President of Arabian Gulf University (AGU) Dr Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Ohaly, issued a decree appointing Dr Yasin Ibrahim Tayem, Associate Professor at the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, as Vice Dean of Academic Affairs.
Dr Tayem joined AGU’s Department of Pharmacology in September 2013 from the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, where he was a visiting researcher at the National Institute of Child Health, USA. Prior, he served as Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in the Faculty of Medicine at Al-Quds University in Palestine between 2006 and 2012. Dr Tayem received a Bachelors in Human Medicine from Al-Quds University in 2001 and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of London in 2006.
Dr Tayem’s achievements vary in scientific research and service of the university and society, publishing a grand total of 19 scientific research papers. His field of interest is the development of medical education. Since joining the university, he has published 3 original studies in peer-reviewed scientific periodicals, and over the past five years, he published 7 original scientific research papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals in pharmacology.
Since joining the university, Dr Tayem has demonstrated great passion for medical education, seeking to develop modern teaching methods and help students understand concepts in innovative ways. His most prominent initiative was establishing the university’s first educational channel “Simplified Pharmacology” on YouTube and Facebook. The channel’s focus is explaining pharmacological concepts in an uncomplicated manner to the benefit of medical students in the Arab region and the world, given the widespread base of subscribers.
Dr Tayem will serve within the team of Vice Deans of the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, including the Vice Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research since 2010, Prof Randa Hamada, PhD holder from Oxford University. Prof Hamada is a distinguished academic figure in the field of family and community medicine. She served as Head of the Family and Community Medicine Department at the university from 2005 to 2010, then from 2015 to 2016. She was chosen within the consultant team of the World Health Organisation Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. Prof Hamada also has many papers published in peer-reviewed journals and has supervised several Master’s and PhD dissertations.
Alongside Dr Hamada, Dr Mona Arekat is the Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs. She is a US Associate of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes and is a member of the American College of Endocrinology. Her research focuses on diabetes, thyroid, and vitamin D.