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Prof.Samir Awadallah Faculty Member, Dept of Medical Lab Sciences Academic RankProfessor


  • Clinical Biochemistry

Research Interests:

  • Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and iron-induced oxidative stress.


1. Ph.D., Clinical Biochemistry, 1991. University of Salford, England 2. B.Sc., Medical Technology, 1983. Medical College of Georgia, USA. 3. M.Sc., Biological Sciences, 1981. Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ, USA 4. B.Sc., Biological Sciences, 1977. University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Professor, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Health Sciences,University of Sharjah, UAE (2008-Present). Visiting Lecturer (Sabbatical year), Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan (2006-2007). Associate Professor, Dept of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Hashemite University, Zarka, Jordan (2000-2008). Assistant Professor, Dept of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Zarka Private University, Zarka, Jordan. (1997-2000). Assistant Professor, Dept of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Zaytoonah University, Amman, Jordan (1993-1997).
-Academic and scientific researcher for more than 30 years. -Leader of the Metabolic Syndrome Research Group at the University of Sharjah. - Member of the editorial board of several international scientific journals. - Chair and member of many academic and administrative committees. -Certified Clinical Lab Scientist (MLS, ASCP). - Clinical and Quality Assurance advisor for clinical and pharmaceutical settings. -Invited speaker for national and international conferences. - External examiner, national and international, for postgraduate students. -External Referee for promotion of faculty members in regional universities.
1. Member of the UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council, March 2015-present. 2. Member of the ASCP Advisory Board in the UAE, 2009-present. 3. Certified Medical Technologist (MT-ASCP), Board of Registry, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, USA, 1983. 4. Certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS-NCA), National Certification Agency, USA, 1983. 5. Member of the Jordanian Society for Medical Laboratory Sciences, 1997.
1. Evaluating the interaction of haptoglobin polymorphism with hepcidin and CD163 and their role in iron homeostasis in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Principle investigator. Feb 2017. Submitted to the College of Graduate Studies and Research (Awaiting response). 2. Comparison of the effect of relaxation breathing exercises and low intensity physical activity on perceived stress and salivary cortisol in undergraduate female students. Principle investigator. Nov 2016. Funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical Company, UAE. 3. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders Research Group. Sept 2015. Group Leader, Research institute for Medical and Health Science, University of Sharjah. Supported by grant from College of Graduate Studies and Research. 4. Assessment of Lifestyle, Anti-oxidative, Oxidative and Inflammatory Markers in relation to Metabolic Syndrome components among adults in UAE. Principle investigator. Sept 2015. Research institute for Medical and Health Science, University of Sharjah. Supported by a grant from College of Graduate Studies and Research. 5. Serum levels of Lecithin:Cholesterol Acyltransferase (LCAT) in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Correlations with concentration and phenotypes of haptoglobin. Feb 2014. Principle investigator. University of Sharjah. Supported and funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical Company.
1. Awadallah S. Protein antioxidants in thalassemia. Advances in Clin Chem 2013;60:85-128. 2. Awadallah S, Al Arrayed Kareema, Bahareth Ehsan, Saeed Zainab. Total antioxidant capacity and Ischemia modified albumin in beta thalassemia. Clinical Laboratory 2013; 59(5-6):687-691. 3. Hamad A, Awadallah S, Nasr H. The relationship between haptoglobin polymorphism and oxidative stress in hemodilaysis patients. J Medical Biochemistry 2013; 32(3): 220-226. 4. Awadallah S, Ramadan A, Nusair M. Haptoglobin polymorphism in relation to antioxidative enzymes activity in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Review 2013; 7(1):26-31. 5. Hamad M and Awadallah S. Estrogen-dependent changes in serum iron levels as a translator of the adverse effects of estrogen during infection: A conceptual framework. Medical Hypotheses 2013; 81: 1130–1134. 6. Hayder Hassan, Amita Attlee, Veena Raigangar, Mohammed Madkour, Samir Awadallah. Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) and Metabolic syndrome components among young adult females. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2017 Mar 6. doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2017.03.012. [Epub ahead of print]. 7. Samir Awadallah, Reem Al Hamidi, Esraa Abo Alwafa, Maram Hattab, Buhour Zakkour Amna Al-Matroushi, Eslah Ahmed, and Mariam Al-Kitbi. Plasma levels of Apolipoprotein A1 and Lecithin:Cholesterol Acyltransferase in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Correlations with haptoglobin phenotypes Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2017 Apr 7. doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2017.04.001. [Epub ahead of print].
Advisor and/or Co-advisor of 5 MSc students between 2003 and 2006 at the Hashemite University, Jordan
1. Research Incentive Award for faculty members of the University of Sharjah, May 2015. 2. University of Sharjah, Best published research article prize. 6th Annual Scientific Research Forum, April 2011. 3. The 2nd Abbott Award in Immunochemistry for the Poster with the title "Autoantibodies to oxidized LDL correlate with serum levels of ceruloplasmin in patients with cardiovascular disease". Presented in the IFCC/ Xth Arab Congress of Clinical Biology in Monastir, 2004.
Served on many major academic and non- academic committees, at both the university and community levels.
In addition to lecture notes, textbooks, assignments, and homework, medical lab sciences students can greatly benefit from the experience of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting information. Problem solving exercises, case studies, class presentations, small lab projects and experiments as well as field trips are activities that stimulate the mind of undergraduate students. This teaching model entails a shift in the role of the instructor; in that, besides weekly lecturing sessions, the instructor is given a greater chance of continuously challenging his students to think, improvise, and be inventive and creative. The instructor will also be given a greater chance at directing student learning activities, guiding students through their weekly workloads, and evaluating their progress by multiple means. Utilization of modern teaching tools and aids, such as the blackboard model, help in disseminating information, instructor/student communication, student evaluation, and student record documentation. My extensive experience in teaching medical lab sciences students have taught me that the following practices do indeed encourage and help students to learn and excel: 1. Explain course goals, expectations, and grading system right from the outset. 2. Give clear and well-organized lectures and always have and adhere to a formal agenda for each class session. 3. Make group discussion activities, term papers, and student presentations, an integral part of the course. 4. Regularly collect student feedback to determine what was clear and what was not. 5. Ask for and try to accommodate student suggestions to improve the overall outcome. 6. Review homework, exams, and assignments in a timely manner. 7. Give students the opportunity to revise assignments before a final grade is given.
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