani M, Al-Hajjaj M, Abu-Gharbieh E. A specialized training program on inhaler technique delivered by pharmacists to nurses: a study from the United Arab Emirates. Pharm Pract (Granada) [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 23 [cited 2022 Oct. 5];20(3):01-9. Alnuaimi AR, Nair VA, Malhab LJB, Abu-Gharbieh E, Ranade AV, Pintus G, Hamad M, Busch H, Kirfel J, Hamoudi R, Abdel-Rahman WM. Emerging role of caldesmon in cancer: A potential biomarker for colorectal cancer and other cancers. World J Gastrointest Oncol. 2022 Sep 15;14(9):1637-1653 Kamal Sweidan, Hussein Elfadel, Dima A Sabbah, Sanaa K Bardaweel, Rima Hajjo, Shabana Anjum, Jithna Sinoj, Vidhya A Nair, Eman Abu‐Gharbieh, Waseem El‐Huneidi Novel Derivatives of 4, 6‐Dihydroxy‐2‐Quinolone‐3‐Carboxamides as Potential PI3Kα Inhibitors. ChemistrySelect 7 (32), e202202263 Khalique, A.; Mohammed, A.K.; Al-khadran, N.M.; Gharaibeh, M.A.; Abu-Gharbieh, E.; El-Huneidi, W.; Sulaiman, N.; Taneera, J. Reduced Retinoic Acid Receptor Beta (Rarβ) Affects Pancreatic β-Cell Physiology. Biology 2022, 11, 1072. Samorinha, C., Saidawi, W., Saddik, B., Abduelkarem, A. R., Alzoubi, K. H., Abu-Gharbieh, E., & Alzubaidi, H. (2022). How is mental health care provided through community pharmacies? A quest for improvement. Pharmacy practice, 20(2), 2648. Alzubaidi H, Hafidh K, Saidawi W, Othman AM, Khakpour MM, Zoghbor MM, Abu-Gharbieh E, Alzoubi KH, Shaw JE. Behavioral, psychological, and clinical outcomes of Arabic-speaking people with type 2 diabetes during COVID-19 pandemic. Prim Care Diabetes. 2022 Apr 8:S1751-9918(22)00076-6 El-Huneidi W, Anjum S, Saleh MA, Bustanji Y, Abu-Gharbieh E, Taneera J. Carnosic Acid Protects INS-1 β-Cells against Streptozotocin-Induced Damage by Inhibiting Apoptosis and Improving Insulin Secretion and Glucose Uptake. Molecules. 2022 Mar 24;27(7):2102 Shehab, N. G., Abu-Gharbieh, E., & M Almasri, I. (2022). Chemical composition, docking simulations and burn wound healing effect of Micromeria fruticosa extract and its isolated flavonoidal compound. Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 35(2), 507–517. Bustanji Y, Barham N, Abu-Rish EY, Alhyari A, Albustanji B, Alnajjar M, Abu-Irmaileh B, El-Huneidi W, Abu-Gharbieh E, Mohammad M, Fararjeh M, Issa A, Semreen M, Bajes H. Clinical investigation of lipoprotein (a) levels in type 2 diabetics for cariovascular diseases prediction and prognosis. Horm Mol Biol Clin Investig. 2022 Apr 15. Talaat, I.M., Abu-Gharbieh, E., Hussein, A., ...Eladl, M., El-Huneidi, W. Prognostic Value of Copine 1 in Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma. Anticancer Research, 2022, 42(1), pp. 355–362 Barqawi, H., Saddik, B., Adra, S., Soudan, H., Mustafa, J., Nidal, A., & Abu-Gharbieh, E. (2021). Evaluating the knowledge, attitudes, and uptake of the influenza vaccine in healthcare professionals: A cross-sectional study from the United Arab Emirates. Pharmacy practice, 19(4), 2587. Basheti IA, Mhaidat NM, Al-Azzam S, Alqudah R, Nassar R, Alzubaidi H, Abu-Samak MS, Abu-Gharbieh E. Knowledge and perceptions of pharmacists' readiness during coronavirus pandemic: the case of United Arab Emirates. J Pharm Policy Pract. 2021 Dec 2;14(1):102. Alzubaidi H, Samorinha C, Saddik B, Saidawi W, Abduelkarem AR, Abu-Gharbieh E, Sherman SM A mixed-methods study to assess COVID-19 vaccination acceptability among university students in the United Arab Emirates. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2021 Sep 17:1-9 El-Huneidi, W., Anjum, S., Bajbouj, K., Abu-Gharbieh, E., Taneera, J. The coffee diterpene, kahweol, ameliorates pancreatic β-cell function in streptozotocin (Stz)-treated rat ins-1 cells through nf-kb and p-akt/bcl-2 pathways. Molecules, 2021, 26(17), 5167 Basheti I, Mahboub B, Salameh L, Al-Ani M, Jairoun AA, Saddik B, Abu-Gharbieh E. Assessment of Novel Inhaler Technique Reminder Labels in Image Format on the Correct Demonstration of Inhaler Technique Skills in Asthma: A Single-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2021 Feb 12;14(2):150. Barqawi HJ, Kampani DD, Haddad ES, Al-Roub NM, Abu-Gharbieh E. Readiness of physicians and medical students to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic in the UAE. PLoS One. 2021 May 6;16(5):e0251270 El-Huneidi W, Bajbouj K, Muhammad JS, Vinod A, Shafarin J, Khoder G, Saleh MA, Taneera J, Abu-Gharbieh E. Carnosic Acid Induces Apoptosis and Inhibits Akt/mTOR Signaling in Human Gastric Cancer Cell Lines. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2021 Mar. 8;14(3):230 El-Huneidi W, Shehab NS, Bajbouj K, Vinod A, El-Serafi A, Shafarin J, Bou Malhab L, Abdel-Rahman WM, Abu-Gharbieh E. Micromeria fruticosa Induces Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis in Breast and Colorectal Cancer Cells. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2020 Jun 3;13(6):E115. doi: 10.3390/ph13060115. Abdul Rasool BK., Khalifa AZ, Abu-Gharbieh E, and Khan R. Employment of Alginate Floating In Situ Gel for Controlled Delivery of Celecoxib: Solubilization and Formulation Studies. Biomed Research International. 2020, 2020:1879125. Saber-Ayad M, Saleh MA, Abu-Gharbieh E. The Rationale for Potential Pharmacotherapy of COVID-19. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2020;13(5):E96. Al alawneh M, Nuaimi N, Abu-Gharbieh E, Basheti IA. A randomized control trial assessing the effect of a pharmaceutical care service on Syrian refugees' quality of life and anxiety. Pharm Pract. 2020; 18(1):1744. ElKhazendar M, Chalak J, El-Huneidi W, Vinod A, Abdel-Rahman W, Abu-Gharbieh E. Antiproliferative and proapoptotic activity of ferulic acid in breast and liver cancer cell lines. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2019; 18 (12): 2571-2576. Abu-Gharbieh E., Saddik B., El-Faramawi M, Hamidi S., and Basheti M. Oral Health Knowledge and Behavior among Adults in the United Arab Emirates. BioMed Research International. Volume 2019, Article ID 7568679, 7 pages. Abu-Gharbieh E, Shehab NG, Almasri IM, Bustanji Y. Antihyperuricemic and xanthine oxidase inhibitory activities of Tribulus arabicus and its isolated compound, ursolic acid: In vitro and in vivo investigation and docking simulations. PLoS One. 2018 Aug 16;13(8):e0202572. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0202572. eCollection 2018. Abu-Gharbieh E., Salam S., Khan SA. "Impact of Qualifications Framework United Arab Emirates: A case study of Dubai Pharmacy College undergraduate curriculum". Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2018; 17 (4): 701-707. Basheti IA, Abu-Gharbieh E. "Revealing treatment-related problems for outpatients with alarming health status in the United Arab Emirates". Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. 2017; 8 (3), 193-199
2016 9th Position Award for the best innovative student poster in Dubai international Pharmaceutical and Technologies Conference (DUPHAT 2016), Dubai, 17-20 March 2016 2014 8th Position Award for the best thematic for student poster in Dubai international Pharmaceutical and Technologies Conference (DUPHAT 2014), Dubai, 10-12 March 2014 2012 Ibn Al Telmeez Award for the best Healthcare Management Research presentation in 8th Emirates Critical Care Conference - Dubai 2012 (ECCC - Dubai 2012), 5th – 7th April, 2012, “Guideline Adherence for Antithrombotic Therapy in Acute Coronary Syndrome: An Overview in Emirati Hospitals” 2011 Medical Research Fund (Dubai Medical College-UAE), 8500 US$, Collaboration Research. 2010 Medical Research Fund (Dubai Medical College-UAE), 8500US$, Principle investigator. 2010 Second Position Award for Best Poster in 3rd Medication Safety Conference, Abu-Dhabi, 2010. “Social perception of community pharmacist in UAE, cross sectional study” 2007 Deanship of Scientific Research at the University of Jordan, Grant No.1070, 28000 US$. Collaboration Research with Prof. Yasser Bustanji 2006 Best research paper for the paper entitled “ A survey of the general public’s view of the professional role of the community pharmacist, over- the- counter (OTC) drugs and the community based pharmaceutical services” from the 1st Kuwait Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference & 10th Conference of Scientific Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in the Arab World, Kuwait 11 – 13 December 2006. 2002 Grant from the University of Bologna (years 2003 and 2004) and the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (COFIN 2002 Project 2002052573). 2000 Scholarship from Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for PhD studies
2022 Principle investigator. Targeted Grant-University of Sharjah. The research entitled "Effects of Micromeria fruticosa Extract on Colorectal Cancer in an Animal Model" 200,000 AED. 2020 Principle investigator. Competitive Grant-University of Sharjah. The research entitled "Investigating the antitumor activity of four Emirati plants against breast cancer lines" 80,000 AED. 2020 Co-investigator. COVID-19 Research Fund -University of Sharjah. Impact of Gene Variants on Therapeutic and Immune Response in COVID-19 patients: A predictive model of the Disease Outcome", 210,000 AED. 2020 Co-investigator. Implementing diabetes risk screening and prevention program in community pharmacies in the United Arab Emirates (Initial approval) 2019 Principle investigator. Competitive grant-University of Sharjah. The research entitled "Evaluating the antitumor activity of selective 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-type-2 inhibitor on various cancer cell lines", 80,000 AED. 2019 Co-investigator. Competitive grant-University of Sharjah, 3. "Investigating the activation mechanisms of kynurenine, Kynurenic acid and Anthranilic acid on insulin secretion in Pancreatic β-cells." 80,000 AED. 2018 Principle investigator. LABCO grant award. The research entitled "Evaluating the antitumor activity of selective 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-type-2 inhibitor on breast cancer cell lines", 15,000 AED. 2017 Principle investigator. Competitive grant-A model for hospital health care professionals in the United Arab Emirates to identify, assess and counsel asthma patients for the effective use of the treatment and improved health outcome- University of Sharjah, 50,000 AED 2017 Principle investigator. Antitumor activities of phenolic compounds isolated from the Micromeria fruticose. Boehringer Ingelheim undergraduate research fund, 15,000 AED 2017 Principle investigator. Seed Research Grant. Targeting of PI3K-FoxO-Survivin axis with different flavonoidal compounds to overcomes trastuzumab resistance in on BT474 HER2-overexpressing breast cancer cell line -University of Sharjah, 40,000 AED 2016 Principle investigator. In vitro antitumor action of Micromeria fruticose L Druce subsp. Serpyllifolia Boehringer Ingelheim undergraduate research fund, 11,500 AED 2016 Best Poster Award at the 4th International Conference and the 2nd Conference of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy at Jordanian Universities, 25-27 October 2016, entitled "Revealing treatment-related problems for outpatient with chronic diseases in United Arab Emirates" 2016 9th Position Award for the best innovative student poster in Dubai international Pharmaceutical and Technologies Conference (DUPHAT 2016), Dubai, 17-20 March 2016 2014 8th Position Award for the best thematic for student poster in Dubai international Pharmaceutical and Technologies Conference (DUPHAT 2014), Dubai, 10-12 March 2014 2012 Ibn Al Telmeez Award for the Best Healthcare Management Research presentation at the 8th Emirates Critical Care Conference - Dubai 2012 (ECCC - Dubai 2012), 5th – 7th April 2012, "Guideline Adherence for Antithrombotic Therapy in Acute Coronary Syndrome: An Overview in Emirati Hospitals" 2011 Co-investigator. Medical Research Fund (Dubai Medical College-UAE), 8500 US$ 2010 Principle investigator. Medical Research Fund (Dubai Medical College-UAE), 8,500 US$ 2010 Second Position Award for Best Poster in 3rd Medication Safety Conference, Abu-Dhabi, 2010. "Social perception of the community pharmacist in UAE, Cross-sectional study" 2007 Co-investigator. Deanship of Scientific Research at the University of Jordan, Grant No.1070, 28,000 US$. 2006 Best research paper for the paper entitled "A survey of the general public's view of the professional role of the community pharmacist, over- the- counter (OTC) drugs and the community based pharmaceutical services" from the 1st Kuwait Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference & 10th Conference of Scientific Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in the Arab World, Kuwait 11 – 13 December 2006. 2002 Grant from the University of Bologna (2003-2004) and the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (COFIN 2002 Project 2002052573). 2000 Scholarship from Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for PhD studies 2016 Best Poster Award at the 4th International Conference and the 2nd Conference of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy at Jordanian Universities, 25-27 October 2016, entitled “Revealing treatment-related problems for outpatient with chronic diseases in United Arab Emirates" 2016 9th Position Award for the best innovative student poster in Dubai international Pharmaceutical and Technologies Conference (DUPHAT 2016), Dubai, 17-20 March 2016 2014 8th Position Award for the best thematic for student poster in Dubai international Pharmaceutical and Technologies Conference (DUPHAT 2014), Dubai, 10-12 March 2014 2012 Ibn Al Telmeez Award for the best Healthcare Management Research presentation in 8th Emirates Critical Care Conference - Dubai 2012 (ECCC - Dubai 2012), 5th – 7th April, 2012 2010 Second Position Award for Best Poster in 3rd Medication Safety Conference, Abu-Dhabi, 2010. “Social perception of community pharmacist in UAE, cross sectional study” 2007 Deanship of Scientific Research at the University of Jordan, Grant No.1070, 28000 US$. Collaboration Research with Prof. Yasser Bustanji 2006 Best research paper for the paper entitled “ A survey of the general public’s view of the professional role of the community pharmacist, over- the- counter (OTC) drugs and the community based pharmaceutical services” from the 1st Kuwait Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference & 10th Conference of Scientific Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in the Arab World, Kuwait 11 – 13 December 2006. 2002 Grant from the University of Bologna (years 2003 and 2004) and the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (COFIN 2002 Project 2002052573). 2000 Scholarship from Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for PhD studies
My philosophy of teaching is based on a belief that learning needs to be student centered and that students need to be equal partners in the learning process. My role involves using my expertise to put the necessary resources in the hands of the students or more likely to be sure that my students are well equipped to find and evaluate the resources they need to answer their questions
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