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Dr. Malik Zaben

Chief Executive Officer - IMET2000

Dr Malik Zaben qualified with high marks in the Tawjehi Exam (GCSE equivalent) from Anabta Secondary School- Tulkarm. He then joined the First School of Medicine in Palestine at Al-Quds University, Jerusalem where he received his Medical Degree (MD) in 2002. Until 2004, he worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Anatomy before he left to the United Kingdom for his PhD study. His principal research interests developed in the field of neural stem cells, adult neurogenesis and repair. He completed his PhD programme in neuropeptide-modulation of hippocampal neurogenesis, at the University of Southampton, UK, in 2007, and conducted original research in defining control mechanisms involved hippocampal neurogenesis. From 2007 on and as part of his postdoctoral research, he developed a new adult human brain ex-vivo 3D organotypic culture system. Using this model, he has demonstrated a role of the microenvironment in reduced hippocampal neurogenesis in patients with chronic temporal lobe epilepsy. He won the prize for the best paper presentation at the annual joint meeting of the British and European Neurosurgical Research Group Meeting twice in a row for the years 2008 and 2009, at Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle and Kings College Hospital, London respectively. He then won the first prize in life sciences for the year 2010 for the Medical, Health and Life Sciences School, University of Southampton.

In addition, Dr Zaben passed the UK General Medical Council exams and was appointed as a Clinical and Research Fellow of Neurosurgery at Wessex Neurological Centre at Southampton Hospital in August, 2009. He gained Membership of Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011. In April, 2012, he was granted a prestigious Epilepsy Research(UK) Clinical Training and Research Fellowship and has now joined the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Cardiff and the Neurosurgery Department at Heath Hospital in Wales. 

All through these years, Dr Zaben has devoted virtually all his free time to his country of origin, Palestine. Since 2007, he joined the International Medical Education Trust (IMET2000) initially as a member. He then worked with the then CEO Professor Green to gain funding for the establishment of the first “Continuing Health Sciences Education Centre” in Palestine.  Dr Zaben as a Project Coordinator alongside Dr Al-Hajjeh (IMET2000 Representative in Palestine) and many other Palestinian colleagues launched the work of this Centre in 2008 and this has been seriously active ever since . In 2009, Dr Zaben was appointed as the Director of the Health Sciences Education Centre with its own website badged as IMET2000-Pal. He then chaired the first “Palestine Health Education Group” which now is taking the lead to develop the IMET2000-Pal programme of continuing health education in Palestine.  Since September, 2012, Dr Zaben has been in overall charge of IMET2000 as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with  virtually full focus on continuing health education in Palestine.

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Dr. Anis Al Hajjeh

IMET2000-Pal Consultant

Dr. AL-Hajjeh is Currently the Chairman of Banking and Finance Dept. at Birzeit University. He has extensive experience in the banking and finance industry, particularly in the Middle East and the United State. He joined the offshore Banking Unit at the Arab Bank in Bahrain in 1985 as Head of Credit Administration, then he joined Arab Bank New York in 1990, and the Arab Bank Regional Management in Ramallah in 1994 following the re-opening of it’s branches with the establishment of Palestine National Authority. Dr.AL-Hajjeh was seconded from the Arab Bank to Palestine Monetary Authority as an advisor to help in the formation of the Monetary Authority. He held senior banking positions as General Manager of Palestine Investment Bank, Regional Manager of the Housing Bank for Trade and Finance, General Manager and Board Member at the Commercial Bank of Palestine, and Consultant for Bank of Palestine. He was awarded a bachelor degree in business administration from Birzeit University, and hold a master and doctorate degree in business administration from the United State, and hold college teaching credentials in management, banking and finance from the State of California. Dr.AL-Hajjeh taught at New York University and Fairleigh Dickinson University in the United States, served as an advisor and committee member for the master thesis at a number of universities, served as a member of the Board of Directors for many companies, participated in many international conferences and has a number of publications. He is an accredited arbitrator in banking and finance.  

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Mr. Fadi Zaben 

IMET2000-Pal Representative

Mr. Fadi Zaben completed his secondary education from Anabta Secondary School. He then joined Bethlehem University where he qualified for his Bachelor in Nursing. Along with that, he completed a diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing. He was then granted a Master Degree in Pediatric Nursing from Al-Quds University. Mr. Zaben is a registered nurse at the Palestinian Nursing Association and is licensed to practice in Palestine. He has more than 6 years of experience in hospital nursing care as Senior Staff Nurse, and 3 years in Academic Nursing. While he is currently a Staff Nurse in Augusta Victoria Hospital, he is an academic clinical instructor for Hebron and Al-Quds Universities’ nursing students. He has just joined the Nursing Department at IMET2000-Pal as a Nursing Teaching Officer with a job prospective to build a successful clinical and academic nursing, education and research program in Palestine.

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Miss Alia Taradeh

Administrative  Assistant

Eng. Alia Taradeh completed her secondary education from Taffouh Secondary School. She then joined Palestine Polytechnic University where she qualified for her Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering. After that, she completed many pieces of training in different hospitals and medical companies. She also prepared a TV program called "Doctor Tec" which displayed on KTV Arabic. She has joined the administration department at IMET2000-Pal as an administrative assistant job.

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Dr. Motaz Daraghma

Medical Education Officer

Dr. Motaz Daraghma is a passionate doctor with 4 years of experience in the medical education field who believes in the importance of medical education as the area where passion and profession merge seamlessly, as it empowers and enables us as doctors to help serve our mutual vision of helping people.

Motaz completed his secondary education at the Islamic Secondary School in Nablus. He graduated from An-Najah National University and currently works as an intern doctor at the Palestinian Ministry of Health.During his university years, Motaz was the representative of his class, and he was one of the founding members of PMSA-Palestine (the Palestinian Medical Students' Association). He served as president of the medical students' union at An-Najah National University, as well as PMSA-Palestine's national and local officers on medical education, and served as a member of the PMSA-Palestine Supervising Council.

Motaz is a certified Medical Education Trainer, he received his training in Istanbul in 2019. He is also ESME certified, having completed the Essential Skills in Medical Education-Clinical Teaching Course at the AMEE and Ottawa Conferences in 2022, which is one of the best courses in the field.

He has delivered many international, national, and local sessions on many different medical education topics like accreditation, social accountability, advocacy, meaningful student engagement, and Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

He has attended and presented many abstracts at international conferences. He attended the AMEE conference two times, in 2021 and 2022. He was a member of the organizing logistics committee at the 5th and 6th Palestinian International Conferences. He was a member of the Palestinian delegations to the IFMSA General Assembly 2019 in Taiwan, the IFMSA General Assembly 2020, the 16th IFMSA Regional Meeting in Jordan 2020, and the 18th IFMSA Regional Meeting in Tunisia.

He has joined the IMET 2000-Pal as a Medical Education Officer to coordinate, organize, and evaluate medical educational support and orientation programs and the training of postgraduate doctors in Palestine.  And he will work collaboratively with the team members to develop new programs and courses.

 

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Miss Emaa Saada

Nursing Continuous Education Officer

Miss Emaa Saada completed her secondary education at Burqa secondary school, and then she entered Birzeit University at 2014 to graduate at 2018 as an honor student. During her education, she won a Research award at 2017, besides working as a teaching assistance at same University for one year. Miss Saada is a registered nurse at the Palestinian Nursing Association and licensed to practice in Palestine, she had more than two-year experience at Al-Makassed hospital where she is currently work.  Beside this, she is an active part in both voluntary and community work. She started working at IMET2000-Pal as a Nursing Continuous Education Officer with a vision to build a better opportunity for health care providers in academic, clinical and research sector in Palestine.

 


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